PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Penn State Ranked One of The Most Fun Colleges By Business Insider

Is there anything more scientific than college ranking lists? Don’t answer that question, because Penn State was ranked as the eighth most fun college in the nation by Business Insider last month.

Using a combination of the Princeton Review’s yearly college rankings, Business Insider created a list of the 30 most fun colleges in the country. It then used the results from 12 different lists to determine the schools that made the cut. To create a more “accurate” list, the website used categories that showed “a strong social life, high student investment in athletics, lots of alcohol, and a high quality of life.”

Penn State ranked in the top 10 for “Lots of Beer,” “Students Pack the Stadiums,” and “Best Athletic Facilities,” but fell short when it came to the “Party Schools” and “Lots of Greek Life” categories.It beat out schools like Georgia, Wisconsin, and Vanderbilt and ranked third out of all Big Ten schools, but ultimately lost to Iowa and top-ranked Illinois.

Business Insider took note of Penn State’s booming bar scene and game day spirit, as well as the student body’s willingness to try different activities: “In addition to parties and bars, PSU students also enjoy attending comedy shows, trying new restaurants around campus, and seeing concerts at the Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State’s basketball arena,” it said.

About the Author

Gabriela Stevenson

Gabriela is a junior majoring in print and digital journalism and Onward State's student life editor. She is from Norristown, PA, which she normally refers to as "30 minutes outside of Philadelphia" (she looked up the exact driving time). She enjoys Broadway musicals, neck pillows, and eating cereal at night. To contact Gabriela, e-mail her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter @GabiStevenson if you want to feel young again.

Comments

Athletics

Cole Miller Misses Cut At U.S. Open

Miller finished the first two rounds of the U.S. Open at +12, missing the cut by four strokes.

Evan Barratt Invited To World Junior Summer Showcase

Several Penn State Women’s Soccer Players Training In WPSL

Top-100 Wrestler Flips From Pitt To Penn State

Maddie Elliston Named Penn State Women’s Soccer Captain

Student Life

Penn State Love Stories: A Chance Meeting At Beaver Stadium

If alumna Alex Perry hadn’t accidentally gotten into the wrong admissions line before a football game, she might never have met the love of her life.

Virtual Reality: Changing The Game At Penn State

Penn State Cracks The Top Ten In Niche’s 2018 Party School Ranking

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Freshman 101: How To Buy Football Tickets

Tickets go on sale for graduate students on Monday, June 18, followed by seniors on Tuesday, juniors on Wednesday, sophomores on Thursday, and freshmen on Friday.

Hackenberg Waived By The Raiders

Hackenberg was waived by the Raiders Tuesday only a few weeks — 21 days, to be exact — after he was traded to Oakland by the New York Jets.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Penn State Love Stories: A Chance Meeting At Beaver Stadium

If alumna Alex Perry hadn’t accidentally gotten into the wrong admissions line before a football game, she might never have met the love of her life.

Send this to a friend