Top Ten U.S. Party Schools 2013

Summer is almost over, which means that throngs of young adults in the United States will make the trek back to school, either as returning students or for the first time. College can be a life changing decision for any person wishing to further their education, and there are many important factors to consider when picking a college. For example, and rank things such as school size, the prestige of their degree programs, and the school’s location as necessary considerations. And while many pupils claim to do extensive research on the schools they wish to end up attending, the majority end up going to where they can most easily get in or where they won’t have to pay a fortune on tuition. Cost, unfortunately, usually ends up being the most determining factor.

Still, when looking at other factors for why people pick a particular educational institution, most turn to the ‘bible’ of school rankings, the Princeton Review. It has held rankings on schools for decades, rating anything from the quality of the dorm food to the happiness of the students. Some newer ranking sites or forums, looking to capitalize off of the Princeton Review’s successes, even go as far as to rank things like the hotness of female co-eds or the availability of nightlife destinations.

However, Princeton Review’s most popular ranking to come out year after year still goes to the party school list. You can find it anywhere on the web, posted hundreds of times on numerous sites; which is why we are doing it here. If it wasn’t popular, it wouldn’t be so prevalent everywhere on the web this time of year!

Here are the Top 10 party schools in the US for 2013-4 year:


Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.



Penn State University, University Park, Pa.



University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis.



Ohio University, Athens, Ohio



University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.



Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.



West Virginia University, Morgantown, W. Va.



University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Ill.



University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.


University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

For more official 2014 edition rankings, visit the Princeton Review site here.


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