Website Publishes List Of Best Colleges For Greek Life, May Be The Worst List Of All Time

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Best College Reviews recently released a list of the 50 best colleges for Greek life, and it might be the worst such list ever assembled. Their rankings are as follows:

From Best College Reviews:

50. Dennison University
49. Villanova University
48. Lafayette College
47. Bucknell University
46. The University of North Carolina-Wilmington
45. Presbyterian College
44. Allegheny College
43. Northwestern University
42. Furman University
41. Bradley University
40. High Point University
39. Dartmouth College
38. Tulane University
37. Millsaps College
36. Drake University
35. Hampden-Sidney College
34. Gettysburg College
33. Elon University
32. Illinois Wesleyan University
31. Lyon College
30. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
29. Hillsdale College
28. Wofford College
27. Union College
26. Auburn University
25. Southern Methodist University
24. Transylvania University
23. Huntingdon College
22. Culver-Stockton College
21. Southwestern University
20. Ripon College
19. Wabash College
18. Chapman University
17. Rhodes College
16. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
15. William Woods University
14. Florida Southern College
13. Whitman College
12. DePauw University
11. Westminster College
10. Albion University
9. Lehigh University
8. Centre College
7. Birmingham-Southern College
6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
5. Washington and Jefferson College
4. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
3. Baker University
2. Kettering University
1. Washington and Lee University

It’s earth-shatteringly apparent that this list is chock full of questionable entries, and I’ve further subdivided most of them into my own categories.

Legitimate Contenders

Villanova, UNC Wilmington, Northwestern, Furman, Dartmouth, Tulane, Auburn, SMU, Washington and Lee. I don’t have a problem with any schools in this category making the list, despite Washington and Lee being a highly questionable pick for number one. I’ve personally been to that campus, and it didn’t seem too lively at all.

Head Scratchers

Lafayette, Bucknell, Presbyterian, Bradley, Millsapps, Drake, Gettysburg, Hillsdale, Wofford, Union, Huntingdon, Chapman, Rhodes, Wisc-Whitewater, Lehigh, MIT, Baker, Kettering. I’m sure some of these schools have great Greek life, but you have to wonder why entries like these are appearing instead of more Power Five schools.

Fairy Tales

I’m pretty sure the following schools are made up: High Point, Transylvania, Culver-Stockton, Southwestern, Ripon, William Woods, Florida Southern, Albion, Centre. Transylvania? Ripon? What are these schools? Though it is refreshing to see a list that isn’t dominated by SEC and Big Ten schools, I don’t think anyone in their right mind would think that a William Woods or a Florida Southern could stand up to an Alabama or Michigan State. None of this made any sense to me until I looked at the criteria for these rankings.

-Percentage of students enrolled in Greek life.
-Number of Greek organizations on campus.
-Greek organizations must be chapters of National organizations, such as, but not limited to, the Panhellenic Conference, Interfraternity Council, or Multi-Cultural Greek Council.
-Number of criminal offenses occurring on campus during 2011-2013.
-Average Greek Rank rating.

Well, there you have it. These rankings were brought to you largely by criminal offense statistics from 2011-13, as well as fucking GreekRank. If you aren’t familiar, GreekRank is a joke of a website in which anyone can anonymously give numerical scores to any fraternity or sorority, which makes it about as valid and credible as a YouTube comments section.

With that, I can say with confidence that this list looks like it was put together by a student of one of the many liberal arts colleges featured on it, and is about as useless as a degree from there.

[via Best College Reviews]

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