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BuzzFeed's Elite 10 Smart Party Schools

These ten colleges won BuzzFeed's ranking of the best schools in the country for both partying and studying.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 12:03 p.m. ET

Posted on April 9, 2013, at 2:29 p.m. ET

1. University of Virginia

BuzzFeed used Fiesta Frog's party schools list and Forbes's academic rankings to find the schools that are best for both partying and studying. Virginia ranked #22 in partying and #36 in academics, for the best combined total.
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BuzzFeed used Fiesta Frog's party schools list and Forbes's academic rankings to find the schools that are best for both partying and studying. Virginia ranked #22 in partying and #36 in academics, for the best combined total.

2. University of North Carolina

Party rank: 25Academic rank: 47
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Party rank: 25

Academic rank: 47

3. Colgate University

Party rank: 31Academic rank: 48
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Party rank: 31

Academic rank: 48

4. Vanderbilt University

Party rank: 60Academic rank: 33
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Party rank: 60

Academic rank: 33

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5. Cornell University

Party rank: 44Academic rank: 51
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Party rank: 44

Academic rank: 51

6. University of Florida

Party rank: 16Academic rank: 80
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Party rank: 16

Academic rank: 80

7. University of Illinois

Party rank: 24Academic rank: 86
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Party rank: 24

Academic rank: 86

8. University of Texas at Austin

Party rank: 8Academic rank: 104
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Party rank: 8

Academic rank: 104

9. Harvey Mudd College

10. Kenyon College

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