Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Party School Central

OK all you potential and current education majors and teacher wannabees who want a little more spice to go along with all those exciting and "useful" Teacher Ed. classes, the annual list of America's top "party schools" has just been released. And the "honor" of being the Number 1 Party School in the U.S.A. goes to....The University of Texas at Austin:
The Texas Longhorns earned another national title today, topping a list of the country's best party schools in an annual Princeton Review survey.

The University of Texas at Austin beat Penn State University, West Virginia University and last year's winner, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, by ranking second in the use of hard liquor, third in beer drinking and 13th in marijuana smoking in a survey of 115,000 students at campuses around the country.

Meanwhile, Brigham Young University was the most "stone cold sober" school for the ninth straight year.

UT spokesman Don Hale said campus leaders don't take such rankings very seriously.

"I know there were a lot of good parties here after we won the national football championship, and I'm going to guess that a lot of the kids who filled out the survey remembered those parties," he said.
I remember when I was a young StudentWonk at Florida State University we had quite a reputation for being a "party school," but our school was rather minor league compared to those beer-guzzling "Gators" over at the University of Florida in Gainsville.

During the '80s and '90s, students of the U of Fla were said to be the "professionals" among the Party Schools.
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