The term ,Party School’ is used to refer to a college or university that has a reputation for heavy alcohol and drug use or a general culture of licentiousness. The magazine Playboy has published a list of party schools in 1987, 2002, 2006, and every year since 2009. Playboy ranked America’s best party schools by Sex, Nightlife, Sports, and UVA came out on top. Here, the below is the list of Playboy’s Top 10 Party Schools.
Top 10 Party Schools of 2013
1. University of Virginia – Charlottesville
The University of Virginia (UVA or Virginia) is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. It was conceived and designed by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson and established in 1819.
2. University of Southern California – Los Angeles
The University of Southern California (USC) is a private, not-for-profit, nonsectarian, research university located in central Los Angeles, California, United States. USC was founded in 1880, making it California’s oldest private research university.
3. University of Florida – Gainesville
The University of Florida is an American public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university located on a 2,000-acre (8.1 km2) campus in Gainesville, Florida. The university traces its historical origins to 1853, and has operated continuously on its present Gainesville campus since September 1906.
4. University of Texas – Austin
The University of Texas at Austin is a state research university, and is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, its campus is approximately 0.25 miles (400 m) from the Texas State Capitol in Austin.
5. University of Wisconsin – Madison
The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Founded when Wisconsin achieved statehood in 1848, UW–Madison is the official state university of Wisconsin, and the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. It was the first university established in Wisconsin and remains the oldest and largest university in the state.
6. University of Georgia – Athens
The University of Georgia is a large public, land grant, sea grant, flagship research university located in Athens, Georgia in the United States. Founded in 1785, it is the oldest and largest of the state’s institutions of higher learning and is one of multiple schools to claim the title of the oldest public university in the United States.
7. Vanderbilt University – Nashville
Vanderbilt University is a private research university located in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Founded in 1873, the university is named for shipping and rail magnate “Commodore” Cornelius Vanderbilt, who provided Vanderbilt its initial $1 million endowment despite having never been to the South.
8. Tulane University – New Orleans
Tulane University is a private, nonsectarian research university located in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Founded as a public medical college in 1834, the school grew into a comprehensive university in 1847 and was eventually privatized under the endowments of Paul Tulane and Josephine Louise Newcomb in 1884.
9. Texas Christian University – Fort Worth
Texas Christian University (TCU) is a private, coeducational university located in Fort Worth, Texas, United States and founded in 1873. TCU is affiliated with, but not governed by, the Disciples of Christ. Its mascot is the “horned frog.”
10. Ohio State University – Columbus
The Ohio State University, commonly referred to as Ohio State or OSU, is a public research university in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1870, as a land-grant university and ninth university in Ohio with the Morrill Act of 1862, the university was originally known as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College.
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