UWO makes Playboy's best party school list

April 14, 2011

Playboy magazine has named the University of Western Ontario North America's fourth-best party school, following the University of Colorado Boulder, Pennsylvania State University, and Arizona State University. The adult magazine describes London's bar scene as "kicking," and cites both St. Patrick's Day and Halloween as "monumental occasions" at UWO, which is the only Canadian university on the top-10 list. Playboy also singles out Saugeen-Maitland Hall, UWO's largest residence, for its party reputation. The magazine's annual ranking is based on factors such as student interviews, an institution's male-to-female ratio, and winning sports teams. A UWO official says she doubts the Playboy list will hurt the university's reputation. "I don't know how many people these days would use that magazine as a way to choose a university." London Free Press