3 from SEC named in top 20 party schools


We’re all about some football in the SEC. We know how to win, but we also know how to party.

But this year, only three SEC schools made the Princeton Review’s top 20 party schools in the country.

Here’s a link to last year’s list, as five SEC schools made the list. And in 2011, three schools were listed

Related: Ranking the best SEC cities for sports fans

Here are the rankings for 2013:

1. University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
2. University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.
3. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Ill.
4. West Virginia University, Morgantown W. Va.
5. Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
6. University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
7. Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
8. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis.
9. Penn State University, University Park, Pa.
10. Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.
11. University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
12. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.
13. DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind.
14. University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss.
15. University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
16. Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, Ohio
17. University of Maryland, College Park, Md.
18. Tulane University, New Orleans, La.
19. University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.
20. University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.

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  • No way South Carolina doesn’t make the list again, that just crazy. They should give 5 points a visit, not like they deployed riot police during the UGA game or anything…

    • OK I’m going to be honest. I’m as DIE HARD Gamecocks as one could get. i eat sleep and crap Carolina football. Ive been to gainsville ive been to athens. athens was by far one of the funnest places ive ever been followed closely by gainsville. and heard nothing but awesome stories from oxford. 5 points is not at all what it used to be. its not fun in fact i avoid it as of late. The Vista yea fun clean safe place to go hang out. but 5 points……..lets be real. i want columbia to be a top place to visit just as bad as you probably do but really man. if this surprises you that Columbia didnt make it you should really go visit Athens this year. or Gainsville next year. or Baton Rouge or Tuscaloosa or heck Nashville. I was shocked LSU or Bama wasnt on this. those places were awesome. and i cant wait to go to college station in a few years to see what thats like. but like i said man lets be real im not trying to bash you what so ever but columbia as of late not a super awesome bar scene in 5 points. ill choose downtown Clemson over 5 points Now tailgating way different story.

      on a brighter note. i guess i need to check out Iowa and UCSB. and Austin Texas is one heck of a time on a home game weekend.

  • Yes sir! Florida tops the SEC…We jumped Georgia this year!

  • Really?!?! You can’t put Oxford instead of University MS? C’mon SDS! That’s Busch league.

  • I would have thought WVU and Ole Miss would have been 1 & 2… Iowa #1? Appalled!

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