IvyGate Science Theater 3000 Presents: The Princeton Review’s The Best 371 Colleges Lists 2010

princeton_reviewmst3k_silhouetteThe Princeton Review released its 2010 guide to the Best 371 Colleges last week. Along with overviews for every one of those arbitrary number of schools, the Princeton Review also released their college ranking lists in various categories. The lists are determined by surveys taken by current students at every school, and the categories run the gamut from schools with the most accessible professors to schools with the most stoned professors.

To see these lists, you could buy the Princeton Review book for $25. If you’re smart, you could just go to the Princeton Review website to see them. But if you’re lazy and can put up with not-great formatting, we’ve got all 62 of the rankings right here. Every single one, including those without any Ivy League schools on it. And because we felt like it, four of us have added our own commentary to the lists below.

In reading through the lists, we point out the good (Harvard, Princeton, and Columbia have the top three best libraries), the bad (No Ivy League schools classified as “Dodgeball Targets”), and the absolutely ridiculous (It appears Yale had only one student fill out a survey and it happened to be on opposite day). But mostly, our group of one Harvard grad (Adam), one Cornell grad (Max), and two Princeton grads (Maureen and Michael) just riff on everything. We’re just like the Satellite of Love Crew. Heck, one of us is even named Mike! So please join us, will you, as we blow up the Hitler building. There may even be railing kills. All the lists are after the jump, including an Ivy League school summary at the very end.

Ivy League schools are in bold. IvyGate commentary is in italics.

ACADEMICS/ADMINISTRATION

Best Classroom Experience

1. Pomona
2. Reed
3. Wellesley

Michael: I’d venture to say Wellesley and some of the 7 sister schools have good experiences because women don’t have to fend of date rape at every turn like you do at Princeton.

4. Stanford
5. Olin College of Engineering
6. Mount Holyoke
7. Williams
8. Army

Michael: You have a better classroom experience at Army, the place where 1) it’s your job to show up and 2) you get shot at during training than you do at Princeton, the place where you never have to go to class and beer is free?

Max: I’m guessing you get shot at outside of class, making the actual classroom experience seem that much better.

9. Princeton

Maureen: This list is funny bcs, other than Princeton (and Olin WTF) it’s basically a list of colleges with the highest ratio of pot dealers to students. Then again, Old Nassau uses pretentious words like “preceptorial” to describe the classroom experience, so maybe that explains it?

Michael: Agree

10. Middlebury
11. Whitman
12. Hamilton
13. Sarah Lawrence
14. Colgate
15. Marlboro
16. Wesleyan College (GA)
17. Bennington
18. Richmond
19. Bowdoin
20. Emerson

Students Study the Most

1. Caltech
2. MIT
3. Reed

Maureen: This surprises me

4. Olin College of Engineering
5. Harvard

Maureen: This does not. What’s interesting here is what ISN’T on the list. Did nobody at Yale answer the questionnaire? Where are the big tech schools — Harvey Mudd, Stanford, Carnegie Melon (which has an entire college devoted to computer science) Why are Olin and Army on every single list? I’m starting to suspect a sampling size issue.

Michael: I’d venture to guess Army and Olin made filling the surveys out a priority. The fact that Cooper Union is on and a place with a difficult core like Columbia is not is just surprising. I have no idea what “studying” means, either. Does that include

Adam: Studying at Harvard definitely refers to hanging around the dirty couches in the back of the Crimson building eating Hot Fries and trying to figure out which Final Club not to hang out at so that you can write a story for FM about life outside elitism. It’s called an extracurricular activity and at Harvard you just refer to everything as “work”. Nevermind the fact that you can LITERALLY piss in a bucket and ace a class called Loitering.

6. Middlebury
7. Swarthmore
8. Chicago

Michael: No doubt they study more at UChi than at Princeton. The quarter system is brutal, and I’ve also heard that UChi is the place where fun goes to die.

Adam: At Chicago the only way you’re getting fucked is bent over a podium with a pencil between your teeth.

9. Princeton
10. Davidson
11. Williams
12. Coast Guard
13. Army
14. Cooper Union
15. Bryn Mawr
16. Sweet Briar College

Maureen: What is this?

Max: No clue, book says it’s in Sweet Briar, Virginia and is all female

17. Carleton College
18. Harvey Mudd
19. Holy Cross
20. Grinnell

Max: Mostly, they study how their basketball team can score 130 points a game and still finish with a losing record

Students Study the Least

1. West Virginia

Michael: There’s a joke I could make here, but I think Abercrombie got in trouble for it.

2. Maryland – College Park

Michael: Didn’t see that coming.

Max: Wait, I thought Maryland was a good (ish) school now. What are students doing in College Park if not studying? They can only hang out at the IKEA so many times before it becomes boring.

3. SUNY – Albany

Adam: My mom went to SUNY – Albany. She was later a teacher for 1 year before deciding it was much more fun to be a hippie in the late 60s.

4. Mississippi
5. North Dakota
6. LSU
7. Florida State
8. Florida
9. Florida Southern

Max: Third Florida school

10. Georgia
11. Penn State
12. Central Florida

Max: Fourth Florida school

Michael: Aren’t FL schools the ones in which that sports doosh wants to enroll our nation’s population of young men? Why isn’t Miami International on the list?

13. Brooklyn College
14. Arizona State
15. Texas
16. Alabama
17. Ohio University
18. Louisiana – Lafayette
19. Rutgers

Maureen: More evidence that the Princeton/Rutgers rivalry really makes no sense

Michael: Well, it makes no sense to Princeton.

20. Salisbury

Professors Get High Marks

Maureen: Another list that could double as “Everyone gets high.” (which was how I almost read it, at first) And look, Sweet Briar is back!

Michael: Well said. How did Princeton not get on here? There’s a quote online in the Academics section that runs “my Nobel prize-winning teacher taught me how to use a microscope.” And Yale students swooned that professors must teach one undergraduate course a year.

Adam: I’m sorry but when was the last time you read a really compelling journal article from somebody tenured at DAVIDSON? Fuck student/faculty ratio. I want intelligence. And prestige.

1. Davidson
2. Wellesley
3. Sweet Briar College
4. Middlebury
5. Reed
6. Kenyon
7. Olin College of Engineering
8. William & Mary
9. Whitman College
10. New College of Florida
11. Hampden-Sydney
12. Sarah Lawrence
13. Claremont McKenna
14. Carleton College
15. Harvey Mudd
16. Wabash
17. Marlboro
18. Swarthmore
19. Wittenberg
20. Oglethorpe

Professors Get Low Marks

Michael: This list is dominated by tech-heavy schools. Probably because scientists don’t relate well to non-cyborgs.

1. Merchant Marine
2. Stevens Institute of Technology
3. Caltech

Max: Well sure, now that Feynman’s dead

4. Illinois
5. Georgia Tech
6. UConn
7. UC – San Diego
8. New Jersey Tech
9. Illinois Tech
10. Rutgers
11. Rensselaer
12. Case Western
13. UC – Riverside
14. Rhode Island
15. University of Toronto

Maureen: Canadian colleges are part of this now??

