“The Daily Meal” has a college ranking that details the best colleges for food. Just what we need…another college ranking, right? Well, we figured we’d know how accurate the ranking is by seeing where Cornell University lands on the list as Cornell is known to have excellent campus food options. After all, they’ve got the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.
We’re not going to list the top 75 best colleges for food as ranked by “The Daily Meal” but we will point out some of the highly selective colleges that made the list. Boston College, College of William & Mary, Colby College, Stanford University, Tufts University, Middlebury College, Princeton University, Brown University, Wesleyan University, Bates College, University of Chicago, Connecticut College, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Pennsylvania, University of California – Berkeley, Pitzer College, MIT, Harvard University, Yale University, Vanderbilt University, UCLA, Cornell University (ranking #12), Emory University, Duke University, New York University, Northwestern University, and to round out the top three…
Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, and Bowdoin College. According to “The Daily Meal,” “We have used much of the same criteria as last year’s list, but this time around we considered the food scene of the surrounding area in our ranking. Students like to get off campus every once in a while, and if the food offered around the schools was easily accessible and highly rated, that was a contributing factor in the overall rating of colleges. We also didn’t consider student feedback this year because we didn’t want school pride to interfere with the ranking. We wanted our ranking to be based on quantifiable criteria that would really determine the best colleges for food without passionate students and alumni skewing the list.”
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