The rankings were revealed Monday by The Princeton Review.
"We are disappointed with the Princeton Review ranking," Syracuse said in a statement while citing a "long-established reputation for academic excellence with programs that are recognized nationally and internationally as the best in their fields. We do not aspire to be a party school."
Bethlehem's Lehigh University ranked number 6. Penn State followed at number 7.
The rankings were based on a nationwide survey of 130,000 students. An average of 343 students per campus were asked 80 questions about their schools and themselves during the 2013-14 and/or previous two school years.
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