Princeton Review's rankings of the top party schools is based on surveys of students about their use of alcohol and drugs, the number of hours they studied each day outside of class hours, and the popularity of fraternities and sororities on campus
WASHINGTON — Students at the University of Delaware may be more likely to hit the booze than the books, according to new rankings of the top party schools.
The school, which is located in Newark, Delaware, and has about 22,000 undergraduate students, was named the top party school in the U.S. by test prep company Princeton Review.
The rankings were based on surveys of students about their use of alcohol and drugs, the number of hours they studied each day outside of class hours and the popularity of fraternities and sororities on campus.
West Virginia University, Tulane University, Syracuse University and Bucknell University rounded out the top five. No D.C., Maryland or Virginia schools made the top 10 list of party schools. (See the full list below)
Princeton Review also ranked the top “stone cold sober schools,” where students reported less drinking and more studying.
Brigham Young University, which is owned by the Mormon church, was ranked No. 1. The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis came in at No. 13 on the list of most sober schools.
Doctors have noted an alarming rise in deaths from liver damage over the past 20 years. A study published in the medical journal BMJ last month showed cirrhosis-related deaths jumped by 65 percent between 1999 and 2016, with the largest increase in people between the ages of 25 and 34.
Princeton Review provides numerous rankings of schools across a number of factors, including best science lab facilities, best college newspaper, best financial aid, schools with the most politically engaged student body and most LGBTQ-friendly campuses.
University of Delaware
West Virginia University
University of California – Santa Barbara
University of Wisconsin – Madison
University of Rhode Island
‘Stone cold sober’ schools
Brigham Young University
College of the Ozarks
U.S. Air Force Academy
Thomas Aquinas College
Grove City College
City University of New York – Baruch College
City University of New York – Hunter College
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