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University of Georgia named top party school

Jenna Johnson

In higher education, it's often all about the rankings. And so my inbox has filled this afternoon with e-mails about the most important list of the year: The Princeton Review's Top Party Schools.

This year the winner is the University of Georgia, which climbed from a fourth place finish last year. The university has made the top 20 for 10 of the past 13 years, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, an honor administrators are not excited to claim.

(Want to read about some less fun college rankings? U.S. News announced its rankings on Aug. 17.)

"UGA has been on the party school list for a while, but it's one we prefer not to lead," university spokesman Tom Jackson said in a statement to the AJC.

Okay. I know what you really want is the list, so here you go:

1) University of Georgia

2) Ohio University -- Athens

3) Pennsylvania State University -- University Park

4) West Virginia University

5) University of Mississippi

6) The University of Texas at Austin

7) University of Florida

8) University of California -- Santa Barbara

9) University of Iowa

10) DePauw University

11) Florida State University

12) University of Wisconsin-Madison

13) University of Alabama -- Tuscaloosa

14) Sewanee -- The University of the South

15) Indiana University -- Bloomington

16) University of Colorado -- Boulder

17) University of Missouri

18) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

19) University of Maryland, College Park

20) Michigan State University

The Princeton Review also did lists of the best college newspapers, best campus food, dorms like palaces and jock schools. (FYI, you have to log into their site to see the lists.)

Read more funny, quirky, interesting college-related articles on my blog, Campus Overload.

Do you know the Class of 2014 yet? They were mostly born in 1992, think Nirvana is an oldies band and probably don't know how to write in cursive. Read my blog post about The Class of 2014 Mindset List.

Semis, Winnebagos, interior decorators and maids -- some college freshmen are way overdoing their move-in to the dorms. Read my blog post about the most insane examples.

Thinking about skipping class, but are too hung over to calculate the risk in your head? Read my blog post about a new online calculator that helps you weigh your options.

And while you are at it, follow me on Twitter, @wpjenna.

By Jenna Johnson  |  August 2, 2010; 3:26 PM ET
Categories:  Night Life  | Tags: Night Life, Ohio University, Penn State, University of Georgia, University of Mississippi, West Virginia University  
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Those aged 18-24 are also adults. Universities don't have to be extreme to be a prominent party school which is why some party universities hold a culture which justifies rowdiness, more than extreme, goes beyond a party atmosphere.

Posted by: LibertyForAll | August 2, 2010 11:55 PM | Report abuse

It seems like this, the University of Georgia School of truly world-famous, but still a good school, the environment will certainly poor, students will be an enormous pressure, able to live a prestigious school, not a simple innovation, but more importantly, This caused great stress

Posted by: siwangzhiya | August 3, 2010 6:57 AM | Report abuse

As a person who lives in area close to the TCU campus, I see on a daily basis what the students are buying at the local stores. I also observe their conduct. For a college which professes to be a Christian school I would say that 75% are not practising any religion at all. What I see is young kids learning to be drunkards and professional party givers. I cannot tell you how many times I have been woke up in the middle of the night by car doors slamming, loud music and loud voices. I witness my oak tree being used as a urinal. The students have no respect or values. Put Texas Christian University at the top of your list.

Posted by: linda76110 | August 17, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

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