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Playboy has released its annual list of top party schools for 2014, and once again, Brigham Young is nowhere to be found. Only three schools managed to secure their top 10 spots from 2013, leaving seven empty slots, including the crown for number one. Without further ado, here are the 10 higher learning institutions Playboy deemed worthy for the list:
10. Syracuse University
9. University of Texas
8. Colorado State University
7. University of Miami
6. University of California Santa Cruz
5. University of Iowa
4. University of Arizona
3. West Virginia University
2. University of Wisconsin
There are a few surprises mixed in, but overall, it’s a solid 2-10 list. West Virginia loses its top spot from last year and moves down to number three, while Wisconsin holds down the second spot for a second straight year. So what did Playboy pick as the top party school in the country? Arizona State? Penn State? Michigan?
Nope. The number one party school is the University of Pennsylvania.
Yes, my hometown of Philadelphia and the Ivy League school I had no prayer of getting into has been selected as the top party school of 2014.
Smarties can party too, and UPenn puts other Ivies to shame with its union of brains, brewskies and bros. Boasting a notorious underground frat scene that school officials have deemed a nuisance, these renegades pony up thousands of dollars’ worth of liquor for their parties—and competition among the houses means a balls-out war of debauchery. Aboveground, casual sex is rampant, as coeds value careers over coupling. Philly’s boisterous bar scene keeps off-campus-carousing options numerous. School-sponsored day drinking hits a high note during Spring Fling, an outdoor music fest that pulls in acts such as Passion Pit, Tyga and Janelle Monáe and turns the Quad into a sloshed mosh pit.
This is quite the controversial choice to say the least, as Philadelphia is anything but a college town, but from first-hand experience, I can confirm the Quakers can indeed get down. Like many of you, though, I’m completely outraged by my school not getting the respect it rightfully deserves. Feel free to vent in the comments section–just let it out.