The average Dartmouth student definitely has the "work hard, play hard" attitude. Everyone is very smart, and the library is always pretty packed, even though everyone tries to let on that they work less hard than they actually do. People tend to overdramatize how much they procrastinate and make showy declarations of how many all-nighters they pull the night before big assignment due dates or midterms.
The social scene is heavily Greek dominated, but the Greek houses are generally pretty inclusive.
The fraternity scene is a large part of the Dartmouth social scene and there is a lot of drinking. Pong is not just a game, it is a culture, a way of life. However, there is no one who will force you to drink.
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