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UCSB Is Second Best Party School In The Country

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If you grew up on the east coast like some of us did, and you heard one time that California had colleges located directly on the beach, you probably immediately mythologized them, assuming that they were the most wonderful place to pursue your higher education and knowing deep down that nothing you could find in the Northeast or the tri-state area could possibly compare.

And if you then later tried to relieve yourself of that notion because you ultimately went to college on the east coast anyway, guess what—your gut instinct was right. It WAS amazing to go to school on the beach. In fact, it was among the most fun experiences you could have had—according to the Princeton Review, the University of California at Santa Barbara is the second best party school in the country.

The rankings were released Monday, and included 20 schools. According to the Huffington Post, UCSB came in second only to the University of Iowa.

The rankings were based on a survey of 126,000 students in the nation, and asked those students a series of 80 questions.

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In an article in the Ventura County Star, a UCSB student was quoted agreeing whole-heartedly with the ranking:

“I definitely think it is a party school,” said UCSB microbiology student Caitlin Calahan. “There’s something to do every week.”

Calahan went on to say that in addition to being super fun, the college is populated by hot people:

Calahan said UCSB has a reputation for having attractive people living on the beach and is a magnet for college students from other regions, especially for events such as Deltopia and Halloween.

Over at the Facebook page "UCSB Confessions," students wore the label of hard partiers proudly. One post read:

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Shout out to UCSB for making it the #2 party school in the nation!

UCSB went up in the ranks this year; last year, it was a shameful #7. Kudos to those kids working hard to get this honor on the books—you, friends, are the future of this great nation.