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Manitoba Universities Make List of Top Party Schools

November 27, 2019 2:31 PM | News

University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba (UMANITOBA.CA)

WINNIPEG — Three Manitoba universities have cracked the list of the top party schools in Canada for 2020. And it’s not even Reading Week yet!

Maclean’s tabulated the rankings after surveying more than 18,000 university students across the country earlier this year.

The University of Manitoba (39), University of Winnipeg (41) and Brandon University (43) all made the list — albeit towards the bottom.

“We don’t know if it was the legalization of marijuana, a festive mood in the air, or something else entirely, but students across the country reported spending significantly more time living it up compared to the previous year,” the publication said.

According to the survey, the average student spent 4.7 hours per week partying — up from three hours the year before.

U of M students reported partying 2.8 hours per week, while UWinnipeg and Brandon U students reported 2.7 and 2.0 hours of partying, respectively.

The cost of each partier’s drinking was also up this year — reported at $12.86 from $11.80 in 2018. The average student surveyed consumed about 3.9 alcoholic beverages, compared to 3.3 the previous year. About one-third of students said they never engage in partying or drinking.

The top three party schools in the country were St. Francis Xavier University, Bishop’s University and Queen’s University.

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