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During the school year, do full-time college students spend more time on academics or on leisure and sports?

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Full-time college students spend an average of about 27 to 28 hours per week on educational activities, including classes, labs, independent studies, and homework. For comparison, they spend about 50% more time or 43 hours per week on leisure and sports. As reported in a 2011 paper in the Review of Economics and Statistics: "Full-time students allocated 40 hours per week toward class and studying in 1961, whereas by 2003, they were investing about 27 hours per week. Declines were extremely broad based and are not easily accounted for by framing effects, work or major choices, or compositional changes in students or schools."

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