Photo: Via Huffington Post
When it comes to choosing a college, discerning students go by things like academic rankings, class size, and the clout of professors. Other students, well, they choose a different route. While it may not be as illustrious as the U.S. News & World Report list, Playboy's annual party school ranking is the end-all, be-all for coeds who'd rather hit a beer bong than the books. The latest list just hit the press, and not surprisingly it's full of state schools who boast top-25 football programs and a Greek life more exclusive than the whole of Harvard.
There aren't a ton of surprises this year, with most of the party school stalwarts represented — but, last year's winner, the University of Virginia, was completely ousted from the current top ten. The top five consists of the University of West Virginia, University of Wisconsin, University of Colorado, USC, and Florida State, respectively. The ranking was compiled using data from the National Center for Education Statistics, the NCAA and the Census, as well as feedback from social media. If we had to guess, many an Instagram of tailgates, tequila shots, and two-story beer bongs were also taken into consideration.
Head over to the Huffington Post to check out the entire list — if you're into that kind of thing. And, in the interest of full disclosure, it should be noted that this writer is a proud University of Wisconsin alumna who thinks it's a travesty that the school lost out on the top spot, yet again. The top college football town in America deserves better than second place, but there's always next year.