10. Arizona State University - Tempe, Arizona
BroBible Party School Index Score: 219
Notable Party Reputation Accomplishments: Princeton Review Party School (2012, 2010, 2009, 2008), Newsweek (2011), Playboy Party School (2011, 2010, 2009, 2006, 2002, 1987), BroBible Editorial Pick
Notable Campus-wide Parties: Football Games, Pool Parties, Undie Run
"You need a birthday and a pulse to get into ASU. If you’re going to ASU, you’re not going for the prestige academia but rather to attend more pool parties than classes. The Hayden Library scene is as prestig as you’ll get and it’s essentially an Adderall induced Facebook stalk sesh and a good place to get the Bros together to plan the next party....fucking raggggeee.
Going to ASU is essentially being in the chillest frat: Bros glide to class on longboards (unless they see a pool party at Vista en route) and girls are constantly looking for an excuse to wear less, because they’re hot and you should know it.... I’m talking temperature, it’s a fucking desert. The hardest decision you’ll make is whether you should go to the ABC Party first or the Sports Pros and Tennis Hos party. Tailgating has been rolled, but it’s ASU so we deal with life’s hardships. When life gives us lemons, we add fucking vodka, girls in bikinis, some green and maybe a bag of blow.
I’ve mentioned house parties. There is also Mill Ave when you’re of age. Cue Club is the only place I remember because after a (or 5) $3 Long Island Iced Tea(s) pictures were the only way I was able to piece together my night.. If you’re into wearing Affliction you should A.) re-think your life and if you still think it has meaning and could see yourself on the cast of Jersey Shore, you’ll enjoy bottle service in North Scottsdale. The campus is mere hours away from Mexico, in case you want to really take that language requirement to the next level - you’re such a go-getter. “Mas tequila por favor....Un tengo Pacifico....Pedro mas shotos.”
All I have to say about classes is don’t take Friday classes... a common phrase you’ll hear is..... "Fuck. I registered for classes late and now I’m stuck in an 11AM Econ 101. How the fuck will I wake up for that?"
If you graduate ASU (which you should get around to at some point) remembering the majority of your nights, you did it wrong*
*This testimonial does not account for the school of Engineering/anyone who wore a suit to take themselves more seriously at the business school/anyone who knows the specifics of World of Warcraft, they were clearly just going to ASU for the in state tuition rather than the out of mind state we were all in."
"Voted hottest girls on campus year after year by Playboy Magazine!!! One of the largest schools in the country and has the best weather to host parties both day and night."
9. Florida State University - Tallahassee, Florida
BroBible Party School Index Score: 247.5
Notable Party Reputation Accomplishments: Princeton Review Party School (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005, 2003, 2002), Newsweek Party School (2012), Playboy Party School (2009, 2006, 2002), Football School Factor
Notable Campus-wide Parties: Football Saturdays, Pool Parties
"Hot girls everywhere. Seriously... EVERYWHERE. Booze is super cheap and plentiful. There are drink specials and something to do every night of the week. For $10 or $20, there's an all you can drink top shelf on Friday nights at Bullwinkle's, which used to always make Playboy's top college bars. There's a caliber of girls that likely didn't get into UF, so they're a bit more liberal and tend to go out a whole lot more.
"Everyone's in shape, so it leads to a lot more hooking up than you'd expect. In Florida, there's a ton of pressure to be in shape year round, because at any given time you can go to the beach. Like, being fat is just not an option. So there's a shit ton of pool parties in the spring that get out of control. The pool parties are the spring equivalent of a game days. So you tend to want to get hammered and show off your body, as a culture.
"I'd classify Florida State as a binge drinking state, and it's like 15 minutes from Georgia and like 40 minutes from Alabama. When they call last call in Tallahassee, some people with DDs just jump across the border to go buy more beer. That's a fairly regular occurrence. It's also surrounded in this major redneck area, so most trips to the beach and Greek Functions are trips to places where you can just get absolutely embarassingly hammered and nobody cares."
