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Higher Ed in the News

Freshmen, booze, and hitting the books

March 12, 2009

Nearly half of college freshmen who drink alcohol spend more time drinking each week than they do studying, according to a survey involving more than 30,000 first-year students on 76 campuses who took an online alcohol education course last fall.

Students who said they had at least one drink in the past 14 days spent an average 10.2 hours a week drinking, and averaged about 8.4 hours a week studying, according to findings presented this week at a conference in Seattle for campus student affairs officials.

Nearly 70 percent of respondents said they drank. Of those, 49.4 percent spent more time drinking than studying.

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