How old is the average grad student?
33 years old While middle-aged and elderly students are somewhat rare in undergraduate courses, they make up a large percentage of graduate and doctorate programs. According to research from the Council of Graduate Schools, the average age of graduate students in the U.S. is 33 years old.
Do PhD students take breaks?
This means that there are usually three vacations per academic year – one long summer vacation and two 4-week vacations between the other terms. However, vacations are only for undergraduate students, and PhD students are usually advised to take no more than a few weeks holiday.