University Of Illinois Just Got Dethroned As The Biggest Party School In US
I know you'd like to think your college parties the hardest, but it probably doesn't. At least, not when compared to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
This school has earned the number one spot on The Princeton Review's list of top party schools for 2016-2017.
The last time UWM was number one in this category was in 2005.
The number two party school for this year is West Virginia University, followed by former champion, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, which held the party school throne last year.
UWM's claims to party fame are their giant Halloween ragers and epic block parties around finals week every spring.
Their famous party scene has landed them a spot on The Princeton Review's Top 20 Party Schools list for the past 25 years.
A school's party scene is a pretty important factor to consider when you're deciding where you want to spend the next four years of your life. If you have no interest at all in partying, Brigham Young University has been ranked as the most "stone-cold sober" school for 18 years in a row... and they're proud of it.
But partying isn't all UWM has to offer. It was also ranked first for Best Health Services, which I guess is necessary, given the number of hangovers that happen there. Plus, it's a public Ivy school.
The Princeton Review collects data from surveys of 143,000 college students. Top Party School is just one of the 62 categories it publishes each year. In the case of this category, students were asked about Greek life, alcohol and drug use on campus and how much they actually study outside of class.
Want to know if your school made the top 20? Here's the full list:
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
- West Virginia University
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Lehigh University
- Bucknell University
- University of Iowa
- University of Mississippi
- Syracuse University
- Tulane University
- Colgate University
- University of California―Santa Barbara
- University of Delaware
- University of Rhode Island
- Wake Forest University
- College of Charleston
- University of Maine
- University of Vermont
- University of Florida
- University of Colorado―Boulder
- Florida State University