2017 Top Party Schools in South Carolina – College of Charleston Ranked Pretty High

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The 2017 Top Party Schools ranking is based on student reviews and nightlife statistics. Top party colleges have a vibrant and diverse party scene – they offer fun options both on and off campus and students rate their peers as being fun, friendly, and into partying.

The College of Charleston was ranked as the #2 party school in South Carolina and #39 in the nation in the latest study on Best Party Schools.? Here is the top 15 in the state.

  1. University of South Carolina
  2. College of Charleston
  3. Clemson University
  4. Coastal Carolina University
  5. Wofford University
  6. Benedict College
  7. Presbyterian College
  8. Morris College
  9. Francis Marion University
  10. Lander University
  11. Winthrop University
  12. South Carolina State University
  13. Furman University
  14. Newberry College
  15. University of South Carolina Update

Complete National List

Complete South Carolina State List

Ranking Criteria and Methodology

Factors Considered

Factor Description Source Weight
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 15.0%
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%