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Lots of parties, little studying



So UF isn't in the top 10 for academics, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2008 rankings for comprehensive public research universities. But Princeton Review says UF is No. 4 for.....Partying! And No. 3 for....Jock Schools!

The 2008 Princeton rankings, the more frivolous and eclectic and very non-scientific of the many rankings lists out there, puts FSU (once noted by Playboy for its partying scene) a measly No. 18 for partying and No. 10 among  "jock schools."

UF also got a No. 9 nod for "lots of hard liquor" AND "lots of beer" categories - even after President Bernie Machen's ongoing attempts to cut down on excessive drinking among students.

New College, the tiny liberal arts institution in Sarasota, once again made the top 10 in the, ahem, "reefer madness" category. Eckerd College in St. Pete was ranked No. 18.

And when it comes to academics, FSU and UF aren't wowing anyone, at least according to Princeton survey participants. They were ranked No. 11 and 12 for "students almost never study."

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:21am]


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