Number of Drinks on a Typical Occasion

About Number of Drinks on a Typical Occasion

These diagrams, broken out by biological sex*, measure the average number of drinks an individual consumes on a typical occasion. The larger a circle appears, the higher the percentage is for that amount.

Of Note:

  • More than half of Female students consume 3 or fewer drinks on average
  • While the majority of Male students consume 4 or fewer drinks on average, a significant number skew higher consuming 5, 6 or 7 drinks on average.
  • Typical drinking level for Male students appears to peak Sophomore year at 4.1 drinks, while Female drinking appears to peak in their First Year at 3.2.

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Data source: Core Spring 2016, n=802