Syracuse Ranked No. 1 Party School by Princeton Review

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    Syracuse University knows how to party.

    The Orange are at the top of the annual list of the nation's top party schools released Monday by The Princeton Review.

    Last year's winner, the University of Iowa, is second. Rounding out the top five are: the University of California-Santa Barbara, West Virginia University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    Repeating at the top of "stone-cold sober schools" was Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

    Syracuse University officials aren't commenting on the private university's showing in the 2015 edition of "The Best 379 Colleges."

    Syracuse's student newspaper ranked second best among the 379 colleges surveyed, and its sports scene, rated third best, likely helped the party mood.

    Colgate University, also in upstate New York, topped the list of most beautiful campuses. The university of Chicago was found to have the best college library, and students voted Virginia Tech's dining hall offerings as the best campus food.

    Other No. 1 spots: Stanford University in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-friendly category; Elon University in North Carolina as best-run college; Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, for its dorms; and Yale University for best newspaper.

    "Our purpose is not to crown one college 'best' overall or to rank these distinctive schools 1 to 379 on any single topic," said Princeton Review senior vice president Robert Franek. "We present our 62 ranking lists to give applicants the broader base of campus feedback to choose the college that's best for them."

    About 130,000 students on 379 campuses were surveyed for the book, which contains 62 Top 20 lists ranking factors like financial aid awards, athletic facilities and food.

    The publication is not affiliated with Princeton University.

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