8. Ohio University - Athens, Ohio
BroBible Party School Index Score: 251
Notable Party Reputation Accomplishments: Princeton Review Party School (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002), Newsweek Party School (2012), Playboy Party School (2009, 2006), BroBible Editorial Pick
Notorious Campus-wide Parties: Palmerfest, Mill Fest, High Fest, 8Fest, #Fest, and Mom's Weekend
"Ohio University has been ranked in the Princeton Review's Top Party School top 5 two years in a row. We go hard every weekend, not just on one of the numerous fest weekends. No matter the day of the week, if you're looking for a party, you can find several houses that would be more than willing to invite you in and get you trashed. Thousands of people flock from all around to come to our notorious fest weekends of which there are many. The girls are hot and have loose morals. There is simply no better school for partying than OU. OU OH YEAH!!!"
"Our Halloween block party is the second biggest block party in the nation behind Times Square on New Year's Eve. Our number fests include 20,000 people drunk in a field. We have been the number 1 party school every year! There's no question we are the best of the best."
"Very little sleeping happens. You can go out any given night and find a party or a rowdy bar crowd. Everyone wants to add to their extensive list of drinking buddies so you are constantly finding new places to rage. Even the most average bro can pull a hard 9 of a chick here if they party and aren't introverted hermits. 'Harvard on the Hocking'."
"School was cancelled one day this semester because there was an armed fugitive who stole $5 from some woman and the most popular bars opened immediately. They were soon packed and it was dubbed 'Fugitive Fest' and 'Gunday Fun Day."
"What other school has a $5 robbery close the campus, then make a fest out of it? See also: Fugitive Fest, Water Main Fest, any weekday... Also, we have this bad habit of ending parties in riot gear and setting things on fire in the street."
7. University of California-Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, California
BroBible Party School Index Score: 261.5
Notable Party Reputation Accomplishments: Princeton Review Party School (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2002), Newsweek Party School (2012), Playboy Party School (2011, 2010, 2009, 2006, 2002), BroBible Editorial Pick
Notable Campus-wide Parties: Halloween, Floatopia, Deltopia
"Thousands of college students packed into 0.5 square miles of ocean front paradise in Santa Barbara California. Not to mention Del Playa Drive throws down most every night with outrageous house parties.... No charges to get in, no lists, free alcohol, tons of hot girls. Just follow the music and crowds of hundreds of hot girls."
"UCSB chicks love to party and if you really wanted to, you can find a party seven nights a week. Tuesday is usually the night frats hold parties with the sororities, so it is an ideal time for a mid-week one-nighter. A prime time to have some public sex is on a Thursday night. There is a bus system that runs from the bars back to campus and apparently anything goes; kids that can't hold their booze are vomiting out the windows, the more skilled drinkers are mocking and taking pisses on the featherweights, and if you're in the back of the bus there is a good chance that you could be ravaging the slampiece you met right before last call. Fridays and Saturdays are all-out shitshows, the houses lining Del Playa Dr. put their sound systems out onto their balconies and just blast music into the street. Almost every party is open and the majority of them give out free drinks. At parties, Bros are Bros and UCSB girls have no reservations about funneling or shotgunning beers like they're one of the guys."
6. Penn State University - University Park, Pennsylvania
BroBible Party School Index Score: 284
Notable Party Reputation Accomplishments: Princeton Review Party School (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003), Newsweek Party School (2012), Playboy Party School (2009), Football School Factor, BroBible Editorial Pick
Notorious Campus-wide Parties: Syllabus Week, Football Saturdays, State Paddy's Day, Blue and White Game, Arts Fest
"20,000 hot girls in the middle of nowhere. A majority of the campus will be out on Wednesday - Saturday and everyone goes nuts. And we don't drink moderately either. Everyone gets shit-housed."
