America’s 15 Top Party Schools (According to Science)
In this week’s Newsweek
, we compiled a list to end all lists of the best schools in the nation at which to party down
. The party schools
. To do so, we limited the pool of colleges to those that were considered “best-fit” for students interested in attending a “big-time party school” according to CollegeView
, a website that exists for students and parents searching solely for college-related information! So, authority.
From there, we considered the number of on-campus arrests and per-student disciplinary actions for drugs and alcohol that occurred in 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Bonus points were given to campuses that landed on Princeton Review’s most recent rating of the top party schools and top beer-drinking campuses. Then we threw everything into one big hat, doused it in Keystone Light, set it on fire, and slept for 15 hours. When we woke up, there was a list.
So here it is, bros.
Ladies and gentlemen, the 15 biggest “party schools” in the nation, according to science:
- West Virginia University
- Pennsylvania State University
- University of Colorado-Boulder
- Ohio University
- Union College (N.Y.)
- University of New Hampshire
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Colgate University
- University of Florida
- Indiana University-Bloomington
- University of Vermont
- DePauw University
- Florida State University
- University of Iowa
- University of Mississippi
The full list is 25 schools. Did we nail it? Are we off? We shot a little YouTube diddly to encourage students to give us some feedback. We’d love it if you took a look and let us know what you think of our list (shoot your own video response, reblog here with a comment, or send a tweet w/ #BestColleges4U hashtag).