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BOULDER, Colo. — The University of Colorado Boulder was ranked among the top 10 best party schools in the country by The Princeton Review.

CU came in at No. 7 on the annual list for the 2017-18 school year, up from No. 19 last year.

The list is part of The Princeton Review’s annual “Best Colleges” book that ranks colleges in 62 categories by surveying students across the country.

“We know applicants need far more than an academic rating or ranking to find the college that will be best for them,” Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief and the book’s lead author, said in a news release. “We created our 62 ranking lists to help narrow that search.

“They are based entirely on data we gather beyond academics that gives insight into what the schools’ enrolled students say about their professors, administrators, school services, campus culture, and student life.”

The full list of the top 20 party schools of 2017-18 are:

  1. Tulane University
  2. West Virginia University
  3. Bucknell University
  4. Syracuse University
  5. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  6. University of Delaware
  7. University of Colorado Boulder
  8. Colgate University
  9. Lehigh University
  10. University of Maine
  11. University of Iowa
  12. University of California Santa Barbara
  13. University of Mississippi
  14. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  15. University of Vermont
  16. University of Rhode Island
  17. University of Florida
  18. Wake Forest University
  19. University of Kansas
  20. University of Alabama