Playboy Top Party School list

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By USA TODAY

The University of Virginia, founded in Charlottesville, Va., by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, takes top spot in Playboy's annual ranking of top party schools.

"Raise a glass to UVA, whose students know a thing or two about raising glasses and everything important to this list," Playboy gushes.

Here's the full list.:

1.University of Virginia
2.USC
3.University of Florida
4.University of Texas
5.University of Wisconsin
6.University of Georgia
7.Vanderbilt
8.Tulane
9.Texas Christian
10.Ohio State.

Worst overall party school: SUNY College of Environmental Science of Forestry ("Excellent science program? Of course. Anything else? Not really.")

Methodology? Playboy is succinct. "We took America's top 100 colleges and ranked them across 900 data points in three categories: Sex Life, Sporting LIfe, Nightlife."

In a breakdown by category, in what was surely a rigorous, peer-reviewed statistical undertaking, the University of North Carolina ranks No. 1 in Sex Life (Tar Heel women, Playboy says, are "plentiful," "beautiful" and "progressive." ( Worst: Colorado School of Mines.)

In the Sporting LIfe category, Ohio State tops the list. "In Columbus, top-notch tailgating is rivaled only by the games themselves." (Worst: Yeshiva University)

And in Night LIfe, Southern Methodist University is No. 1. "At SMU, Dallas is your never-ending house party." (Worst: Brigham Young.)

USA TODAY

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