TWO THIRDS OF students at University College Cork have experimented with drugs, compared with an average of 42% in other colleges.
Marijuana was the most popular drug of choice at the college, with 55% of students trying it, while 26% and 9% of students questioned had tried ecstasy and hallucinogens respectively.
Just 5% of the 366 UCC students surveyed said that they did not drink. The most popular drinks within the university were spirits (46%), beer (17%) and cider (11%).
The survey, which was completed by 4,631 students in all major third level institutions, also found that 79% of students nationally are sexually active, but 74.8% have never had an STI test.
Half of those surveyed said that they were considering emigrating after college, three quarters were not in any form of debt and a resounding 89.2% said they supported marriage equality.
More of the survey’s findings can be read here.