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Party schools that offer an excellent education?


Replies to: Party schools that offer an excellent education?

  • iwantcollegelifeiwantcollegelife Posts: 4 Harvard Champion
    edited May 2013

    Why not IU Bloomington?
  • barrk123barrk123 Posts: 48
    edited May 2013
    USC (cal)
  • timetodecide12timetodecide12 Posts: 9
    edited May 2013
    Indiana could be included on my list, I'm sure I missed some others as well
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Posts: 296
    edited May 2013
    Among the Ivy League – Princeton, Dartmouth, and UPenn have the best social life/party scene. Stanford and Duke also have D-1 sports and decent social scenes.

    The Ivy League is an NCAA Division I sports conference.
  • plumhillplumhill Posts: 1 College Search & Selection Champion
    edited May 2013
    Ohio State all the way! Academically very rigorous with tons of research and other development-type opportunities for undergrads, and the party scene is great, too :P
  • jrcsmomjrcsmom Posts: 9 College Search & Selection Champion
    edited May 2013
    My first two thoughts have already been named -

    I went to IU, Bloomington (a "few" years ago). Generally ranked one of the top business schools, has several other strong academic programs. Generally a good basketball program, even in years they don't have a strong performance, still have a HUGE following. As for party scene - research "Little 5 weekend".

    My son is at Bama. They have a great honor's college with a lot of opportunities for students. They have an outstanding football program with a HUGE following, but have several other outstanding sports programs. As for party scene - I prefer to stay in denial about how much partying actually goes on there. ;)
  • tarheel97tarheel97 Posts: 7 College Search & Selection Champion
    edited May 2013
    UNC Chapel Hill and East Carolina University, both in north carolina are large schools with an awesome sports scene in one sport or the other. Both are known for their parties but still have great programs for their majors too.
  • kypdurronkypdurron Posts: 26
    edited May 2013
    Texas, Alabama, and UW-Madison
  • msltennis97msltennis97 Posts: 27 College Search & Selection Champion
    edited May 2013
    University of Michigan
    University of Virginia
  • whenhenwhenhen Posts: 91
    edited May 2013
    University of Maryland - College Park
    University of Georgia
    Penn State
    University of Oregon (not at the level of UCSB or UGA, but a friend took me to a party at UO and I was very impressed)
    CU Boulder
    U Wisconsin - Madison
    U Penn

    Alternatively you can just look at most of the schools profiled by "I'm Shmacked" on Youtube
  • hylyfehylyfe Posts: 2 College Search & Selection Champion
    edited May 2013
    i dunno if mich is really a party school. there are parties but to me not a party school.
  • Brown201Brown201 Posts: 2 College Search & Selection Champion
    edited May 2013
    University of Illinois #4 party school and #23 University according to US college weekly

    (approximation dont remember completely.)
  • HoldenInTheRyeHoldenInTheRye Posts: 3 College Search & Selection Champion
    edited May 2013
    I feel like 99% of the colleges out there fit into this criteria.
  • juilletjuillet Posts: 27
    edited May 2013
    Penn State, UGA, University of Alabama, Louisiana State, University of Florida, UIUC, Auburn, Purdue

    Most big sports schools are more or less big party schools.

    Definitely look at University of Alabama, as they have great scholarships for great OOS students. UGA also has a pretty good scholarship program applicants with a 3.0 or higher.
  • northwestynorthwesty Posts: 5 College Search & Selection Champion
    edited May 2013
    And the winners, for most combined partying prowess and academic rigor:

    1. University of Virginia (#22 party & #36 academic).
    2. University of North Carolina (#25 party & #47 academic).
    3. Colgate University (#31 party & #48 academic).


    The Smartest Party Schools In The Country
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