UC Santa Barbara has an impressive academic reputation, but a new survey by a college ranking organization places it number one in a less than stellar category. The latest edition of the Princeton Review says UCSB is number one in the nation for hard liquor consumption. The new version of the annual survey also puts UCSB sixth in the country for party schools.
The Review also shows that a small South Coast college ranks high on the other end of the spectrum. Thomas Aquinas College in Ventura County is ranked third in the nation for least hard alcohol consumption, and fifth for the least amount of marijuana use.
The rankings are based on the Review’s surveys of more than 140,000 students at 385 colleges and universities.