Back to School: Here are the Nation’s Top 20 Party Colleges and Universities

The Princeton Review recently released its 62nd annual college rankings “entirely based on what students attending the schools in our Best Colleges book” answer in a survey about their colleges and their experiences at them. 

Students’ answers to survey questions about the use of alcohol and drugs at their school, the number of hours they study everyday outside of class, and the popularity of fraternities/sororities at their school.

The top “Party Schools” list is a result of the surveyed students’ answers that indicate the colleges where its students study least, and use alcohol and drugs the most, including the most involvement in fraternities and sororities.

Here are the top 20 party schools in America:

  1. The University of Wisconsin-Madison
  2. West Virginia University
  3. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  4. Lehigh University
  5. Bucknell University
  6. University of Iowa
  7. University of Mississippi
  8. Syracuse University
  9. Tulane University
  10. Colgate University
  11. University of California- Santa Barbara
  12. University of Delaware
  13. University of Rhode Island
  14. Wake Forest University
  15. College of Charleston
  16. University of Maine
  17. University of Vermont
  18. University of Florida
  19. University of Colorado-Boulder
  20. Florida State University

The entire list can be viewed on the Review’s site.

Bethany Blankley

Bethany Blankley is a political analyst for Fox News Radio and has appeared on television and radio programs nationwide. She writes about political, cultural, and religious issues in America from the perspective of an evangelical and former communications staffer. She was a communications strategist for four U.S. Senators, one U.S. Congressman, a former New York governor, and several non-profits. She earned her MA in Theology from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland and her BA in Political Science from the University of Maryland. Follow her @bethanyblankley &

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