- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Move over University of Iowa. There’s a new party school in town, and it’s called Syracuse University.

The Princeton Review awarded top honors for the nation’s best party school to Syracuse University in his 2014 ranking, bumping the former No. 1 placeholder, Iowa University, to second. Other colleges that made the list: the University of California at Santa Barbara, West Virginia University, Penn State University, Bucknell University and the University of Florida.

“Every college in our book offers outstanding academics,” Princetown Review Senior Vice President Robert Frankek said, United Press International reported. “These colleges differ significantly in their program offerings, campus culture, locales and cost. Our purpose is not to crown one college ‘best’ overall or to rank these distinctive schools 1 to 379 on any single topic. We present our 62 ranking lists to give applicants the broader base of campus feedback to choose the college that’s best for them.”

The Princeton Review compiles the list based on surveys of 130,000 students at 379 colleges. The annual “Best 379 Colleges” list has been compiled and published since 1992.