Ranking The 30 Best Stoner Colleges In America

By 05.31.16

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Before we begin down the road of ranking prestigious educational institutions of higher learning in America, we wanted to define what a stoner college was before assuming you already knew that.

A stoner college, for the matter of our rankings, is any college in America that gives you the chance at a four year college degree in various different fields of study and a place where a large number of students like to partake in one of the most relaxing forms of partying, smoking pot. (So you are about to see a good number of schools from Colorado, Oregon, and Washington.)

A typical high school senior spends their last year of high school planning on what they are going to do with their lives. Some graduate early to start working to support their families while a majority of young adults spend a long time figuring out which college they are going to attend.

Our rankings are fun and should not effect your decision making process for college in any way, shape, or form. This is a ranking for those currently in college that might see their school, or one nearby, mentioned. It is also for the people that graduated or just like to have fun. (Just because you don’t attend any of these schools doesn’t mean you can’t party it up on campus, trust us, you can!)

So without getting into the weeds, literally, and boring you with the details behind our rankings, how about we just let you get started by checking out our first selection.

30. Brown University (Providence, RI)

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Have you ever heard anyone say harm-reduction model when discussing drug or alcohol use? It means that instead of preventing people from using drugs, it lessens the potential harms of using that drug and this model is in Brown’s school policy. In other words, students at Brown experiment a lot with marijuana.

29. Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)

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New Orleans isn’t just a town for drinking alcohol, many locals spend time enjoying the higher things in life. LSU might be a bigger campus with more students but that’s a party school where everyone drinks more than they smoke. At Tulane, everyone smokes more than they drink.

28. University of Massachusetts Amherst (Amherst, MA)

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Boston is known for several things but the most important to you is UMass Amherst. It is a party school all the way so if drugs aren’t your thing, no worries. The alcohol is flowing like the salmon of Capistrano. It wasn’t easy ranking them here because everyone is smoking pot but no one remembers.

27. University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)

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About two years ago, Sue Sisley was fired at the University of Arizona and hired to conduct research on Medical Marijuana’s effect on soldiers dealing with PTSD. Her groundbreaking research is just one of the many highly touted researchers involved in such a study with UNLV.

26. Washington State University (Pullman, WA)

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With pot becoming a legal recreational drug in the state of Washington, the rules have changed for students outside the school. But if you are living on campus or if you are on campus for any reasons, you are still prohibited for drug use because the school does not want to lose out on their federal financial aid funding, among many other federally funded grants that require the school to remain drug-free. The more the man says no, the more people tend to do the opposite. This campus doesn’t rank much higher but it is slowly climbing.

25. San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)

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Every student at any college will tell you that marijuana is prevalent on campus. The point of this story is to find the schools that have the highest number of students and faculty using pot, not just that the school uses it. San Diego State is such a fun school in SoCal that one of their professors decided to open up his own medical marijuana shop in 2014.

24. Colgate University (Hamilton, NY)

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Like the toothpaste? Wait, did we say toothpaste? That’s a weird word to say, Colgate. Um, oh hi. Sorry about that, we might be doing a little too much hands-on research on this list. Why couldn’t they tell me to research Olivia Wilde’s body? (Note: I would gladly conduct a study on it if anyone out there needs this to be done.)

23. Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, NY)

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Do not forget the main reason we are making this list for you today, so you may make the right decisions in life. That being said, Sarah Lawrence College is a great choice for the Bro’s out there for two reasons; the women are underrated and are stacked while the pot is flowing through the school like alcohol in Mississippi during prohibition.

22. Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, New York)

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It is hard to find a school like Bard College, a private Liberal Arts college, that isn’t considered for a list about biggest stoner colleges in America. The students are there to open up and free their minds to come up with creative and amazing ideas. If the Eagles could go on a nature quest and come back with an amazing album cover in the process, then Bard College deserves a spot on the list.

21. Warren Wilson College (Asheville, NC)

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If you are still confused on what we just said about Bard College, know this about Warren Wilson College, James Franco went to Warren Wilson College. If you don’t think weed is big on campus, you must not have seen Pineapple Express.


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