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Old 18 September 2007, 10:49 PM
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For the first time in 10 years, West Virginia University is back where students say it belongs, ranking as the nation's No. 1 party school in the annual survey by The Princeton Review.

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Old 18 September 2007, 11:54 PM
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Yea! My alma matter (UCSB) is still on the list at #10!!!
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UF is #4. Not surprising, really. Just watch out for the cops. They'll taser you if you party too hard.

My apologies if that joke was in poor taste.
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Old 19 September 2007, 12:52 AM
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Yea! My alma matter (UCSB) is still on the list at #10!!!
Mine (Ohio University) is at #9! Let's party!
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Old 19 September 2007, 01:59 PM
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Mine (Penn State) #6. When I went there 1982-1986, I don't ever recall making the top 10. With all the partying going on there at the time I do remember thinking that it must be really bad at the schools on the top
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Colorado has fallen from grace (or risen to grace, depending on yoru perspective). Not even top 20 material anymore. Top 15 for pot though, that's comforting.
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Old 14 October 2007, 06:58 PM
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For the first time in 10 years, West Virginia University is back where students say it belongs, ranking as the nation's No. 1 party school in the annual survey by The Princeton Review.

http://www.djournal.com/pages/story.asp?ID=249276
And the Libraries are Number 5! (or so I've heard . . .)
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UF is #4. Not surprising, really. Just watch out for the cops. They'll taser you if you party too hard.
No! Don't tase them, bro!
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Old 14 October 2007, 07:36 PM
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Oh, and why is CUNY-Queens on the "Stone Cold Sober" list? It hardly seems to fit with the other schools which have a strict religious or military affiliation. Is it really more stone-cold sober than, say Bob Jones, Liberty, Regent, or Pensacola Christian College?

And what about the for-profit colleges, or are they not counted? I can't imagine something like ITT Tech or DeVry--places where people who have other things going on in their lives go just to learn to do a job--would be real "party schools"
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I don't know if Pensacola would figure into the Princeton Review. It isn't accredited.

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I heard a rather amazing boast: Supposedly the students at West Virginia consume 2% of the nation's alcohol? It seems obviously wrong, but it was so over-the-top that I wondered where it came from. Has anyone else heard it?
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Old 15 October 2007, 12:49 PM
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I disagree with the University of New Hampshire being on there. Yeah, it's a party school, but out of all the schools in the UNH circuit, I would say that the actual UNH campus isn't that bad. UNH has schools all over NH, such as Keene State and Plymouth State. Plymouth State is probably the worst. Perhaps they just meant UNH in general, and not specifically the UNH campus?
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Whoa. They dropped UW-Madison off? I thought that was always way up there.
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UF is #4. Not surprising, really. Just watch out for the cops. They'll taser you if you party too hard.

My apologies if that joke was in poor taste.
I thought it was hilarious! Hello to another Gainesvillian!
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Old 15 October 2007, 03:12 PM
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I heard a rather amazing boast: Supposedly the students at West Virginia consume 2% of the nation's alcohol? It seems obviously wrong, but it was so over-the-top that I wondered where it came from. Has anyone else heard it?
I've heard it, but only as student-lore.

Gimme a couple of days, and I'll find how much alcohol is consumed in the US per year, and we can see how much 2% is.

slight hijack/ The school paper ran a front-page article on the problem of vomit on the streets of Morgantown. With a full-color picture of said problem. (need a nauseated icon . . .)
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Old 17 October 2007, 06:39 PM
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I heard a rather amazing boast: Supposedly the students at West Virginia consume 2% of the nation's alcohol? It seems obviously wrong, but it was so over-the-top that I wondered where it came from. Has anyone else heard it?
Stand back! I will attempt doing math! (And I'm sure there are gross errors abounding)

OK -- according to the Statistical Abstract of the United States, the avergage person drank 25.2 gallons of alcohol in 2004 (that's some average person!)

Assuming a population estimate of 292,801,000 (according to Census data for 2004) that's a total of 7,378,585,200 gallons (drunkards!).

WVU had an estimated student enrollment of 25,000 in 2004.

Therefore, they would have to drink 147,571,704 gallons of alcohol to drink 2% of the national total, or 5903 galloons per person in a year or 16 gallons per day.
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Old 17 October 2007, 08:02 PM
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OK -- according to the Statistical Abstract of the United States, the avergage person drank 25.2 gallons of alcohol in 2004 (that's some average person!)
Is that the "average person of legal drinking age", or just the average person, in general? I suppose my question is, does that account for the millions of children who (presumably) drank 0 gallons of alcohol in 2004?

That would also apply to the use of the full US population (291 million) vs. the population of legal drinkers in the US....

At any rate, I sincerely doubt that one college could account for 2% of total US alcohol consumption. The entire state of West Virginia? Maybe. But not just Morgantown...

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Old 17 October 2007, 08:03 PM
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Oh, please. WVU students probably consume that much just following one game against Pitt.
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Old 18 October 2007, 09:23 AM
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Oh, and why is CUNY-Queens on the "Stone Cold Sober" list? It hardly seems to fit with the other schools which have a strict religious or military affiliation. Is it really more stone-cold sober than, say Bob Jones, Liberty, Regent, or Pensacola Christian College?

And what about the for-profit colleges, or are they not counted? I can't imagine something like ITT Tech or DeVry--places where people who have other things going on in their lives go just to learn to do a job--would be real "party schools"
Yeah, that's weird. I was going to say because the list didn't factor in private schools, but there's Brigham Young on the list. Perhaps it's by student population? Maybe CUNY Queens has a large student population, but no on-campus housing? There's a huge junior college in the Kansas City area (Johnson County Community College) that has about 15,000 students (keep in mind this is just a junior college), but no on-campus housing. I would imagine that would cut down on the partying, or at least the ability to "count" the parties/drinking for the study. But I base this hypothesis on no concrete evidence whatsoever. Oh - and those rules for Pensacola Christian College? Yeowza! Vogue is porn, you can't go to the mall after 5pm, girls have to wear dresses - it's completely fascinating, really.

God, I miss my undergrad experience. So many Busch Lights . . . so much time throwing up in the dorm bathroom. And I went to a Baptist school...
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Old 18 October 2007, 12:27 PM
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Is that the "average person of legal drinking age", or just the average person, in general? I suppose my question is, does that account for the millions of children who (presumably) drank 0 gallons of alcohol in 2004?
I assume that SAofUS probably used the amount of alcohol sold, so there was probably a lot of underage drinking in that stat.

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That would also apply to the use of the full US population (291 million) vs. the population of legal drinkers in the US....

At any rate, I sincerely doubt that one college could account for 2% of total US alcohol consumption. The entire state of West Virginia? Maybe. But not just Morgantown...
The entire campus would be in a constant state of alcoholic stupor (Hmm.......that might explain some administrative decisions . . . .)
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