Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The top 20 party schools

How do I get to be a judge for this one? The Princeton Review released their annual list of top party schools in the country so kids know where to apply and parents know where not to let their kids go. This seems like a much more scientific (and fun) study than the one conducted by The Sporting News. Champagne corks are popping all over West Virginia University this year, ousting last year's #1 party school, University of Texas-Austin (which was ranked #3).

The school that I have a vested interest in, Penn State, slipped a bit this year to #6 (ranked #2 in 2006). Kids these days... it's quite obvious that they just don't take pride in their school anymore. We used to have standards when I went there, and slipping 4 spots is completely unacceptable.

The rankings are "based on a combination of survey questions concerning the use of alcohol and drugs, hours of study each day, and the popularity of the Greek system." You know, what every upstanding school should be focused on. Somehow, I don't think you'll find this distinction on any of the schools' websites.

Raise your glasses for the top 20:

  1. West Virginia University
  2. University of Mississippi
  3. University of Texas @ Austin
  4. University of Florida
  5. University of Georgia
  6. Penn State University
  7. University of New Hampshire
  8. Indiana University @ Bloomington
  9. Ohio University
  10. University of California - Santa Barbara
  11. Randolph-Macon College
  12. University of Iowa
  13. Louisiana State University
  14. University of Maryland
  15. University of Tennessee
  16. University of Illinois
  17. Arizona State University
  18. Florida State University
  19. University of Alabama
  20. State University of New York @ Albany

No comments: