The magazine Playboy has published a list of party schools
since 1987. The 1987 list included forty schools, with
sixteen honorable mentions; California State University, Chico ranked first, a
distinction that, according to the magazine, some students considered a burden.
In 2002, the list featured twenty-five schools and ten honorable mentions and
was topped by Arizona State University. The University of Wisconsin–Madison
placed first among ten schools in 2006.
This year, the University of Pennsylvania’s “work hard, play hard” mentality is
paying off. Working hard has made the Ivy League school the 8th best school in
the nation, according to U.S. News, but playing hard has secured it the number 1
spot on Playboy‘s annual Top 10 Party Schools.
The Quakers are known for their notorious underground frat scene, off-campus
parties, Spring Fling and Philadelphia’s big bar scene, according to Playboy.