Just in time for heading back to the campus, the Princeton Review has come out with its annual ranking of party schools. Guess what? The University of Illinois has regained a spot in the top 20. Oskeewowwow!
Yes, Illinois schools have been somewhat lax in their partying in recent years. But according to the Princeton Review, this year the U of I is listed at No. 16. Not as good as Iowa, at No, 14, not as good as West Virginia, at No. 4. But better than No. 17, Arizona State University where the coeds drink beer with ice in their plastic cups, if The Hound remembers correctly.
No. 1 school is University of Florida, whose football team, the Gators, play in The Swamp. If you saw Gainesville, you'd party, too.
And, if you don't want to party at Illinois, you can always attend Wheaton College in west suburban Wheaton, which was named No. 2 "stone-cold sober" school, after Brigham Young University, by the Princeton Review. Of course, there's plenty of things to do in Wheaton --- like drive to Aurora.
Here's the top 20 party list, according to a survey of 120,000 students:
1. University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
2. University of Mississippi, University, Miss.
3. Penn State University, University Park, Pa.
4. West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va.
5. Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
6. Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Va.
7. University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
8. University of Texas, Austin, Texas.
9. University of California-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.
10. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.
11. University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H.
12. University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.
13. University of Colorado, Boulder, Co.
14. Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.
15. Tulane University, New Orleans, La.
16. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Ill.
17. Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.
18. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.
19. University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
20. Loyola University-New Orleans, New Orleans, La.
Here's the top 20 sober schools, according to the same amount of students:
1. Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
2. Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill.
3. U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Conn.
4. College of the Ozarks, Point Lockout, Mo.
5. Grove City College, Grove City, Pa.
6. U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
7. U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
8. Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.
9. Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, Calif.
10. Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich.
11. U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
12. Wesleyan College, Macon, Ga.
13. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, Mass.
14. City University of New York-Queens College, Flushing, N.Y.
15. Webb Institute, Glen Cove, N.Y.
16. Berea College, Berea, Ky.
17. Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga.
18. City University of New York-Baruch College, New York.
19. Simmons College, Boston.
20. Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pa.