Each year, college-prep organization, Princeton Review releases a number of top-10 lists regarding American Universities. The only list that actually matters is Princeton Review’s list of America’s Top 10 Party School Universities. This year's list features a number of shakeups, because as we all know, the partyness of colleges exist in a state of eternal chaotic flux.
The University of Iowa is this year’s party champ, as the mid-west institution claimed the top spot from last year’s champ, WVU. WVU fell to number four; perhaps WVU students got a little too comfy with last year’s win, and didn’t have the party power needed to claim the throne a second year. WVU will be a school to watch this year. Like they say, the great ones always come back stronger.
Other notable names include the ever-hard-partying Penn State at 9, and Syracuse – the only private university listed – at 5. Penn State has recovered from the 2011 Sandusky scandal with a party furor few expected. The Nittany Lions prove that through thick and thin, that Penn State students party when times are good, and when times are bad.
Tulane University, my personal alma mater, did not place this year: unacceptable. I leave for TWO MONTHS and look what happens! I’ll be back in New Orleans sometime next year, and the Wave BETTER be partying at least as hard as it was when I ran things. I don’t care that it’s Wednesday; you all better be at Boot O’clock tonight.
Princeton Review's Top 10 Party Schools 2014:
9: Penn State
8: University of Wisconsin
7: Ohio University
6: University of Florida
5: Syracuse University
4: West Virginia University
3: University of Illinois
2: UC Santa Barbara
1: University of Iowa