16. Johns Hopkins
17. SUNY – Buffalo
18. Iowa State
19. Washington State
20. Florida

Most Accessible Professors

1. Army

Maureen: This is def the biggest surprise of the lists. Also, Air Force at #4 and Navy at #9. I guess if your students were all about to risk their lives in Iraq and such, you’d be total dick NOT to be highly accessible and kind.

2. Sweet Briar College
3. Wabash
4. Air Force
5. Hampden-Sydney
6. Lawrence University
7. Webb Institute
8. Williams
9. Navy
10. Claremont McKenna
11. Wellesley
12. Harvey Mudd
13. Colgate
14. Puget Sound
15. St. John’s College (NM)
16. Davidson
17. Stonehill College
18. St. John’s College (MD)
19. Bowdoin
20. Simon’s Rock College of Bard

Maureen: Isn’t this the “college” for high schoolers? As in, literally a place where precocious high schoolers go for boarding school, but they call it “college” bcs it has some special philosophy or something?

Adam: They definitely sent me recruitment materials and I threw them away because I thought it was a pyramid scheme.

Least Accessible Professors

Michael: Seems like Tech schools and HBCs have a lot to work on.

1. Illinois Tech
2. Georgia Tech
3. University of Toronto

Michael: Wait a second, this place ain’t ‘Muhrcan! I thought only McGill was allowed on.

4. Rutgers
5. Tuskegee
6. Stevens Tech
7. Kentucky
8. Howard
9. Auburn
10. Georgia
11. Merchant Marine

Maureen: Merchant Marine FAIL vs. Army/Navy/Air Force SUCCESS: Proof that the public sphere > private?

12. New Jersey Tech
13. UMass – Amherst
14. Rhode Island
15. Drexel
16. SUNY – Albany
17. Spelman
18. UC – Riverside
19. Arizona
20. McGill

Michael: Second Canadian school, proving Canadians are just fake nice to lull you into a false sense of security about their socialist ways.

Class Discussions Encouraged

Michael: You’re telling me that no Ivy made it on here. Don’t most have small-group sessions?

Maureen: We’re all too intimidated to open our mouths in front of each other.

1. Sarah Lawrence

Adam: Probably a lot of discussion about the movie Ten Things I Hate About You and its correlation with a rise in non-militant lesbian enrollment? (Is that offensive that I wrote that?)

Max: Probably, but we’re running it anyway

2. Bennington
3. Marlboro
4. Eugene Lang College
5. Simon’s Rock
6. Green Mountain College
7. Prescott
8. Reed
9. Hampshire
10. Sweet Briar
11. College of the Atlantic
12. Colorado College
13. Hanover College
14. Bard College
15. Army
16. Wesleyan College (GA)
17. Goucher
18. Emerson
19. Stanford
20. Stonehill

Class Discussions Rare

1. McGill
2. University of Toronto

Michael: Canadians don’t want to hear what you think because in their Big Brother state it doesn’t matter.

3. Caltech
4. Georgia Tech
5. UC – San Diego
6. Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly Missouri – Rolla)
7. North Carolina State
8. LSU
9. Webb Institute
10. Virginia Tech
11. SUNY – Stony Brook
12. Rose-Hulman
13. Rutgers
14. UC – Davis
15. Merchant Marine
16. Clarkson
17. Stevens Tech
18. Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Michael: Silly Princeton Review, you can’t have a discussion without students.

19. Texas A&M
20. Colorado State

Most Popular Study Abroad Program

1. Colby

Adam: This and the next one and the next one are no brainers. Maine is fucking BORING and Vermont is full of hippies. Hell I’d study abroad for a year in Sierra Leone before I’d spend more than a week at my Grandma’s house near Bates.

Michael: Hear that, Adam’s Grandma?

2. Middlebury
3. Bates
4. Pepperdine
5. Goucher
6. Connecticut College
7. Georgetown
8. Tufts
9. Trinity (CT)
10. Pitzer
11. Claremont McKenna
12. Lewis & Clark
13. Stonehill
14. Loyola University (MD)
15. Macalester
16. Colgate
17. Dickinson
18. Hobart – William Smith
19. Colorado College
20. Beloit

Maureen: Add Beloit to Adam’s “too boring not to study abroad” list. The Wisconsin/Illinois border is its own circle of hell.

Best Career Services

Maureen: Do they just poll students who are still in college? If so, this list actually measures how comforting the career services department is, not how good they actually are at finding jobs.

Michael: Meaningless category.

Adam: Harvard’s conspicuous absence just points to the fact that all you really need to do is drop the H-Bomb after to get a job. For a non-profit.

1. Florida
2. Barnard

Michael: Do they teach you how to apply for a middle-management job and then move into the CEO’s office?

3. Clemson
4. Northeastern
5. Texas
6. Penn State
7. Claremont McKenna
8. Sweet Briar College
9. Rose-Hulman
10. Yale

Michael: Unless you’re a firefighter.

11. Connecticut College
12. Bentley
13. Smith
14. Middlebury
15. Cornell

Maureen: Hotel school triumph?

Max: No idea. I didn’t use the career services. And just look at me now!

16. Notre Dame
17. Stonehill College
18. RIT
19. American University
20. Olin College of Engineering

Best College Library

Maureen: I’m convinced no one at Yale did this questionnaire — their library is a cathedral (literally, sort of) and some libraries (rare books) are among the best on the planet. Nonetheless, Harvard, Princeton, and Columbia all have pretty rad libraries, no complaints there.

Adam: I’m with Maureen on this one. Yale also has that sweet multimedia collection that basically negates the need for Netflix for anybody in New Haven. (Yeah I just wanted the alliterative sentence.)

1. Harvard
2. Princeton
3. Columbia

4. Duke
5. Loyola University – New Orleans
6. Cornell

7. William & Mary
8. Furman
9. Colgate
10. Wesleyan University (CT)
11. Chicago
12. Mount Holyoke
13. Emory
14. Hampden-Sydney
15. Texas
16. Brigham Young
17. The College of New Jersey
18. Case Western
19. Whitman College
20. West Virginia

Michael: Again, jokes could be made.

Max: Okay then. It’s the only library in the country that you can hitch up to your pickup and take home with you.

This is a Library?

1. Clarkson
2. Coast Guard
3. Bradley
4. Spelman
5. Bard
6. University of Dallas
7. College of the Atlantic
8. Duquesne
9. Eugene Lang
10. Wells College
11. William Jewell
12. Tuskegee
13. Centenary College of Louisiana
14. SUNY – Purchase College
15. Salisbury University
16. Wagner College
17. Merchant Marine
18. Catawba
19. Stevens Tech
20. Catholic University of America

Great Financial Aid

1. Swarthmore
2. Stanford
3. Harvard

Michael: Larry Summers and Faust have both pushed to help upper class income families more than Princeton has.

