9. University of Iowa
University of Iowa students are some of the most passionate when it comes to embracing the role as a top party school. These students hit the books hard and the alcohol even harder. Students and alumni alike are known for their willingness to travel far distances to other campuses for sporting events and to show off their partying skills. All that said, year after year Iowa ranks amongst the top academic universities. Sounds like a dream school, right? Only if you can deal with living in Iowa for four whole years.