Ladies and gentlemen, it might be worth breaking out a beer for this news. If you’re of age, that is.
The Princeton Review has named West Virginia University the number one party in the nation, moving into the top spot for the first time in five years and knocking out Ohio University, which previously held the top spot.
Not that West Virginia University officials are exactly thrilled about their newfound notoriety. The school also scores well in other areas — including its safety record and environmental friendliness — that are in no way related to its party reputation. Spokeswoman Becky Lofstead told the Associated Press that “As always, we focus on celebrating and supporting WVU’s long history of academic achievements. Our students, faculty, alumni, parents and friends have made it clear that is their focus as well.”
The University of Georgia, Penn State University and the University of Florida have all held the distinction of being the nation’s top party school in previous years.
West Virginia University’s official ranking will be released in The Princeton Review’s 2013 edition of The Best 377 Colleges. The book, which goes on sale today, also ranks schools and other universities on other criteria such as the best campus food, best college dorms and the happiest students.