Adam: I’m not really sure how Harvard and Princeton ended up down on this list. No shit, it’s sort of free if you can’t pay for it. And no loans. And they’ll just give you money if you want it. They’re really wealthy.

4. Washington U.
5. Pomona
6. New College of Florida
7. Ohio University
8. Princeton

Maureen: Interesting! Princeton supposedly pioneered the no-loan fin aid strategy, and was supposed to be ahead of the game on these things — but Harvard, Stanford, et. al. are better? But: THIS LIST IS BUNK because where are the FREE colleges? Aren’t there a handful of those in America?

9. Virginia
10. Caltech
11. Beloit
12. Lake Forest College
13. Claremont McKenna
14. Wabash
15. Denison
16. Williams
17. Yale

18. Amherst
19. Rice
20. College of the Atlantic

Students Dissatisfied With Financial Aid

1. NYU

Michael: Damn straight. NYC schools are a rip off. Just look at that woman who is suing for not having a job yet.

2. Penn State
3. Connecticut College
4. Elon
5. Sonoma State
6. Villanova
7. Washington State
8. Auburn
9. Emerson
10. UMass – Amherst
11. Haverford
12. Quinnipiac
13. Rutgers

Max: Jeez Rutgers is just getting hammered in these surveys. Where’s that Jersey pride people?

14. Colorado State
15. Bucknell
16. Mary Washington
17. Hampton
18. SUNY – Albany
19. Arizona
20. Miami University (OH)

School Runs Like Buttah (Best Run Schools)

Adam: I don’t even know what this means.

Max: It was originally “School Runs Like Butter” but the temptation to Linda Richman-ize it was too great.

1. Stanford
2. Middlebury
3. Claremont McKenna
4. Davidson
5. Bowdoin
6. Rose-Hulman
7. Pomona
8. Wabash
9. Washington U.
10. Carleton College
11. Notre Dame
12. Whitman College

Michael: This is a college at Princeton founded by Meg Whitman, right?

Maureen: Whitman College Secession Movement: you heard it here first.

13. Furman
14. Princeton

Michael: Patrols the dormitory hallways to end fun like buttah, more like it.

15. Amherst
16. Elon
17. Vanderbilt
18. Yale

19. Williams
20. Clemson

Long Lines and Red Tape (Worst Run Schools)

1. Eugene Lang College
2. Merchant Marine
3. Tuskegee
4. Wells College
5. Hampton
6. SUNY – Purchase College
7. NYU
8. Drexel
9. SUNY – Albany
10. Howard
11. Hampshire
12. Illinois Tech
13. Cooper Union

Adam: What do you expect from a free school in the East Village you whiny fucks?

14. SUNY – Stony Brook
15. Fisk
16. Hunter College
17. University of New Orleans
18. Catholic
19. New Mexico
20. Whittier

QUALITY OF LIFE

Happiest Students

Michael: Highest students?

1. Brown
2. Clemson
3. Claremont McKenna
4. Stanford
5. Bowdoin
6. Yale

Maureen: I renew my theory about sample size. I’ve always found the HYP student bodies to be basically indistinguishable (and equally miserable) across the board.

Adam: See earlier post about Yale, the gayest Ivy of them all. Maybe they were being literal on this.

7. Stonehill College
8. Rice
9. St. Mary’s College of Maryland
10. Colorado College
11. Alabama – Birmingham
12. Prescott College
13. Dayton
14. William & Mary
15. Whitman College
16. Olin College of Engineering

Max: I guess the students would be happy there as they are all incredibly nerdy and poor.

17. Colgate
18. James Madison
19. Duke
20. WPI

Least Happy Students

Michael: Herein I note that the service schools (Army, Navy, AF, CG) are all on here, so while academics are great, military life is hard.

Adam: But anyways, how come MIT and Harvard kids keep killing themselves. Add Cornell to that list too. Max.

Max: Hey, when there’s a freaking gorge running through the middle of campus, it’s hard not to commit suicide. Although there are a lot of upstate New York schools on this list.

1. Merchant Marine
2. Coast Guard
3. SUNY – Stony Brook
4. Fisk
5. NYU
6. New Jersey Tech

Max: Can you blame them? They go to school in Newark and their basketball team has won one game in the last two years.

7. Tuskegee
8. UC – Riverside
9. Navy
10. SUNY – Albany
11. Illinois Tech
12. UMass – Amherst
13. Clarkson
14. Eugene Lang
15. Hanover
16. Air Force
17. Whittier
18. Army
19. Alfred
20. Trinity College (CT)

Most Beautiful Campus

1. Colgate
2. Sweet Briar College
3. Mount Holyoke
4. Scripps
5. Sewanee
6. University of San Diego
7. Princeton

Maureen: This is only true if you stay on the north end of campus, are not an engineer, and close your eyes every time you walk by Spelman.

Michael: Hey, that thing won awards in the 70s! Don’t forget the prison that is Scully.

8. Wellesley

Adam: Gotta be a dike ball joke in here.

9. Lewis & Clark
10. UC – Santa Cruz
11. Notre Dame
12. St. Mary’s College of Maryland
13. Vassar
14. Stonehill College
15. Pepperdine
16. Swarthmore

Maureen: This is the prettiest college I have ever seen. It’s one big rose garden.

17. Rollins
18. Wittenberg
19. Wagner
20. Richmond

Least Beautiful Campus

1. New Jersey Tech
2. SUNY – Albany
3. Drexel

Max: Penn’s embarrassing neighbor.

4. SUNY – Purchase College
5. University of Dallas
6. Hunter College
7. Harvey Mudd
8. UMass – Amherst
9. Clarkson
10. North Carolina State
11. Illinois Tech
12. Tennessee

Adam: I’m from near Knoxville where this school calls home. Besides its proximity to the badass SunSphere from the 1982 Worlds Fair, I’ll accept this.

13. MIT

Adam: Do you have any idea how much cash MIT spends on art and architects to try to avoid this categorization. That money train is heading straight off the bridge. The HARVARD bridge.

Max: However, they’re number 1 on the list of the most R2D2-like campuses.

14. New Orleans
15. Rutgers
16. Eugene Lang
17. Xavier University of Louisiana
18. RIT
19. SUNY – Buffalo
20. Missouri Univ. Sci & Tech (formerly Missouri – Rolla)

Max: I believe Lewis Black described Rolla, Missouri as the best place to kill yourself in America.

Easiest Campus to Get Around

1. Claremont McKenna
2. Agnes Scott College
3. Davidson
4. Susquehanna
5. Hendrix College
6. Loyola University – New Orleans
7. Dayton
8. Grinnell
9. Illinois Wesleyan
10. Connecticut College
11. Stanford
12. Sweet Briar College
13. Stonehill College
14. DePauw
15. Catawba
16. Columbia

Michael: Honestly? Sure it’s only a few blocks, but don’t bullets and muggers count as major obstacles to “getting around?”

17. Southwestern
18. Bowdoin
19. Scripps
20. Smith

Max: Do you think they meant sleep around? Never mind. I actually don’t know anything about Smith other than what I read in Questionable Content.

