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USC again one of the Top 20 Party Schools in the US

Is your child’s college one of the Top 20 party schools? Are you worried about them partying while they are at school?

If your child is a student at the University of South Carolina, they’re matriculating at a Top 20 party school. For the second straight year, Princeton Review has ranked the University of South Carolina among the top 20 party schools.  West Virginia tops this year’s “party” school list with Morgantown’s West Virginia University. Officials from West Virginia University do not seem too fond of their new title. WVU officials released a statement stating the study and ranking “has no real credibility”.

Top 20 Party Schools

Last year’s number one party school was Ohio University. The University of South Carolina came in at number 17 on the list, up three spots from last year’s number 20 ranking.

The Princeton Review, responsible for the Top 20 Party School survey, is known for their test-prep, tutoring and other student services. Each year they rank schools the top “party” schools and the top “sober” schools. The ranking, based on student questionnaires tracking the time students spend studying outside of class, how often students use drugs or alcohol on campus, and how popular fraternities and sororities are on campus.

Party Schools vs “Stone Cold Sober Schools”

This year’s number one “stone cold sober” school is BYU which has topped the “stone cold sober” list for the past 15 years. BYU, or Brigham Young University, is located in Provo, UT.

This year’s top 20 party schools include:

  1. West Virginia University located in Morgantown
  2. University of Iowa located in Iowa City
  3. Ohio University located in Athens
  4. University of Illinois at Urbana located in Champaign
  5. University of Georgia located in Athens
  6. University of Florida located in Gainesville
  7. University of California-Santa Barbara located in Santa Barbara
  8. Florida State University located in Tallahassee
  9. Miami University of Ohio located in Oxford
  10. Syracuse University located in Syracuse, NY
  11. Penn State University located in University Park, PA
  12. DePauw University located in Greencastle, IN
  13. University of Wisconsin-Madison located in Madison
  14. University of Mississippi located in Oxford
  15. University of Texas located in Austin
  16. University of Maryland located in College Park
  17. University of South Carolina located in Columbia
  18. James Madison University located in Harrisonburg, VA
  19. University of Main located in Orono
  20. University of Tennessee located in Knoxville

The top 20 “stone cold sober” schools according to Princeton Review include:

  1. Brigham Young University located in Provo, UT
  2. Wheaton College located in Wheaton, IL
  3. U.S. Naval Academy located in Annapolis, MD
  4. U.S. Coast Guard Academy located in New London, CT
  5. Grove City College located in Grove City, PA
  6. U.S. Military Academy located in West Point, NY
  7. City University of New York-Brooklyn College located in Brooklyn
  8. Wesleyan College located in Macon, GA
  9. Wellesley College located in Wellesley, MA
  10. Calvin College located in Grand Rapids, MI
  11. City University of New York-City College located in New York City
  12. City University of New York-Queens-Hunter College located in Flushing
  13. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering located in Needham, MA
  14. Agnes Scott College located in Atlanta-Decatur, GA
  15. Simmons College located in Boston, MA
  16. U.S. Air Force Academy located in Colorado Springs, Co
  17. Pepperdine University located in Malibu, CA
  18. Becker College located in Worcester, MA
  19. Cooper Union for the Advancement of New York located in New York City
  20. California State University-Stanislaus located in Turlock, CA

South Carolina DUI and Underage Drinking Lawyers

If you or a loved one is facing DUI or underage drinking charges, you need a South Carolina DUI lawyer. The South Carolina DUI lawyers at the Strom Law Firm will fight to get your charges reduced or ultimately dismissed. Underage drinking charges can be damaging academically and personally. If you are found guilty of underage drinking, you can lose your scholarships and face University penalties. Call us today to see how we can help you or your child. Our consultations are free. 803.252.4800.



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