15 Most Underrated Party Schools In The USA: 2012 Edition [PHOTOS + VIDEO]

By now you’ve all probably seen the 2012 Princeton Review’s list of Party Schools. Obviously schools like West Virginia and Ohio University are going to be mentioned, but what about the smaller schools? What about the students who are selflessly sacrificing their brain cells for college pride? Since it’s unfair to ignore the underdog,  we’ve concocted our own party school list–the underrated party schools. Have you actually attended any of these schools or gone to visit them? Then make sure to vote for your favorite in the poll below!



  1. xTrav says:

    Texas…. look at the girls.

  2. Gumbercules says:

    Tulane – New Orleans, Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, to-go cups, drive-thru daiquiri shops. alcohol in dorms, 18 to get in bars

    Nuff said.

  3. Onemiami says:

    How the fuck is East Carolina Univ. off this list. But yea, living near Coastal Carolina, I can tell you it is very much a party school

    1. James - University of Texas says:

      you are not wrong.

    2. fast says:

      ECU is at the "professional" level.

  4. StonedTortoise says:


  5. bet u'd like to know says:

    SIU does it best cuz we SO ILL

  6. Kasey says:

    Funny that Montana State's picture is four girls from the University of Montana…

  7. Anthony says:

    Coastal would have been Number #1 in early 90's with Zach's, Purple Gator, Smyds, and partying with Hootie.

  8. MSUCats says:

    Ok labeling #5 Montana State University as UofM is down right disrespectful, that's like mixing up Alabama and Auburn, you just don't do it… Only thing that comes from U of M is Hippies and Liberal Arts Majors… Go Cats!

  9. Emanon says:

    Can't forget about the Tour De Carbondale! Theoretically, some pretty dangerous shit right there, but do the police or town's people bat an eye? Nope – not until some 400 people are already sufficiently hammered at least :) That's my So Ill

  10. Mark says:

    What bs. I went to Coastal in the early 2000's. it's not a party school, there isn't anything to do in the winter and most people leave. Yeah, there's a beach and bars but it isnt a party school. Oh, btw, the STD rate isn't the highest. There's no evidence of that.

    1. guest says:

      you obviously didn't have any friends

    2. guest says:

      well then i gotta say a lot has changed since the early 2000's

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  12. bob lacker says:

    North Carolina State University should be on this list

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