Best Campus Food

1. Virginia Tech
2. Bowdoin
3. St. Olaf
4. James Madison
5. Olin College of Engineering
6. Colby
7. Bryn Mawr
8. Gustavus Adolphus
9. Cornell

Maureen: Hotelies save the day, again! During my tenure at IvyGate I have come to have a deep and abiding respect for hotel school, mostly bcs they still get jobs, and the rest of us don’t.

Max: I’ve never understood why so many people at Cornell complain about the food, saying it sucks. YOU COULD HAVE IT SO MUCH WORSE A-HOLES!

10. Washington U.
11. Notre Dame
12. Georgia
13. Wheaton
14. Middlebury
15. UCLA
16. Claremont McKenna
17. Bates
18. College of the Atlantic
19. Purdue
20. Gettysburg

Is It Food?

1. Merchant Marine
2. Wells College
3. New College of Florida
4. Fisk
5. Wesleyan College (GA)

Max: Honestly, we had no idea there were two different Wesleyans until the commenters pointed out that the school somehow was both big on and adverse to marijuana. It should be clear now.


6. SUNY – Albany
7. Eugene Lang
8. Hampton
9. Air Force
10. Carnegie Mellon
11. Centenary College of Louisiana
12. Hiram College
13. Fordham
14. Hollins
15. Bard College
16. Navy
17. Flagler College
18. Whittier
19. Catawba
20. Missouri Univ. Sci & Tech

Dorms Like Palaces

Michael: How did none of the other palatial Ivies with nineteenth century buildings make the list?

Maureen: It’s the fact that you have to go to the basement to pee in half of Princeton’s old buildings, and the noisy heaters in Brown Hall prevented me from sleeping straight through the night for an entire year. I’ll take modern, bland, and livable over “palatial cesspool” any day, thank you.

Michael: Don’t forget walking a half mile in the snow to do laundry!

1. Smith
2. Loyola University (Maryland)
3. Olin College of Engineering
4. Scripps
5. Bennington
6. Bryn Mawr
7. Bowdoin
8. George Washington

Max: When your tuition is higher than nearly every other university in the country, your dorms better be fucking worth it.

9. Harvard

Adam: So there are rats and roaches. Always have been. Always will. It’s actually a huge deal right now that Harvard literally hasn’t renovated most of their palatial residences since the 1970s. And I guaran-damn-tee that every square inch of carpet in Mather House has been peed on. That place is a palace too if Stalin were also a palace designer.

10. Washington U.
11. Claremont McKenna
12. Trinity University (TX)
13. Mount Holyoke
14. Pomona
15. Skidmore
16. Thomas Aquinas
17. Wellesley
18. Pepperdine
19. Williams
20. Stanford

Dorms Like Dungeons

1. Hampton
2. Merchant Marine
3. Coast Guard
4. Tuskegee
5. New Orleans
6. Louisiana – Lafayette
7. SUNY – Albany
8. Hanover College
9. New Mexico
10. New Jersey Tech

Max: So they’re in Newark and the dorms suck. It would have been better for NJIT’s publicity to be the 372nd best college.

11. Florida
12. Montana
13. Idaho
14. Temple
15. Arizona State
16. Xavier (LA)
17. Mississippi
18. Army
19. Cal State – Stanislaus
20. Evergreen State College

Maureen: I knew a kid who went to Evergreen and lived in a trailer park. I think that was just him, though.

Best Quality of Life

1. Rice
2. Bowdoin
3. Claremont McKenna
4. Washington U.
5. Virginia Tech
6. Middlebury
7. Smith
8. Barnard

Michael: Is it really that different from Columbia?

Maureen: More pillowfights.

9. St. Michael’s College
10. Clemson
11. Bryn Mawr
12. Westminster College (UT)
13. Olin College of Engineering
14. St. Olaf
15. Brown

Maureen: This doesn’t surprise me. I’m half-certain they have Xanax in the water supply there.

16. Davidson
17. Furman
18. Stanford
19. Pomona
20. Whitman College

POLITICS

Most Conservative Students

1. Texas A&M
2. Hillsdale
3. Grove City College
4. Brigham Young
5. Hampden-Sydney
6. Navy
7. College of the Ozarks
8. Wheaton College (IL)
9. University of Dallas
10. Merchant Marine
11. Air Force
12. Baylor
13. Samford
14. Clemson
15. Alabama
16. Thomas Aquinas
17. Army
18. Mississippi
19. Rose-Hulman
20. Coast Guard

Most Liberal Students

Maureen: A handful of blue blood legacies ruined Brown’s shot at making this list.

Max: No Oberlin? Upset!

1. Warren Wilson College
2. Hampshire College
3. New College of Florida
4. Bennington College
5. Prescott College
6. Bard College
7. Sarah Lawrence
8. Marlboro
9. Reed
10. Occidental
11. Pitzer
12. Evergreen State
13. Macalester
14. Wesleyan University (CT)
15. Lewis & Clark
16. Eugene Lang
17. Vassar
18. Mills
19. Swarthmore
20. Beloit

Most Politically Active Students

Maureen: As much as I hate to say it — this is basically a Douchiest Students in America list.

1. George Washington
2. American University
3. College of the Atlantic
4. George Mason
5. New College of Florida
6. Army
7. Simon’s Rock College of Bard
8. Georgetown
9. Wesleyan University (CT)
10. Claremont McKenna
11. Harvard

Adam: I think my friend Mike Gould-Wartofsky carries this torch by himself. Yeah but he graduated 2 years ago and now spends a lot of time writing his novel via text messages to himself.

12. Hampshire College
13. Warren Wilson College
14. Bates
15. Macalester
16. Smith
17. Air Force
18. Princeton

Michael: I think only the politically active students filled out the survey. I dare you to find anyone who votes at Princeton.

Maureen: Seconded. Also, where is Yale? Aren’t they the ones who are supposed to be our presidents and stuff some day? Then again, something tells me Dubya wasn’t terribly “politically active” during his college years, either.

19. Navy
20. Texas

Election? What Election? (Least Politically Active Students)

1. Salisbury
2. Sacred Heart
3. Fisk
4. Scranton
5. Ohio Northern
6. Rhode Island
7. College of the Ozarks

Michael: These students are simultaneously the most conservative (at #7) and the least politically active. How is that possible? Are they withdrawn from the world like the Amish, or do they refuse to vote because the Demo-rats steal elections via Kenyan-born Ivy League-educated surrogates?

8. Stonehill
9. Florida Southern
10. Westminster College (PA)
11. Rose-Hulman
12. WPI
13. Louisiana – Lafayette
14. Monmouth
15. Birmingham Southern
16. UC – Riverside
17. Penn State
18. Stevens Tech
19. Moravian
20. Washington State

DEMOGRAPHICS

Lots of Race/Class Interaction

1. University of Miami (FL)
2. Olin College of Engineering
3. Alabama – Birmingham

Michael: George Wallace be damned!

