The frattiest college in the United States probably isn't the college you think it is. Then again, this list of the most fratty colleges was compiled U.S. News and World Report, which means it's a quantitative analysis, not a qualitative one. As they always do, the magazine ranked the frattiest schools in the country by percentage of membership in a fraternity. The result is a list of colleges with the highest percentage of study body Greek life. Consider the methodology:
At the 951 ranked college and universities that reported fraternity participation data to U.S. News in a 2012 survey, an average of 8.1 percent of the male, degree-seeking undergraduate students enrolled in fall 2011 were members of a fraternity.
The average fraternity membership at the top 10 schools for male Greek life participation was much higher: 68.9 percent. The list has a very different look from the 2011 version. The second school this year, for instance--Lyon College in Arkansas--was nowhere to be seen on last year's top 10 list.
Remember, Bros: Fratitude is in the eye of the beholder. Many of the usual private school suspects this list:
10. Dartmouth College (NH) -- 48% of male population in Greek Life
9. Transylvania University (KY) -- 50% of male population in Greek Life
8. Wabash College (IN) - 52% of male population in Greek Life
7. York College (NE) - 60% of male population in Greek Life
6. Millsaps College (MS) - 60% of male population in Greek Life
5. Sewanee—University of the South (TN) - 67% of male population in Greek Life
4. DePauw University (IN) - 76% of male population in Greek Life
3. Washington and Lee University (VA) - 86% of male population in Greek Life
2. Lyon College (AR) - 92% of male population in Greek Life
1. Welch College (TN) - 98% of male population in Greek Life
I want to meet the 2% of dudes who aren't in a fraternity at Welch College in Tennessee, which has like 400 students. That has to be really, really awkward. Oh, and if you go to Welch College and AREN'T in a fraternity, I'm actually being serious here. I'd love to hear your story: firstname.lastname@example.org.