The Princeton Review’s Top 20 Party Schools Is Finally Here!

Princeton Review's Top 20 Party Schools

Every year, the Princeton Review awards twenty schools the highest of honors: the top 20 party schools in the United States. I don’t know how they do it. No one does. (Actually, someone does, and you can read about the incredibly boring selection process here.) But somehow, with all the “top party school” rankings that are done every year, the one released by the Princeton Review is the only one that seems to count.

I’m beyond proud to say that my alma mater ranks in at number 20. Just made it, but we’re still more fun than literally almost every other school in the country. If your school appears anywhere on the list, though, you have absolute bragging rights for the coming academic year, and more importantly, a reputation to maintain.

We, here, at TFM have five top party school representatives from three different schools. None of them are Bacon or Dorn.

20. University of Delaware
19. University of Oregon
18. University of Vermont
17. Tulane University
16. University of Mississippi
15. University of Georgia
14. DePauw University
13. Ohio University — Athens
12. Florida State University
11. Miami University
10. University of Florida
9. Bucknell University
8. University of Wisconsin — Madison
7. Pennsylvania State University — University Park
6. Lehigh University
5. University of Illinois at Urbana — Champaign
4. West Virginia University
3. University of California — Santa Barbara
2. University of Iowa
1. Syracuse University

Syracuse, unsurprisingly, is not too pleased. In a statement released to the Associated Press:

“We do not aspire to be a party school,” Syracuse said in a statement citing its “long-established reputation for academic excellence with programs that are recognized nationally and internationally as the best in their fields.”

Blah, blah, blah. This can only be good for admissions, ‘Cuse.

[via Princeton Review]

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Veronica Ruckh

Veronica (@VeronicaRuckh) is the Director of Total Sorority Move for Grandex, Inc. After having spent her undergraduate years drinking $4 double LITs on a patio and drunk texting away potential suitors, she managed to graduate with an impressive GPA and an unimpressive engagement ring -- so unimpressive, in fact, some might say it's not there at all. Veronica has since been fulfilling her duties as "America's big," a title she gave to herself with the help of her giant ego. She has recently switched from vodka to wine on weekdays. Email her at

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