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The List is Out: Top 10 Party Schools of 2013

The List is Out: Top 10 Party Schools of 2013

Fastweb counts down the Princeton Review's top 10 party schools.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph

August 30, 2012

1. West Virginia University – Morgantown, WV

Drumroll, please! The #1 party school this year is West Virginia University, which actually held the #6 spot on last year’s list. In addition to holding the top party school title, WVU is also considered a Best Southeastern College by the Princeton Review.

WVU made a number of other lists as well. It stands at #15 for Best College Library, #8 on “Students Pack the Stadiums” and #3 for Best Athletic Facilities. But to go along with its top party school title, the school also claimed the #3 spot on Princeon Review’s “Students Study the Least” ranking.

Roughly 29,000 students call West Virginia University home, which has an 80% retention rate.

NOTE: Princeton Review Rankings should be reviewed with a grain of salt. The Princeton Review surveys students and their answers determine how the school ranks. According to the Princeton Review, “each college is given a score (similar to a GPA) for its students’ answers to each multiple-choice question. These scores enable us to compare student opinion from college to college. They are the sole factors that determine which schools make it onto our 62 ranking lists.” There is no input from collegiate administrators or professors so these assessments only reflect the student body perspective of each school. With that, they also don’t reflect the opinions of the entire student body. Only around 122,000 students at 377 top colleges were surveyed this year.

Does the top party schools list make any difference to you? Which schools aren’t on here that you think should be?


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    aamike14

    12 months ago

    2 comments

    WVU was the best 4 years of my life. Yea the parties were great but I believe they are number 1 on the list because of the nightlife they offer to everyone. 18 to party "21 to drink" kinda nightlife. You can party at any school and students do and always will. So to parents looking at this list think of it as more like, WVU is the #1 place where students can develop a social life and make friendships that will last forever!

    Mountaineer for LIFE!!

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    sieg4

    12 months ago

    2 comments

    People seem to take offense if their school isn't where they should be on this list. Like it is something to be proud of. As someone who went there, I know the students like to have their good times and I know David H. seemed to put into place new policies. There is a lot of partying, but I also know quite a number of students who took studying seriously, so I guess some were really successful in partyin hard & studying hard. Just an op of someone who spent 5 years there just over 10 years ago! And it was no. 1 about that time too.

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    Pokarface

    over 1 year ago

    4 comments

    Most BS list ever. Not even UT or LSU?

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    over 1 year ago

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    monique2015

    almost 2 years ago

    6 comments

    Texas Southern University is also on the list.

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    KirstenFritz

    almost 2 years ago

    2 comments

    Tulane University should without a doubt be on this list

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    restewart

    almost 2 years ago

    2 comments

    somehow NU isn't on the list!