FAU outranks UM among top party schools

University Primetime ranks FAU among the top party schools in the nation.


Photo of students at the 2013 Foam Party. Photo by Dylan Bouscher

Emily Creighton, Features Editor

It looks like the cancellation of the annual Foam Party hasn’t been too detrimental to Florida Atlantic’s party scene. FAU has just been ranked no. 33 on University Primetime’s list of “The Real Top Party Schools.”

University Primetime – a website that covers varying topics related to college life – judged schools across the nation on how often they are in the news for “partying antics,” how popular their YouTube party videos are and how frequent they are recognized on social media for partying to compile this list.

While Penn State led at no. 1, other Florida schools that made the cut include Florida State University at no. 15 and University of Florida at no. 28. University of Miami trailed at no. 55, along with Florida Gulf Coast at no. 85.

“The fact that our University is ranked in the top 30 despite not having Official Greek housing speaks a lot about our student body,” said Mario Sobrino, a senior psychology and sociology double major. “Just because FAU has the structure of a commuter school doesn’t mean we don’t know how to throw down with the best of them.”

Others were surprised by the news. Junior anthropology major Krystal Aventi feels that FAU is not a party school, pointing out that there are noise restrictions for the dorms that deter students from partying.

In other FAU-related party news, I’m Shmacked – a website dedicated to writing college-related articles but best known for posting viral YouTube videos of college parties – will be coming to Boca’s Rockn Angels bar on Sept. 9 for a “Boca Block Party” featuring FAU and Lynn University.

In the past, I’m Shmacked has done videos for the University of Central Florida and University of Miami. Tickets are available at Ticket Fly.  

Emily Creighton is the Features Editor for the University Press. If you would like to contact her about this story or others, email her at [email protected].