College rankings you wish you knew about

Colleges are ranked by a lot of measures – best academics, best financial aid, best rate of employment after graduation – and while these measures are valuable, they’re not the only ones worth considering. After all, colleges are ranked on many other measures that could have a profound effect on both your education and the quality of your daily life. Check it out:

 

Best food

The Daily Meal compiled a list of the 60 best colleges for food in America, which evaluates campus food options based on tastiness and healthiness. Here are the top five:

5. University of California, Los Angeles, CA

4. Emory University, Atlanta, GA

3. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

2. Washington University, St. Louis, MO

1. Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

 

Best dorms

HerCampus put together a list of the 10 coolest dorms, but let’s cut to the chase:

5. MIT, Cambridge, MA

4. Mount Holyoke, South Hadley, MA

3. McGill, Montreal, Canada

2. Washington University, St. Louis, MO

1. Boston University, Boston, MA

 

Most diverse

U.S. News and World Report ranks colleges based on many different criteria, but one of the cooler ones is ethnic diversity—ensuring that you can choose a school that’s both diverse and inclusive.

5. University of Houston, Houston, TX

4. St. John’s University, Queens, NY

3. Stanford University, Stanford, CA

2. Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI

1. Rutgers, Newark, NJ

 

Happiest students

 

Enjoying the college experience is just as important as getting a quality education. That’s why the Princeton Review published a list of colleges with the happiest students.

5. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

4. Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

3. Clemson University, Clemson, SC

2. Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA

1. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

 

Most famous faculty

Who doesn’t want a famous professor? Fortunately, UNIGO makes it easy to find a campus full of them. Check out the complete list here.

5. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

4. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

3. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

2. University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO

1. Columbia University, New York, NY

 

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