"25 bars within walking distance, which the school had to BRIBE to shut down on State Patty's Day."
"We have tons of bars, and every night there's several places going wild. The bars are definitely awesome. They're strict about not letting under-21 year olds in but they're definitely cool with their patrons getting completely hammered. Most of the crazy shit i've been involved with happens after leaving the bar, at an after party or just causing chaos in the streets. I live right downtown in the middle of all the bars so every night (if I didn't go out that night) I can't sleep because the streets are so wild.
"Football games take all this to a whole new level though. Tailgating is just insane. For comparison, I've been to Iowa for a game and the tailgating just didn't compare. It was more like people standing around sippin' on beers. A PSU tailgate consists of about 100,000 people chugging beers and getting fucked up.
"I'm a 5th year senior and don't go to frats anymore, but from what I remember from my younger days, the frats were even crazier than the bars.
"We have A LOT of Non-PSU people coming up here on the weekends, and everyone up here can point them out. It's a common known fact that half the violence and destruction is caused by non-PSU kids who can't hold their liquor. We love it because it always make for a good story when our non-PSU friends are up here throwing up on the dance floors and getting kicked out of everywhere."
Testimonial #4, via The School Philly:
"The party scene at Penn State is second to none. Not everyone can handle a football weekend at Penn State. After partying all night Friday, it's a 7am wake-up call on Saturday (no matter what time kick-off is), all-day tailgate at the frat, house, or field of your choice. All of this is followed by the actual game, which requires you to go nuts without ever sitting down (only at half-time), followed by another night out.
"And the weather doesn't even affect us. Could be snowing, sleeting, raining, all the above---doesn't matter. The hardest cold-weather school ever, of all-time. A daylong on a warm, sunny day in April? Forget it. It's like letting us out of our cages.
"Tuesday night's at G-Man and The Den, and Thursday night's at Indigo, make us forget what the "weekend" means."
5. University of Georgia - Athens, Georgia
BroBible Party School Index Score: 314.5
Notable Party Reputation Accomplishments: Princeton Review Party School (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2002), Newsweek Party School (2012), Playboy Party School (2012, 2011, 2009, 2006, 2002), Football School Factor
Notable Campus-wide Parties: Football Saturdays, Greek Life
"The scene here in Athens is something that has to be experienced to be believed. If you’re over on Milledge Ave (Frat Row) on any given weekend night, you’ll hear bands and big time rap names blasting over the screams of some of the finest Southern Belles. But the main attraction to UGA is the downtown scene; it is absolutely unreal. Thursdays find wild outfits from socials running around, and every other night it seems like the entire student body is out raging in their Sunday best. Athens is where The South’s finest go to raise a little hell."
"To put it simply, Athens is insane. Every single night of the week, you can go downtown and find people drinking and partying. Whether it be Sunday nights at Pauley's or Thursdays at Whiskey Bent, there will never be a shortage of attractive Southern men and women downtown to meet. The Greek scene tends to dominate the party scene, with socials every Thursday and band parties nearly every weekend. However, one does not have to be Greek to go downtown and have a great time. Getting into bars downtown is a joke as well, so being a freshman does not mean you can't join in the fun. Downtown Athens has 20+ bars where you can drink as much as you want. This is also a great school for guys, where the student body is comprised of nearly 60% women in a school of 32,000+. Saturdays in Athens on Gameday are also one of the big parts of the insanity. Typically, people wake up and start drinking and tailgating all day until the game starts. Athens is literally shut down so everyone can party and watch the game.
The music scene in Athens is also a big part of what makes UGA a great party school. With the Georgia Theater attracting big names on a weekly basis to huge country concerts in Sanford and out in the field, there will always be somewhere to listen to music and drink. Athens, GA is the best college town in the United States."
