Illinois loses top party school spot to University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University ranks third on the Princeton Review’s top party school list.


People crowd outside KAMS on the afternoon of Unofficial. Festivities start as early as 6 a.m. for some, who celebrate with a day of drinking at campus bars and parties.

By Vivienne Henning, Assistant Daytime Editor

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has clinched the number one party school spot. West Virginia University has claimed second and The University of Illinois was lowered to the third spot. 

The rankings came from the Princeton Review’s top party school list from their annual guide to choosing a school and preparing for college.

Illinois and Wisconsin have switched rank positions from last year, where Illinois claimed the top spot and Wisconsin was third. This is the first time in a decade that Wisconsin has held the top spot in the party school ranking.

On the opposite end, Brigham Young University’s Provo campus was ranked most sober for the 19th year in a row.

The party school ranking results were based off surveys sent out to 143,000 students at 381 different colleges. The survey has 80 questions regarding the college’s academics, student body and life on campus. The results are ultimately reflective of student opinions rather than measurable evidence.

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