Penn State Dethrones Florida as Top Party School

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2009 2:20 PM CDT
In this April 4, 2006 file photo, Gainesville Police clear West University Avenue of celebrating students and Gator fans in Gainesville, Fla.   (AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Doug Finger)
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(Newser) – Penn State has knocked the University of Florida from its No. 1 spot … atop the Princeton Review’s “Best Party School” list. Each year, the Review ranks schools in a huge number of categories based on surveys of their students. A Penn State spokeswoman called it a “popularity contest,” among students. “The results are not connected to reality,” she tells the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. But here are some winners anyway:

  • Happiest students: Brown University
  • Best food: Virginia Tech
  • Is It food?: US Merchant Marine Academy
  • Stone-cold sober students: Brigham Young University
  • Reefer madness: University of California-Santa Cruz
  • Most politically active: George Washington University
  • Jock school: Clemson University
  • Dodgeball targets: Sarah Lawrence College
  • Most religious students: Thomas Aquinas College  
  • Birkenstock-wearing, tree-hugging, clove-smoking vegetarians: Bard College
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