Princeton Review Pegs Penn State Nation’s No. 7 Party School
Every year in August, the Princeton Review releases a bunch of rankings for colleges.
It’s no secret that the Penn State administration took pains to lower its ranking after Joe Dado’s 2009 death, most notably paying bars to close on State Patty’s Day. But this is the second-straight year Penn State has seen a two-spot jump since bottoming out at No. 11 in 2012. Of course, Penn State was the top party school in all the land as recently as 2009.
Here’s the full top 10:
1. Syracuse University
2. University of Iowa
3. University of California — Santa Barbara
4. West Virginia University
5. University of Illinois
6. Lehigh University
7. Penn State
8. University of Wisconsin-Madison
9. Bucknell University
10. University of Florida
So, the Big Ten knows how to party, with four of the top 10 coming from the conference. Syracuse jumped from No. 5 to No. 1, dethroning (if that’s the appropriate term) Iowa, which moved down one spot.
The Princeton Review comes up with its annual list by conducting thousands of student surveys all across the country. While many students are going to brag about this news to schools with a less ubiquitous party scene, the administration will sigh about it after a summer that saw Penn State ranked a top-50 university in the world and in the top-30 nationally. Penn State showed up in several positive rankings in the Princeton Review that you can peruse here.