Location: Santa Barbara, Calif.

The University of Santa Barbara has been ranked by The Princeton Review as a top contender for big-time party school for years now, also ranking high on the most beer and liquor-consuming campuses in the nation. Not only that, but the Review also notes a high contingent of marijuana users at the college. Pair that with a climate that encourages a "less is more" principle of clothing, and you're looking at all the elements of a top party spot.