The Top 20 Colleges With the Most Outrageous Party People

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- College is a place of education and growth, but it's also a place where students can cut loose and have fun. Whether they head to a bar, a frat party or some other social gathering, students at the various institutions of higher learning across the country look forward to enjoying themselves.

So, which schools have the most intense party-goers? Where can we find the students who are ready to go at a moment's notice and who make other school's parties look like Chuck. E Cheese events by comparison?

Thanks to the folks at Niche, now we can find out for sure. Niche users shared their opinions on the party scenes at the colleges they currently or recently attend(ed). Schools with high rankings are considered to have a lively party scene with a number of options both on and off campus, and students who consider their peers to be fun, outgoing, friendly, and into partying. We've also included some useful comments from those users.

So without further ado, here are the best party schools:

25. Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX

Student Surveys on Party Scene: 4.0 out of 5

Comments: "One of the best party scenes in the nation. Vibrant and exciting parties thrown by Fraternities constantly, usually renting out some of the top clubs in downtown Dallas (free admission for you). Fun parties at off campus houses and bars too. What more could you ask for?"

"Every night I go out I end up meeting a bunch of new people. There is always something to do, even on a Monday."

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