America’s top 20 sober schools revealed
Brigham Young takes the No. 1 spot on The Princeton Review’s list.
For some, this may call for a toast — as long as the toast doesn’t involve booze.
For the 16th straight year, Brigham Young University has topped The Princeton Review’s list of “stone-cold sober schools.”
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“I guess you could say it’s our sweet 16th,” BYU media relations manager Todd Hollingshead joked.
On Monday, The Princeton Review released its 2014 edition of “The Best 378 Colleges.” The collection includes a list of the “Top 20 Sober Schools” in the United States. Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., ranked second, and College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo., ranked third. The California Institute of Technology and Xavier University of Louisiana also made the list.
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In the school’s Honor Code Statement, BYU students vow to “abstain from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee and substance abuse.”
"We absolutely embrace it," Hollingshead says. "It’s a major reason why people choose to be here."
Check out The Princeton Review’s rankings for the Top 20 Sober Schools, below.
- Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
- Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill.
- College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Mo.
- Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, Calif.
- U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
- Grove City College, Grove City, Pa.
- Wesleyan College, Macon, Ga.
- U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Conn.
- U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
- Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich.
- City University of New York-Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, N.Y.
- City University of New York-City College, New York City
- City University of New York-Queens College, Flushing, N.Y.
- Mills College, Oakland, Calif.
- Agnes Scott College, Atlanta/Decatur, Ga.
- Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, Mass.
- California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.
- Simmons College, Boston
- Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.
- Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans
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