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What can best party colleges do to their students?  As an international student who is far away from home, it’s easy to feel lonely and helpless from time to time. Therefore,  an active social life is an important component in maintaining your mental health. According to the book Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements,” by the #1 New York Time bestselling author Tom Rath, and bestselling author Dr. Jim Harther, a sense of social well-being and active community involvement are among the five elements needed for an individual to feel good about their own life.

Social life on U.S. college campuses plays a crucial role in expanding one’s knowledge of the world through enhanced culture exposure. It also helps to build emotional stability while helping to overcome the cultural shock.

Attending parties and having fun with friends and strangers is one way to stay sociable.  So, if on-campus adventure and exploration is your thing, we have amassed a long list of  America’s Best Party Colleges for your consideration.  These schools provide a multitude of both on- and off-campus social options worth considering.

  1. Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
  2. University of California-Santa Barbara (CA)
  3. University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
  4. Ohio University (Athens, OH)
  5. University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
  6. University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  7. Miami University (Oxford, OH)
  8. West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)
  9. College of Charleston (Charleston, SC)
  10. Colgate University (Hamilton, NY)
  11. California State University-Chico (CA)
  12. University of Texas-Austin (TX)
  13. Indiana University-Bloomington (IN)
  14. University of Dayton (OH)
  15. Penn State University (State College, PA)
  16. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (MI)
  17. Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
  18. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  19. University of Colorado-Boulder (CO)
  20. Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
  21. University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI)
  22. University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  23. University of Delaware (Newark, DE)
  24. Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
  25. Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
  26. University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
  27. University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
  28. Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
  29. Howard University (Washington, D.C.)
  30. University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
  31. Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA)
  32. Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  33. Loyola University New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
  34. New York University (New York, NY)
  35. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (WI)
  36. Rollins College (Winter Park, FL)
  37. University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  38. Providence College (Providence, RI)
  39. Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)
  40. San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
  41. Indiana University of Pennsylvania (India, PA)
  42. University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, WA)
  43. University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
  44. Rutgers University-New Brunswick (Piscataway, NJ)
  45. University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)

So, when you come to the U.S. to study, remember to enjoy yourself, and to stay socially active in order to maintain your emotional sanity.