Syracuse University ranks as No. 1 party school

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20.University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

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19.University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

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18.University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

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17.Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

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16.University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi

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15.University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

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14.DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana

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13.Ohio University-Athens, Athens, Ohio

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12.Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

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11.Miami University (Ohio), Oxford, Ohio

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10.University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

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9.Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

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8.University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

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7.Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

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6.Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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5.University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois

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4.West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

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3.University of California-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California

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2.University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

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1.Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Syracuse University has claimed the title of nation's top party school.

The No. 1 ranking 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 had no immediate comment on 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.

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.

Syracuse's central New York neighbor Colgate University topped the list of most beautiful campuses. The university of Chicago was found to have the best college library, and students voted Virginia Tech's dining hall offerings as the best campus food.

Other No. 1 spots: Stanford University in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-friendly category; Elon University in North Carolina as best-run college; Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, for its dorms; and Yale University for best newspaper.

"Our purpose is not to crown one college 'best' overall or to rank these distinctive schools 1 to 379 on any single topic," said Princeton Review senior vice president Robert Franek. "We present our 62 ranking lists to give applicants the broader base of campus feedback to choose the college that's best for them."

Northeastern University in Boston took the No. 1 spot on the list of best career services. Oregon's Reed College topped the list of best professors, and the happiest students were found at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, according to the rankings.

An average of 343 students per campus were asked 80 questions about their schools and themselves during the 2013-14 and/or previous two school years. With no affiliation to Princeton University, the Natick, Massachusetts-based Princeton Review has published "The Best 379 Colleges" since 1992.

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20.University of Dallas, Irving, Texas

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19.Nazareth College, Rochester, New York 

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18.University of Houston, Houston, Texas

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17.St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota

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16.Mills College, Oakland, California

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15.City University of New York-Queens College, Flushing, New York

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14.Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, Massachusetts

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13.U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland 

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12.Wesleyan College (Georgia), Macon, Georgia

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11.City University of New York-City College, New York, New York

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10.City University of New York-Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York 

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9.U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut

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8.Grove City College, Grove City, Pennsylvania

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7.Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts

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6.College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri

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5.Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, California

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4.Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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3.U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York

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2.Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois 

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1.Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

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