Party on, classmate

State University of New York at Albany is the nation’s top party school, according to Princeton Review. Albany came in first in the “students (almost) never study” category, and ranked seventh in liquor and marijuana consumption, ninth in beer drinking.

Brigham Young was ranked the top “stone-cold sober” school, the survey found. Massachusetts Institute of Technology was the toughest to get into. The happiest students overall were at Pomona College in Claremont, California.

Students most likely to vote for President Bush are in the Republican’s home state at Texas A&M University; those most likely to vote for Democratic challenger John Kerry attend Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina.

University of Colorado at Boulder, last year’s number one party school, has slipped to ninth in the rankings.

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  1. Bob Diethrich says:

    Attended Washington & Lee for two years. Note I did not say graduated. Hint Hint.

    Also have partied at West Virginia.

    U T Austin is a pretty happening place.

    I think I partied for a weekend in the 80’s at Ohio U. Kind of lost a weekend there!

  2. This information is useful in two ways. I suppose it is useful to students seeking out a “party school”, but it’s also useful to those of us stick-in-the-muds who aren’t big on partying. It’s sort of depressing to be somewhere where you’re the most serious one. And it’s irritating to constantly be peer-presured to “loosen up and have some beers”

    Back in the 80s I used Ohio University’s then-reputation as leverage for why I didn’t want to apply there (for some reason, my parents wanted me to). I wound up at Michigan, which, in retrospect, probably wasn’t that much better at the time, but at least I felt like I had more of a choice in the matter.

  3. Eric Stratton says:

    Where did Faber College place?