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Playboy's Top Party Schools (It's Only an Article)

Kids love ’em. Parents hate ’em. Playboy ranks ’em.

If you want to read an article from Playboy Magazine, check out its rankings of party schools.  (Really…it’s only an article…I swear).

Here’s the full list:

1. University of Miami
2. University of Texas-Austin
3. San Diego State University
4. University of Florida
5. University of Arizona
6. University of Wisconsin-Madison
7. University of Georgia
8. Louisiana State University
9. University of Iowa
10. University of West Virginia
11. University of Maryland-College Park
12. University of California-Santa Barbara
13. Pennsylvania State University
14. Lehigh University
15. Arizona State University
16. Rollins College
17. Washington State University
18. Ohio University
19. Michigan State University
20. California State University-Chico
21. Hampshire College
22. James Madison University
23. Florida State University
24. Indiana University
25. SUNY Albany

Are these schools you want to avoid, or schools you want at the top of your list?

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Mark Montgomery
Educational Planner

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  1. Believe me, the universities on the list aren’t wild about being there, either, because the ranking is based on nothing objective or meaningful, either. Just know that The University of Arizona is tops in things like physical and life sciences, environmental sustainability studies, optical sciences, health sciences and liberal arts. Just sayin’.

  2. Hello, Paul, and thanks for your comments. As I tell parents, the fact is that any school is a party school. Further, you are right to point out that any campus, including yours, has many more aspects to it than Playboy (or US News or Kiplinger’s or Barrons or Princeton Review) can or will take into account in their rankings. In the end, it’s all about finding the best match for each individual student.


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