Education: High, Tight & Drunk

Everybody is fairly sure that college students drink. The big question is: How much? After questioning students in 27 colleges from Maine to California, the Yale Center of Alcohol Studies next week will publish the results in a book, Drinking in College (Yale University Press; $4).

The Yale researchers found that 74% of the students reported they used alcoholic beverages. There was a higher proportion of drinkers among men (80%) than among women (61%). Drinking was commonest in private, nonsectarian, non-coeducational schools (92% of the men; 89% of the women), much lower in public...

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