No. 1 Party School

UW Madison ranks on top of a nationwide list for party schools but the Chancellor is dismissing the findings as "junk science."

Monday, the Princeton Review released its latest tally of the nation's top party schools. UW Madison ranks first.

But school officials say they're working to change the perception. PACE is a nine-year-old UW project designed to reduce high risk drinking.

Susan Crowley, the director, says,” The fact is if you look at a lot of different rankings, UW Madison is a very strong research and teaching campus, as I've mentioned. It's very competitive to be admitted so there are a lot of reasons why students are here. Having a good time is one of those."

PACE stands for Policy, Alternatives, Community and Education. The project involves toughening alcohol policies on and off campus, creating alternatives to alcohol for students, and working with local landlords and business owners to suppress high–risk drinking.

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