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It's time to party!

College theme parties are all too infamous—too much booze and not enough clothing. 

But you don't have to go there to have fun with your friends.

There are tons of themes where you can have a good time and still leave something to the imagination. 

Get ready to party...

Nothing but net at these colleges.

Sure you watch college basketball on TV, but nothing can compare to being decked-out in team gear, cheering your heart out from the student section.

So make it happen.

These 10 universities, compiled by CollegeXpress, have the most well-attended Division I basketball games in the country. Get ready to rush the court.

These colleges certainly don't. 

If you didn't do so hot on your SATS, your life is far from over. In fact, there a ton of competitive colleges and universities who don't even want to see your scores. That's right. 

Your SAT scores are about as interesting to them as what your grandma had for lunch. 

 Bright lights. Big city. Yes, please. 

Have you always dreamed about spending your college years in a bustling city?

With interesting things to do and people to see on every corner, we don't blame you. 

The American Institute of Economic Research (AIER) compiled a list of the top cities for college students based on overall economic and academic environment, quality of life, and employment opportunities. Let's take a look.

Going back to school after winter break can be an unpleasant adjustment.

You have to leave your family, friends, and wake-up-at-noon routine behind for homework, class, and other sources of anxiety.

Make it as painless as possible by taking these 10 steps before you head back:

It's not a party without some chow. 

When you’re a busy college student, you typically head to the dining hall, grab some eats, and then shuffle along your daily schedule. 

But what if you love food? Like really love food? 

It’s not like you have a chef’s kitchen in your dorm room where you can work on your recipes. Or have the budget to host steak dinners and cheese tastings. 

Don't miss out on the essential high school experiences.

You're probably SO ready to go to college. We understand—it's an exciting transition. But before you leave your childhood in the dust, there are a few things you should do before you from graduate high school.

With the help of Mercury News and some ideas of our own, we pulled together the ultimate high school bucket list. Don't leave high school without...

If you could have your cake and eat it too, wouldn't you?

Big colleges give you the opportunity to break out of your bubble and really explore what the college experience has to offer. However, sometimes you can feel a little lost and a smaller community helps to keep you grounded.

No senioritis here.

38.4% of college freshman enrolling at four-year colleges, in Fall 2012, spent 6 or more hours a week doing homework their senior year of high school.

We think that's pretty awesome. Keep up the good work, 38.4%.  

(Source: Almanac of Higher Education 2013 | The Chronicle of Higher Education)


If you're a college senior, graduation is starting to seem real. Don't walk out of there with any regrets. 

When you're a freshman, 4 years sounds like a long time to try all of the cool things college has to offer. But now the "real-world" is lurking around the corner and it's time to get down to business.

To help you prioritize, we pulled our favorites from Business Insider's list of things you must do before you graduate. Ready, set, go...

Are you a little quirky? A bohemian or nonconformist? Or simply open to anything?  

Then one of these colleges might be for you. 

College is a great time for self exploration—you can step back from the pressures of high school and just be you. Head to the right college and surround yourself with the right people and you're on your way. 

Who needs the summer sun? Snow is the name of the game.

Many students flee to southern schools for a year-long tan and weekends at the beach.

But if you prefer snow shoes, cute coats, and hot chocolate, then you're in the right place.  

Your college apps are in. Whew...wait, now what?

Congratulations. You've applied to college. Next, grab a lawn chair, a ton of coffee, and sit by the mailbox until your letter comes. Just kidding. 

Applying for college can take up an enormous amount of time. So instead of wallowing in anxiety and harassing the mailman, use your time like you couldn't before.

HerCampus compiled some ways to show you how:

Head to one of these schools and you’ll be walking on sunshine.

There are lots of important things you're looking for in a school: class size, cost, location, etc. But at the end of the day, you just want to be somewhere that makes you happy. Duh, right?

You have a list of schools that you think you'd like. Now what?

Narrowing down your college list can be one of the most difficult parts of the search. This one is close to the beach, but that one has a well-known name. And oh wait, this school has a class on Zombies. They all sound so magical. 

How are you supposed to pick one over another? 

No worries! Fastweb compiled 5 steps that will transform your list from an Encyclopedia to a Post-it: