Queen’s University Holds Firm in Maclean’s List of Top Party Schools

Published on: 2019/12/04 - in News

Queen’s University has once again been named one of Canada’s top 3 party schools in Maclean’s survey of more than 18,000 university students across the country.

This is the fourth year in a row that Queen’s has held firm as the #3 school in Canada following its seventh place position back in 2016.  The student-reported hours spent partying were roughly the same in the 2016 and 2017 lists (4.807 and 4.94 hours per week respectively) and increased by an extra hour in the 2018 and 2019 reports (6.0 and 5.9 hours).

Last week’s Maclean’s 2020 report revealed that time spent partying at Queen’s leaped 25% compared to last year, with the most recent students revealing an average of 8.5 hours each week. However, even that notable jump is somewhat conservative when considering that the Canadian student average went up by more than 50% – growing from 3.0 in last year’s report to 4.7 hours this year.

While Maclean’s proposed that legalization of marijuana may account for some of this rise in partying, it notes that alcohol consumption also increased moderately from the previous year, with an average of $12.86 spent on drinking each week compared to $11.80 in 2018, and the average number of alcoholic beverages consumed moving up from 3.3 to 3.9 drinks per week.

The magazines methodology included removing extreme outliers to ensure a small number of “super partiers” didn’t skew the results and noted that about one-third of surveyed students reported never engaging in drinking or partying at all.

Queen’s Party School Rankings

2016 – #7 – 4.807 hours spent partying per week
2017 – #3 – 4.94 hours
2018 – #3 – 6.0 hours
2019 – #3 – 5.9 hours
2020 – #3 – 8.5 hours

See the full Maclean’s report on Canada’s top party schools for 2020

Photo: Laura LaRose (cc)