2010 Top Party Schools

<p>According to Princeton Review:</p>

<p>The nation's top party schools, according to Princeton Review's 2010 survey of 122,000 students.</p>

<ol>
<li><p>University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.</p></li>
<li><p>Ohio University, Athens, Ohio</p></li>
<li><p>Penn State University, University Park, Pa.</p></li>
<li><p>West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va.</p></li>
<li><p>University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss.</p></li>
<li><p>University of Texas, Austin, Texas</p></li>
<li><p>University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.</p></li>
<li><p>University of California-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.</p></li>
<li><p>University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa</p></li>
<li><p>DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind.</p></li>
</ol>

<p>Grrrrrrrreaaaaatt. I hate party schools, and I was really liking Penn State for its Bs/MD program. Can you send a link to the list please?</p>

<p>Take Princeton Review rankings with a HUGE grain of salt. And to the extent they do reflect reality, remember that most of these schools are very large. Are people partying at them? Yep. But people are also researching, and studying, and contributing to their community. Whatever a student is interested in, he/she will find it.</p>

<p>DePauw is very very small....about 2000 students. Very greek though, which may have contributed to their ranking.</p>

<p>I really thought Swarthmore had a shot this year...</p>

<p>I see Penn State is edging itself up in the ranking since previous years. Probably not a good thing, especially since it is a state school....</p>

<p>UF keeps dropping. NOT happy!</p>

<p>I'm surprised UF is up there but not FSU.... around where I live in Florida, FSU is seen as having the bigger partying reputation.</p>

<p>EVERY school has kids who party and kids who don't. </p>

<p>risabu - Don't worry too much about the ratings. The bunch of kids serious students who aren't interested in parting at a big school like Penn State is probably much larger than the total population of most schools.</p>

<p>Based on my personal knowledge of WVU, InTheBiz is right. We all hear about the couch burning and rude behavior, but all the kids from here who go there tend to do just fine. That said, I'm glad my S is going to Marshall instead, even though colorado_mom is right too - EVERY school has kids who party, you just have to look harder for it at some of them.</p>

<p>I live about 30 min away from UGA and although it's known for the partying I find it hilarious the top 10% of my class scrambled to get a spot in UGA and ga HOPE doesn't fair well for most ga kids trying to get into UGA. The only people I know from my graduating class going are the smart and as I said earlier top 10%.... I don't get the fascination with UGA.... And yes I am a big football fan but I don't watch any college.</p>

<p>Princeton</a> Review Party Schools 2011 List is Out, Page 2 of 2 - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com</p>

<p>This is the whole top twenty list of party schools for anybody who was wondering (like me).</p>

<p>UT was ranked #1 in the rankings made by Playboy Magazine. A much more reliable source in this situation =P</p>

<p>All being listed as a party school really means is that on weekends you can find some fun, catch a buzz, maybe get with the other sex--or even the same one, and usually nobody is going to call the cops. You are still free to stay in your room or the library and mope/study/play stupid computer games about either killing or getting with virtual people of the other sex.</p>

<p>Ha, now that I see the full top 20 list, our local CU Boulder makes the list. I have the same comments made above for Penn State. Although there are lots of partiers there, there are also many serious students. I'm aware of them at the Engineering school, but I suspect they exist in all of the schools. </p>

<p>DS opted to go out of state, but the party reputation of CU was not really a factor. Many of the top students from his high school are going to CU Boulder, including some very diligent IB and AP students.</p>

<p>*Grrrrrrrreaaaaatt. I hate party schools, and I was really liking Penn State for its Bs/MD program. Can you send a link to the list please? *</p>

<p>It is very silly to dislike a school over this.</p>

<p>Most schools have a "party element". </p>

<p>The facts are...</p>

<p>1) Schools that have strong sports teams are going to have a party element - that doesn't mean that you can't get a great education there. </p>

<p>2) Schools that have Greek systems are going to have a party element to them - that doesn't have to affect you in the least. If you don't participate, then fine.</p>

<p>3) So-called party schools do not uniformly across all majors have kids who like to party. Obviously, most students in the harder and more demanding majors do NOT have the time or interest in partying all the time. Who cares that some kids in the so-called easier majors devote too much of their time partying. How does that affect YOU??? Those kids won't be in YOUR classes.</p>

<p>"Obviously, most students in the harder and more demanding majors do NOT have the time or interest in partying all the time. Who cares that some kids in the so-called easier majors devote too much of their time partying. How does that affect YOU??? Those kids won't be in YOUR classes."</p>

<p>Obviously? Who are you talking to when you ask "how does that affect YOU???"? Who are "those kids."?</p>

<p>Interesting that no colleges from the northeast are on the list. I think like someone said, the more sports oriented the school is, the bigger the party reputation.</p>

<p>Greek life isn't much in the northeast either, and that's a huge factor in ranking a party school.</p>

<p>That's true footballmom. Most of my family went to schools in the northeast and nobody did sorority/fraternity.</p>