TPR’s 2014 Top 20 Party Schools in the Country Detonates Controversy

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The guides and rankings published by The Princeton Review are considered some of the most veritable sources of information among applicants wishing to get into a wide array of higher education institutions in both the United States and in numerous countries around the world.

Mexico City, December 5th, 2013.

The guides and rankings published by The Princeton Review are considered some of the most veritable sources of information among applicants wishing to get into a wide array of higher education institutions in both the United States and in numerous countries around the world.

The wide controversy detonated after publishing our 2014 Top 20 Party Schools in the Country guide triggered a series of comments, articles, and even the launch of a book that frontally faces the alcohol-based college culture in America.

Author and sociologist Karen G. Weiss, who’s also a professor at the University of West Virginia, originally based her text on the data contained in TPR’s aforementioned guide. In her book “Party School: Crime, Campus, and Community”, Weiss states that excessive drinking is the origin of crime, abuse, and corruption involving college comunities and the local authorities, which many times decide to look the other way, regardless of the increasingly alarming signals, with the excuse of considering excessive drinking as the price students have to pay to join certain power groups, among which numerous fraternities can be found. These actions allow those who are granted access to such groups to establish a network of contacts and relations that frequently transcend the academic realm into the corporate and even governmental spheres.

The TPR survey quoted by profesor Weiss was applied nationally to 122 000 college students Once more, the updated and veritable information of The Princeton Review resources have a positive impact in society, in this case by generating a healthy debate on one of the issues that most severly affects the health and performance of te students who attend higher education isntitutions in the US.