University of Iowa ranked second-best 'party school'

School moves up from fourth-place ranking in 2011's Princeton Review

Diane Heldt
Published: August 20 2012 | 5:40 pm - Updated: 31 March 2014 | 11:15 pm in
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The University of Iowa is the nation's No. 2 "party school," according to an annual review that ranks things such as academics, campus life, politics and extracurricular involvement.

The Princeton Review ranks the UI second on the party school list in its 2013 guide, right behind West Virginia University. Ohio University in Athens, the University of Illinois and the University of Georgia round out the top five.

The UI ranked fourth in last year's party school survey.

See more about the rankings and the lists in other categories at www.princetonreview.com. The 2013 edition of the "Best 377 College" from the Princeton Review comes out Tuesday.

The Princeton Review survey asked 122,000 students at 377 top colleges to rate their school on dozens of topics for 62 ranking lists put out by the company. An average of 324 students per campus took part in the 80-question survey during the 2011-12 year and/or the previous two school years, the company says.

The Princeton Review is a company that provides services in test preparation, tutoring and college readiness.

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