PRINCETON REVIEW: Iowa Tops List Of ‘Party Schools’

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If you’re looking for a good time during your post-secondary academic adventures, the University of Iowa may be for you.

The Princeton Review released its latest book, The Best 378 Colleges, Monday and Iowa made the number one spot on its “Party Schools” list. The Review says its rankings are based on student surveys concerning the use of alcohol and drugs on campus, the popularity of the Greek system, and how many hours they report studying.

On the surveys, University of Iowa students reported, ”there is always a party going on here at Iowa” and “Hard liquor is popular.”

The University of Iowa responded to the results of the Princeton Review’s rankings by pointing out the efforts it has made to change the culture of the campus, and encourage students to drink responsibly.

A statement released by the university Monday says, “At the University of Iowa we are taking a proactive approach to reducing high-risk drinking by implementing multiple, mutually reinforcing, research-based strategies on campus and in collaboration with our community partners.”

The University of Iowa was also listed in other categories in the book:

#1 Lots of Hard Liquor

#4 Students Study the Least

#4 Lots of Beer

#7 Students Pack the Stadiums

#18 Lots of Greek Life

Joining the University of Iowa in the top five for “Party Schools” are: University of California-Santa Barbara, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, West Virginia University, and Syracuse University.