[Bumped, while we wait for video of Joe Paterno referring to Twitter as "tweedle-doos" and asking Gerry DiNardo to write him a love letter. Almost as good as when he said he didn't know how to download a jar of peanut butter a few years ago. - RUTS]
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State University tops the charts this year when it comes to the country’s top party schools.
The school known in part for its football tailgate weekends and fraternity and sorority scene snatched the title away from last year’s winner, the University of Florida, which finished second in the 2009 Princeton Review survey of 122,000 students released Monday.
It’s the first time Penn State has finished first in the dubious category. The school has been on the list the last seven years, and finished third in 2008. The listing covers Penn State’s main University Park campus in State College.
The annual rankings also list the country’s "Stone-Cold Sober Schools." Brigham Young University in Utah topped that list for the 12th straight year.
Other places where Penn State ranked:
#6 Best Career Services
#6 Best College Newspaper
#17 Election? What Election?
#6 Everyone Plays Intramural Sports
#3 Jock Schools
#1 Lots of Beer
#9 Lots of Hard Liquor
#3 Major Frat and Sorority Scene
#1 Party Schools
#2 Students Dissatisfied with Financial Aid
#1 Students Pack the Stadiums
#11 Students Study the Least
#3 Best Athletic Facilities