Well it’s that time of year again … time for Princeton Review to rank the biggest party schools in the nation.

This year’s winner is Syracuse, which is an interesting champ because it is not one of the large state schools that usually top the list.

The private university moved up from number five last year, dethroning the University of Iowa, which took the runner-up slot this time around.

The party school rankings are based on survey responses of students at the schools about such things as the use of alcohol and drugs on their campuses, the number of hours they study each day, and the popularity of the fraternity and sorority scene.

Here’s a rundown of the Top 10 party schools on this year’s list:

1        Syracuse

2        University of Iowa

3        University of California-Santa Barbara

4        West Virginia University

5        University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

6        Lehigh University

7        Penn State University

8        University of Wisconsin - Madison


9        Bucknell University