4. University of Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin
BroBible Party School Index Score: 342
Notable Party Reputation Accomplishments: Princeton Review Party School (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002), Newsweek Party School (2012), Playboy Party Schools (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2006, 2002), Football School Factor, Brobible Editorial Pick
Notorious Campus-wide Parties: Halloween, Mifflin Street Block Party, St. Patrick's Day
"People go harder and more often here than anywhere in the country. It's literally a party of some sort everyday. Whether you're Greek or not, you're raging and having the time of your life every day. We have a beautiful lake that allows for some of the best day drinking, in the warm months, ever. Plus, our sports teams all have a dedicated, and over-served, following that goes hard in the paint every week."
"The campus is intermingled with the city, hence the mix of house party and bar scene culture. The campus throbs with equal parts School Pride and Sex. Scott Van Pelt called Madison "The Greatest College Sports Town in North America". That is all."
"The Mifflin Street Block Party alone prompted the Dean to make an infamous 'Don't Go' video... what better reason is there to attend?"
Mifflin Street Block Party pic via Wikipedia/Nickclarson.
3. University of Texas - Austin, Texas
BroBible Party School Index Score: 357.5
Notable Party Reputation Accomplishments: Princeton Review Party School (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002), Newsweek Party School (2012), Playboy Party Schools (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009), Football School Factor, Brobible Editorial Pick
Notable Campus-wide Parties: Football Saturdays, Round-Up
"The University of Texas at Austin is notorious for it's downtown scene, 6th Street is a conglomerate of bars that goes on for more than four blocks with back to back bars. It is the ultimate place for people to go, bar hop, and get hammered (of course) everything from hip-hop bars to hipster bars to dubstep and country is playing every day of the week.
"However UT students are not satisfied with this phenomenon of nightclubs; house parties and fraternity parties are huge. West Campus is the area where most undergrads reside. There are back-to-back entirely student populated buildings and fraternity and sorority houses are in every block. They all have their particular parties year round and like to throw day parties every once in a while; with so many fraternities on campus, there is never a weekend with no events.
"There is one particular weekend, however, when the masses congregate to party like there is no tomorrow (literally)--Round Up. It is a weekend where every fraternity shows off their levels of rage and it basically becomes a competition to see who is boss on Campus. The streets are filled with neon tanks, fanny packs, visors, and croakies running around going from party to party.
"It is also important not to forget UT's tailgates: nothing like it.
"The University of Texas is a non-stop party, there is no doubt it rages harder than anybody in the nation, after all: everything is bigger in Texas."
"A typical week goes like this:
Monday: if you aren't studying, you're at the Love Goat or Fuzzy's which are bars in west campus.
Tuesday and Wednesday: See above
Thursday: Happy hour at El Arroyo and then go to sixth street for a plethora of fraternity bar tabs which are usually accompanied by waking up with something missing.
Friday-Saturday: Late nights and raves are the usual thing on Friday/Saturday. If it's a big weekend for a fraternity then they'll have a big bar tab Thursday, a late night or rave on friday, and then the big party on Saturday. Also, a day party is most likely thrown in there somewhere."
Sunday- Typically a day of recovery but there's always gonna be those kids that just can't stop in which case they go to Love Goat or Fuzzy's.
2. University of Florida - Gainesville, Florida
BroBible Party School Index Score: 381.5
Notable Party Reputation Accomplishments: Princeton Review Party School (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002), Newsweek Party School (2012), Playboy Party Schools (2012, 2009, 2002), Football School Factor, Brobible Editorial Pick
Notable Campus-wide Parties: Football Saturdays
"My first semester, I remember thinking how Greek-oriented social life seemed. Ended up joining one my second semester. The main places people go out are on University Ave. The area immediately north of campus is midtown which consists of bars and restaurants. The most popular places to go out here are Swamp, Cantina, O!O, Balls, Salty. Further east on University Ave. is the downtown area where all the clubs are: Bank, Vault, Jolie, etc." via.
