Princeton Review: Top 20 Party Schools 2012

Ohio University knocks off the 2011 winner, University of Georgia, for the 2012 title of Top Party School in the Country. Georgia drops to #2 in the list followed by fellow SEC member Ole Miss.

  1. Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
  2. University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
  3. University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss.
  4. University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  5. University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.
  6. West Virginia University, Morgantown, W. Va.
  7. Penn State University, University Park, Pa.
  8. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.
  9. University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
  10. University of Texas, Austin, Texas
  11. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  12. Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
  13. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.
  14. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis.
  15. DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind.
  16. Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.
  17. Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.
  18. University of Maryland, College Park, Md.
  19. University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.
  20. University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.
    1. DTF_DownToFrat

      OU is fun if your a hippie, stoned out idiot. The amount of cargo shorts and pajama pants out at bars is actually disgusting.

      13 years ago at 2:54 pm
    2. Broby Petrino

      I don’t take my list of party schools from Princeton. Playboy’s list was bad, but I think they have more of an expertise in that field.

      13 years ago at 3:57 pm
    3. strattinsigmak

      To everyone on this post: you can be hating on OU all you want for the party school rankings and major fraternity & sorority scene…. It’s actually cute that you’re so jealous your school cannot live up to ours. Also, come experience Athens for yourself. We aren’t known for our Halloween party or spring fest for no reason. Don’t try to write off somewhere you haven’t even experienced which in this case is the hottest socializing scene in the Nation 🙂 Keep hating it only makes all of you look bad. Instead just try to live up to our reputation I dare ya!

      13 years ago at 6:10 pm
    4. fratke

      you guys must have pretty big kitchens at OU if you know that much about the party scene

      13 years ago at 6:38 pm
    5. Six_Thirty

      When my dad was in college playboy ranked OU the number 1 party school in the nation several years in a row. Then the next year they didn’t even make the list, prompting an outpouring of mail from OU students. In their next issue they said they didn’t put OU on the list because they were so far ahead of the other schools it wasn’t even fair to rank them.

      13 years ago at 7:34 pm
    6. pocket ts and 993s

      Don’t worry, the kids that go there only use this list to make them feel like they’re good at something when in all reality the reason they went there was because they couldnt get into Miami or OSU.

      13 years ago at 7:44 pm
    7. Gravel Hill

      I visited OU during one of the spring fests and its the most disgusting dirty place I’ve ever been. The girls are white trash and the boys look diseased. There may have been more people at the fests, but greek SEC tailgates after big games are 10 times more fun and wild. Ill take my lower spot on the list and you can keep your herpes.

      13 years ago at 9:04 pm
    8. faf_1914

      @strattinsigmak I agree, OU’s greek scene isnt something to boast about, but i’ve been there for halloween and palmerfest (for those who know about it) and they raged harder than any other school I’ve ever been to. I dont care if your from the south and think schools above the mason are NF, it truly is something to experience.

      13 years ago at 10:15 pm
    9. faf_1914

      *aside from the extreme amount of GDI’s (which there are a whole hell of a lot of)…Im sure the lot of us can range in their faces properly

      13 years ago at 10:18 pm
    10. strattinsigmak

      and actually, we got to OU because we aren’t “suckeyes” or bratty bitches.. We are down to earth and know how to party. And if we are so “trashy” and “disgusting looking” why on earth would we been known as having an attractive school body. I have heard SEVERAL people call OU a “haven for hot blondes” on many a different college ranking website. Also, pike is DEF not top tier. They are basically absent from Greek Life, and I know that personally. My sorority has never socialized with the Pikes here.

      13 years ago at 10:49 pm
    11. strattinsigmak

      I also will admit faf_1914 that there are a whole lot of “hipsters” and “townies” that bring our school down. However, there are also many true fraternity brothers and hot sorority girls that attend this school. That’s about the two different types of people that go here, not much in between.

      13 years ago at 10:53 pm
    12. strattinsigmak

      Oh and Gravel Hill if OU is so “dirty” and “disgusting” why on earth would we be ranked for #11 spot for Most Beautiful College Campus? I don’t think that adds up and if I wanted to get herpes, I would attend BGSTD (Bowling Green) not OU sweetie. Bless your little heart 🙂

      13 years ago at 10:58 pm
    13. the nelson

      As sure as i am that ohio can frat their faces off the fact that you defend it that hard only shows your insecurity on the subject. Also i can’t take any list seriously that has iowa as number 4. Its fucking iowa.

      13 years ago at 6:51 am
    14. chadBROchill2013

      ^Defending OU so completely hard that he must’ve taken time out of his busy hemp necklace making day. NF

      13 years ago at 6:54 am
    15. shooter

      the nelson has never been to a home game weekend at Iowa. He’d be done by 9 in the morning.

