40. Michigan State University - East Lansing, Michigan
BroBible Party School Score: 59.5
Notable Party Reputation Accomplishments: Princeton Review Party School (2011, 2003), Playboy Party School (2009, 2002), Basketball Factor
Notable Campus-wide Parties: Welcome Weekend, Halloween, Cedarfest, Nachofest, St. Patrick's Day
Testimonial #1, via @MSUPartyStories:
"Reality trumps the dream."
"It's like spring break all year long."
"Making Spartans proud and Wolverines jealous."
Testimonial #2, via @MSUPartyStories:
"No matter which frat at Michigan State you go to on a weekend, you're probably going to have a good time. Each frat brings a different element of party atmosphere to MSU and always lets you mix up your nights. For all you guys, the frats are usually filled with good-looking sorority girls and for all you girls, free drinks all night. The bars you'll go to are Rick's, where everyone eventually ends up, Harper's, with great drink specials and a large variety of beers, and Dublin Square to pregame."
Testimonial #2, via @MSUPartyStories:
"1. St. Patrick's Day (St. Sparty's Day): Everyone goes extra hard from sunrise to sunrise. Being a green and white school, St. Patty's Day is just another reason for MSU students to represent their colors proud, while also living up the best party day of the year. Rain or shine, Spartans always make sure St. Patrick?s Day is one to remember (or not).
2. Halloween: Nothing is better than seeing great looking MSU girls dressing up in their costumes. No matter what day this holiday falls, it typically turns into "Halloweekend" where there is multiple days to dress up and show some spirit. The nights are alive with people all over East Lansing embracing the atmosphere.
3. Welcome Weekend: The summer is over and school is starting back up. What better way to celebrate seeing all your old and new friends then having parties all week leading up to the first day of school. It gives the freshman a taste of what is to come of their years as a Spartan and also lets the upperclassmen appreciate the good times without the stress of school. In addition, this kicks off the start of football tailgate season, which is one of the biggest highlights of every fall semester."
39. Rutgers University - New Brunswick, New Jersey
BroBible Party School Score: 60
Notable Party Reputation Accomplishments: Newsweek Party School (2011)
Notable Campus-wide Parties: Football Saturdays, Rutgersfest (RIP)
"You cannot rattle off a list of the top party schools without including the 'Dirty Jerz' representer, aka Rutgers University. Known for for their world-famous Grease Trucks and legendary "Rutgersfest" all day drinking events, it's hard to compete with RU. There is an entire 10-block street solely dedicated to all the bars you'll black out in, and the restaurants where you'll be eating your late night munchies. But beyond that are the infamous Rutgers house parties. With themed parties for most of the week like 'Turbo Tuesday' and 'Thirsty Thursday', it's hard to find a day when this state school is NOT partying. And no matter how you look at it, the multitudes of hot Jersey girls is a serious plus, even if they might tend to be a bit trashy. After all, they're the ones that stuck around the Jerz instead of going to UDel or Penn State. It's nothing that you'll care about after your fifth keg stand as you head to the Grease Trucks for a Fat Bitch.
It's the name of a sandwich, I swear."
38. East Carolina University - Greenville, North Carolina
BroBible Party School Score: 60.5
Notable Party Reputation Accomplishments: Playboy Party School (2010, 2002)
Notable Campus-wide Parties: Football Saturday Tailgates
"The majority of people here don't care about academics, and party Wednesday-Saturday." via
"East Carolina parties like a pirate. We relish the opportunity to frequent frat parties, imbibe insanely cheap drink specials on Fifth Street, play Sunday Funday games in a back yard, and participate in the Holy Grail-- tailgating for a home football game in a sea of purple haze."
"Drinking is our best sport."
37. Colgate University - Hamilton, New York
BroBible Party School Score: 61.5
Notable Party Reputation Accomplishments: Princeton Review Party School (2002), Newsweek Party School (2012)
Notable Campus-wide Parties: Spring Party Weekend
"Greek Life hovers between 30-40%, so it's a big deal if you want to have fun and have half a chance with the hottest girls on campus. Easily the preppiest college in New York. Sperrys and salmon colored shorts everywhere. Avicii was here last year for Spring Party Weekend."
