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I just got back from a visit to the Univeristy of Chicago and I wanted to once and for all expel the notions that U of C is where fun comes to die.
Now for a slight bit of background: I am a party animal. I like to drink, I like to get wild and drunk and have a good time. I was honestly unsure if I would be able to do that at U of C.
I got to the campus in the middle of the day and by 2 I had already started drinking with some random people I met. Later on I went to a frat party that was the same as all the other frat parties at state universities and there was alot of alcohol and alot of fun. Of course there are people here who do not drink and who do not party but they were so much fun in their own way. The final conclusion on this matter is if you like to party, you can party your ass off every night of the weekend with full support of the administration (before the overnight, the admission's councelor basically said if you are smart about drinking and do not drink yourself into oblivion, no one will stop you or care if you do it)
I came to U of C wondering if I could have an active party life there and I came away knowing that I can and will have an amazing time there if I choose to go.