Repping Boston College. I'll be finished this semester with a BS in Marketing. Proud to be an Eagle. I'd rather not go into how great the school, as well as any flaws that it may have. I've gone in depth with member OhSnap. Instead, I'd recommend Boston as a great city to go to college in. Despite it's BS 2am shutdown, it's a really good place to spend four years of your life just because this city is built on us. There's a high concentration of schools in the area. BC, BU, Northeastern, Bentley, Berkeley, Emerson, Harvard, MIT, Tufts, etc.
However, I'm still not repping the BoSox or the Patriots and *some* of the locals (who haven't been outside of the New England area) can eat a dick for the most part, LOL. One of my biggest pet peeves is when kids come to Boston and all of a sudden develop a diehard fanaticism for the local teams. Fairweather fans annoy the shit out of me. Seriously, anyone who goes out of their way to buy a pre-distressed Boston Red Sox cap and wears it around like they've been rooting before Babe Ruth got traded is a douchebag.
As for party schools, check out University of Colorado, University of Wisconsin, Arizona State, University of Florida, etc.