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Iowa and Illinois schools make Top Party Schools list

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The University of Iowa in Iowa City is listed among the top five party schools in the U.S.

Iowa ranks number four on the list, which is published annually by the Princeton Review.   Last year, Iowa ranked number nine on the list.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ranked number 11 on the 2012 list of top party schools.

To make the list, schools must have a top 50 ranking in another major ranking system within the past year.

Here’s the complete list of Princeton Review’s top party schools for 2012:

  1. Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
    2. University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
    3. University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss.
    4. University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    5. University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.
    6. West Virginia University, Morgantown, W. Va.
    7. Penn State University, University Park, Pa.
    8. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.
    9. University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
    10. University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    11. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    12. Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
    13. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.
    14. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis.
    15. DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind.
    16. Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.
    17. Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.
    18. University of Maryland, College Park, Md.
    19. University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.
    20. University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.