For the first time ever, the University of Iowa topped the list of Top 20 party schools in the nation for 2013, according to the Princeton Review's annual ranking.
Three other Big Ten schools made the top 10 on the list: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (No. 3), University of Wisconsin-Madison (No. 8) and Penn State (No. 9).
Iowa has been on the list for nine straight years and was runner-up last year, and apparently, the school has been trying to squelch student binge drinking for years. School officials said last year that recent data showed drinking was declining on campus.
The rankings are based on a nationwide 126,000-student survey in which an average of 333 students per campus are asked 80 questions about various subjects in the last three school years.
The Princeton Review also released its "stone-cold sober schools" list on Monday. Brigham Young University took first place again, followed by Wheaton College.
TOP 20 PARTY SCHOOLS
1. University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
2. University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.
3. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Ill.
4. West Virginia University, Morgantown W.V.
5. Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
6. University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
7. Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
8. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis.
9. Penn State University, University Park, Pa.
10. Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.
11. University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
12. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.
13. DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind.
14. University of Mississippi, University, Miss.
15. University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
16. Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, Ohio
17. University of Maryland, College Park, Md.
18. Tulane University, New Orleans, La.
19. University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.
20. University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.
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