We have some good news and some bad news for those who are fans of and attend the University of North Carolina. The bad news you should already know: you didn’t win the NCAA basketball championship. The good news is that you did come out on top in this ranking of colleges who tweet the most about drinking. I’m guessing that the events of Monday night probably only served to reinforce that ranking.
Reports The Huffington Post…
The analysis counted alcohol-related tweets that were made within 3 miles of the campus center, and then calculated the rankings by applying the number per capita, based on the school’s enrollment. The tweets were collected during the 2014-15 school year, and included those with keywords like “drunk,” “drinking,” “alcohol,” “booze,” “beer” or “wine.”
The ranking for large schools includes some known party schools like WVU and Ohio University. Among the Ivy League, Brown University is considered the school where students talk the most about drinking on Twitter, followed by Yale University. The University of Pennsylvania, which was somehow ranked the No. 1 party school in 2014 by Playboy magazine, lands in third among the Ivies on the drunk tweet countdown.
They do also point out a caveat that these rankings were created by looking at geolocated tweets so really these are the college “towns” that tweet the most about drinking, but that’s really kind of splitting hairs once you see the lists.
Here are the top 10 “large schools” with enrollment of 15,000 or more that tweet the most per capita about drinking…
1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2. West Virginia University
3. Virginia Commonwealth University
4. Ohio University
5. California State University, Chico
6. Indiana University of Pennsylvania
7. University of South Carolina
8. Boise State University
9. Eastern Michigan University
10. Bowling Green State University
And here are the top 10 “mid-sized schools” that tweet the most per capita about drinking…
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2. Savannah College of Art and Design
3. College of Charleston
4. Johnson & Wales University
5. Tufts University
6. Strayer University
7. University of Southern Maine
8. Yale University
9. University of Michigan – Flint
10. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Look at that. Villanova is nowhere to be found. So there you go, UNC fans, you can at least say that you are the champs in one thing today.