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In this study differentiation of the coping styles of the university students with stress have been investigated according to the social skill levels and perception of happiness. The sample consists of 1276 university students. Coping styles of the university students with stress have been measured by „Coping Styles of Stress Scale‟, which was adopted to Turkish by Şahin and Durak (1995), and social skill levels have been measured by „Social Skill Inventory‟, which was adopted to Turkish by Yüksel (2000). In addition, students‟ perception of happiness has been tested with Personal Information Form. In analyzing the data, one way Anova, t-test, and LSD test techniques have been used. The findings of the study have revealed that the students who have low levels of social skill and the students who feel unhappy in general use self-hopelessness approach to cope with stress (p<0.001). The students who have high levels of social skill levels and the students who feel happy in general use more self-reliance approach to cope with stress (p<0.001). In the study, it has also been determinated that the social skill levels of happy students are higher than those of unhappy students (p<0.001).