OXFORD, Ohio – Miami University is the third best party school in the nation while four other Tri-State universities made the Top 50, according to the website Niche.
Indiana is No. 8 with Ohio University at No. 16, Ohio State at No. 28 and Dayton at No. 35. Kentucky comes in at 94. No other locals are in the Top 100.
The rankings for Ohio schools list Ohio University at No. 2, Ohio State at No. 3, the University of Cincinnati at No. 7 and Xavier University at No. 12.
SEE Ohio rankings.
In Kentucky, the University of Kentucky is No. 1, Northern Kentucky University is No. 12 and Thomas More College is No. 17.
Indiana University is No. 1 in the Hoosier State.
SEE Indiana rankings
The national rankings put Miami put just behind Tulane University in New Orleans and the University of Georgia in Athens. It's a dubious distinction for Miami as the university president vows to fight binge drinking in the wake of a student’s death, a rush on a hospital emergency room and a rash of charges for underage drinking earlier this year.
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Miami’s drinking problems came into the spotlight following the death of freshman Erica Buschick on Jan. 20, a February weekend that saw 21 students treated in the ER, and another weekend that saw 35 students charged with underage drinking.
After a police sergeant and the Oxford mayor publicly called on Miami to fix the problem, university president Gregory Crawford committed to “break through” binge drinking in an address to board members.
Niche says it analyzes public data and reviews to produce rankings and reports for schools, colleges and neighborhoods in the U.S.