Top Party Schools in the U.S.

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Princeton Review’s
Top Party Schools for 2017

Princeton Review’s
Top Party Schools for 2016

1. University of Wisconsin- Madison (Madison, WI) 1. University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign (Champaign, IL)
2. West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV) 2. University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
3. University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign (Champaign, IL) 3. University of Wisconsin- Madison (Madison, WI)
4. Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA) 4. Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA)
5. Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA) 5. Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)
6. University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA) 6. University of California- Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
7. University of Mississippi (University, MS) 7. West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)
8. Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY) 8. University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
9. Tulane University (New Orleans, LA) 9. Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
10. Colgate University (Hamilton, NY) 10. Colgate University (Hamilton, NY)
11. University of California- Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA) 11. Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA)
12. University of Delaware (Newark, DE) 12. University of Mississippi (University, MS)
13. University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI) 13. Penn State University (University Park, PA)
14. Wake Forest University (Winston Salem, NC) 14. University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
15. College of Charleston (Charleston, SC) 15. Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
16. University of Maine (Orono, ME) 16. Ohio University (Athens, OH)
17. University of Vermont (Burlington, VT) 17. DePauw University (Greencastle, IN)
18. University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) 18. University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)
19. University of Colorado- Boulder (Boulder, CO) 19. Miami University of Ohio (Oxford, OH)
20. Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) 20. College of Charleston (Charleston, SC)

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Top Party Schools: 2015 and 2014

For sake of comparison, we’ve kept the 2015 and 2014 rankings below. The number of students surveyed by The Princeton Review for the 2014-2015 ranking of the “Top 20 Party Schools” increased by 6,000 to a total of 130,000, over the 2013-2014 student survey size. The 5 top party schools in the US from 2014 stayed the same, however, their orders were rearranged, with the exception of West Virginia University, which stayed in fourth place. Syracuse University went from fifth place right to the top, showing the most change in the top 5.

There were also 2 new schools added this year: 9th place, Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA); and 20th place, University of Delaware (Newark, DE). These two schools replaced: 15th place, the University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX); and 17th place, University of Maryland (College Park, MD). Bucknell University didn’t waste any party time as they jumped into the top 10, especially since this is the first time they have shown up in the previous 3 years!

The top party schools ranking is based on survey questions relating to student use of alcohol and drugs, hours of study per day, and the popularity of the Greek system at the school. In contrast, on the opposite end of the spectrum is the “Top 20 Stone Cold Sober Schools”, which we have also included on our site for comparison. As usual, Brigham Young University (BYU – Provo, UT) kept its first place spot, and there are several other faith-based schools and military academies which have also consistently stayed on this list.

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Princeton Review’s
Top Party Schools for 2015

Princeton Review’s
Top Party Schools for 2014

1. Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY) 1. University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
2. University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA) 2. University of California- Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
3. University of California- Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA) 3. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
4. West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV) 4. West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)
5. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL) 5. Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)
6. Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA) 6. University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
7. Penn State University (University Park, PA) 7. Ohio University (Athens, OH)
8. University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, WI) 8. University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, WI)
9. Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA) 9. Penn State University (University Park, PA)
10. University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) 10. Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA)
11. Miami University of Ohio (Oxford, OH) 11. University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
12. Florida State University (Tallahasee, FL) 12. Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
13. Ohio University (Athens, OH) 13. DePauw University (Greencastle, IN)
14. DePauw University (Greencastle, IN) 14. University of Mississippi (University, MS)
15. University of Georgia (Athens, GA) 15. University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
16. University of Mississippi (University, MS) 16. Miami University of Ohio (Oxford, OH)
17. Tulane University (New Orleans, LA) 17. University of Maryland (College Park, MD)
18. University of Vermont (Burlington, VT) 18. Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
19. University of Oregon (Eugene, OR) 19. University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)
20. University of Delaware (Newark, DE) 20. University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)

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