In the United States the legal drinking is age 21. Many college students start drinking before the age of 21. Some college students drink alcohol to be like their peers, others drink to cope the stress of university, and still others drink just because they're curious. The second paragraph should be: "Drinking can have serious consequences. Students who drink alcohol are more likely than non-drinkers to fall behind in class, get into arguments with roommates or friends, and have trouble at school. The third paragraph should be: "Drinking may also cause more serious problems such as alcohol poisoning and sexually transmitted disease, or unplanned pregnancy. In the United States the drinking age is 21. Many college students start drinking alcohol before the legal drinking age of 21. Drinking alcohol has serious consequences. Some students drink alcohol to fit in, others drink alcohol to cope with college stress, while some drink alcohol just to be curious. Drinking alcohol can lead to college students falling behind in class, having problems with their roommates or friends, and getting into fights.