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Princeton Review: List of the Top 20 party, sober schools in the US
Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/05/2013

Posted on 08/05/2013 1:12:38 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Princeton Review released its 2014 edition of "The Best 378 Colleges" book Monday, which includes the lists of the Top 20 party schools and the Top 20 sober schools.

TOP 20 PARTY SCHOOLS

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TOPICS: Education; Society
KEYWORDS: alcohol; byu; highereducation; partyschools; soberschools; top10; usma; usna; wheaton

1 posted on 08/05/2013 1:12:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

In defense of my friends at #5 who wore the Orange with pride. There is nothing else to do in Syracuse...PERIOD!


2 posted on 08/05/2013 1:20:05 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SeekAndFind

University of Florida #6

I’m disappointed, we can do better.


3 posted on 08/05/2013 1:20:34 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: SeekAndFind

Just curious to see the sober school!


4 posted on 08/05/2013 1:20:58 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: SeekAndFind

Same news from the Massachusetts Republican:

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2013/08/princeton_review_releases_top.html

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TOP 20 PARTY SCHOOLS

1. University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

2. University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.

3. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Ill.

4. West Virginia University, Morgantown W. Va.

5. Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.

6. University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

7. Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

8. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis.

9. Penn State University, University Park, Pa.

10. Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.

11. University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

12. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.

13. DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind.

14. University of Mississippi, University, Miss.

15. University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

16. Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, Ohio

17. University of Maryland, College Park, Md.

18. Tulane University, New Orleans, La.

19. University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.

20. University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.

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TOP 20 SOBER SCHOOLS

1. Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

2. Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill.

3. College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Mo.

4. Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, Calif.

5. U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

6. Grove City College, Grove City, Pa.

7. Wesleyan College, Macon, Ga.

8. U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Conn.

9. U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.

10. Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich.

11. City University of New York-Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, N.Y.

12. City University of New York-City College, New York City

13. City University of New York-Queens College, Flushing, N.Y.

14. Mills College, Oakland, Calif.

15. Agnes Scott College, Atlanta/Decatur, Ga.

16. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, Mass.

17. California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.

18. Simmons College, Boston

19. Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.

20. Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans


5 posted on 08/05/2013 1:21:22 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: massgopguy

RE: In defense of my friends at #5 who wore the Orange with pride. There is nothing else to do in Syracuse...PERIOD!

So, what are the other students in other universities in upstate NY doing? I don;t see colleges like U of Rochester, SUNY Binghamton or Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on the list...


6 posted on 08/05/2013 1:24:45 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: hoosiermama

RE: Just curious to see the sober school!

See Post #5


7 posted on 08/05/2013 1:25:10 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: EEGator

What? No LSU or Alabama?? I have one at Ole Miss.


8 posted on 08/05/2013 1:26:39 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: dandiegirl

I think I almost died after a long weekend at WVU. I have no idea how those guys I knew graduated.


9 posted on 08/05/2013 1:28:50 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: SeekAndFind
Sober schools:
5. U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
8. U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Conn.
9. U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.

Hmm. I see something missing. Off we weave into the wild, drunk yonder...

Party schools:
7. Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
16. Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, Ohio

Ahhh, good times. I just wish I could remember them all.

10 posted on 08/05/2013 1:30:47 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: massgopguy
So, lots of guys with nothing else to do = drinking.

Lots of chicks with nothing else to do (Mills, Simmons, Wellesley, Agnes Scott, Wesleyan in Georgia) = no drinking.

I liked this Internet headline: "Top 20 Party Schools, Top 20 Sober Schools All Sound Equally Horrible"

11 posted on 08/05/2013 1:32:48 PM PDT by x
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To: SeekAndFind

Sober Schools:

11. City University of New York-Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, N.Y.

12. City University of New York-City College, New York City

13. City University of New York-Queens College, Flushing, N.Y.

Why??? 60% Muslim??


12 posted on 08/05/2013 1:34:53 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

Princeton? What the hell? How is it credible that a university is rating all the other universities? Isn’t this a little like Miss Utah scoring the rest of the pageant entrants?

This is just the East Coast elite attempting to undermine the value of degrees from non-Ivy League schools.

For example, UC Santa Barbara. It’s on the beach. It’s beautiful. So are the students. So what? That makes it a “party” school? It’s also really hard to get into. Top robotics and engineering programs. Awarded a half dozen Nobel Prizes in the last ten years. Can you say that, Princeton? Not lately.

And yet you grindy little Princeton nerds undoubtedly “party” just as hard. You’re just in hellhole New Jersey, not California, and nobody wants to look at you guys in bathing suits. Jealous much?

Signed,

UC Santa Barbara Alum

P.S. “Party” is neither an adjective nor a verb, so your storied literature department, which once long ago launched F. Scott Fitzgerald, might want to rethink that usage. Or are you just dumbing it down for us rubes?


13 posted on 08/05/2013 1:37:42 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: SeekAndFind
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich.

The big homecoming weekend when they play Hobbes College is supposed to be pretty wild, though ...

14 posted on 08/05/2013 1:37:50 PM PDT by x
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To: Blue Ink
Princeton? What the hell? How is it credible that a university is rating all the other universities? Isn’t this a little like Miss Utah scoring the rest of the pageant entrants?

That's just the name of the company.

