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Top party schools named by the Princeton Review

In this Jan. 27, 2014, file photo, students walk between buildings on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana, Ill. The U of I has partied its way into the top spot on an annual list of top party schools in the country. The Urbana-Champaign campus has been among the top five on the Princeton Review's annual list for years but is No. 1 on the new list released Monday, Aug. 3, 2015.

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The Princeton Review released its highly anticipated Annual College Rankings on Monday, and this years survey named University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as the top party school in the nation.

The Princeton Review has published these rankings since 1992 in its annual Best Colleges guide.

This year Princeton Review released 62 lists for 2016 including the "Most Beautiful Campuses in the Nation" and "Best Campus Food." According to the Princeton Review, the rankings are based on surveys of 136,000 students at 380 colleges. The rankings lists are entirely based on what students attending the schools in their Best Colleges book tell them about their colleges and their experiences via a survey, the Review explains.

"Our 62 ranking lists provide students with a way to see the types of colleges that could help them achieve their future goals and dreams," said Robert Franek the Princeton Review's Senior VP-Publisher in a press release. "Our goal is to help applicants choose and get into their dream college--the college best for them."

But the favorite list again this year seems to be the "Top Party Schools."

Coming in second after the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for top party school in the nation is the University of Iowa. Also gracing the list in the top 10: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bucknell University, Syracuse University, University of California--Santa Barbara, West Virginia University, University of Georgia, Tulane University and Colgate University.

The opposite of the party school list the, "Stone-Cold Sober Schools" was topped off this year by Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, followed by College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri. Also making the sober list this year is the United States Military Academy at No. 5 and the United States Naval Academy at No. 6.

Other schools that take the No. 1 slot on their respective lists: Claremont McKenna College for "Their Students Love These Colleges," Swarthmore College for "Professors Get High Marks," and Vanderbilt University for "Happiest Students."