10 Dirtiest College Lifestyle Habits That Could Land Anyone In Trouble

College can be the start of something wonderful: a chance for a fine education and a fulfilling career. Unfortunately, bad student habits can contribute to poor student performance. If you are headed for college—or already attending—consider avoiding the following 10 deadly behaviors.


1. The All-Nighter
Pulling all-nighters during the college years is standard behavior, but it is a poor way to master the material. You simply cannot make up for weeks of not studying by cramming overnight. Also, you will be tired and in terrible shape for the actual exam.

2. Skipping Early Classes
You may dodge these for a bit, but eventually you will be forced to take an early-morning class. When you do, turning off the alarm and blowing off class will lead to repeating the entire process the next semester.

3. Cell Phones in Class
Surprisingly, you can survive an entire class without checking your cell phone. Using them in class is annoying for the professor and the other students, and you won’t learn a thing.

4. Snacking
Good nutrition often goes the way of sleep at college. All the snacking on cheap junk food leads to weight gain (the infamous Freshman 15) and to poor health.

5. Wearing Dirty Clothes
This annoying student habit results from limited time, exhaustion, and sheer laziness. Sure, doing laundry costs money, and sometimes you will be totally broke. But once you begin wearing your dirty underwear to philosophy class, civilization has pretty much broken down.

6. Plagiarism
Plagiarism has always been dishonorable, but now it’s even easier to detect. Turning in someone else’s work as your own will get you a one-way ticket home to mom and dad.

7. Energy Drinks
Bingeing on these caffeine-laden sugary nightmares will give you energy in the short-term, but when you crash, you will be jittery, dehydrated, and generally a mess.

8. Dead Aunt Syndrome
You skipped class and need an excuse so you can take a missed test. Even the most clueless professors catch onto your game after the third funeral in one semester.

9. Dropping Classes
Sometimes you will need to drop a class due to real conflicts with jobs and other classes. If you are dropping classes because they are “too hard,” you have a problem. You are there to be challenged. Work harder instead of bailing.

10. High School Hangover
College is not high school. Your professors do not have to tolerate disrespect, poor attention or disruption. They can drop you from their rolls. So act like an adult.

While in college, avoid these behaviors. If you do, a diploma—and a great future—may be in reach.




  • Could have done one more on cheating in general .. first a quiz, then a test, then your taxes, then jail time.

  • Very important thing is what professors are demanding from students. I dont know there but here two kind of thing what makes us to loose our studying money and loan effectively, it causes stress and so on some who want to be best in everything get short of psychosis.
    Humiliating – you do everything and more, and then professor or dekaani reveals in some point taht no-one is perfdect so we dont give 5 to anybody, that the point when you brains explodes, years hard sttudying and wonderin whats wrong, have to sturdy more and more reading, studying ets slower in general.
    Impossible request – 400 words to remember at exam, and in exam they ask only rarest words, which are not even use. Or 1000 page book or two tree is suitable also, where you have to read 600 pages but whole book without reading whole book you dont understand those 600 pages. And exam you have to member couple of sentences how roof was build in wooden house at year 1685. and what techniques were in use at russian sweden, norway and finland and compare it. Professors using their creativity or something??? At news, big headlines doctors worn these best of all students about studying too hard it makes brain overloaded, but if things what are asked are too much for human. Waht we can do than use energy drinks read at night and start use drugs? Computer can calculate and make search easily from memory, but student is paying studying ….. u understand what I mean. they just cant put them to student position, lack of empathy, but laughing stress out students mistakes.

  • Agree that some of these habits not only might result in poor GPA by the time you leave college, but they are hard to wear off. People may continue to be impacted at the work place and at home due to these lifestyle choices.

  • You’re very correct Anil.

    Thanks for your thoughts

  • Thanks so much for adding your thoughts

  • I have literally followed the same lifestyle during my years in engineering college and trust me it has caused me many precious Years. Later i jumped to prepare for competitive exams and had to get rid of these habits what I earned by choice during college life.. Be what you are in college and don’t fake anything. Just be real and don’t put off anything for tomorrow otherwise all college years pass like days and you have nothing in your hand in the end.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *