The 30 most fun colleges in America

Syracuse University fansNate Shron/Stringer/Getty ImagesAt Syracuse University, students go crazy for the Orange — especially during basketball season.

College may be laden with papers, exams, and long nights in the library, but for many, it’s also chock-full of raging parties, intense school spirit, and unforgettable memories with friends.

To determine which schools have nailed the formula for fun, we looked at 12 categories from The Princeton Review’s 2016 college rankings, including lists like “Party Schools” and “Lots of Beer.” Since alcohol isn’t the only way to have fun, we also included schools that placed on lists like “Happiest Students” and “Best Quality of Life.” We then combined these rankings to determine which schools are the most fun overall. You can read the full methodology here.

Based on our results, the typical “fun” school is a large public university with a strong Greek system and competitive athletics. However, several smaller schools with close-knit communities earned spots on the list as well.

Read on to see which 30 schools across the US know how to have the most fun.

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