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Just in case you were wondering where NOT to send your kids to college, this may help. The top party schools were released this past week.

Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.

  1. Ohio University – Athens, Ohio
  2. University of Georgia – Athens, Ga.
  3. University of Mississippi – Oxford, Miss.
  4. University of Iowa – Iowa City, Iowa
  5. University of California Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara, Calif.
  6. West Virginia University – Morgantown, W. Va.
  7. Penn State University – University Park, Pa.
  8. Florida State University – Tallahassee, Fla.
  9. University of Florida – Gainesville, Fla.
  10. University of Texas – Austin, Texas
  11. University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign
  12. Syracuse University – Syracuse, N.Y.
  13. Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, La.
  14. University of Wisconsin-Madison – Madison, Wis.
  15. DePauw University – Greencastle, Ind.
  16. Indiana University – Bloomington, Ind.
  17. Arizona State University – Tempe, Ariz.
  18. University of Maryland – College Park, Md.
  19. University of Vermont – Burlington, Vt.
  20. University of South Carolina – Columbia, S.C

Just a couple of clarifications.  Ohio University in Athens, Ohio only became a party school after the graduation of my brother Charlie.  Prior to that it was in institution of higher learning, not an institution of HIGH learning.

Sadly, Georgia Southern University was prohibited from participating in the poll this year.  Decades of party school status caused the judges to eliminate them.  They weren’t considered competitive because they had an unfair advantage.  GSU is noted for creating the term “party school”.

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

The University of Florida made the poll for the first time this year.  In previous years, they were left out.  Being very UPset about this, they questioned the omission, and were told it was an amateur poll.

2012 is the first year Professional Party Schools were considered. Well, they at least made the top ten in something!


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