Qualifying as a top party school has little to nothing to do with large student population numbers. Ginormous bequeathments from big time generous alumni can’t buy a school a ranking on the prestigious Collegiate Standard list – generally. Making the cut is about demonstrating proportional excellence. Intensity. Yes, frequency is an element. Esprit de corps. Lot of intangibles. It’s a complex enterprise accurately formulating the college party index. Collegiate Standard ventured outside North Carolina and employed the US government’s Cray Jaguar Supercomputer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee to help calculate the results.
1) Appalachian State University - App State sophomore Nursing major Jill Stoutmire owns the Princeton Review record for performing an extended simultaneous mega bong/keg stand and nailing them with a double-roundoff dismount. Stoutmire’s awesome routine earned App State a whopping 120 points!
But what actually destroyed the party algorithm processed by the Cray Jaq and put App State over the top was that impromptu party thrown down by the mountaineers when the news broke that bin Laden had been killed.
Hey, check it out, when students use a national security news story as an excuse to bail their dorms en masse at midnight and storm the chancellor’s house like inmates loose at the North Carolina Correctional Institute, and then go dunk themselves in a frickin’ near freezing duck pond, it doesn’t take a supercomputer to figure out these mountaineers are animals at the next level. Well done ASU.
2) UNC Wilmington
3) Warren Wilson College
4) NC State University
5) East Carolina University