Trojan released its annual report on sexual health today (October 19th) and we got our hands on this infographic displaying the nation’s most and least sexually healthy colleges. Here’s a fun fact: when I worked at Playboy, we hit up the University of Maryland, University of Miami, and FSU for the Girls of the ACC tour. We had a condom sponsor (NOT Trojan) that tried to give away a literal sh*t ton of free rubbers. I’d say more than half of the kids (girls AND guys) turned them down. Legit, got to the front of the line, saw it was condoms, learned they were FREE, and were like, “Nah, I’m good. I don’t use condoms”. I hurt my jaw it dropped so quickly. Anyway, check out the rundown then vote in our poll below.
Football conference shakeups negatively affect conference rankings:
- The University of Nebraska moving to the Big 10 may make sense on the football field, but the new Big 10 member is lagging in the rankings. Nebraska is the conference’s lowest ranking school at No. 83, 16 spots behind the University of Minnesota (No. 67).
Big Jumps for Big Ten schools:
- Northwestern University continued their impressive climb up the Report Card, achieving the No. 28 spot. This is the third consecutive year the Wildcats have improved, jumping from 90th in 2008 to 88th in 2009 to 63rd in 2010. The improvement is attributed to the schools’ extensive peer education programs that provides students with a wealth of information, events and workshops on sexual health year-round. Other notable jumps include the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which climbed 62 spots from No. 64 to No. 2.
Rising Up the Ranks
- This year’s rankings saw a number of significant jumps, the largest coming from Texas A&M, which rose 73 spots from No. 110 to No. 37.
- Northwestern University continued their impressive climb up the Report Card rankings, achieving the No. 28 spot. This is the third consecutive year that the Wildcats have improved their ranking, moving up from 90th in 2008 to 88th in 2009 to 63rd in 2010. The improvement is attributed to Northwestern’s extensive peer education programs that provide students with a wealth of information, events and workshops on sexual health.
- Other notable jumps include the aforementioned University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which climbed 62 spots from No. 64 to No. 2, and Colorado State University from No. 63 to No. 7. In fact, all three Colorado schools – Colorado State (from No. 63 to No. 7), University of Denver (from No. 74 to No. 31) and University of Colorado at Boulder (from No. 75 to No. 55) saw improvements in their rankings.
Report Card Rivalries:
- · In the ACC, Duke University’s two year run at the top of the conference came to an end, as their ranking (No. 49) was topped by a pair of in-state rivals, North Carolina State University (No. 21) and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (No. 25).
- · The University of Oklahoma and University of Alabama may be fighting head-to-head for football supremacy, but when it comes to sexual health information on campus, Alabama’s got the Sooners beat, ranking at No. 38, compared to Oklahoma’s 64.
Conference Bragging Rights:
- The Big Ten led in 2010, but slipped to number two with a 2.94 GPA, thanks in part to conference newcomer University of Nebraska bringing in the lowest individual GPA (2.45).
- The Big Ten was followed by the newly adjusted Pac-12 (2.84), SEC (2.65), ACC (2.60), Big 12 (2.53), MAC (2.52), Conference USA (2.39), WAC (2.29), Mountain West (2.28), Sun Belt (2.23) and Big East (2.09).