Ready to rage? We found this list from Niche, which names the top party schools in America.

It isn’t uncommon to find a party when roaming a college campus, especially on weekends. If we’re being realistic, we all know college students know how to party, and when given the chance, they 100% will. A lot of these get-togethers are more than just a couple of friends and some, choice, drinks. Oh no. At some schools, parties are lavish throw-downs.

Don’t forget, it’s a big time for colleges. With brackets, spring breaks, and decision dates here or approaching, you may see more parties pop up. Occasions like the Big Dance and spring break are not the only reasons students party, though. Letting loose is common practice among youngsters. And if you’re in denial about this, this may come as a shock to you. This area is home to some of the top party schools in America.

This information may be super important to you right now, actually. It is college decision season after all. You may want to party, you may not. Whatever your opinion is, this list can come in handy when deciding which school to go to. And if you’re already in college, this list may be a fun read if you go to one of these schools.

If you DON’T go to one of these schools, are you upset that your school didn’t make the list? Or maybe relieved? There are some obvious snubs that we noticed. Especially when it came to rankings on the list. There is one school in particular that should not have been ranked as low as it was, in our humble opinion. See if you can spot which one!

Here are the 6 schools within 150 miles of Philadelphia that are among the Top 50 Party Schools in America:

  • 46. Temple University

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    For this school to be so close to 50 came as a shock to us. Remember when that Eagles party at Temple resulted in a car getting flipped? Temple ranks pretty low on this list, which is a little weird, but it doesn’t stop them from being known as a party school. With the school being right in the middle of the city, its not hard to find something to do, or more specifically, somewhere to party.

  • 43. University of Pennsylvania

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    Maybe this is a shock to you, maybe not. These Ivy Leaguers know how to party! They are the epitome of “work hard, play harder.” Due to its close proximity to center city, the night life at UPenn is vibrant. Not only that, but their Greek Life and sports culture adds to the excitement. Parties are fun and accessible to students at the school.

  • 39. Lehigh University

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    If you’re looking at this and thinking, “Lehigh is a party school?!” you’re not alone. The surprise entry here is actually pretty invested in partying. Helped by Greek Life, students cite that parties can happen here pretty much any day of the week. The sports teams also add to the overall campus social scene.

  • 30. University of Delaware

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    If you ask any student from UD what their school is known for, they’ll likely say “probably partying.” Students from UD wear the “party school” name tag loud and proud. The funny thing is, they’re number 30 out of 50. But, that does not discourage those party animals. Most parties take place on one street, so they are easily accessible. Not to mention, there are a number of bars on campus that keep the night life going.

  • 24. Rutgers University - New Brunswick

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    Rutgers – not Camden – New Brunswick comes as sort of a surprise on this list. Or is it? While it may not have the strongest party-reputation outside of its student body, It ranks pretty decently in the top 50. Rutgers is nestled within a city, which makes for a pretty good social scene for students. A lot of students find themselves going out every weekend, some even finding themselves out during the week! The large campus has a sizable party scene.

  • 12. Penn State

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    Penn State is this area’s highest ranking school on the list. If you know Penn State, you know this makes sense. With such rich sports culture, its hard not to get wrapped up in all the excitement. Their rich culture and bustling student life makes the perfect environment for parties. Plus, they have a fair amount of Greek Life happenings around campus.

  • 1. University of California - Santa Barbara

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    Just in case you were curious, here is the top party school in America. Over half of the student body would describe the school as one that “works hard and plays hard.” UCSB has a great location which is right on the beach. The school has plenty of Greek Life opportunities, which may in part explain the partying as well. If I went to school at the beach I would definitely have a hard time NOT partying, too.

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