The magazine Playboy has published a list of party schools six times: in 1987,
2002, 2006, 2009, 2010, and 2011. 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, and in 2009, the University of Miami
gained the top spot out of 25, ranking highest in the "brains" category, as well
as in the "bikini" category. The University of Texas at Austin took the top
ranking in 2010. In 2011, the University of Colorado at Boulder was ranked #1.