The University of California, Santa Barbara, was ranked No. 8, but top honors went to the University of Georgia, Athens; followed by Ohio University, also located in a community called Athens. Next on the list were Penn State University, followed by West Virginia University, with the University of Mississippi, in Oxford, rounding out the Top 5.
The ranking is based on voluntary e-mail surveys of 122,000 students at more than 370 colleges across the country.
San Diego State has made lists of the nation's top party schools in the past, including Playboy Magazine's.