ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia continues to drop in the “party school” rankings issued annually by Princeton Review, placing fifth in the 2012 listing set to be issued Tuesday in the 2013 edition of the test preparation company’s “The Best 377 Colleges.”
The university now has made Princeton Review’s party school listing 13 times since 1997, earning the top spot in 2010. UGA fell to second in the party school rankings last year before posting this year’s fifth-place finish.
The Princeton Review rankings are based on student surveys. For the latest rankings, 122,000 students were surveyed during the last school year. The party school rankings are just one of 62 Princeton Review lists based on student responses to questions on academics, administration, campus life, student body and themselves, according to an Associated Press report.
The University of Florida placed sixth in this year’s party school rankings, with the University of Mississippi ranked 14th, the University of South Carolina placing 17th, and the University of Tennessee ranked 20th.
West Virginia University was ranked the top party school this year by Princeton Review, which is not affiliated with Princeton University.
Two Georgia schools — Wesleyan College in Macon and Agnes Scott College in Decatur — made Princeton Review’s “stone cold sober” list this year, with Wesleyan ranked eighth and Agnes Scott ranked 14th.
Some of the other “bests” in the eyes of students include:
Most Beautiful Campus — Florida Southern College
Best Career Services — Northeastern University in Massachusetts
Best Campus Food — Bowdoin College in Maine
Best College Dorms — Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.
Happiest Students — Rice University in Texas
Best Athletic Facilities — U.S. Military Academy
Students reporting the highest overall satisfaction with their school are at California’s Claremont McKenna College.
The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its test-prep courses, tutoring, books, and other student resources. Headquartered in Framingham, Mass., it’s a private company that is not affiliated with Princeton University.