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  • Maryland: University of Maryland - College Park

    Maryland: University of Maryland - College Park

    Party scene grade: A+

    National party scene rank: 41

    Location: College Park, MD

    Acceptance rate: 48%

    Net price: $15,757

    At the University of Maryland - College Park, there’s a party for almost everyone. Many students participate in the festivities surrounding the Maryland versus Duke University sports games. However, there are also events for the fraternity inclined, like Greek Week, or for the more creatively inclined, such as Art Attack.

  • Maine: University of Maine

    Maine: University of Maine

    Party scene grade: B

    National party scene rank: 511

    Location: Orono, ME

    Acceptance rate: 90%

    Net price: $15,763

    When it comes to the party scene at the University of Maine, giving back is a keyword. The school’s biggest event, Maine Day, includes a barbecue and parade. Maine Day also includes service projects for students, staff, and alumni to participate in.

  • Louisiana: Tulane University

    Louisiana: Tulane University

    Party scene grade: A+

    National party scene rank: 1

    Location: New Orleans, LA

    Acceptance rate: 26%

    Net price: $32,515

    New Orleans’ Tulane University tops the country as the No.1 party scene among all U.S. schools, according to Niche. Students can find parties almost every day of the week, but no celebration tops that of Mardi Gras, where students join locals for parades, bead-throwing, and King Cake-eating.

  • Kentucky: University of Kentucky

    Kentucky: University of Kentucky

    Party scene grade: A

    National party scene rank: 105

    Location: Lexington, KY

    Acceptance rate: 91%

    Net price: $17,850

    Much like their University of Kansas counterparts, the University of Kentucky Wildcats love to party around basketball season. The team has been in the Final Four 17 times, with its last win in 2015. March Madness on State Street is usually where the festivities are held.

  • Kansas: University of Kansas

    Kansas: University of Kansas

    Party scene grade: A+

    National party scene rank: 24

    Location: Lawrence, KS

    Acceptance rate: 93%

    Net price: $18,014

    March Madness holds true for students at the University of Kansas in particular, thanks to the school’s wildly successful basketball team. The team has appeared in the tournament consistently every year for the last three decades, so basketball season usually invites much cause for celebration.

  • Iowa: University of Iowa

    Iowa: University of Iowa

    Party scene grade: A+

    National party scene rank: 4

    Location: Iowa City, IA

    Acceptance rate: 84%

    Net price: $14,161

    When the Iowa versus Iowa State football game comes around, students at the University of Iowa take tailgating just as seriously as the sports event itself.

  • Indiana: Indiana University - Bloomington

    Indiana: Indiana University - Bloomington

    Party scene grade: A+

    National party scene rank: 9

    Location: Bloomington, IN

    Acceptance rate: 79%

    Net price: $12,621

    Students at Indiana University - Bloomington look forward to the famous "Little 500" every year, in which people compete in relay races on bicycles. It’s a big sporting event that rallies students and even residents of the surrounding area.

  • Illinois: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Illinois: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Party scene grade: A+

    National party scene rank: 10

    Location: Champaign, IL

    Acceptance rate: 60%

    Net price: $16,683

    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ranks nationally among the top 10 schools with the best party scenes. Students particularly enjoy "Unofficial," (short for “Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day”) a famous Urbana-Champaign party every Friday.

  • Idaho: University of Idaho

    Idaho: University of Idaho

    Party scene grade: A

    National party scene rank: 120

    Location: Moscow, ID

    Acceptance rate: 76%

    Net price: $14,787

    At the University of Idaho, weekly celebrations tend to start on Wednesdays, raging on through the weekend. Homecoming in the fall is the biggest event, and second come certain signature frat parties, like Mardi Gras, Jock Jams, and Beta Rave.

  • Hawaii: University of Hawaii at Manoa

    Hawaii: University of Hawaii at Manoa

    Party scene grade: B

    National party scene rank: 470

    Location: Honolulu, HI

    Acceptance rate: 85%

    Net price: $13,520

    The weekends at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

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