West Virginia University claimed a national title that will guarantee students dubious bragging rights for 2013: top party school.
The Morgantown, W. Va., university has been among the nation’s top 20 party schools 12 times since the Princeton Review began the rankings 21 years ago. It has been champion three of those years, but not since 2007.
WVU also clinched awards in two categories that some might argue are related: first in “Lots of Beer,” and third in “Students Study the Least” (despite having the 15th-best campus library).
On the other side of the bar, Utah’s Brigham Young University extended its streak to the 15th year as reigning champion of the “Stone Cold Sober” schools. BYU also got first place in the “Got Milk?” and “Scotch and Soda, Hold the Scotch” categories.
The rankings are part of the Princeton Review’s 2013 edition of “The Best 377 Colleges,” a book that contains 62 lists on all aspects of college life, including academics, administration and the social climate on campus. The company gave 80-question surveys to 122,000 students. “The Best 377 Colleges” goes on sale Tuesday.the original article from LA Times, written by Laura J. Nelson