To quote a saying "No one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they got plenty of sleep." For one college up the road, that could be their motto. 

The Princeton Review comes out with a yearly list of the best schools in the country, including the best party schools. For 2017, the University of Wisconsin was named to the top spot. The last time they received that ranking was back in 2006.

How does the publication come up with that determination? Here is what they say on their website:

"Schools on the "Party Schools" list are those at which surveyed students' answers indicated a combination of low personal daily study hours (outside of class), high usages of alcohol and drugs on campus and high popularity on campus for frats/sororities."

When the announcement was made, the University made a statement:

"Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have an incredible sense of pride in this institution and great camaraderie with their fellow Badgers that contributes to making our university an enjoyable place to attend school. But this is only half of the story. UW-Madison is also an exceptional place to learn, conduct research and serve our community. We rank among the world’s top 25 universities, in the top five in research expenditures and are second in the nation in producing Peace Corps volunteers.

 
However, as at many institutions of higher education, high-risk alcohol use on campus remains a pressing public health concern that negatively impacts campus safety and students’ academic progress and well-being. Through programs such as AlcoholEdu, which is mandatory for incoming students, we educate students so they can make informed choices about alcohol use. These programs are helping shape students’ behavior in more positive directions - many of our students report that they choose to drink in moderation, infrequently or not at all. Data from the National College Health Assessment shows nearly 10 percent of the student body are non-drinkers and 56 percent of students are low-risk drinkers (zero to four drinks)."
Another university downstate was named number three on the list. The University of Illinois came just behind West Virginia for number two.
  1. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  2. West Virginia University
  3. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  4. Lehigh University
  5. Bucknell University
  6. University of Iowa
  7. University of Mississippi
  8. Syracuse University
  9. Tulane University
  10. Colgate University
  11. University of California―Santa Barbara
  12. University of Delaware
  13. University of Rhode Island
  14. Wake Forest University
  15. College of Charleston
  16. University of Maine
  17. University of Vermont
  18. University of Florida
  19. University of Colorado―Boulder
  20. Florida State University