1 Party School Made Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges” List

Forbes released their annual list of America’s Top Colleges so we compared it to last year’s list and to party schools lists from The Princeton Review and Playboy. Anyways, as you’ll see, plus signs (in green) mean the college moved up and minuses (in red) mean they’ve dropped. We’ve also bold and italicized  THE ONE PARTY SCHOOL on Forbes list. Highlights include: Macalester dropping 55 spots off the top 100, Lafayette moving up 28, and one of the most underrated party schools, Gettysburg, sneaking in at 100. Check out the full rundown below and let us know if you agree in the comments section.

BEST NORTHEAST COLLEGE: Williams College (MA) – Also BEST PRIVATE COLLEGE

BEST MIDWEST COLLEGE: University of Chicago

BEST SOUTHERN COLLEGE: United States Naval Academy (‘cuz when you think ‘southern’ you think Annapolis, MD) –

BEST PUBLIC COLLEGE: United States Military Academy

BEST WESTERN (HAHA) COLLEGE: Stanford

1. Williams College =

2. Princeton University =

3. United States Military Academy +1

4. Amherst College -1

5. Stanford University +1

6. Harvard University +2

7. Haverford College +1

8. University of Chicago +12

9. Massachusetts Institute of Technology -4

10. United States Air Force Academy +1

11. Northwestern University +7

12. Claremont McKena College -3

13. California Institute of Technology +6

14. Yale University -4

15. Carleton College +6

16. Swarthmore College -9

17. United States Naval Academy +12

18. University of Notre Dame +15

19. Wellesley College -7

20. Colby College +11

21. Brown University +24

22. Duke University +19

23. Pomona College -6

24. Vassar College -1

25. Washington and Lee University +12

26. Boston College +1

27. College of the Holy Cross +12

28. Rice University -3

29. Union College +20

30. Dartmouth College =

31. Colorado College +20

32. Bates College +22

33. Lafayette College +28

34. Centre College -10

35. Wesleyan University -20

36. Whitman College -29

37. Colgate University -9

38. Bowdoin College

39. Tufts University -5

40. Middlebury College -14

41. Scripps College

42. Columbia University in the City of New York -29

43. Kenyon College -11

44. Harvey Mudd College -22

45. Emory University +8

46. University of Virginia-Main Campus -2

47. Georgetown University +5

48. Bucknell University +8

49. College of William and Mary +3

50. DePauw University +14  (Princeton Review’s 15th top party school)

51. Cornell University +19

52. University of Pennsylvania -16

53. Vanderbilt University -10

54. Bryn Mawr College -16

55. University of California – Los Angeles +16

56. Smith College -21

57. Sewanee: The University of the South

58. Barnard College – 5

59. Dickinson College +8

60. Hillsdale College

61. Davidson College – 13

62. Connecticut College +21

63. Lawrence University -13

64. St. Lawrence University

65. Virginia Military Institute -5

66. Wheaton College -7

67. Santa Clara University

68. Grinnell College +10

69. Skidmore College – 11

70. University of California – Berkeley -5

71. Hamilton College +3

72. Oberlin -6

73. Wofford College -15

74. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -12

75. Rhodes College -28

76. Westmont College +5

77. Wake Forest University -5

78. St. Olaf College

79. Knox College +4

80. Trinity College +16

81. Furman University +9

82. Boston University

83. Mount Holyoke College -4

84. Saint Norbert College

85. Saint Anslem College

86. Wabash College

87. Hobart and William Smith Colleges

88. Saint Michaels College

89. Hampden-Sydney College

90. University of Minnesota-Morris

91. Brandeis University – 34

92. Reed College -23

93. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor -1

94. Transylvania University

95. Kalamazoo College -22

96. Willamette University

97. United States Coast Guard Academy

98. Carnegie Mellon University

99. The College of Wooster

100. Gettysburg College

SOURCE: Forbes