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Attending college is all about experiencing new things, dealing with changes, and facing challenges. All this can be exciting, but it can also result in a good deal of stress. In fact, stress can be defined as an emotional, intellectual, and physical reaction to change or demands. Stress is the way our bodies prepare to react to situations that are new—threatening or otherwise.

As a college student, you are facing changes and challenges almost daily. Dealing with roommates, keeping up with academic demands, and maintaining a social life are just some of the ways that being a student can be both very exciting and very stressful. Dealing effectively with stress while in college may be as important as doing well academically or having a lot of friends. In fact, if you don't cope with stress well, being successful academically or having a good social life may be down right impossible.

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