37. University of Connecticut - Storrs, Connecticut
BroBible Party School Score: 61.5
Notable Party Reputation Accomplishments: Playboy Party School (2002, 1987), Basketball School Factor
Notable Campus-wide Parties: Spring Weekend
"There's at least 3 different party scenes here. There's a huge variety. There's always something at the barely-off-campus Carriage apartments, frat parties in Husky Village, and totally off campus parties that provide you with sober rides." via
"Most people at this campus are party-freaks. They will talk about partying throughout classes and wait the entire week just for the weekends to party hard. That's great, but I feel like most people think of nothing else to do here. In fact you'll find that a few people only have that one thing to do, and their Christmas is actually Spring Weekend (which is coming back this year after being shut down the last two years), which is basically a giant series of parties coming shortly before finals in the Spring semester. A couple people get arrested, most people get drunk and dance in circles surrounded by hoards of other people (many come from out of campus)." via
"If you are a guy and you are not in frat, it can be hard to find a decent party. Frat parties can actually be filled with "too many girls" (Is that a thing?). Girls have been known to leave parties because they lack enough Bros. This is not to say there aren't other parties, but it will cost you 5 bucks and it may or may not be filled with tons of dudes. Some Club Sport teams also throw some pretty fun parties after games and matches. Parties off campus can be a blast. Most of them turn into basement style dance parties along with some day drinking yard parties. There is a street called Hunting Lodge road located near Campus where a lot of the parties occur. In the winter, the party scene is pretty dead. Anyone who is 21 just heads to the bar in Storrs instead of searching for a party in the cold.
"I will say this, though: The presence of police has increased in the past few years, making it hard for some of the better parties of the year to continue. UConn has a tradition of Spring Weekend which is usually the best weekend on campus. In previous years, it has been basically shut down. This year, the school has acknowledged that Spring Weekend will be allowed to commence. I would assume with a heavy police presence to calm the flash mobs and rampant partying of previous Spring Weekends."
36. University of Maryland - College Park, Maryland
BroBible Party School Score: 63
Notable Party Reputation Accomplishments: Princeton Review Party School (2013, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2007, 2006), Newsweek Party School (2012, 2011), Playboy Party School (2009), Basketball School Factor
Notable Campus-wide Parties: N/A
"In February of 2004, I found out I had been accepted to The University of Maryland with a 3.6 GPA and a 1290 SAT score (back when the SATs were out of 1600). I was so beyond stoked. Maryland was my first choice school mainly for their journalism program, one of the best in the country. Second for sports. Sure, UMD has had it's down years, but there is no denying that a game against Duke (in any sport) brings out the most passionate of Terps fans. I partied with the men's lacrosse team a lot because I was their manager, and it kept my social life insanely active. If there weren't off campus parties at any of the lax houses any night of the week, one of the 21 or so frats and their satellite houses would definitely be brewing something fun.
"UMD's got the best balance of Greek life and athletics, of a big feel state school and a close knit social circle. College Park has its pitfalls as a town, but there is no where I would rather do a Sunday Funday than Bentley's or Cornerstone. To this day, they are usually my first stops when I had back for alumni events. They're a staple of Route 1 and rightfully so. Every night of the week they've got a good crowd that'll help de-stress you after a shitty final or a tough paper. Weather gets nice early down in Maryland and the campus is awesome for that. McKeldin Mall is a sick masterpiece and you will find all walks of life of the student body chilling out, reading, dickin' around with a football or tanning. If you get bored of campus or College Park, it's awesome to have the option of hopping on the metro and heading to DC or heading up to Baltimore to grab a Ravens or O's game. Unlike a lot of other state schools, Maryland isn't parked in bumblefuck of the state, it's situated right between the two big cities on I-95. Maryland is easily one of the best state schools because of the combination of its reputable academics (graduate with a degree from The Robert H. Smith School of Business and you're set for life, just ask Vikas Mohindra), its great sports programs (watching a basketball game at Comcast Center is like religion) and its party school atmosphere right next to big city opportunities.
"Unlike other ACC schools like UVa, UNC and Duke, it's not a preptastic fight to the death over who has the best Bieber bangs and Vineyard Vines shorts. At UMD, it's all about who can party the hardest and still get up and get an A on their Econ final the next morning. Terps value hard work and even harder play."
35. James Madison University - Harrisonburg, Virginia
BroBible Party School Score: 63.5
Notable Party Reputation Accomplishments: Princeton Review Party School (2013), Playboy Party School (2009, 2002), BroBible Editorial Pick
Notable Campus-wide Parties: Block Party
"Unlike many other schools, JMU is an undisputed heavyweight champion when it comes to apartment and townhouse parties. The bar party scene at JMU leaves quite a bit to be desired but the house and frat parties (who doesn't love a good kegger?) more than make up for the lack of bars and clubs in Harrisonburg. The girls are always down to get f*cked up and since beer is free at every JMU party getting maliciously smashed isn't a problem. When it comes to the parties, there are usually more girls than guys most of the time, so for real bros it's not "if" you'll get laid that night, but "which one?" Each year, Jimmy Madison puts on his drinking cap and throws a little blackout festival known as the "block party" (pictured below). This party generally winds up being a complete bloodbath and often time law enforcement gets involved. Guys and gals alike spend the entire day pouring booze down their gullets and playing cornhole and other various drinking games all with a similar late-night goal in mind: swap bodily fluids."