15 posted on 08/05/2013 1:40:30 PM PDT by x
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To: x

The Princeton Review is the name of the company? There’s no connection to the university?


16 posted on 08/05/2013 1:42:31 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: SeekAndFind

Interesting that the other service academies made the sober schools list but the Air Force Academy didn’t...

Fighter pilots.


17 posted on 08/05/2013 1:43:40 PM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Commuter schools. Not much campus life (I think).


18 posted on 08/05/2013 1:43:55 PM PDT by x
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To: SeekAndFind

submitted for your consideration: a sober school is just a party school in disguise...

;-)


19 posted on 08/05/2013 1:45:09 PM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why isn’t UVa on the list??


20 posted on 08/05/2013 1:45:56 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: SeekAndFind

So, what are the other students in other universities in upstate NY doing? I don;t see colleges like U of Rochester, SUNY Binghamton or Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on the list...

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That’s simple. They were lying about the amount of partying they were doing.

I confess I was surprised not to see Liberty on the sober list,or did I miss it?


21 posted on 08/05/2013 1:48:09 PM PDT by dmz
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To: Blue Ink
The founder went there. Princeton challenged his use of their name, but it was settled out of court. The company is in Massachusetts and isn't connected with the University.

Cleverly, the founder also registered "Kaplan.com" as his internet domain name, when Kaplan was his chief competitor, and there was another settlement about that.

22 posted on 08/05/2013 1:50:20 PM PDT by x
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14. Mills College, Oakland, Calif.

Getting drunk leaves you at too high a risk of passing out and getting mugged and/or shot?


23 posted on 08/05/2013 1:52:17 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: EEGator

We beat out the Semi-holes. Strange how the Gators rank so high in partying, yet they always rank high academically. I guess it’s “work hard, play hard”.

BTW, I take it that you are an electrical engineer. Chem E here.

And to the NSA trolls, FU.


24 posted on 08/05/2013 1:58:47 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: SeekAndFind
Any idea why three schools in the CUNY family are bunched right in the middle of the sober list?

Is there some factor such as a lot of Orthodox Jewish students who eschew alcohol?

25 posted on 08/05/2013 1:59:16 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: x

So this is just some charlatan outfit with a fraud name.

Nothing about this “study” is credible. It made the WSJ because it advances the Ivy League superiority meme.

Next.


26 posted on 08/05/2013 1:59:20 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: Vigilanteman

RE: Any idea why three schools in the CUNY family are bunched right in the middle of the sober list?

The CUNY’s ( e.g. Brooklyn College and City College ) have a lot of students who work part time while attending college (sometimes night school ).

Many are working folks who sometimes already are married.... they just go back to college to improve their chances of getting a better job.


27 posted on 08/05/2013 2:03:23 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: NTHockey

It seems to mostly be party Thursday through Saturday, then dry out on Sunday. I started as a ChemE and switched to electrical engineering. Should I wager that you work for Dupont?


28 posted on 08/05/2013 2:04:10 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Buckeye McFrog

no dorms


29 posted on 08/05/2013 2:25:48 PM PDT by babble-on
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To: KarlInOhio

I was surprised myself at the absence of the Blue Zoo.


30 posted on 08/05/2013 2:31:27 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Marking.


31 posted on 08/05/2013 2:53:57 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Blue Ink

I work in Princeton and drive through Princeton University every day. There is a small coffee shop on the side street I cut through. On a nice spring or autumn day, the sidewalk tables are full of hippies and commies and the streets are lined with Prius, Coopers, and “Smart” cars with Obama Biden stickers. I roll through in my 7 Series B-L-A-R-I-N-G Glen Beck while waiting for the light (yes, I get in a little late-comes with the gray hairs). They ruin my country, I ruin their coffee on a beautiful day. They hate me.


32 posted on 08/05/2013 4:01:40 PM PDT by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Glad to see my alma mater is still as full of drunks as it when I was there.


33 posted on 08/05/2013 4:05:36 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: SeekAndFind

No Miami U, I had the best month there one weekend.


34 posted on 08/05/2013 4:32:12 PM PDT by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: MattinNJ

Copy, and carry on!


35 posted on 08/05/2013 5:37:43 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: SeekAndFind

Go Hawks!


36 posted on 08/05/2013 5:52:34 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: x

“Lots of chicks with nothing else to do (Mills, Simmons, Wellesley, Agnes Scott, Wesleyan in Georgia) = no drinking.”

When you have a sophomore killed in a kiln explosion, you tend to sober up a bit...


37 posted on 08/05/2013 6:09:34 PM PDT by PlateOfShrimp
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To: EEGator

yep, 20 years then moved on to greener pastures. I graduated in 1967; how about you?

And to the NSA trolls, FU.


38 posted on 08/05/2013 6:11:06 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: MattinNJ

LOL!


39 posted on 08/05/2013 6:16:24 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: NTHockey

I just moved back to Wilmington, DE from UF. I’m looking to get a job in the energy/power sector. Excelon, Delmarva, etc.


40 posted on 08/05/2013 7:08:39 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: SeekAndFind

So the Big Ten racks up 4 of the top 10. Might explain why we can’t count to twelve.


41 posted on 08/05/2013 9:36:16 PM PDT by Darth Reardon (Is it any wonder I'm not the president?)
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