High School seniors, it's time to select your school to attend next year and if you're thinking of staying close to the Capital Region, perhaps you should put Union College of Schenectady on your short list.  The school was ranked #5 Party School in Newsweek.

To compile the list of party school's Newsweek limited the schools to those considered a "best fit" to students who like to party.   Then considered the number of on campus arrests and student disciplinary actions for drugs and alcohol.  Bonus points were given to the schools who were also on Princeton's review of top partying schools.

Union College of Schenectady ranked 5th.   It's the highest ranking small school on the list and is compared to Ohio State, Penn State and West Virginia.

Undergraduate enrollment is 2,260
On Campus disciplinary arrests for drugs 129
On campus disciplinary arrest for alcohol 586
Princeton review of top party school for beer drinking  ranked 13th

#4  Ohio University
#3 University of Colorado - Boulder
#2 Pennsylvania State
#1 West Virginia

Union also beat out State University of New York @ Albany who has been near the  top of the list for party schools for years.

Congratulations Union College!