Princeton Review Party Schools 2011: Ski crazy CU-Boulder drops out of top 10

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 2, 2010 6:13 pm

It’s a sad day on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus. The ski and snowboard obsessed students who flock to the school each year in hopes of not only lapping Summit County five days a week, but also partying harder than they ever thought possible, are likely to be disappointed by the 2011 Princeton Review findings released today; Colorado is no longer a top-10 party school.

Last week, CU president Bruce Benson took a preemptive approach to the incoming rankings, as he criticized the scoring as being unscientific and based on student anecdotes. Naturally, CU-Boulder students felt that this was a good sign towards their potential party ranking, as university officials were already down-playing the forthcoming results to likely ease the fears of parents, many who think their child will become a party-crazed ski bum for the next 4 years, or in some cases, longer.

Unfortunately, when the numbers came out today, Boulder was relegated to a lower tier party school as the university, which once ranked as the No. 1 party school (2003) is down to No. 16. To add insult to injury, the school lost a step in the “Reefer Madness” category as it fell from No. 5 to No. 6.

Fear not my hard-partying ski brethren, as at least your school didn’t fall into the “Stone-Cold Sobert Schools” category such as the case of the Utah skiers at Brigham Young University, which topped the list for the 12th straight year.

The Top-20 Party Schools

1. Georgia
2. Ohio University
3. Penn State
4. West Virginia
5. Mississippi
6. Texas at Austin
7. Florida
8. California — Santa Barbara
9. Iowa
10. DePaul University
11. Florida State University
12. Wisconsin — Madison
13. Alabama
14. Sewanee — The University of the South
15. Indiana — Bloomington
16. Colorado — Boulder
17. Missouri
18. Illinois
19. Maryland
20. Michigan State