The University of Colorado topped the list of party schools in the nation, while Brigham Young University was “stone-cold sober,” according to the Princeton Review’s latest survey.
The “Best 351 Colleges” survey, based on responses from more than 100,000 students at U.S. campuses, ranks colleges in such categories as “most religious students,” “most beautiful campus” and “best campus food.” The review, which has no affiliation with Princeton University, has been conducting the study since 1992.
Despite a six-year effort to curb binge drinking at the University of Colorado, the school ranked third in widespread use of marijuana, fourth in the prevalence of hard liquor consumption and 11th in the prevalence of beer usage, Princeton Review reported in its 2004 findings. CU also ranked first among schools where students study the least.
Other top 10 party schools included the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Indiana University, Bloomington; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia; University of Texas-Austin; The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee; DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana; Saint Bonaventure University, Olean, New York; and the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.