The short answer to that question is, probably not much. Still, See Thru Edu points to a piece by George Leef which examines that question.

Can We Do Anything About “Party Schools”?

A sociologist’s book explores the disturbing party culture at her university but sees no real solution.
By George Leef

Almost as much awaited as the yearly U.S. News & World Report college rankings is the annual Princeton Review ranking of the top “party schools.” By Princeton Review’s analysis, the top party school this year is (drumroll)…the University of Iowa. Congratulations, Hawkeyes. You beat out the University of California at Santa Barbara, the University of Illinois, and West Virginia University in a close race.

Quite a lot has been written about the phenomenon of the party school, which is to say, a college or university where a high percentage of the students engage in a great deal of partying. Murray Sperber’s Beer and Circus got into it (although the main focus was on the big-time sports environment; the two go hand in hand), Craig Brandon advised parents to avoid the booze-soaked atmosphere of party schools in his book The Five-Year Party, and last year’s Paying for the Partyby Elizabeth Armstrong and Laura Hamilton examined the effects that a major state flagship school’s sports and party mania has on different kinds of students enrolled there.

Now there is a new book on this distressing subject, Party School: Crime, Campus, and Community by sociology professor Karen Weiss. READ MORE HERE