4. Stanford
5. St. Mary’s College of Maryland
6. Beloit
7. Pitzer
8. The College of Idaho
9. Mount Holyoke
10. Oglethorpe
11. Rice
12. Randolph College
13. St. John’s College (MD)
14. Yale
15. Claremont McKenna
16. Prescott College
17. Brown

Maureen: Interesting that Yale and Brown make the cut, but no other Ivies. Anyone got a theory?

Michael: Brown’s got all the Euro kids, and supposedly Yale has teh gays. The eating clubs at Princeton really aren’t the best place for race/class mixing, more like stratification. I don’t know about the finals club. I don’t know how Penn and Columbia didn’t make it on.

19. Manhattanville
20. UNC – Greensboro

Little Race/Class Interaction

1. Fairfield
2. Trinity College (CT)
3. New Hampshire
4. Miami University (OH)
5. Providence College
6. Quinnipiac
7. Wake Forest
8. Syracuse
9. Texas Christian
10. Rollins
11. Union College (NY)
12. Gettysburg College
13. Lehigh
14. Mississippi
15. Southern Methodist
16. Richmond

Max: Also, little interaction with University of Richmond students who are from the Richmond area, as none exist.

17. Boston College

Max: One of the least shocking list inclusions outside of BYU hating gays.

18. Vanderbilt
19. Holy Cross
20. Bucknell

Gay Community Accepted

Maureen: More telling omissions. Myth of the Gaylie disproved?

1. NYU
2. Stanford
3. New College of Florida
4. Swarthmore
5. Emerson
6. Simon’s Rock
7. Prescott
8. Wellesley
9. Marlboro
10. Mount Holyoke
11. Bennington
12. Olin College of Engineering

Max: Do you like transistors? Are you flamingly gay? Then come to the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering.

13. Macalester
14. Hampshire
15. Grinnell
16. Warren Wilson
17. Reed
18. Smith
19. Pitzer
20. Vassar

Alternate Lifestyles Not an Alternative (Service Academies Excepted)

1. Wheaton College (IL)
2. Grove City College
3. Thomas Aquinas
4. Hampden-Sydney
5. Notre Dame
6. Trinity College (CT)
7. Brigham Young

Max: They’re only number 7? Huge upset.

8. University of Dallas
9. College of the Ozarks
10. Seton Hall
11. Baylor
12. Samford
13. Calvin College
14. Southern Methodist
15. Texas A&M

Michael: The only state school on the list?

16. Providence College

Max: Don’t let them know about Brown.

17. Pepperdine
18. Hillsdale College
19. Auburn
20. Duquesne

Most Religious Students

1. Thomas Aquinas
2. Brigham Young
3. Wheaton College (IL)
4. Hillsdale College
5. University of Dallas
6. Grove City College
7. College of the Ozarks

Michael: College of the Ozarks comes in at #7 again!

8. Notre Dame
9. Furman
10. Samford
11. Baylor
12. Calvin
13. Texas A&M
14. Air Force
15. Pepperdine
16. Catholic
17. St. Anselm
18. Brandeis
19. Auburn
20. Utah

Least Religious Students

Maureen: Hooray! The Ivies aren’t godless after all. Which is actually a bit disappointing.

1. Bennington
2. Eugene Lang
3. Reed
4. Bard
5. Emerson
6. Simon’s Rock
7. Vassar
8. Hampshire
9. Sarah Lawrence
10. College of the Atlantic
11. Pitzer
12. Skidmore
13. Pomona
14. New College of Florida
15. Macalester
16. Welseyan University (CT)
17. Lewis & Clark
18. Beloit
19. Whitman

Adam: Wasn’t Walt a big Quaker, though. Does that count?

20. Puget Sound

TOWN LIFE

Great College Towns

Max: This one is ridiculous. Only three of the schools listed are in actual college towns (Texas, Colorado, Wisconsin), the rest are freaking cities. New York and DC schools should be disqualified from this list.

1. Columbia
2. George Washington
3. Barnard

Michael: It’s the same thing! Same town! I’m glad to see the best college towns are basically Boston, NYC, and DC.

Maureen: Same STREETS and ADDRESSES as #1. This makes no sense.

4. Eugene Lang College
5. University of San Francisco
6. Texas
7. American University
8. Georgetown
9. Northeastern
10. Emerson
11. DePaul
12. NYU
13. Colorado
14. Boston College
15. Suffolk
16. Stevens Tech
17. Boston University
18. University of San Diego
19. Wisconsin
20. Cooper Union

More To Do On Campus

Max: I think this is just code for “The town sucks/doesn’t exist/is full of black people (Duke)”

1. Union (NY)
2. Tuskegee
3. Army
4. Albion College
5. New Jersey Tech
6. Wheaton College (MA)
7. Hofstra
8. Air Force
9. Beloit
10. Rose-Hulman
11. Stanford
12. University of the Pacific
13. Rensselaer
14. Vassar
15. DePauw
16. Notre Dame
17. Duke
18. Holy Cross
19. New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
20. Clark University

Town-Gown Relations Are Great

1. Clemson

Michael: Honestly?

2. St. Michael’s College
3. Davidson
4. Olin
5. Wheaton (IL)
6. Stonhill
7. Ozarks
8. St. Olaf
9. Agnes Scott
10. Samford
11. Loyola – New Orleans
12. William Jewell
13. Louisiana – Lafayette
14. Catawba
15. Seattle University
16. Kansas State
17. Tulsa
18. Montana Tech of the Univ. of Montana
19. Westminster College (PA)
20. Texas

Town-Gown Relations Are Strained

1. Trinity (CT)
2. Union (NY)
3. Lehigh
4. Sarah Lawrence
5. Illinois Tech
6. New Hampshire
7. Duke

Max: No. Shit.

8. Colorado College
9. DePauw
10. Howard
11. Holy Cross
12. Vassar
13. Merchant Marine
14. Providence College
15. Bates
16. Northwestern
17. New Jersey Tech
18. Wooster
19. Fairfield
20. Franklin & Marshall

Max: You don’t want to piss off the Amish.

EXTRACURRICULARS

Best Athletic Facilities

1. Maryland
2. Florida
3. Penn State
4. Wabash
5. Georgia Tech
6. Texas A&M
7. Alabama
8. TCU
9. Ohio State
10. Loyola – Maryland
11. West Virginia
12. Georgia
13. Hendrix College
14. Alabama – Birmingham
15. Richmond
16. Lafayette College
17. Clemson
18. Army
19. Middlebury
20. Texas

Students Pack the Stadiums

1. Penn State
2. Florida
3. Michigan
4. North Dakota
5. Maryland
6. Texas
7. Duke
8. West Virginia
9. Boston College
10. Wabash
11. Gonzaga
12. Wisconsin
13. Alabama
14. Texas A&M
15. Virginia Tech
16. Nebraska
17. Indiana
18. Kansas
19. Williams

Max: Which one of these things is not like the others?

