University named No. 6 best “party school” in US

Sam Perl
The university, known for its dages, was named the No. 6 best party school in the country.


The University of Delaware has been given a top ten spot in the Princeton Review’s annual ranking of the top party schools in the U.S.

On Monday, the Princeton Review’s annual college rankings were released on the company’s website. A survey that asked 137,000 students at 382 top colleges to rate their schools on a handful of topics named the university as the No. 6 best party school in the nation.

This year’s Princeton Review college ranking of the top party schools in the U.S. reflects an anomaly for the university; in previous years, the university had not grazed the top ten in the Princeton Review’s ranking of the top party schools.

According to the Princeton Review’s website, the rankings for top party schools were determined by survey results concerning drug and alcohol use, student study habits and the popularity of Greek life; in effect, the university’s ranking indicates low out-of-class daily study hours, high drug and alcohol use and high on-campus greek life popularity.

The university was also ranked as No. 11 for “Lots of Beer,” No. 5 for “Lots of Greek Life,” No. 18 for “Students Study the Least” and No. 18 for “Most Popular Study Abroad Programs.”

Each year, the Princeton Review publishes its book, “The Best 382 Colleges.” The book includes various lists, ranking schools based on different aspects of campus life, spanning from topics such as best health services to most accessible professors to most politically active students.

The university borders a top five spot in the ranking, trailing behind Tulane University, West Virginia University, Bucknell University, Syracuse University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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