School is in full swing for the 2023-2024 school year, and so is the football season, the Greek life and the college partying.  Which schools are the top party schools in Florida?

Of course the parents of freshman who were just dropped off a few weeks ago are cringing as they read this.  No doubt hoping that as they scroll they won’t see their child’s school listed as one of the top party schools in Florida.

The folks over at Niche recently released this year’s list of 2023 – 2024 party schools in the Sunshine State.


The Top Party Schools ranking is based on student reviews and nightlife statistics. There are five factors that are considered when making the list.

  1. Student Surveys On Party Scene, 70%
  2. Access To Bars, 10%
  3. Athletics Grade. 7.5%
  4. Greek Life Grade, 7.5%
  5. Access To Restaurants, 5%

Student opinions obviously go a long way with these rankings.  I mean, 70% of the grades coming from student surveys?!  Wow, that’s basically the deciding factor here.

Seemingly absent from the top of the list are a few larger universities from the southern part of the state, including FGCU (#17).  I was surprised not to see the University of South Florida (#12) in Tampa and Florida Atlantic University (#16) over in Boca Raton, too.

With that said, there were a few surprises at the top of the list.  Several smaller schools have cracked into the top 10 on this year’s list of party schools in Florida.


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