The University of Colorado is located in beautiful Boulder,Colorado. The University of Colorado is a hugely popular party school, with a diverse curriculum and a great athletics program.
Boulder is considered by most the hippie capital of the world. Thus you can consider CU one of the biggest party schools in the nation, but people do find time to study as well and it is the leading liberal arts schools in the Rocky Mountains.
If you are interested in a strong liberal arts school with a great outdoorsy campus this is definetly the school for you.