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Top 10 Party Schools of the Last Decade

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Top Ten Party Schools of the Past Decade

College is a huge part of your life. You meet new people, figure out what you want to do for a career and PARTY!!! Everyone knows this can be an extremely wild time where you see and do things you had never even thought of.

At Best Colleges Online we thought it would be fun to take a look at the top 10 party schools over the last decade. In the process, we considered the following factors:

- Size of the Greek System
- Level of pot smoking
- Level of beer drinking
- Level of hard liquor drinking
- Placement in annual party school rankings
- Sports success (reason to party)

Here's our list of the top party schools of the last decade:

1. University of Florida

- 3 National Championships in 2 years
- #1 in packing the stadium
- Famous Alumni: Erin Andrews

2. Penn State University

- #1 in alcohol consumption in 2009
- Annual "Tour de State" party
- Famous Alumni: Rick Santo

3. University of Mississippi

- "Glory of the Grove"
- 4th least hours spent studying
- Russel Crowe started the cheer before game time in 2003

4. University of Wisconsin

- #4 for hard liquor
- State Street Halloween Party
- The former CEO of Yahoo! worked as a bartender while attenting UW

5. Ohio University

- #6 in beer drinkers
- Thousands of students show up for annual Halloween party
- Famous Alumni: Vince Doria

6. University of Colorado

- 5th most potheads
- Annual "4/20 Smoke-out" on school grounds (1/2 the campus attends)
Famous Alumni: South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker

7. Arizona State University

- #1 party school in 2002 and 2006
- National championships in football and basketball
- Famous Alumni: David Spade

8. University of Georgia

- #2 for hard liquor
- "The World's Largest Cocktail Party"
- The band R.E.M. formed here and played their first shows at parties

9. University of Texas

- #12 for beer drinkers
- 2005 National Champions in football and basketball
- Famous Alumni: Matthews McConaughey

10. University of California

- 9th most potheads
- Host to an annual music festival with over 8,000 people in attendance
- Famous Alumni: Gwyneth Paltrow