Roll Tide? Princeton Review Ranks UA the #1 Party School in the Nation
The City of Champions can add another trophy to its case, as the Princeton Review has bestowed a special... uh... honor upon the University of Alabama.
The publication, known for its annual education rankings, has released its list of the top "party schools" in the nation, with the University of Alabama sitting at #1.
What makes a school a "party school?" Here's the Princeton Review's definition:
Based on student ratings concerning the use of alcohol and drugs at their school, the number of hours they study each day outside of class time, and the popularity of fraternities/sororities at their school.
The University of Delaware, Syracuse University, West Virginia University, and the University of Tulane round out the rest of the top five. No other Southeastern Conference schools made the Princeton Review's top 20.
In a normal year, I'd just say college kids are going to be college kids--but you have to admit being ranked the #1 party school in the midst of a pandemic is slightly sus.
University of Alabama President Stuart Bell released a statement yesterday urging students to be responsible, because the novel Coronavirus has left the fate of the semester in jeopardy. Bell also added that the University of Alabama and Tuscaloosa Police Departments will actively enforce local and state health ordinances.
"Now is the time to take action, commit to protect each other, and hold each other accountable," Bell said.