Playboy Magazine Names CU Nation's Number One Party School

04/13/2011 06:46 pm ET | Updated Jun 13, 2011

America's number one party school for 2011 is the University of Colorado at Boulder, according to a list published by Playboy Magazine.

The magazine calls CU-Boulder a haven for "reefer madness" thanks to the 50 medical marijuana facilities within city limits. The magazine claims that "nearly half the university's 24,000-plus undergrads turn out for the annual 4/20 smoke-out on school grounds."

According to a press release issued Wednesday, editors of Playboy determined each school's party rankings through a combination of student and alumni input, feedback from Playboy campus representatives across the country, and fans of the magazine's social media pages.

"You know Boulder is a party school because whenever you tell someone that you went there, the first thing they ask is, 'Did you graduate?'," Playboy writes.

The magazine's latest issue with a full published list of party schools hits newsstands Friday, April 15.

Last year's winner was the University of Texas at Austin.

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