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Party schools that offer an excellent education?

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Replies to: Party schools that offer an excellent education?

  • Time2Time2 Posts: 4
    edited May 2013
    Even at so-called 'party schools' there will still be a wide variety of activities that students will enjoy. How students spend their free time varies widely regardless of what school you attend. Choosing to attend (or not attend) a particular school because of its party reputation is a terrible way to narrow down your list of schools to apply to.
  • UCBChemEGradUCBChemEGrad Posts: 13
    edited May 2013
  • Duck4lifeDuck4life Posts: 9 Harvard Champion
    edited May 2013
    "Although it is not very well-known, Berkeley has an oasis for Greek life among major universities on the West Coast."


    This ^.

    The frat row is CRAZY before and after football games.
  • NVW0905NVW0905 Posts: 1 Harvard Champion
    edited May 2013
    East Carolina University
  • fortetennisfortetennis Posts: 4 College Search & Selection Champion
    edited May 2013
    UC Berkeley
  • elmohasagunelmohasagun Posts: 7 College Search & Selection Champion
    edited May 2013
    believe it or not duke students party hard
  • AlexandreAlexandre Super Moderator Posts: 66
    edited May 2013
    Cal, Duke, Michigan, Penn and UVa are not "party schools". Students at those schools party, and there is no shortage of parties on those campuses, but I do not think they qualify as "party schools."
  • KnockaroundKnockaround Posts: 34 College Search & Selection Champion
    edited May 2013
    So then Alexandre, what is your definition of a party school?
  • kelley323kelley323 Posts: 3 Harvard Champion
    edited May 2013
    Having been to the campus dozens of times and knowing many many people that go here, UW-Madison is a great party school with awesome academics. Highly recommended. I go to another state school in Wisconsin, and just party in Madison whenever I can. Haha.
  • AlexandreAlexandre Super Moderator Posts: 66
    edited May 2013
    Knockaround, my definition of a "party school" is a school where the majority of the students care more about partying than about studying and where the academic demands and rigor of the school allows students to party several times weekly. At schools like Cal, Duke, Michigan, Penn and UVa, most students care more about their education than they do about partying, and the academic demands to maintain a reasonable GPA does not permit for constant partying. The concept of "work hard, play hard" at those universities is similar to that of professionals in responsible positions; 5 days of hard work, and two nights of partying...at the very best.
  • AltoSaxPlayerAltoSaxPlayer Posts: 13 College Search & Selection Champion
    edited May 2013
    Wisconsin, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Princeton, Penn, Dartmouth, Virginia, UNC, Penn State, UMass, Rutgers, Boston College, Bucknell, Lehigh, Miami (FL and OH), Duke, Virginia Tech
  • nursingladynursinglady Posts: 12 Harvard Champion
    edited May 2013
    Lehigh University :)
  • nursingladynursinglady Posts: 12 Harvard Champion
    edited May 2013
    Just to elaborate on my post... I attended Lehigh for a year before transferring out, and there are parties Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday morning and Saturday night. And people go to these, too. The nights in which parties are most crowded are actually during the week - Tuesdays, Wednesdays ("Wacky Wednesday" parties are popular, with kids dressing up in all sorts of costumes), Thursdays and Fridays. Saturday nights as not as popular as kids are pooped from the day drinking that goes on. In the fall semester, there are pre-games that start as early as 8AM calling "Mocos" or "Morning Cocktails" and in the spring, there are barbecues at the frat houses.
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