Playboy Magazine Ranks WVU #1 Party School
Written by Jared Pelletier
Last updated on September 27, 2013 @ 7:34PM
Created on September 27, 2013 @ 6:38PM

According to Playboy magazine, WVU is the number one party school in the country.

This isn't the first time the University received this type of recognition. The past few years, other party school polls have ranked WVU as number one or very close to it.

Earlier this week, the University revealed violent crimes on campus are down and property crimes are up.

Some students believe the poll results put the school in the spotlight for the wrong reasons. Others said as long as people behave and focus on their studies the ranking really doesn't matter.

A few students said they're proud of the "accomplishment" and it might even encourage more people to enroll.

"It's not part of the academics or athletic parts of WVU. It's more of a social life and it's not really the college directly that's affecting this ranking," said WVU freshman Amine Feliachi.

WVU freshman Alicia Black said, "I think it depends. If everyone plays by the rules, doesn't get hurt, doesn't do anything illegal and still does ok on their studies then it's not necessarily a horrible thing."

WVU University Relations released a statement in response to the ranking. You can read it in its entirety below.

 "Wisconsin. Colorado. Southern Cal. Florida State. Texas. LSU. Georgia. Maryland. These schools are also on that list, too, and they are all fine, academically strong institutions. The fact is that these kinds of lists always are filled with large, diverse institutions with active and successful athletic programs - as well as strong academics and research.

So, as we've said before about these type of rankings, they are not the ones that matter; they carry no credence beyond fodder for magazine sales. Our many academic rankings speak for themselves, such as the nation's No. 3 rural medicine program and numerous programs in the top 100 or higher of their disciplines as ranked by U.S. News, such as being one of the top 15 in producing Rhodes Scholars, and other rankings that recognize WVU's veteran-friendly programs, both for academics and as a place to work."


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