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What school would you consider to be the top "party school" in Michigan?

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Ferris State? Nope.

How about the University of Michigan? Negative.

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The website Niche.com crunches data regarding educational institutions from K-12 through college every year, helping prospective students and their families get as clear a picture as possible of what to expect at any particular school if they were to enroll.

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For colleges and universities, Niche scores each one in a variety of areas - from academics and value, to diversity and athletics, to the quality of its dormitories and student life.

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Another parameter that Niche grades is each school's party scene. Five Michigan schools have party scenes that are graded "A" or "A+", according to Niche:

5. Ferris State University

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Located in Big Rapids, Ferris State's party scene rates 5th in Michigan with an "A". Its criminal justice curriculum gets high marks as well.


4. Central Michigan University

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Central Michigan University is located in Mt. Pleasant. Its "A"-rated party scene comes in 4th among colleges and universities in Michigan, according to Niche. CMU offers nearly 300 undergraduate and graduate programs and is well-known for its online master of business administration (MBA) and online graduate cybersecurity certificate programs.


3. Western Michigan University

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Niche gives the party scene at Kalamazoo's Western Michigan University an "A+", but it comes in 3rd in Michigan and 72nd in the nation. Its professors and academics don't rate quite as highly.


2. University of Michigan

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The "A+" party scene at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor ranks second in the state, and 32nd in the whole country. Truth be told, U of M scores highly across the board.


1. Michigan State University

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You knew Michigan State University had to be up here somewhere, right? Niche.com says MSU's "A+" party scene in East Lansing is the best Michigan has to offer - ranking it 20th nationally as well. The school's student life, professors and athletic programs also receive "A+" ratings.

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