No Plans This Weekend

The Huffington Post recently ran a photo essay highlighting American colleges that aren’t any fun. In contrast to Playboy’s annual list of the Top 10 Party Schools, HuffPo’s list of Anti-Party Schools, takes a look at American universities “where serious study and gentle fun reign.”

Highlights include the University of Chicago (“the place where fun goes to die”), Brigham Young University (students are not allowed to drink, smoke, or have sex) and Wheaton College (where students have only been permitted to dance since 2003).

It’s sort of a fun list to scroll through but it’s a little odd to highlight these schools as particular anti-party places. While the Penn State kegger may have colored America’s popular conception of college socializing, most schools aren’t party schools. Many students attend colleges without residential campuses at all and the idea of partying with classmates would be ridiculous at best.

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Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer