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3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The parties are not what they're rumored to be- not as crazy, I promise. You can meet a lot of cool people.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Its good to have a social life on our campus and there is a lot of different things that goes on at night on campus that is a lot of fun and we do have transportation around campus at night.

2 College Junior

Nightlife: I have heard about the parties in Carbondale. it normally end up with a fight among the students at the end of the night. I do not got to parties so I would not know much about them

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: You can do as much or as little as you want

3 College Student

Nightlife: I try to stay away


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  • 1284th
    Tamest Party Scenes

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Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 70 responses

Very poor
  • Convenience to get to
  • Cover charges
  • Distance from campus
  • Drink prices
  • Fun
  • Variety/number of options

What's the best way to get to the popular nightlife spots?    Based on 70 responses

  • 1% There are no good options.
  • 16% Use a designated driver.
  • 10% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 4% Public transportation.
  • 3% Taxis.
  • 66% Walk.

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 73 responses

  • 8% Parties? What parties?
  • 7% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 26% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 42% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 16% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 15 responses

  • 53% "unofficial", which is around halloween
  • 27% Polar Bear
  • 13% All of the above
  • 7% Homecoming

Where can you find the best parties?    Based on 9 responses

  • 73% Fraternity houses
  • 18% Bars
  • 9% Clubs


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