Amid all the discussion this weekend about college rankings in light of the Emory scandal, here is one list where administrators hope for a low ranking: Top party schools in the country.
The University of Georgia ranks No. 5 on the annual Princeton Review list, which is informed by student surveys.
This list is essentially meaningless when you consider the size of the campuses involved. The top contenders are major universities with thousands of students. That Agnes Scott, a school with 880 students, ranks low on the partying count, and UGA, with 26,000 undergrads, ranks high should surprise or influence no one.
According to the AJC:
UGA comes in at No. 5 in rankings released Monday by the Princeton Review’s 2013 edition of “Best 377 Colleges,” the Associated Press reports, behind West Virginia University, the University of Iowa, Ohio University and the University of Illinois.
Georgia was No. 1 on the Princeton Review list in 2011 and No. 2 in 2012.
The rankings are based on surveys of 122,000 students who answered 80 questions about academics, administration, campus life, student body and themselves, AP reports.
Rounding out the top 10 party schools are the University of Florida, University of California-Santa Barbara, Florida State University, Miami University of Ohio and Syracuse University.
Two Georgia schools were ranked among the most “stone cold sober” campuses — Wesleyan College in Macon and Agnes Scott in Decatur.
Here are the rankings:
1. West Virginia University, Morgantown
2. University of Iowa, Iowa City
3. Ohio University, Athens
4. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
5. University of Georgia, Athens
6. University of Florida, Gainesville
7. University of California-Santa Barbara
8. Florida State University, Tallahassee
9. Miami University of Ohio, Oxford
10. Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
11. Penn State University, University Park, Pa.
12. DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind.
13. University of Wisconsin-Madison
14. University of Mississippi
15. University of Texas-Austin
16. University of Maryland, College Park
17. University of South Carolina, Columbia
18. James Madison University, Harrisonburg Va.
19. University of Maine, Orono
20. University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Stone-cold sober schools
1. Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
2. Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill.
3. U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
4. U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Conn.
5. Grove City College, Grove City, Pa.
6. U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
7. City University of New York-Brooklyn College
8. Wesleyan College, Macon, Ga.
9. Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.
10. Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich.
11. City University of New York-City College
12. City University of New York-Queens-Hunter College, Flushing, N.Y.
13. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, Mass.
14. Agnes Scott College, Atlanta-Decatur, Ga.
15. Simmons College, Boston
16. U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
17. Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif.
18. Becker College, Worcester, Mass.
19. Cooper Union for the Advancement of New York
20. California State University-Stanislaus, Turlock, Calif
–From Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog