I can understand why she’s unhappy about the news. It’s not a great talking point for any school.

Blake Neff reports at the Daily Caller.

College Head Furious After School Is Named No. 1 Party School In US

The Princeton Review, which ranks colleges on a host of metrics from academics to beer consumption, has released its annual list of America’s top party colleges, and the winner isn’t happy about it.

Phyllis Wise, the chancellor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne (UIUC), which took the top spot, says there is far more the school should be known for rather than partying, and criticized the ranking for being insufficiently “scientific.”

“This is not a scientifically based ranking. It’s a promotion for The Princeton Review,” Wise said in a statement. “Our student body is comprised of the brightest, most hard-working students anywhere. Their graduation rates and achievements in their careers and lives demonstrate that they take their studies seriously and that they are at Illinois to get a world-class education. It’s disappointing that, once again, Princeton Review is promoting this pseudo ranking as though it were meaningful. It’s insulting to all of our students, since they are here to prepare to become leaders of their generation.”

While Wise might blast the Princeton Review for relying on an “unscientific” approach, she’s also essentially denigrating the viewpoints of the “hard-working” students she oversees. The Princeton Review’s rankings are based on the attitudes of surveys given to thousands of students across the country, meaning UIUC’s high ranking is based on the belief of its students that the school is a rowdy place.