34. University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, North Carolina
BroBible Party School Score: 65.5
Notable Party Reputation Accomplishments: Basketball School Factor, BroBible Editorial Pick
Notable Campus-wide Parties: Halloween, Carolina Cup
"UNC parties like Dad's money is never going to run out. Typically parties will come in four-day benders, broken up by much-needed breaks. Franklin Street is where it's at, especially on Halloween. Also, 41 percent male and 59 percent female breakdown."
"Every year many UNC Bros in frats pack up and head across the state line for the Carolina Cup, which is one of the best day drinking events in the country. It's one of our greatest traditions."
33. University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Massachusetts
BroBible Party School Score: 69
Notable Party Reputation Accomplishments: Princeton Review Party School (2007, 2006, 2005)
Notable Campus-wide Parties: Blarney Blowout
"So does UMass live up to it’s nickname ZooMass? Short answer: Hell yes. Avicii doesn’t come perform at just any college. Neither does Deadmau5 or Tiesto, for that matter. But that’s exactly the kind of stuff that’s going down at UMass Amherst. Granted, getting into UMass is tougher then it’s ever been, and the students here aren’t slackers by any means.
"At the same time, this place goes hard. Weekends typically start Thursday night, but best believe there are tons of students hitting up bars every day of the week. UMass has a Greek system, but it’s pretty lackluster, so the parties here are typically held on off- campus houses. You could easily go to five or six quality parties on a Saturday night if you were feeling like a champion. And then there are some straight up huge outdoor parties that can easily host a thousand people. For the of-age students there’s a bumping bar scene that knows few rivals (there’s a reason Amherst is known as America’s best college town). Then UMass has staple parties, like the legendary Blarney Blowout. Held on a Saturday close to St. Patty’s day, local bars sponsor a day of early morning drinking that lasts well into the night. Our legendary Ski and Board club throws huge events, like an outdoor half-pipe and an annual ski trip Montreal, where honestly, maybe like half the people actually come to Ski. Everyone else just comes to get wasted. And yeah, it’s true that UMass is located near four other colleges. But you won’t find UMass students going to other colleges to party. There’s no reason to. What you will find is people from the other colleges hitting up UMass for the weekend, because basically UMass parties are legendary parties and the whole area knows it."
"Blarney Blowout is an event we hold for St. Patricks day the weekend before since we are on Spring Break the actual day of. Some kid came in clutch and filmed this with his go-pro. Everybody wakes up real early, and no time is wasted. People immediately start drinking be it in their dorms, at apartments, or various other places. After liquoring up everybody heads down to the townhouses where more drinking ensues. The mass gathering takes place in the quad of the townhouses where girls become total sluts, bottles and cans are hurled into the air, ambulances make frequent visits, and everybody lets out their inner Irish. This massive day party concludes at about 5, to where you then proceed to go back to wherever you had originally come for and start drinking more to prepare for the parties at night. It's basically like the Tour de France for your liver."
32. University of Virginia - Charlottesville, Virginia
BroBible Party School Score: 74.5
Notable Party Reputation Accomplishments: Playboy Party School (2012, 1987), BroBible Editorial Pick
Notable Campus-wide Parties: Greek Life, Foxfield Races
"The University of Virginia’s Foxfields is a horserace, but it’s more of a place where people urinate like racehorses. It is also one of the pinnacles of collegiate excellence. Collegiate excellence is directly proportional the number of croakie wearers shouting “I don’t give a f*ck” in a given place. The more croakie-wearers shouting to nobody in particular, the more collegiately excellent. There is no question that Foxfields is a must for any college or post-collegiate bro. Here's a list of reasons why."
31. University of Oklahoma
BroBible Party School Score: 75
Notable Party Reputation Accomplishments: Football School Factor
Notorious Campus-wide Parties: Football Saturdays, Greek Life Date Parties, Pansy Pile
To mix things up, let's spin a negative into a positive. One angsty, angry art student hates OU for all the reasons BroBible kinda loves it:
"This school is too concerned about athletics. All the money seems to go to football and building new facilities for them (uh, yeah... they went 10-3 last year). The art school suffers from asbestos problems. no one is fixing that (... sucks T. Boone PIckens went to your instate rival).
"If you are wanting to be in a sorority or fraternity and lose your individuality, this is the school for you (... biggest geed argument ever). It seems not many people are here to learn, it's just about parties, tanning, and the next date party (...all fun things. Why must you hate fun?). Everyone seems to be be PSYCHO CHRISTIAN bible-beaters here too. It's crazy. There are pastors who come to campus and yell at kids or have pictures of dead babies for anti-abortion rallies (... doesn't that happen at every big public university?). Everyone says they love 'JESUS!' and then goes and gets drunk after church on Thursday nights (...they're just taking the water-to-wine thing as seriously as they should). But seriously, people who aren't into the whole FAKE thing should not go here, because that sums up this school. Teachers who don't teach (...hooray easy classes!), people who have bleached hair and teeth (...hooray people who care about their looks!), and have lots of money in the family (... is there something wrong with that?)."