The 2018 Top Party Schools ranking is based on student reviews and nightlife statistics.
|Student Surveys on Party Scene||Niche survey responses scored on a 1-5 scale regarding the quality of the party scene at each school.||Self-reported by Niche users||70.0%|
|Access to Bars||A measure of both the proximity (per square mile) and the availability (per capita) of bars and similar establishments.||U.S. Census||10.0%|
|Athletics Grade||Niche Athletics grade, which incorporates factors such as number of national championships won, athletic department revenue, as well as student surveys regarding athletics on campus.||Niche||7.5%|
|Greek Life Grade||Niche Greek Life grade, which incorporates statistics and student surveys regarding Greek life on campus.||Niche||7.5%|
|Access to Restaurants||A measure of both the proximity (per square mile) and the availability (per capita) of full-service restaurants.||U.S. Census||5.0%|
The same methodology is used to produce the Niche Party Scene Grade for each ranked school as well as additional 4-year colleges. For more details about how we calculate our rankings, click here.