Playboy: UVA Is Nation's Top Party School

Playboy ranked America's best party schools by sex, nightlife, and sports, and UVA came out on top.

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Thomas Jefferson would be proud.

Jefferson's brainchild, the University of Virginia, is the nation's top party school, according to Playboy. UVA ranked above all the others in Playboy's three quality indices: sex life, nightlife, and sporting life. The magazine took "America's top 100 colleges" and ranked them across 900 data points in the three categories, and UVA came out on top.

[VIEW: A gallery of the top 10 party schools in America.]

"The Cavaliers place an uninspiring 16th in sports but more than made up for it in nightlife and sex, finishing number three and number two, respectively," says Playboy. "According to our math, two plus three equals one. Party on!"

[U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges of 2013]

The top-ranked school in the sex life category was University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where women are "plentiful," "beautiful," and "progressive." Ohio State University took top honors in the sporting life category, while Southern Methodist University, where "Dallas is your never-ending house party," ranked highest in nightlife.

Playboy's top 10 party schools overall are as follows:

1. University of Virginia

2. University of Southern California

3. University of Florida

4. University of Texas

5. University of Wisconsin

6. University of Georgia

7. Vanderbilt University

8. Tulane University

9. Texas Christian University

10. Ohio State University

Seth Cline is a reporter with U.S. News & World Report. Contact him at or follow him on Twitter.