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08/04/2014 13:39 EDT | Updated 12/06/2017 22:18 EST

A History Of The Princeton Review's Top Party School Ranking

A large crowd dances inside the Illusion Nightclub in downtown Morgantown, W.Va. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007.  The club is a popular spot for West Virginia University students. West Virginia University was ranked as the nation's No. 1 party school in the annual survey by The Princeton Review several times over the past two decades. (AP Photo/Dale Sparks)
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A large crowd dances inside the Illusion Nightclub in downtown Morgantown, W.Va. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007. The club is a popular spot for West Virginia University students. West Virginia University was ranked as the nation's No. 1 party school in the annual survey by The Princeton Review several times over the past two decades. (AP Photo/Dale Sparks)

For better or worse, Princeton Review's annual party school rankings are pretty well-known these days.

Released every August, the party school ranking from the Princeton Review often draws a lot of excitement and disagreement about its validity. Despite efforts by competitors though, the Princeton Review's ranking is typically the most well-known, due in part to its publicity campaign and history of releasing the lists.

However, knowing who took the crown in this ranking can be hard to find, so we went through old news clips to bring you a brief history of the top party schools.

As you can see, Syracuse University was the first private school to take the No. 1 ranking since Tulane in 1993, and there have certainly been trends among who takes the crown. Others who were once the party school champions are no longer even on the top 10, like the University of Rhode Island.

A recap of the No. 1 party schools ranked by the Princeton Review since 1993:

2015: Syracuse University

2014: University of Iowa

2013: West Virginia University

2012: Ohio University

2011: University of Georgia

2010: Penn State University

2009: University of Florida

2008: West Virginia University

2007: University of Texas at Austin

2006: University of Wisconsin-Madison

2005: State University of New York-Albany

2004: University of Colorado at Boulder

2003: Indiana University

2002: University of Tennessee

2001: Louisiana State University

2000: Florida State University

1999: State University of New York-Albany

1998: West Virginia University

1997: Florida State University

1996: University of Rhode Island

1995: University of Rhode Island

1994: University of Rhode Island

1993: Tulane University

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