I hope you're ready to party it up, Colorado's colleges sure are. Grab your solo cup because these are Colorado's top party colleges.

It takes a lot of to be a top party school in Colorado. There's a lot that goes into it. According to Niche, these are what determines whether a school has what it takes to be a top party school in Colorado:

The 2018 Top Party School ranking is based on student reviews and nightlife statistics. Top party colleges have a vibrant and diverse party scene - they offer fun options both on and off campus and students rate their peers as being fun, friendly and into partying.

Now that we know what it takes to make it to the top of Colorado's party chain, here are the top dogs.

  • 1

    University of Colorado - Boulder


    I'm not surprised that Boulder tops this list. According to a Niche review, "everyone knows the reputation Boulder has and it definitely lives up to that reputation." That review is simple and straight to the point -- we know how to party.

  • 2

    Colorado State University

    Fort Collins

    There's a party for everyone at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Seriously, that's what a review says about CSU parties "it's easy to find one that fits your style."

  • 3

    University of Denver


    It seems like the Front Range really knows how to get their party on. The University of Denver comes in as third for Colorado top party schools.

  • 4

    Fort Lewis College


    The Front Range isn't the only ones in Colorado that can party. Western Colorado's very own Fort Lewis College is on the list. Way to go Durango.

  • 5

    University of Colorado - Denver


    The University of Colorado is fifth on the party list. It's not hard to find the party in Denver. A reviewer stated that "if you can't find something to do for nightlife in the Denver area, you aren't looking hard enough."

  • 6

    Regis University


    Regis University is a Catholic University in Denver. It's the #6 best party school in Colorado but it's #358 in America.

  • 7

    Metropolitan State University of Denver


    Metropolitan State University of Denver comes in as seventh on the party list. Get ready to head downtown, because that's where the party is at.

  • 8

    Colorado College

    Colorado Springs

    The Front Range continues to keep the rager going. Colorado College in Colorado Springs is not only a big party-er, but they get pretty creative with it too. Think theme parties and a lot of flair.

  • 9

    Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design


    Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design is ninth on the party list. The proximity to downtown and bars and galleries is a huge benefit and makes for lots of things to do.

  • 10

    Colorado Mesa Universty

    Grand Junction

    Last but not least is Grand Junction's very own Colorado Mesa University. CMU has lots of parties close by and the bars are close by too. Basically, Grand Junction's CMU knows how to get down.

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