20. Southern California

Intercollegiate Sports Unpopular or Nonexistant

1. Eugene Lang
2. St. John’s College (NM)
3. College of the Atlantic
4. New College of Florida
5. Bennington
6. Thomas Aquinas
7. Prescott
8. Marlboro
9. Reed
10. Hampshire
11. Sarah Lawrence
12. Olin
13. St. John’s College (MD)
14. Chicago
15. NYU
16. SUNY – Purchase College
17. Harvey Mudd
18. Evergreen State
19. Simon’s Rock
20. New Mexico Inst. of Mining & Tech

Everyone Plays Intramural Sports

1. Notre Dame
2. Grove City
3. Wabash
4. Whitman
5. Clemson
6. Penn State
7. Stonehill
8. Gonzaga
9. Colorado College
10. Dayton
11. Air Force
12. Carleton
13. St. John’s (MD)
14. Navy
15. Florida
16. Nebraska
17. Wittenberg
18. Coast Guard
19. Providence College
20. Brigham Young

Nobody Plays Intramural Sports

1. Sarah Lawrence
2. Eugene Lang
3. Emerson
4. NYU
5. Prescott
6. New College of Florida
7. Bryn Mawr
8. Bennington
9. Suffolk
10. Evergreen State
11. College of the Atlantic
12. Cooper Union
13. Hampshire College
14. Simon’s Rock
15. Randolph
16. Marlboro
17. Spelman
18. Barnard

Maureen: I’d say this is ripe for a sexist joke, but I doubt Columbia is any more athletic.

19. Hollins
20. St. John’s College (NM)

Best College Radio Stations

1. Ithaca

Max: BOOOOOOOOOOOO!

2. St. Bonaventure
3. Seton Hall
4. DePauw
5. Emerson
6. Brown

Michael: Dirty hipsters.

Adam: ‘Nuf said.

7. Stanford
8. Guilford
9. Knox
10. Howard
11. Puget Sound
12. Carleton College
13. Alfred
14. Reed
15. Swarthmore
16. Whitman College
17. Westminster College (PA)
18. Bates
19. Skidmore
20. Manhattanville

Best College Newspaper

Maureen: Makes sense, although I’d argue that YDN has been blowing the Crimson out of the water for several years now. And who doesn’t love the DP, if only for its hysterical abbreviation. (Yes, I’m in third grade.)

Adam: Maybe Maureen’s elementary school was different than mine, but I definitely didn’t know what ‘DP’ referred to in third grade.

Max: Hell, until tenth grade, I thought a blow job was something you took your car to Jiffy Lube for.

1. North Carolina
2. Harvard

Adam: Reference any and all Crimsonfail stories?

3. Yale
4. Maryland
5. Texas A&M
6. Penn State
7. Howard
8. Florida
9. Duke
10. LSU
11. West Virginia
12. Mississippi
13. Texas
14. UCLA
15. Penn

Max: Hey, a Penn sighting. Finally!

16. Wisconsin
17. Purdue
18. Syracuse
19. Indiana
20. Northwestern

Best College Theater

Michael: No surprises here.

1. Drew
2. Yale
3. Wagner
4. Muhlenberg
5. Vassar
6. Nazareth
7. Carnegie Mellon
8. Emerson
9. Ithaca
10. Lawrence
11. College of the Ozarks
12. Whitman College
13. Brown
14. Simon’s Rock College of Bard
15. Knox
16. Cornell College
17. Oglethorpe
18. Manhattanville
19. Hampshire
20. Trinity University (TX)

SOCIAL SCENE

Lots of Beer

Maureen: No Keggy? Dartmouth FAIL

1. Penn State
2. New Hampshire
3. Providence College
4. Florida
5. Claremont McKenna
6. Ohio University
7. Hampden-Sydney
8. West Virginia
9. Colgate
10. Wisconsin
11. Lehigh
12. Texas
13. Union (NY)
14. Florida State
15. DePauw
16. Trinity (CT)
17. Eckerd College
18. Gettysburg College
19. Indiana
20. Mississippi

Got Milk? (No Beer)

1. Brigham Young
2. Wheaton (IL)
3. Ozarks
4. Wesleyan College (GA)
5. Queens College
6. Grove City
7. Spelman
8. Brooklyn College
9. Cal State – Stanislaus
10. Xavier (LA)
11. Coast Guard
12. Baruch College
13. Howard
14. Fisk
15. Mills
16. St. John’s University (Queens)
17. Hunter College
18. Calvin College
19. Flagler College
20. Berea College

Lots of Hard Liquor

1. Mississippi
2. Providence College
3. Fairfield
4. Texas
5. Tulane
6. Wisconsin
7. Indiana
8. Georgia
9. Penn State
10. Trinity (CT)
11. Colorado
12. Sewanee
13. Ohio University
14. Lehigh
15. North Dakota
16. Tennessee
17. Iowa
18. Florida
19. Loyola University – New Orleans
20. UC – Santa Barbara

Scotch and Soda, Hold the Scotch (No Hard Liquor)

1. Brigham Young
2. Wheaton (IL)
3. Ozarks
4. Wesleyan College (GA)
5. Grove City
6. Queens College
7. Cal State – Stanislaus
8. Coast Guard
9. Brooklyn College
10. Baruch College
11. Hunter College
12. Calvin
13. Mills
14. Simmons
15. Wellesley
16. Spelman
17. Bellarmine
18. Berea
19. Air Force
20. Xavier (LA)

Reefer Madness (Lots of Marijuana)

1. UC – Santa Cruz

Max: Their mascot is the Banana Slug.

2. Skidmore
3. Vermont
4. Bard
5. Colorado
6. New College of Florida
7. Colorado College
8. Hampshire College
9. UC – Santa Barbara
10. Eckerd
11. Ithaca
12. Sarah Lawrence
13. Warren Wilson
14. Pitzer
15. Oregon
16. Guilford
17. West Virginia
18. Wesleyan University (CT)
19. SUNY – Purchase College
20. Green Mountain College

Don’t Inhale (No Marijuana)

1. Brigham Young
2. Coast Guard
3. Navy
4. Air Force
5. Army
6. Wheaton (IL)
7. Thomas Aquinas
8. Merchant Marine
9. Wesleyan College (GA)
10. Ozarks
11. Webb Institute
12. Notre Dame
13. Hillsdale College
14. Grove City
15. Cal State – Stanislaus
16. Furman
17. Samford
18. Valparaiso
19. University of Dallas
20. Queens College

Major Frat and Sorority Scene

1. Wofford College
2. Mississippi
3. Penn State
4. Transylvania
5. Birmingham Southern
6. Vanderbilt
7. Lehigh
8. Sewanee
9. Wake Forest
10. Iowa
11. DePauw
12. Florida
13. Illinois
14. Union (NY)
15. Georgia
16. Alabama
17. Albion
18. Bucknell
19. Gettysburg
20. Tennessee

