Princeton Review: U. of Georgia best party school
Though "The Help" and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" might elicit tears and chills, do any books capitalize more on raw angst than college guides such as The Princeton Review?
Now that both of my kids are out of college, I'm a bit removed from that highly emotional period, when parents, high school seniors and counselors pore over the guides, searching for the perfect school. Parents are looking for leaders in the Most Well-Behaved and Studious category, while the kids' eyes are drawn to Best Party School. The 2011 Review says that's the University of Georgia (sorry, Johns Hopkins, maybe next year), represented in our photo by mascot Uga VII.
The Review, whose 2011 edition of "The Best 373 Colleges" is released Tuesday, combines student surveys with institutional data for assessments on dozens of categories, including most beautiful campus (Sewanee – The University of the South), best food (Bowdoin College) and best dorms (Bryn Mawr College). And for all us Terps fans, the University of Maryland, College Park was named for best athletic facilities.
For more category winners -- including Least Religious Students and Top Stone-Cold Sober Schools -- keep reading:
Best Classroom Experience – Mount Holyoke College
Most Conservative Students – Texas A&M University
Most Liberal Students – Hampshire College
Most Politically Active Students – American University
Most Accessible Profs – U.S. Air Force Academy
Least Religious Students – Sarah Lawrence College
Happiest Students – Brown University
Lots of Race/Class Interaction– University of Miami
LGBT-Friendly – Emerson College
Top Stone-Cold Sober Schools – Brigham Young University
Everyone Plays Intramural Sports – University of Notre Dame
Best Town-Gown Relations – Clemson University