The 5 Top Party Schools to Attend in the Phoenix Area

Who says you can’t have fun while getting the education of a lifetime? In the Phoenix area, that’s something you can do at several schools that boast a fantastic night life. Whether it’s central to Phoenix or somewhere else in the Valley, we have a list of the top party schools near Phoenix in 2021!


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Arizona State University — Tempe

Tempe, AZ 85281

When people think of college and Phoenix, they think of Tempe, Arizona — birthplace of the ASU Sun Devils. Pay special attention to downtown Tempe, i.e. Mill Avenue, on Friday nights. That’s when the bar scene is at its liveliest!

University of Arizona — College of Medicine

475 N 5th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Although “UArizona” is a Tucson school, the University of Arizona’s own medical school is based here in Phoenix. All the features of nightlife in Phoenix are available to students at this party school that are looking for a way to wind down on the weekend from all the hard work and studying.

Arizona State University — Downtown Phoenix

411 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Just like UArizona’s College of Medicine, Arizona State University also sports a Phoenix satellite: the downtown Phoenix Campus. If you’re looking for the best party schools in Arizona, the downtown hotspots include classy coffeehouses, chic clubs, and bars — all just a walk or train ride away.


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Grand Canyon University

3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017

Private universities, as many students are aware, have some of the best fun; that doubles when you realize that GCU is a skip and a hop away from all of the sought-out places to eat and drink in Phoenix and the surrounding area!

Arizona State University — West

4701 W Thunderbird Rd, Glendale, AZ 85306

This campus is the Glendale-based satellite of the Sun Devils. This top party school places a focus on “third place” environments, meaning places where students can socialize and create meaningful connections outside of work and class settings.


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Just A Drive Away

Although Phoenix is filled with the biggest party schools in the country, two of the top party schools in Arizona are actually Arizona State University in Tucson and Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Each of these is a couple hours away from Phoenix, but well worth the move! Flagstaff’s mountain air in the winter makes nights inside a firelit bar or restaurant a great choice. Tucson boasts the first ever university in Arizona, and the cuisine of the city is legendary.

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