Penn State Dethrones Florida as Top Party School

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2009 2:20 PM CDT
Penn State Dethrones Florida as Top Party School
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)

(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:

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  • 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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