      13 years ago at 10:07 pm
    16. strattinsigmak

      the nelson Oh my bad, I didn’t know that defending my school for a title that it so rightly deserves out of loyalty and pride screams “insecurities.” Pretty sure there is nothing on my posts that even alludes to that assumption in the slightest… Plus, if you ever met me you would know I am quite the confident and classy sorority girl. Next time, I am loyal to my school I will keep insignificant comments like yours in mind… bless your heart

      13 years ago at 3:55 am
    17. The Big LeFratski

      Turkey on white. Lettuce, light mayo. No “thank you” for you because you talked back.
      Oh, and before you hate on Miami or OSU, don’t forget even the poor people at MU have more money than your shitty OU people, and OSU sports pay OU to kick the shit out of them.
      Oh, and don’t forget my sandwiche.

      13 years ago at 5:45 pm
    1. Frattington__Bear

      its Ohio University not Ohio state by the way.The only thing theyre known for is their halloween block party anyways

      13 years ago at 2:15 pm

      @frattington and our spring fests every weekend. maybe if half of you douche’s experienced something even close to OU’s weekends you’d understand

      13 years ago at 2:17 pm
    3. Charleston FratEN

      maybe if 90% of your state didn’t vacation in SC we would actually believe Ohio had something to offer…

      13 years ago at 2:28 pm
    4. Fratio Kart

      I have, too regulated tho, also good luck with those spring fest once you switch to semesters and school ends basically before spring even starts

      13 years ago at 2:29 pm

      OU will still always party harder, even when we switch to semesters. sucks to suck fratio kart (geed name btw)

      13 years ago at 2:31 pm
    6. Frat Star 7

      @OUOHYEAH I experience something ten times better than that every Saturday in the fall, it’s called The Grove.

      13 years ago at 10:10 pm
  1. Southern Fratlife

    Ok Ive been to Depauw University and I have no clue how it made the list.

    13 years ago at 2:14 pm
  2. AOsweetieII

    Have you been to OU for any fest or Halloween?! Of course it’s the #1 party school. It’s been #1 or 2 for years! OUohyeah!

    13 years ago at 2:15 pm
    1. SonyFratstation

      Having one good annual party doesn’t make you the #1 fucking party school. It makes you GDIs who call yourself a fraternity one day out of the year. 364 days of shit parties – NF

      13 years ago at 12:53 pm
    2. aocutie

      @SonyFratstation- I’m sorry, are there at least 30 bars in less than a 1 mile radius on YOUR campus? Do parties at your rinky dink school make national televison every year? Probs/ totes NOT. OU’s a good time 24/7, 365.

      13 years ago at 1:39 pm
  3. SOflyGammaPhi

    Ummm how is CU number one on Playboy but doesn’t even make the Princeton list?

    13 years ago at 2:15 pm
    1. FratFraterson

      Playboy was ranked by a bunch of GDIs that stay at home and beat off to centerfolds rather than going out and partying. That’s why

      13 years ago at 3:21 pm
    2. VineyardSlampiece

      Right? Complete bullshit. Partying at CU doesn’t compare to several of those schools. (Only saying that cause I have friends at UVM, Syracuse and a few others.) CU doesn’t have a big bar scene so maybe thats why it didn’t make it. Besides that, we do rage harder than a lot of schools. Playboy thought so…

      13 years ago at 3:48 pm
    3. SOflyGammaPhi

      CU doesn’t have a big bar scene because no one can get away with fakes at the bars. Ridiculous

      13 years ago at 11:48 pm
  4. The Piker

    Princeton Review interviews random geeds to ask how much they party. Don’t bother with a party school list, its retarded. Some of the best parties I have ever seen are at schools not on this list, and as a USC student, there is no way in hell WVU is ahead of us in a real ranking of partying. Its a bunch of inbred sluts wearing skanky dresses and guys faking drunkeness in order to impress these “sorostitutes.” Having been to WVU to party once in my life, I can honestly say I will never even drive through Morgantown again. WVU is the school that PA and MD kids apply to as a safety school, in case they get rejected from UMD, PSU, or Pitt.

    13 years ago at 2:16 pm
    1. Fratty_Light740

      This list is based on a years worth of parties as well as total amounts of alcohol consumed and the bar scene, not on a couple parties so the fact that you went to wvu ONCE to party is completely irrelevant. Plus those geeds are still a part of the school and still party. This isnt a top fraternity party rankings. Plus your in pike so go fuck yourself. Get on our level. OU OH YEAH

      13 years ago at 2:22 pm
    2. The Piker

      Fratty_Light, you are a retard. Its based on student-submitted questionaires, filled out mostly by geeds who think a party twice a semester is a lot. Second of all, do you really think I would use my real fraternity on here, when all I do is act like a prick? I have too much pride in my brotherhood to embarrass them that way, so I use the standard fraternity for troll accounts.

      13 years ago at 3:14 pm
    3. ArnoldPalmer777

      For the last time…the Piker isn’t a pike…and “OU Oh yeah” is a stupid fucking saying…it is about as cleaver as putting a braille tattoo on your dick and making a blind chick read it…actually that’s pretty clever so I take it back…Fratty Light doesn’t know what he is talking about…”bases its list on “a combination of survey questions concerning the use of alcohol and drugs, hours of study each day, and the popularity of the Greek system”. Nothing to do with actual facts.

      13 years ago at 3:24 pm
    4. ArnoldPalmer777

      ^ This – I waited too long to reply apparently lol. Damn slow refresh time.

