Ohio University Drops To No. 13 On List Of Party Schools

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Ohio University has again dropped in the ranks of top party schools as published by The Princeton Review — this time landing at No. 13.

OU topped the list in 2011, dropped to third in 2012 and down to seventh in 2013.

For current and former Bobcats who pride themselves on being a party school, it may be a tough pill to swallow, especially since rival Miami University ranked two spots above OU this year on the list.

For OU administrators who prefer to talk about academic achievements, they’d probably prefer that the university disappear from the party school list altogether.

The full list of top party schools for 2014 includes:

1. Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.

2. University of Iowa, Iowa city, Iowa

3. University of California – Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.

4. West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va.

5. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Ill.

6. Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.

7. Pennsylvania State University – University Park, Pa.

8. University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, Wis.

9. Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa.

10. University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

11. Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

12. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.

13. Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

14. DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind.

15. University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

16. University of Mississippi, University, Miss.

17. Tulane University, New Orleans, La.

18. University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.

19. University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.

20. University of Delaware, Newark, Del.

Ohio University also ranked sixth on Princeton Review’s list of colleges with “lots of beer” and No. 12 on those with “lots of liquor.” The university ranked No. 17 on the list of most beautiful campuses and eighth on the list of best athletic facilities.

The rankings were released in the Princeton Review’s book “The Best 379 Colleges: 2015 Edition” and are based on surveys of 130,000 students attending the schools.

OU made the list of 379 best colleges and 332 green schools, although schools on those lists are not ranked.

To view all of Princeton Review’s rankings, visit