Top sober schools: Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah has ranked as number one “stone cold sober” school in America for the 16th time in the 2014 Princeton Review college evaluations. BYU also ranked second on the Review’s list of schools where students work hardest and get the most out of their effort.
BYU’s honor code requires students to “abstain from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee, and substance abuse.” It also requires neat and modest dress, clean language, and that its students “live a chaste and virtuous life,” among other stipulations.
Media relations manager for BYU Todd Hollingshead told the Salt Lake Tribune that the school’s sobriety requirements draw students interested in a different experience than many colleges offer.
“We absolutely embrace it,” he said. “It’s a major reason why people choose to be here.” He joked that drinking games at BYU involve chocolate milk.
The Princeton Review ranks 378 top colleges under various categories based on surveys of 126,000 students. The Best 378 Colleges: 2014 Edition is now available for purchase.
ABC News published the Princeton Review list of the top 20 sober schools:
Top 20 Sober Schools
1. Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
2. Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill.
3. College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Mo.
4. Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, Calif.
5. U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
6. Grove City College, Grove City, Pa.
7. Wesleyan College, Macon, Ga.
8. U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Conn.
9. U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
10. Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich.
11. City University of New York-Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, N.Y.
12. City University of New York-City College, New York City
13. City University of New York-Queens College, Flushing, N.Y.
14. Mills College, Oakland, Calif.
15. Agnes Scott College, Atlanta/Decatur, Ga.
16. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, Mass.
17. California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.
18. Simmons College, Boston
19. Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.
20. Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans
Highlights From The Princeton Review’s 2014 Rankings
Best-Run College – Claremont McKenna College (Calif.)
Best College Library – Columbia University (NY)
Best Campus Food – Bowdoin College (Maine)
Best College Dorms – Smith College (Mass.)
Most Beautiful Campus – University of Mississippi (Miss.)
Most Politically Active Students – The George Washington University (D.C.)
Most Conservative Students – Auburn University (Ala.)
Most Liberal Students – Bennington College (Vt.)
Town-Gown Relations Are Great – Clemson University (S.C.)
Top Party Schools – University of Iowa (Iowa)
Students Pack the Stadiums – University of Notre Dame (Ind.)
Best Athletic Facilities – Kenyon College (Ohio)
Their Students Love These Colleges – Virginia Tech (Va.)