Ohio University in Athens has been dethroned as the nation’s top party school in 2013. The former champions of last year were voted number 3 in the Princeton Review’s “Best 377 Colleges” behind West Virginia University and the University of Iowa.
The Princeton Review rankings are based off of a survey that asked 122,000 students at 377 top colleges across the country to rate their schools on dozens of topics including questions about academics, administration, campus life, student body and themselves.
Other categories OU was ranked in this year include 17th for Best College Newspaper, 2nd for Lots of Beer, 5th for Lots of Hard Liquor, 15th for Most Beautiful Campus, 18th for Student Study the Least and 5th for Best Athletic Facilities.
Miami University of Ohio in Oxford ranked 9th overall in the top party schools rankings as well. The 2013 edition goes on sale today.
Top 20 PARTY SCHOOLS:
1. West Virginia University, Morgantown
2. University of Iowa, Iowa City
3. Ohio University, Athens
4. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
5. University of Georgia, Athens
6. University of Florida, Gainesville
7. University of California-Santa Barbara
8. Florida State University, Tallahassee
9. Miami University of Ohio, Oxford
10. Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
11. Penn State University, University Park, Pa.
12. DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind.
13. University of Wisconsin-Madison
14. University of Mississippi
15. University of Texas-Austin
16. University of Maryland, College Park
17. University of South Carolina, Columbia
18. James Madison University, Harrisonburg Va.
19. University of Maine, Orono
20. University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Top ranked categories:
—Most Beautiful Campus – Florida Southern College (FL)
—Best Administered College – Elon University (NC)
—Best Career Services – Northeastern University (MA)
—Best Campus Food – Bowdoin College (ME)
—Best College Dorms – Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
—Happiest Students – Rice University (TX)
—LGBT-Friendly – Emerson College (MA)
—Most Religious Students – Brigham Young University (UT)
—Best Town-Gown Relations – Clemson University (SC)
—Top Stone-Cold Sober Schools – Brigham Young University (UT)
—Top Party Schools – West Virginia University
—Students Pack the Stadium – University of Notre Dame (IN)
—Best Athletic Facilities – U.S. Military Academy (NY)
- Jeffrey Hammond / 98.5 WNCX