Badgers atop party list

University of Wisconsin ranked No. 1 - BYU last

Aug 26, 2005 - The University of Wisconsin-Madison tops a list of the nation's best party schools compiled by the Princeton review.


The rankings are based on survey responses regarding alcohol and drug use, hours of study each day, and the number of students in fraternities and sororities.

Other universities listed in the Top 10 party schools were Ohio University in Athens, Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, University of California-Santa Barbara, State University of New York at Albany, Indiana University-Bloomington, University of Mississippi, University of Iowa, University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Loyola University New Orleans.

The list - which is not affiliated with Princeton University - is based on online surveys of more than 110,000 college students and is included in the Princeton Review's "Best 361 Colleges."

Robert Franek, who authored the report, said students are looking for more than just a classroom experience when they pick a college.

"The mission is very simple - to provide information to make the college search palatable for a student and all of them to find a school that's the best fit for them," he said.

And what school is at the bottom of the list? Brigham Young University led "stone cold sober" schools for the eighth straight year.