ORONO — The University of Maine, which uses the Maine Stein Song as its school song, has cracked the top 20 for party schools for the first time.

The annual ranking by The Princeton Review put West Virginia University on top as the nation’s No. 1 party school.

Down on the list, at No. 19, was the University of Maine, just ahead of the University of Tennessee.

The Princeton Review ranks 62 categories from food to dorms to general happiness.

When it comes to food, Maine’s Bowdoin College has no peers. The college, which starts the year with a lobster bake for students, came in first place for best campus food as well as “quality of life.”

Party schools

1. West Virginia University, Morgantown

2. University of Iowa, Iowa City

3. Ohio University, Athens

4. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

5. University of Georgia, Athens

6. University of Florida, Gainesville

7. University of California-Santa Barbara

8. Florida State University, Tallahassee

9. Miami University of Ohio, Oxford

10. Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.

11. Penn State University, University Park, Pa.

12. DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind.

13. University of Wisconsin-Madison

14. University of Mississippi

15. University of Texas-Austin

16. University of Maryland, College Park

17. University of South Carolina, Columbia

18. James Madison University, Harrisonburg Va.

19. University of Maine, Orono

20. University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 

Stone-cold sober schools

1. Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

2. Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill.

3. U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.

4. U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Conn.

5. Grove City College, Grove City, Pa.

6. U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

7. City University of New York-Brooklyn College

8. Wesleyan College, Macon, Ga.

9. Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.

10. Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich.

11. City University of New York-City College

12. City University of New York-Queens-Hunter College, Flushing, N.Y.

13. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, Mass.

14. Agnes Scott College, Atlanta-Decatur, Ga.

15. Simmons College, Boston

16. U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.

17. Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif.

18. Becker College, Worcester, Mass.

19. Cooper Union for the Advancement of New York

20. California State University-Stanislaus, Turlock, Calif.

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