In 2009, Playboy announced it would make their ranking of top party schools an annual feature in the magazine. Here in its third year in a row, and 6th time overall in the magazine’s 58-year history, the ranking was released today and will be featured in the May 2011 issue of Playboy Magazine (on newsstands April 15). This year's #1 goes to the University of Colorado at Boulder (who was ranked 16th in the Princeton Review ranking).
The magazine’s first list, Top 40 Party Colleges, appeared in the January 1987 issue with Chico State taking the #1 spot. Arizona State is the only school to appear in all six of Playboy's rankings.
Best in Class
Also included for the second year in a row is a “Best in Class” list which gives honorable mention to colleges in 18 additional categories. These categories range from “Best Naked Parties” (Yale) to “Hottest Sorority” (San Diego State's Alpha Phi).