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Study: These are the top 'party schools' in Minnesota

The U of M – Twin Cities tops the list.

So how hard a college parties shouldn't be at the top of the list if you're a teenager considering where to study – but it doesn't hurt either.

That's why college and school review site Niche.com has come up with national and state rankings for the Top Party Colleges in the U.S.

They determined the rankings based mostly on the feedback from students who were asked to rank each college's "party scene" on a scale of 1-5.

This they measured up against other data including proximity to bars and restaurants, the success of the college's athletics department, and the grade for its "Greek life."

In Minnesota, the top party college is also the state's most prominent, with the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities campus ranked No. 1 thanks to it's "A+" party scene.

That's ahead of MSU-Mankato, Winona State University, and the University of St. Thomas.

St. Cloud State, which is often referred to as being a "party school," rounds up the Top 5.

Here's the full list of 17 Minnesota colleges included in the ranking:

  1. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  2. Minnesota State University, Mankato
  3. Winona State University
  4. University of St. Thomas - Minnesota
  5. St. Cloud State University
  6. University of Minnesota Duluth
  7. Augsburg University
  8. College of Saint Benedict
  9. Macalester College
  10. Saint John's University - Minnesota
  11. Carleton College
  12. The College of St. Scholastica
  13. Gustavus Adolphus College
  14. Bemidji State University
  15. Concordia College
  16. Concordia University - St. Paul
  17. Minneapolis College of Art & Design

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