1. West Virginia University - Morgantown, West Virginia
BroBible Party School Index Score: 406.5
Notable Party Reputation Accomplishments: Princeton Review Party School (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005), Newsweek Party School (2012, 2011), Playboy Party Schools (2010, 2009, 2002, 1987), Football School Factor, Brobible Editorial Pick
Notable Campus-wide Parties: Football Saturdays, St. Patrick's Day, Fall Fest, Halloween, Sunnyside, High Street
"Attending WVU is incredibly unique experience. It is a very diverse campus, however, there is one common goal: to get obliterated in any humanly way possible. Alcohol, or any other drug that you may need, is at your disposable. Alcohol is the drug of choice, obviously. On nights such as Fall Fest, which occurs every year on the first day of class, is much closer to mayhem than a party. Essentially, the entire school parties at once, up and down frat row, high street, and in the concert itself is located in the middle of campus. Much of the time this leads to one big mob in the street.
"The school pride for WVU is just a strong as the need to drink. Football games, for example, are a congregation of every Mountaineer, present, past, or future, coming together to drink ceremoniously in honor of their Mountaineer football. Much of my time at WVU has been a drunken blur. The accessibility to large quantities of alcohol is a large factor in this process. The Greek Life at WVU only adds to all of this. Only at WVU are there designated nights for different fraternities to throw ragers. (i.e. Beta Tuesdays, Phi Psi Fridays).
"Now on to St. Pattys Day, yet another day of chaos. We have all seen the "I'm Shmacked," video, yet it is hard to believe this madness could be an accurate portrayal of reality. In the particular case of WVU, this is quite the contrary. Madness is an understatement, with this holiday. Strength in numbers could not be anymore true in the case of West Virginia University. Luckily for us, that strength is put towards drinking massive quantities of alcohol. If this is not a sufficient description of how hard my school rages, please don't hesitate to email me and I will further express my feelings on the subject."
"WVU has been listen by the Princeton Review numerous times as the "Number 1 Party School" Most recently in 2009, and in 2012. So at this point if anything, we have a standard to live up to. A popular saying about Morgantown, WV is that we're a drinking town with a football problem, and the ladder part of that phrase can go both ways as we've seen in the recent seasons. But for starters, on the very first day of class, the university literally gives us a reason to drink, and that's FallFest. Go ahead and check out Kaskade's picture from the event on his instagram. Basically its a concert with three major acts located behind our student union known as the Mountainlair. Literally that day my friends and I started drinking at 4 pm on a MONDAY for it... then the drinking just continues. During football season, if there's a noon game, the whole town is up raging by 9 am at the latest, but yet making even a 10 am class seems impossible for myself and my fellow Mountaineers.
"If you're the type to only consider the weekend as a time for drinking, then the weekend never stops in Morgantown. There's one bar that's open every day of the week, then come Tuesday the other bars begin to open with specials. One bar in town, Fat Daddy's has Taco and Tequila Tuesday, another bar does B.O.T aka Black Out Tuesdays, and my personal favorite is FREE beer from 9-11 at Joe Mama's on every Thursday. And those are only to name a few. But I guess more than anything, what else is there to do in Morgantown other than drinking? Not a whole lot, but I can speak for a large percentage of the student population by saying that we're fine with the casual day drink Tuesday through Sunday. Along with all of that, obviously you've seen our three I'm Shmacked videos... St. Patty's Day especially. We go hard, what can I say? Hell, even when Bin Laden died this place was an instant war zone of ragers, kegs, and couch fires, mind you this was the Sunday before finals week. But, give a WVU student a reason to drink, and no matter the circumstance, we're sold. Even 3 weeks ago on a Sunday, it was randomly almost 70 degrees and frat row along with the rest of our downtown campus partook in one massive block party. JUST because the weather was nice. Where else do you see that, other than West Virginia University. We're proud to be the Number One Party School and we're not afraid to brag about it. And like the guy said in our St. Patty's Day I'm Shmacked video, "If you don't go to West Virginia, YOU SUCK."
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