If students' top college priority is partying, Syracuse University apparently is the place to be. Its ranking as the nation's top party school was revealed Monday by The Princeton Review based on a nationwide survey of 130,000 students. Syracuse's student newspaper ranked second best among the 379 colleges surveyed, and its sports scene, rated third best, likely helped the party mood. University officials were disappointed by the private university's showing in the 2015 edition of "The Best 379 Colleges." The book contains 62 top-20 lists gauging student satisfaction with professors, financial aid awards, athletic facilities, food and other factors. "We do not aspire to be a party school," Syracuse said in a statement citing its "long-established reputation for academic excellence with programs that are recognized nationally and internationally as the best in their fields." Rounding out the top 5 party schools were: the University of Iowa (last year's winner), the University of California-Santa Barbara, West Virginia University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Repeating at the top of the "stone-cold sober" schools was Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
-The Associated Press