Monday, August 2, 2010

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The University of Georgia has won a national title — top party school.

The Princeton Review announced Monday that Georgia is ranked the country's No. 1 party school on its now famous annual list. The Athens campus has been on the list 10 times since the ranking was created in 1992, but this is the first time the university has taken the top spot. Perhaps what pushed Georgia to the top spot was even its athletic director was charged with DUI last month.

University spokesman Tom Jackson said the list is not one the school with an enrollment of about 30,000 wants to lead.

Georgia beat out Penn State, West Virginia and Florida — which were the top party schools over the last three years. DePauw was the only small college to make the list.

The rankings are based on voluntary e-mail surveys of 122,000 students at more than 370 colleges across the country.

The nation's top party schools, according to Princeton Review's 2010 survey of 122,000 students.

1. University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
2. Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
3. Penn State University, University Park, Pa.
4. West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va.
5. University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss.
6. University of Texas, Austin, Texas
7. University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
8. University of California-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.
9. University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
10. DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind.


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