UT Ranks 6th on List of Top Party Schools

University of Georgia tops list

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    The University of Texas, again this year, inched up the Princeton Review’s list of the top party schools in the United States.
    The Longhorns came in at No. 8 for 2008, and jumped a notch in 2009, moving to No. 7.
    This year, UT just missed the top five, landing at No. 6, which, right, would be just missing the top five, but that might have been because it was more of a wake school than a party school after the loss to Alabama for the mythical national championship.
    The University at Georgia topped this year’s list — and aren’t the regents proud? — after coming in fourth last year and seventh the year before. Those kids put in some serious work to move up the rankings.
    No wonder, though. According to an Associated Press article, the town of Athens, Ga., sports nearly 100 bars in the immediate downtown vicinity surrounding the school.
    The top five also included Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and hmmm, Penn State, West Virginia University, and the University of Mississippi. Perennial party powerhouse the University of Florida — second last year and tops the year before — fell to the No. 7 slot.
    All three of the most recent rankings pretty much just swap around the placements of the same schools, so parents, you know your kids are in good bartending hands when they enroll in one of these institutes of higher living, er, learning.
    Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He thinks he went to college. It’s all just a blur.