SCHOOLS BY TYPE

Party Schools

1. Penn State
2. Florida
3. Mississippi
4. Georgia
5. Ohio University
6. West Virginia
7. Texas
8. Wisconsin
9. Florida State
10. UC – Santa Barbara
11. Colorado
12. Iowa
13. Union (NY)
14. Indiana
15. DePauw
16. Tennessee
17. Sewanee
18. North Dakota
19. Tulane
20. Arizona State

Stone-Cold Sober Schools

1. Brigham Young
2. Wheaton (IL)
3. Coast Guard
4. Ozarks
5. Wesleyan (GA)
6. Air Force
7. Navy
8. Wellesley
9. Thomas Aquinas
10. Calvin
11. Grove City
12. Army
13. Olin
14. Queens College
15. Marywood University
16. Mills
17. Berea
18. Cal State – Stanislaus
19. Agnes Scott
20. Simmons

Jock Schools

1. Clemson
2. Florida
3. Penn State
4. Wabash
5. North Carolina
6. Nebraska
7. Florida State
8. Notre Dame
9. Ohio State
10. UConn
11. Villanova
12. Georgia
13. Michigan
14. Tennessee
15. Purdue
16. Texas A&M
17. Michigan State
18. Duke
19. Oklahoma
20. Kansas State

Dodgeball Targets

Maureen: How is the entire Ivy League not on this list? Also, how come we haven’t seen Dartmouth even once, yet?

1. Sarah Lawrence
2. New College of Florida
3. St. John’s College (NM)
4. Hampshire
5. Marlboro
6. Prescott
7. Eugene Lang
8. Bennington
9. Reed
10. Simon’s Rock
11. Emerson
12. College of the Atlantic
13. Bard
14. Goucher
15. NYU
16. SUNY – Purchase College
17. Suffolk
18. New Mexico Inst. of Mining & Tech
19. Evergreen State
20. Lewis & Clark

Future Rotarians and Daughters of the American Revolution

1. Brigham Young
2. Grove City
3. Hillsdale
4. Wheaton (IL)
5. Ozarks
6. University of Dallas
7. Thomas Aquinas
8. Air Force
9. Navy
10. Samford
11. Notre Dame
12. Baylor
13. Army
14. Texas A&M
15. Clemson
16. Furman
17. Coast Guard
18. Merchant Marine
19. Calvin
20. Pepperdine

Birkenstock-Wearing, Tree-Hugging, Clove-Smoking Vegetarians

Max: The Princeton Review doesn’t judge anyone, especially dirty stinking hippies.

1. Bard
2. Hampshire
3. Eugene Lang
4. New College of Florida
5. Reed
6. Clark
7. Sarah Lawrence
8. Bennington
9. Simon’s Rock
10. Marlboro
11. Vassar
12. Pitzer
13. Wesleyan (CT)
14. UC – Santa Cruz
15. Lewis & Clark
16. Macalester
17. Emerson
18. Oberlin
19. Warren Wilson
20. SUNY – Purchase College

Deep Springs Honor Roll (Things that Deep Springs Is)

Max: Ah, the two-year, all-male, alfalfa-growing college in the middle of nowhere.

Students Study the Most
Class Discussions Encouraged
This is a Library?
Schools Runs Like Butter
Most Beautiful Campus
Dorms Like Palaces
Best Quality of Life
Most Liberal Students
Lots of Race/Class Interaction
Gay Community Accepted
Least Religious Students
Great College Towns

Max: Bullshit.

Intercollegiate Sports Unpopular or Nonexistant

Max: You sure? With 26 students, I bet they could form an above-average handball team.

Got Milk?
Scotch and Soda, Hold the Scotch
Don’t Inhale
Stone-Cold Sober Schools

100 Best Value Colleges, Top 50 Private

Agnes Scott, Amherst, Babson, Barnard, Bates, Bowdoin, BYU, Bryn Mawr, Caltech, Carleton, Centre College, Colgate, Colorado College, Cooper Union, Dartmouth, Davidson, Duke, Elon, Emory, Olin College of Engineering, Furman, Grinnell, Grove City, Hamilton, Harvard, Harvey Mudd, Hillsdale, Lafayette, Oberlin, Pomona, Princeton, Reed, Rhodes, Sewanee, Smith, Stanford, Swarthmore, Thomas Aquinas, Trinity (CT), Richmond, Tulsa, Vanderbilt, Vassar, Webb, Wheaton College (IL), Whitman, Williams, Yale

Just the Ivies

Brown University

Survey Says: Good quality of life (#15), Diverse student types on campus (#17), No one cheats, Students are friendly, Great off-campus food, Students are happy (#1), College radio is popular (#6), Theater is popular (#13), Student publications are popular, Political activism is popular

Columbia University

Survey Says: Great library (#3), Easy to get around campus (#16), Diverse student types on campus, Students love New York (#1), Great off-campus food, Campus feels safe, Students are happy, Student publications are popular, Political activism is popular

Barnard College

Survay Says: Career services are great (#2), Good quality of life (#8), Students love New York (#3), No one cheats, Great off-campus food, Campus feels safe, Political activism is popular, Nobody plays intramural sports (#18)

Cornell University

Survey Says: Career services are great (#15), Great library (#6), Great food on campus (#9), Student publications are popular

Max: Here’s the ridiculous thing: while Cornell is deemed to have just “great food on campus”, Ithaca College has “great off-campus food”. They’re both in the same miniscule town but only one of them has good off-campus food? Did Princeton Review actually visit Ithaca and deem the only good restaurants to be closer to South Hill?

Dartmouth College

Survey Says: School is well-run, Campus feels safe, Frats and sororities dominate social scene, Student publications are popular, Lots of beer drinking

Harvard College

Survey Says: Students study a lot (#5), Good financial aid (#3), Dorms are like palaces (#9), Lab facilities are great, Great library (#1), Diverse student types on campus, Musical organizations are popular, Student publications are popular (#2), Political activism is popular (#11)

University of Pennsylvania

Survey Says: Athletic facilities are great, Diverse student types on campus, Great off-campus food, Students are happy, Student publications are popular (#15), student government is popular, hard liquor is popular

Princeton University

Survey Says: Good classroom experience (#9), Students study a lot (#9), Good financial aid (#8), Beautiful campus (#7), Political activism is popular (#18), No one cheats, Great library (#2), School is well-run (#14), Campus feels safe, Low cost of living

Max: Whatever happened to the “everybody smokes” survey result?

Maureen: Princeton isn’t a cheap town! Relative to New York, maybe, but it’s basically a yuppie enclave.

Yale University

Survey Says: Career services are great (#10), Good financial aid (#17), School is well-run (#18), Students are happy (#6), Diverse student types on campus (#14), Student publications are popular (#3), Musical organizations are popular, Theater is popular (#2), Political activism is popular

Michael: These all seem to reinforce the stereotypes quite well.

Max: Didn’t the Princeton Review use to include negative survey results as well? I fear for today’s high school upperclassmen who will read this book and never know that Yale students hate New Haven.

  • Dartmouth

    Bullshit, did not one person at Dartmouth take this survey?

  • Dartmouth

    Bullshit, did not one person at Dartmouth take this survey?

