West Virginia University is the top party school in the country, according to a new list from Playboy magazine.
Playboy noted WVU’s annual parties such as St. Patrick’s Day and FallFest, which Business Insider described as “a massive concert/party on the first week of classes that welcomes students back to campus” in our ranking of the “Most Fun Colleges.”
USA Today writes that Playboy “rated the schools based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics, the NCAA, the U.S. Economic Census ‘as well as feedback from Playboy’s more than 12 million social media fans.'”
Notably, the University of Iowa — which topped the Princeton Review’s list of party schools and gained notoriety this month for “Vodka Sam” — was absent from Playboy’s list, as was the University of Virginia, last year’s winner.
Here are Playboy’s top 10 party schools for 2013:
1. West Virginia University
2. University of Wisconsin
3. University of Colorado
4. University of Southern California
5. Florida State University
6. University of Texas
7. Louisiana State University
8. University of Georgia
9. Arizona State University
10. University of Maryland
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