Mental health: academic overload, tests, and competition can create feelings of insecurity, anxiety, inferiority, and depression.
Food and weight: time pressures and the easy availability of junk food can cause many to consume lots of sugar and fat and insufficient amounts of fruits and vegetables. Food can also be used as a coping mechanism.
Health care: a large proportion of U.S. college students has limited access to health care becauase their colleges do not have comprehensive services and they are without health insurance.
Substance use and abuse: many students use tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs to cope with stress and unpleasant feelings or to fit in socially.
Sexual and relationship health: sexually active students of any age are at risk for acquiring an STD, becoming unintentionally pregnant, or becoming involved in sexual assault, especilly acquaintance or date rape.
Accidents and injuries: many students who commute are at risk for automobile accidents (especially those who use alcohol). Athletically active students are at risk for sports injuries.