20 Biggest Party Colleges

Why do students go to college?  Well, to learn, of course! To study! To become masters of a field! To pontificate on the arts and sciences! To envelop themselves in the canon of the brilliant men and women who came before them! Oh. And to party.

For better or worse, college has most definitely become an invitation to a four-year fiesta. From bars to house parties and Greek shindigs to crazy dorms, there are always things to do on campus–not that that’s an excuse to overdo it–but you’d be surprised by how many students have the ability to rationalize going out 7 nights a week. Let us state here, spending your entire college career in a haze between parties isn’t the best way to spend your tuition. So if you’re less of a party animal, and more of study creature, you might want to avoid the list of colleges below, because according to the Princeton Review, these are 2012’s top twenty party colleges:

1. Ohio University Athens
Athens, Ohio

2. University of Georgia
Location: Athens, Georgia

3. University of Mississippi
Location: University, Mississippi

4 . University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City, Iowa

5. University of California – Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara, California

6. West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia

7. Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania

8. Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida

9. University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

10. University of Texas – Austin
 Austin, Texas

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

12. Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

13. Louisiana State University
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

14. University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

15. DePauw University
Greencastle, Indiana

16. Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

17. Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona

18. University of Maryland 
College Park, Maryland

19. University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont

20. University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina

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