This week Playboy magazine released its list of America’s Top 10 party schools. If the schools that made the list aren’t eager to celebrate this new dubious honor, at least they can claim some pretty notable alumni.
Gracing the top of the party school rankings is University of Virginia. Alum and former President Woodrow Wilson was the head Jefferson Literary Society debate club and a member of the campus glee club at UVA. Wilson began attending the school in fall of 1879 to study law though he withdrew because of poor health.
Two Kennedys call Playboy’s top pick their alma mater. Robert F. Kennedy received his law degree from the U of Va. School of Law in 1951. In 2000, the school dedicated a bust of the former Senator, attorney general and presidential candidate to UVA’s Caplin Pavilion.
Following in the steps of his big brother, Senator Edward Kennedy was a UVA law school alum, graduating in 1959.
The University of Virginia however is not only known for its frat parties and tailgates. The Law School is consistently ranked one of the top ten best in the country by U.S. News.
Other law school graduates of the top-rated party school are secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano who received her degree in 1983 and the son of FDR, Franklin junior, who graduated the law school in 1940.
Wilson and the Kennedy’s aren’t the only politicians whose Alma Mater’s made it onto Playboys top ten.
Third and eighth-ranked party schools graduated a few big names in the 2012 election too. Senator Marco Rubio graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science from Playboy’s top third party school, University of Florida. Newt Gingrich’s alma mater, Tulane University, came in eighth.
Al Gore, who might have had a little too much fun at the number 7 ranked party school, Vanderbilt University, didn’t actually graduate from either of the schools that he was enrolled in. Gore attended both the Divinity and Law Schools of Vanderbilt but never made it to graduation day.
According to Bill Turque, author of “Inventing Al Gore,” he failed five of the eight classes he took over the course of three semesters at the Divinity School. He did not graduate from Vanderbilt Law School either, enrolling for only a brief time and received mainly C’s.
His ex- wife Tipper, however, did graduate from Vandy, receiving her Master’s degree in psychology in 1976.
When it comes to Playboy’s list it seems like political wives and daughters may just want to have fun, too. University of Texas was ranked number 4 and it is the alma mater to former first family members. President Lyndon Johnson’s daughter Lynda and President George W. Bush’s daughter Jenna followed in the footsteps of their mothers, Lady Bird Johnson and Laura Bush, who all graduated from UT.
Here’s the full list of Playboy’s party school rankings:
- University of Virginia
- University of South Carolina
- University of Florida
- University of Texas
- University of Wisconsin
- University of Georgia
- Vanderbilt University
- Tulane University
- Texas Christian University
- Ohio State University