The Nation's Biggest Party School Is...

West Virginia University, says the Princeton Review
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2012 11:24 AM CDT
The Nation's Biggest Party School Is...
In this Jan. 23, 2010 photo provided by West Virginia University, Mountaineer students are shown cheering at a basketball game against Ohio State.   (AP Photo/West Virginia University, Jim Lawther)

(Newser) – If you're more interested in quantity of beer than quality of instruction, you may want to check out the Princeton Review's latest ranking of the best and worst party schools. Per the Los Angeles Times, the top party school this year is West Virginia University, which also claimed top honors in the "Lots of Beer" and "Students Study the Least" categories. In the past 21 years, it's made the top 20 a hefty 12 times, and has claimed the top spot three times. (And during move-in weekend, the Times notes, dozens of underage drinking citations were handed out and at least one young lady passed out in an elevator.)

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More interested in actually studying? Then consider Brigham Young University, which came in first in the "Stone Cold Sober" category for the 15th year running. It also took the top spot in the "Got Milk?" and "Scotch and Soda, Hold the Scotch" categories. Other notable party schools included University of Colorado-Boulder (No. 1 in "Reefer Madness") and Providence College (No. 1 in "Lots of Hard Liquor"). Click for the Princeton Review's full rankings. (Read more party schools stories.)

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