August 4th, 2014 at 4:37 PM ^

I attended West Virginia for a year many moons ago. I can attest to its lofty #4 ranking. It's debauchery at that school. Pure and simple, that school is one giant party.


August 4th, 2014 at 4:44 PM ^

... but how any school not named Florida St. is even on the list is beyond me.  I spent quite a few vacations down there visiting friends, and it isn't even close compared to Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois (all top 10).  I mean, Illinois? really?  


In my job, I always tell my team to look at the results of your analysis.  If it doesn't pass the sniff test, your inputs need to be reviewed.  This methodology does not pass the sniff test for me.




August 4th, 2014 at 4:45 PM ^

Yeah, any list that says Syracuse has the #3 sports scene on campus is a bit dubious.  I'm sure they drink a lot up there, but it's probably because they all realized that they're trapped in a freezing-cold upstate school for most of the year and when they do come to the city they realize the rest of the world doesn't care that they played football at some mid-level NJ HS 3 years ago.


August 4th, 2014 at 5:18 PM ^

Football has been tough for Syracuse lately, although they are improving. Basketball wise, there might not be many programs that can claim as much success in the past few years. Yes no national titles, but final fours and elite eights.

And 92-19 in the past 3 years with multiple #1 rankings. Not to mention averaging almost 11K more fans per game, and they had more fans at their midnight madness than when the Crisler Center is full.

Have to also mention their lacrosse team, which is the single elite lacrosse team historically.. 22 straight final fours and and 11 national titles on 18 tries.


August 4th, 2014 at 4:51 PM ^

It was biggest party school.  Not hotest chicks school but point taken.

Seriously though these lists do make me laugh.  It's like "hotest Victoria Secret model" or "unhealthiest thing to eat at Burger King".  It's college so virtually ALL schools with a few exceptions could lay claim to the honor.  Let's face it - anywhere that's largely populated by both men and women, 18-22 years old,, living without parental supervision for the first time where drugs and alcohol are readily available would be a fantastic party.


August 4th, 2014 at 6:18 PM ^

What happened to poor Sparty?  It used to be the only thing they could "hang their hat on."  Well, except maybe for producing future Monsanto employees...


August 4th, 2014 at 8:43 PM ^

I had a sweet job in Phoenix one year. I drove nail salon products to all the salons, spas, reports etc around Scottsdale and Tempe. All I have to say is, OMFG.

I was 18 and took a year to travel and somehow ended up there and that was a good year.


August 4th, 2014 at 9:38 PM ^

I've lived in Syracuse for 3 years and can say this really surprised me. Very little tailgating or football scene at all. Yes basketball season is crazy, but it's not even half of the year.

Maybe I'm not up on the party scene but downtown is never overly crowded and most good bars are full of grad students looking to have a good time and not be too crazy.


August 5th, 2014 at 11:16 AM ^

Take that, Ohio U. And that other Ohio. And Dayton.

Yes, we might suck in football (as many of you will get to see live and in person), but we know how to have a good time.


August 6th, 2014 at 12:54 PM ^

Syracuse's Chancellor Kent Syverud is, according to one Syracuse University Sports Blog, about to go all Dean Wormer on the students.  LINK

Could it be that enhanced partying is what the Syracuse students (even those who weren't there during the 2005-2008 football seasons) need to make them forget the awful stench of the Gergian Error of Syracuse Football?

Hard to believe that Syracuse once was the site of the NCAA Hockey Tournament.  Of course, it was in the days when only four teams made the tournament (two from the East and two from the West) and it was NOT known as the Frozen Four.