Here’s the Princeton Review’s list of the top 20 party schools in the nation, based on “a combination of survey questions concerning the use of alcohol and drugs, hours of study each day, and the popularity of the Greek system.”

1. University of Colorado, Boulder
2. University of Wisconsin-Madison
3. Indiana University – Bloomington
4. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
5. Washington and Lee University
6. The University of Texas at Austin
7. The University of the South
8. DePauw University
9. St. Bonaventure University
10. University of Florida
11. University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa
12. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
13. University of Mississippi
14. SUNY at Albany
15. University of Georgia
16. Clemson University
17. Louisiana State University
18. New York University
19. Penn State University Park
20. University of California at Santa Barbara

Although the Ann Arbor News conveniently leaves it out, you may be wondering: “How did Ann Arbor fare in the rankings of ‘great college towns’?” Answer: they didn’t make the top 20. Which were: 1 New York University, 2 Tulane University, 3 Georgetown University, 4 DePaul University, 5 University of Miami, 6 American University, 7 Boston University, 8 Columbia University, Columbia College, 9 McGill University, 10 The George Washington University, 11 University of San Francisco, 12 Cooper Union, 13 Boston College, 14 The University of Texas at Austin, 15 Southern Methodist University, 16 Barnard College, 17 University of Wisconsin-Madison, 18 Harvard College, 19 Indiana University – Bloomington, 20 Simmons College.

Michigan also didn’t make the top 20 list for “great college newspaper,” but for most people that goes without saying. Check back on this site the first week of September for a bit more than my $.02 about why that is.

Author: Rob