If you're wondering where the best college parties are happening in Illinois, it might be closer to home than you think.

I didn't go away to a university because I wanted to save money and not put my parents in a crap load of student loan debt.  I decided to live at home, go to a community college, and get a certification instead.  The more simple life!

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Even though I might've missed out on an entirely different lifestyle; meeting new people, pregaming and partying every night, and living away from home, I'm actually very happy the way my future turned out.

That doesn't mean I don't think about what life could've been like if I did go away to school.  I would've probably ended up going to the top party school in Illinois just like my sister did!


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Ah, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  It's ranked #9 of the Top Party Schools in the country!  Did you go here or have any friends attend?

My sister always told me the craziest stories of parties she went to and it seemed like I was missing out on a whole lot of fun.

As I got older, I realized the party lifestyle just isn't for me - not then and not now.

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Wisconsin actually ranked higher than Illinois, too.  University of Wisconsin ranked #8 on the list.  It actually got an A+ rating for their party scene, what an accomplishment haha.

If you're fresh into college and focus on drinking more than your education, it might be time to re-evaluate your priorities.... just a thought.

Which universities in Illinois do you think should've made it on this list?

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