Oh, sure, Radford’s got a dry campus. But did a ban on dancing stop Kevin Bacon from dancing? Hell no. And a no-booze campus just means the nearly 30 Greek chapters and other off-campus houses just have to step it up. And they do -- so much so that Radford just might have Virginia Tech bested in the revelry department, despite being about the size of a V-Tech tailgate party.
Best party: Quad Fest, once a university-sponsored music fest, now a city-wide party that draws revelers far and wide for a weekend of Solo cups and screaming.
University of Montana
Sure, you can hit endless house parties in Missoula -- or take the party out into the woods, since it’s, like, 5ft away -- but this city's all about the bar scene, and for UM students, there are enough options here to sate the thirst of several larger universities combined. One of the most underrated beer cities in the country, it caters perfectly to the younger set via everything from live shows and dance parties at the Badlander to cheap-ass drinks at Al & Vic’s to microbrews for the beer snobs of tomorrow, it’s a rare symbiotic relationship where the college and the town that houses it both like to party.
Best party: It’s obviously not related to the college, but the Winter BrewFest nonetheless brings out college students in droves.