The annual list by the Princeton Review of the Top 20 party schools in the USA is out. And one Louisiana school made the list. And it might not be the one that you think. Tulane University fell from #1 last year to #3 this year, and I'm sure all the parents who are paying tuition at Tulane are happy about that!

And in Princeton's list of the nation's 384 best colleges, LSU, University of Louisiana, Loyola University, University of New Orleans and Xavier University all are included.

Some of the factors and criteria for party schools include:

  1. Beer consumption
  2. Liquor consumption
  3. Drug consumption
  4. Hours student spent outside of the classroom daily
  5. The popularity of the fraternity and sorority scene on campus

Here are the Top 20 Party Schools for 2018:

1. University of Delaware, Newark DE
2. West Virginia University, Morgantown WV
3. Tulane University, New Orleans LA
4. Syracuse University, Syracuse NY
5. Bucknell University, Lewisburg PA
6. Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
7. University of Cal-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA
8. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison WI
9. Colgate University, Hamilton NY
10. University of Rhode Island, Kingston RI
11. University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa AL
12. University of Vermont, Burlington VT
13. Providence College, Providence RI
14. Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem NC
15. Union College (NY), Schenectady NY
16. University of Maine, Orono ME
17. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana IL
18. University of Florida, Gainesville FL
19. Florida State University, Tallahassee FL
20. Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park CA