Unsurprisingly, Iowa Has One of the “Best” Party Schools in US
One of the stereotypes of going to college is that it's just a constant and never-ending party. And sometimes, it sure does feel like that. For some, college can be their very first taste of "freedom." So, add that to the mix with living with a whole bunch of other young people then you will probably have a recipe for a rowdy few years
I went to Syracuse University, which is well-known for its Greek Student Life (fraternities and sororities), college athletics programs, and general party vibes. While being known as "the party school" can be fun most of the time, there are times when it can have some unintended consequences.
According to a report, 1 in 4 college students report experiencing academic difficulties from drinking due to missing classes or getting behind on schoolwork.
I know...I'm really harshing the vibes right now, aren't I?
So, whether or not you consider this to be a good thing or a bad thing, an Iowa school has made it to the top of the list of "best party schools" according to Niche. These rankings are based off of data and reviews from people who have gone to or experienced these colleges.
For the 2022-2023 school year, the University of Iowa was ranked seventeen on the list. It was given an A+ party scene ranking on the website. If you want to be a Hawkeye, the chances are pretty good due to the 86% acceptance rate.
But what about this year? Did Iowa continue to dominate in this ranking?
Fast Forward to 2024
Now, where does the Iowa City college fall on this list?
Well, for the 2024 list, the school actually fell down in the rankings, but not by much. The University of Iowa still got an A+ for its party scene and an A overall.
In addition, the Hawkeye acceptance rate remains the same as the last study.
This year, the University of Iowa came out eighteenth on the list!
What Were The Top Schools?
Here is the full list of the top ten party schools in the country according to Niche:
- University of California
- Florida State University
- Tulane University
- The University of Alabama
- Syracuse University
- University of Southern California
- University of Georgia
- University of Wisconsin
- University of Illinois - Champaign
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