Alcohol And Academic Performance

February 6, 2014 in Daily Bulletin

The Economist took a look at some numbers related to alcohol and college:

  • The more that colleges in Cambridge spend on wine, the better their academic results tend to be.
  • This is probably because richer colleges are able to spend more on alcohol…and also programs that actually boost academic performance.
  • Older colleges also attract more upper class students – the types who would enjoy wine and have the cash to give themselves an academic boost through extra tuitions and coaching.
  • Most of the wine probably isn’t drunk by students anyway. It’s spent on functions for alumni to help raise money.

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Source: The Economist