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University of Miami lands on Playboy’s Top 10 party schools list

Playboys says Miami is the perfect place to party in college.
Playboys says Miami is the perfect place to party in college. Miami Herald File

The University of Miami is back in the party spotlight after landing on Playboy’s Top 10 list of party schools.

The list, released this week, placed “Vice City’s university of vice” at the No. 7 spot.

“With Magic City in its backyard, the University of Miami has more bikinis, EDM and free-flowing tequila than Cabo during spring break,” according to the list.

And later: “When not shuffling to thumping beats, Hurricanes skip class and saddle up to happy hour at on-campus bar the Rat before busing up to South Beach and Brickell, where fake IDs give access to some of the best nightlife and DJs in the country.”

The university declined to comment on the ranking.

No other Florida schools appeared on this year’s list. Florida State University fell off from its spot at No. 5 last year, UF from its top three finish in 2011 and University of Central Florida from its No. 9 place in 2010. The last time the Canes appeared on the list was in 2010 at No. 4, along with Rollins College at No.7.

Playboy’s Top 10 Party Schools

1. University of Pennsylvania

2. University of Wisconsin

3. West Virginia University

4. University of Arizona

5. University of Iowa

6. University of California, Santa Cruz

7. University of Miami

8. Colorado State University

9. University of Texas

10. Syracuse University

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