Tulane University is No. 1 party school in US; Calif. school ranked No. 12

Updated 4:00 am, Thursday, August 3, 2017

There’s a lot to consider when applying to colleges. Yet, if you’re more concerned about factors beyond academics, like their social scene, a new report might have the right colleges for you.

The Princeton Review released its 2018 rankings of colleges across the nation, and dubbed New Orleans’ Tulane University the No. 1 party school in the country.  

The study surveyed 137,000 students from 382 prominent universities asking them to rank 20 colleges in 62 different categories. Some of those categories included “Most Accessible Professors,” “Happiest Students,” and “Most Beautiful Campus” among others.

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“We know applicants need far more than an academic rating or ranking to find the college that will be best for them,” Robert Franek, the Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief and the book’s lead author, said in a press release. “In the end, it’s all about the fit.”

The HuffPost reports that the last time Tulane University was ranked the No. 1 party school by the Princeton Review was in 1993. Still, the university has been a regular for this category.

It may not come as a surprise that UC Santa Barbara also made the cut, although it didn’t make the top five like it has in the past. It was the only California university mentioned.

Take a look at the slideshow above to see the top party schools in the country.