Here they are, the rankings almost as important as the BCS, or, if your school sucks at football, the rankings that are absolutely more important. I mean, really, shouldn’t they be more important regardless? Football is one semester, but raging is everyday. Without further ado, the Princeton Review’s Top 20 party schools of 2014.
1. University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
2. University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.
3. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Ill.
4. West Virginia University, Morgantown W. Va.
5. Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
6. University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
7. Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
8. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis.
9. Penn State University, University Park, Pa.
10. Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.
11. University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
12. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.
13. DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind.
14. University of Mississippi, University, Miss.
15. University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
16. Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, Ohio
17. University of Maryland, College Park, Md.
18. Tulane University, New Orleans, La.
19. University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.
20. University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.
Once again, Iowa is killing it. The University of Iowa has been placing at or near the top of these sorts of lists for the last few years. Truly, the Hawkeyes are establishing a 1990s Arizona State-esque dynasty of raging. This makes me especially happy, because the University of Iowa administration has been trying their damnedest to curb partying at the school. Way to pound a fifth of cheap whiskey and a 30 of light beer as often as possible to stick it to the administration, Iowa students. Speaking of Arizona State, the Sun Devils and their rival, the Arizona Wildcats, are nowhere to be found on the list. I have to ask, then, what in the hell are these Arizona schools good for now?
The rest of the list seems pretty standard, though there are a few eyebrow raisers. Vermont at 19 seems like your token “stoner school selection,” and while I admittedly know almost nothing about UC Santa Barbara, the number two ranking seems a little high. Other than those, I can’t say I have any qualms with the selections, though I’m sure many commenters will. It’s more an honor to be on the list than anything, as actually trying to place one school over the other seems somewhat arbitrary to me. There are some smaller conference schools on the list as well, but those schools pretty much all have a massive Greek Life scene. In fact, almost every school on this list is known to be a quality Greek Life school. No surprise there.
Agree? Disagree? Think I should get run over by a tanker truck full of AIDS blood? That’s what the comments are for.
[via The Associated Press]