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2017 Top Party Schools Ranking Methodology

The 2017 Top Party Schools ranking is based on student reviews and nightlife statistics.

Factors Considered

Student Surveys on Party SceneNiche survey responses scored on a 1-5 scale regarding the quality of the party scene at each school.Self-reported by Niche users70.0%
Access to BarsA measure of both the proximity (per square mile) and the availability (per capita) of bars and similar establishments.U.S. Census15.0%
Athletics GradeNiche Athletics grade, which incorporates factors such as number of national championships won, athletic department revenue, as well as student surveys regarding athletics on campus.Niche7.5%
Greek Life GradeNiche Greek Life grade, which incorporates statistics and student surveys regarding Greek life on campus.Niche7.5%

This ranking assesses 1,426 4-year colleges and universities. The same methodology is used to produce the Niche Party Scene Grade for each ranked school as well as additional 4-year colleges. For more details about how we calculate our rankings, click here.

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