UGA ranked 8th top party school by Princeton Review

The Princeton Review’s annual college rankings are out, and the University of Georgia has once again made the list of one of the country’s top party schools.

UGA ranked 8th in the category this year, moving further away from the double-digit 15th and 11th rankings in the two previous years. On the opposite end of the libation spectrum, private institutions Spelman, Agnes Scott and Wesleyan colleges were included in the top 20 on lists for low beer usage and Stone-Cold Sober Schools.

The Best 380 Colleges book is a collection of 62 ranking lists compiled from survey responses of 136,000 students at 380 top colleges across the country. The Princeton Review has published the rankings since 1992 in its annual Best Colleges guide.

The purpose is not to crown one college academically best overall or rank the school from one to 380 on any single topic, but to help college applicants choose and get into their dream college, said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president-publisher.

The 2016 edition is available for purchase on Tuesday.

In addition to the party school ranking, UGA also placed in the top 20 in categories including Lots of Hard Liquor usage, Students Study the Least and Lots of Beer. The state’s flagship institution also ranked 20th among colleges where Everyone Plays Intramural Sports.

Several other Georgia colleges are included in the Princeton rankings: Emory University has the 11th best college library, Mercer University has the 9th lowest beer consumption and Spelman College students are the 20th most engaged in community service in the country.

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