The University of California, Santa Barbara was in the news recently as the county officials put a stop to a massive party dubbed Floatopia. Once canceled the students of UCSB took to the streets of nearby town Isla Vista, which is almost 100% students, in a new party dubbed Del-topia. This party attitude might be one of the reasons why Playboy picked USCB as the number 8 party school, on the Top 10 Schools, 2010 Playboy Party schools. UCSB was the only California college or university on this list, but the Playboy top 10 did also mention Chico saying that “Chico State may get a touch higher, but UCSB grads go on to do great things after their six years in college.” Most do not know that UCSB has 5 Nobel Prize winners on the faculty, which might be why Playboy called the college the “Harvard of Santa Barbara.”
UCSB and the town of Isla Vista is also well known for their massive Halloween party every year that fills up the entire town. It is no wonder that so many people apply each year for UCSB, and other California colleges in the region near the beach. There are not many schools like UCSB in California which have such strong academics, and a great atmosphere for partying. In addition to the Top 10 Schools, 2010 Playboy Party schools, there were also many honorable mentions for colleges around the US. Below are three of the funnier ones that stood out among the honorable mention list.
Best Fish-In-A-Barrel College: Sarah Lawrence, where 73 percent of the student body is female
Best College Drinking Innovation: The Flabongo, a beer bong made out of a lawn flamingo
Best College Sandwich: Fat Philly from the Rutgers grease trucks: two chicken fingers, cheesesteak, gyro meat, two mozzarella sticks, white and red sauces, lettuce and tomato