The Best Schools to Study and Party

Bentley University; Notre Dame University; Cornell University; Michigan State University

The Best Schools to Study and Party

Trying to select a college by reading guidebooks and rankings is a little like buying shoes online: No matter how carefully you measure, you never know if they're going to fit. Even visiting campus is no guarantee. You're there for a day or two, you sit in on class, and you talk to a few students. Does that prepare you to make a giant life decision? Not really.

That's why Bloomberg Businessweek partnered with College Prowler, which surveys college students throughout the U.S. and uses those surveys to grade each school on everything from academics to nightlife to off-campus housing.

We asked College Prowler to provide ratings in 20 different categories for the schools that are home to our top 50 undergraduate business programs, and to give us a sampling of what students were saying about their schools. If you like what you see, click on the business school name to learn more about its undergraduate program.

Note: The College Prowler letter grades on the slides that follow are mostly self-explanatory, with high grades indicating either high quality or a high degree of campus activity. One exception is "Drug Scene," where a high grade indicates drugs are not a noticeable part of campus life. For additional information on the grades, visit College Prowler.