44 / 29
      42 / 29
      49 / 41

      Syracuse University ranked top party school by Princeton Review

      Syracuse University knows how to party.

      The Orange are at the top of the annual list of the nation's top party schools released Monday by The Princeton Review.

      Last year's winner, the University of Iowa, is second. Rounding out the top 5 are: the University of California-Santa Barbara, West Virginia University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

      Repeating at the top of "stone-cold sober schools" was Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

      Syracuse says in a statement that it doesn't "aspire to be a party school." It says it has a an internationally recognized reputation for academic excellence.

      â??We are disappointed with the Princeton Review ranking, which is based on a two-year-old survey of a very small portion of our student body," said the school in a news release. "Syracuse University has a long-established reputation for academic excellence with programs that are recognized nationally and internationally as the best in their fields. We do not aspire to be a party school. With new leadership, we are very focused on enhancing the student experience, both academically and socially. Students, parents, faculty and the full Syracuse University community should expect to see important and positive changes in the year ahead that will improve and enhance the student environment in every aspect.â??

      About 130,000 students on 379 campuses were surveyed for the book, which contains 62 top-20 lists ranking factors like financial aid awards, athletic facilities and food.

      The publication is not affiliated with Princeton University.

      SU's Central New York neighbor Colgate University topped the list of most beautiful campuses.

      (Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.)