      13 years ago at 3:25 pm
    5. Oprah Is A Dyke

      These lists are jokes. No one has ever been to every school in the nation. Who gives a fuck who has the biggest “party scene.” I’m willing to bet everyone on this site rages like no ones business. If you get caught up in some bullshit internet list then you need your brains checked. I drink my ass off almost every night and could give a shit less what some stupid list says. That being said, round of drinks for everyone.

      13 years ago at 7:59 pm
    6. Fratie_light

      i absolutely hate all of the people that think WVU rages hard. Being from Maryland that is all i hear about, and everyone that goes there fucks up and is sent home after their first semester freshman year. They do not go as hard as some of the other schools in the area. Penn State just to name one.

      13 years ago at 9:33 pm
    7. The Piker

      Thank you. I am from Eastern PA, and like 30% of my grad class goes to WVU, because its easier to get into out of state than Pitt and PSU in state. They talk about how great it is, and it is really a shit hole. I never realized how lucky I am to have applied and been accepted to the schools I was; always figured that all D1 schools were fairly comparable as far as campus appearance and amenities. Well, in hindsight, I could not be happier with my final choice, as it makes schools like WVU look like a Walmart bathroom. (Honestly, I would rather fuck a girl in a Walmart bathroom than in a WVU dorm or fraternity)

      13 years ago at 9:37 pm
    8. True_Gentleman27

      PSU rages. State Patty’s day is a great time. I recommend everyone goes to that at least once in their college career.

      13 years ago at 8:07 am
    9. The Piker

      They rage, but the geeds are the ones who go harder there. The fraternities suck.

      13 years ago at 8:09 am
    10. True_Gentleman27

      They used to rage pretty hard, but the school has been cracking down ever since that one freshman kid got wasted at one of the houses (not sure which one) and fell down a flight of stairs and died.

      13 years ago at 8:13 am
    11. The Piker

      Shit I never knew that. I should cut them some more slack then. I just thought they were always pussies.

      13 years ago at 8:25 am
    12. True_Gentleman27

      Yea, they didn’t find the kid for two days or something like that. It was a big ass set of stairs, PSU is full of them.

      13 years ago at 8:45 am
    13. gamma_what

      i go to PSU and that kid was some geed freshman who got drunk at his sisters apartment, was too drunk to get served at fraternities and then was found dead two days later…of course the school blamed the fraternity scene since weve been getting top 5 status for party schools..the school doesnt like it and all the raging is down by the fraternities..RIP Joe Dado

      13 years ago at 2:16 pm
    1. N Fratgate Taylor

      If it wasn’t for the bobcats running that whole scene, austin would have never made this list. Considering it was made from a bunch of princeton geeds, I can see how they did.

      13 years ago at 5:27 pm
    2. sorostitute_UT

      ^Thats an ignorant thing to say since Texas State would have made the list if that were true… nice try but there is more to Austin than those of you who travel in every week to go to 6th.

      13 years ago at 6:47 pm
    3. Confederate Fratter

      I remember when all the Texas state geeds started the “Texas State” was ranked above UT in the party scene, it’s funny how somehow they all believed this blasphemy to be true yet when you asked them where they heard it from they would claim “a buddy of mine”

      13 years ago at 8:44 pm
  5. Fratty_Light740

    Athens OH > Athens GA.. If you havent been to OU then your missing out. Between the rowdiest halloween bash in the united states and the fests every spring as well as the 17 bars within about 2 or 3 blocks of eachother I would say this ranking is well deserved

    13 years ago at 2:17 pm
    1. Fratlanta GA

      Please, Fratty Light, your logic is flawed. Athens GA has 96 bars in 1 square mile of downtown, so you can have your 17. You can have your little Halloween bash too, and I’ll take AthFest, the Georgia Theatre (one of the best college concert venues in America), Twilight weekend, and all of our spring parties. No disrespect to Athens OH because I’ve heard good things, but putting it in the same ballpark as the Classic City is blasphemy.

      13 years ago at 2:59 pm
    2. The Piker

      You guys have Twilight Weekend! OMG My brothers and I are coming down. What movie are you showing?

      13 years ago at 3:11 pm
    3. Fratlanta GA

      Piker obviously doesn’t know what Twilight weekend is. It’s a weekend where you watch people wreck bikes and get inexcusably fucked up

      13 years ago at 4:37 pm
    4. The Piker

      Are ya’ll really that easy to troll. I swear, you guys reverse troll me sometimes, and pretend to get offended and confused to troll me right back, while laughing at my attempt. If that isn’t the case, some of you may actually be retarded.

      13 years ago at 4:38 pm
    5. Keystoned

      Fratty Light just shut the fuck up. No one cares about what you have to say and no one is being persuaded by your flawed logic to believe you. Second, use proper capitalization when you refer to your country, you fuckin commie.

      13 years ago at 5:21 pm
    6. FratMuscle

      Fratlanta, I agree with you 100%. Thank you for actually making an unbiased, factual argument.

      13 years ago at 6:50 pm
    7. 291440

      GA Theatre line up this fall is sick. Opened up tonight for first time since fire damage.

      13 years ago at 10:21 pm