Everyone Thinks It's Bizarre That Playboy Named UPenn America's No. 1 Party School
According to Playboy, "Smarties can party too, and UPenn puts other Ivies to shame with its union of brains, brewskies and bros. Boasting a notorious underground frat scene that school officials have deemed a nuisance, these renegades pony up thousands of dollars' worth of liquor for their parties-and competition among the houses means a balls-out war of debauchery."
But most people seemed totally dumbfounded. Even Penn students and alumni seemed to be confused why their school was awarded this distinction, with some asking whether the magazine meant to crown party-loving Penn State instead.
The Daily Pennsylvanian's Under the Button blog had this to say: "While students at state schools, or really any school, might be asking some questions, we at Penn know not to submit a re-grade when we've got the A+. So whether it was our "notorious underground frat scene" or the fact that "casual sex is rampant" that piqued Playboy's interest (we assume its the latter), we'll celebrate the only way a true Quaker knows how, by doing nothing, because it's Monday."
Last year, West Virginia University took the top spot on Playboy's list. Playboy noted WVU's annual parties such as St. Patrick's Day and FallFest, which Business Insider described as "a massive concert/party on the first week of classes that welcomes students back to campus" in our ranking of the Most Fun Colleges.
Here's a sample of what many members of the Penn community had to say about Playboy's ranking on Twitter:
Several comments on Business Insider's original post about the Playboy list also shed light on the Quakers' confusion:
"Another Penn Alum here. I wouldn't say I was studying all the time, but there was not much of a party culture from Sunday to Wednesday, and almost none during finals. To say that it is a bigger party school then Arizona, for example, is a joke of epic proportions. Students at schools like that party 7 days a week."
We'll agree with Playboy that Penn does have a solid party scene, with vibrant Greek life, an abundance of local bars (though they do close at 2 a.m.), and events like Spring Fling. But No. 1 party school in America? Maybe not.
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