Stories like these are always fun. You most likely already have a college in mind when it comes to the best party schools in the great state of Illinois. Today we will look at the top three party colleges in all of  Illinois.

So... which Illinois college is number one for the 2023 school year?

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How They Got The Results

Niche has released a way to check the grading of different aspects of every college in America. They have grades for Academics, Diversity, Athletics, Value, Campus, and of course Party Scene. Niche also has an overall list as well to save you from having to look up every school individually.

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The Top Three Colleges

3. Illinois State University

Illinois State University also comes in with a solid A but is number three for parties.

Illinois State is an above-average public university located in Normal, Illinois. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 16,666 undergraduate students. The Illinois State acceptance rate is 81%.


2. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Coming in at number 2 with a solid A is Southern Illinois!

Southern Illinois Carbondale is an above-average public university located in Carbondale, Illinois. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,796 undergraduate students.



1. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

A top university with a legacy of innovation, we offer a challenging, progressive setting to help you realize your goals.


The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Is The Number 1 Party School

With an A+ Party scene, The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is in fact the number one party school in Illinois!

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign provides limitless opportunities for anyone to pursue their impossible.


Did your college not make it onto the list? We've got you covered! You can check out the full list here.

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