  • H’11

    this is the best review of the princeton review’s best colleges i have ever seen…mad props.

  • H’11

    this is the best review of the princeton review’s best colleges i have ever seen…mad props.

  • penn11

    check out the ivygate editors being funny! that’s refreshing.

  • penn11

    check out the ivygate editors being funny! that’s refreshing.

  • J

    Max: Here’s the ridiculous thing: while Cornell is deemed to have just “great food on campus”, Ithaca College has “great off-campus food”. They’re both in the same miniscule town but only one of them has good off-campus food? Did Princeton Review actually visit Ithaca and deem the only good restaurants to be closer to South Hill?

    //

    Max – you’re missing the point – Cornell’s “On Campus Food” counts as “Off Campus Food” for Ithaca College. Who knew?!

  • J

    Max: Here’s the ridiculous thing: while Cornell is deemed to have just “great food on campus”, Ithaca College has “great off-campus food”. They’re both in the same miniscule town but only one of them has good off-campus food? Did Princeton Review actually visit Ithaca and deem the only good restaurants to be closer to South Hill?

    //

    Max – you’re missing the point – Cornell’s “On Campus Food” counts as “Off Campus Food” for Ithaca College. Who knew?!

  • chris

    maureen, there are some truly free colleges (cooper union), but the lack of cost of some of the free ones you’re thinking of (army, navy, usafa, etc) is totally mitigated by the fact that you have to go get your ass shot at for five years after graduation. and your life blows while you’re there.

  • chris

    maureen, there are some truly free colleges (cooper union), but the lack of cost of some of the free ones you’re thinking of (army, navy, usafa, etc) is totally mitigated by the fact that you have to go get your ass shot at for five years after graduation. and your life blows while you’re there.

  • Y11

    These lists are always so ridiculous. Blearghh. Thank you for dismantling them. Sidenote: For the most part, Yale students don’t hate New Haven anymore. Just FYI. This ain’t the 90s.

  • Y11

    These lists are always so ridiculous. Blearghh. Thank you for dismantling them. Sidenote: For the most part, Yale students don’t hate New Haven anymore. Just FYI. This ain’t the 90s.

  • C’11

    Well Columbia’s main library, Butler, is indeed awesome….except for the small fact that it doesnt have enough space for all the students during high-traffic exam times. We’re talking sitting in hallways, bribing, and squatting for days on end.

  • C’11

    Well Columbia’s main library, Butler, is indeed awesome….except for the small fact that it doesnt have enough space for all the students during high-traffic exam times. We’re talking sitting in hallways, bribing, and squatting for days on end.

  • B’ 08

    Groups/organizations who can make the same joke about Brown in every single article:
    1. IvyGate

  • B’ 08

    Groups/organizations who can make the same joke about Brown in every single article:
    1. IvyGate

  • D-bag

    I’d be willing to bet that more beer is purchased and consumed per capita at Dartmouth than at most of the schools on the “Lots of Beer” list. Just speaking from personal experience at PC etc.

    That said, too bad we didn’t make any good lists either. School’s going down the tubes.

  • D-bag

    I’d be willing to bet that more beer is purchased and consumed per capita at Dartmouth than at most of the schools on the “Lots of Beer” list. Just speaking from personal experience at PC etc.

    That said, too bad we didn’t make any good lists either. School’s going down the tubes.

  • Rahrah

    This is the silliest list. It seems to be randomly generated. How can the schools in NY be ranked in different spots for “best college town”? It doesn’t even bother to distinguish between Wesleyans, putting “Wesleyan” on the no-liquor and on the pothead lists.

  • Rahrah

    This is the silliest list. It seems to be randomly generated. How can the schools in NY be ranked in different spots for “best college town”? It doesn’t even bother to distinguish between Wesleyans, putting “Wesleyan” on the no-liquor and on the pothead lists.

  • Evan

    How the fuck does Columbia rank 1, NYU 14 and The Cooper Union 20 on the list of great college towns? Cooper’s campus is circumscribed by NYU’s and all three are in Manhattan. For the record: the UWS sucks balls, in a bad way. NYU and Cooper should share #1 representing the East Village and Columbia should be @ 20, if on the list at all.

    Fail.

  • Evan

    How the fuck does Columbia rank 1, NYU 14 and The Cooper Union 20 on the list of great college towns? Cooper’s campus is circumscribed by NYU’s and all three are in Manhattan. For the record: the UWS sucks balls, in a bad way. NYU and Cooper should share #1 representing the East Village and Columbia should be @ 20, if on the list at all.

    Fail.

  • KEGGY

    @D-bag: down the tubes, my ass. News flash: NOBODY at Dartmouth took the survey, genius. The facts under Dartmouth at the end are recycled from the old versions (after all, they have to include *something* about all schools). Look at some of PR’s ranking’s from a few years back at Dartmouth is on the food, libraries, prof accessibility, happiest students/quality of life list, etc.

  • KEGGY

    @D-bag: down the tubes, my ass. News flash: NOBODY at Dartmouth took the survey, genius. The facts under Dartmouth at the end are recycled from the old versions (after all, they have to include *something* about all schools). Look at some of PR’s ranking’s from a few years back at Dartmouth is on the food, libraries, prof accessibility, happiest students/quality of life list, etc.

  • sasha

    “Yale students swooned that professors must teach one undergraduate course a year.”

    Is that supposed to be a good thing? If my professors only taught one ugrad class a year, I’d want my tuition back.

  • sasha

    “Yale students swooned that professors must teach one undergraduate course a year.”

    Is that supposed to be a good thing? If my professors only taught one ugrad class a year, I’d want my tuition back.

  • Caygua

    Let’s talk about the fact that the service schools get excepted from the list on not tolerating gays.

  • Caygua

    Let’s talk about the fact that the service schools get excepted from the list on not tolerating gays.

  • y-dub

    Wait — how is Wesleyan on both the “don’t inhale” (#9) and on the reefer madness (#18) lists? Perhaps the folks from the Princeton Review ought to put themselves on the second list.

    • Sportsbraniac15

      wesleyan college and wesleyan u are different dumbass

  • y-dub

    Wait — how is Wesleyan on both the “don’t inhale” (#9) and on the reefer madness (#18) lists? Perhaps the folks from the Princeton Review ought to put themselves on the second list.

  • y08

    You’d think that with a massive, $100 million renovation program, Yale might make it into the Dorms Like Palaces list. What do I know, though, I’m sure the random-number generator that cranks this out is pretty accurate over 100 years.

  • y08

    You’d think that with a massive, $100 million renovation program, Yale might make it into the Dorms Like Palaces list. What do I know, though, I’m sure the random-number generator that cranks this out is pretty accurate over 100 years.

  • yls12

    y-dub et al: Wesleyan of the “little three” fame from Connecticut is on Reefer Madness — it’s Wesleyan in Georgia, a totally and unconnected school, that is on Don’t Inhale. They’re both named after a religious leader, that’s all. There’s also an Ohio Wesleyan, for the record.

  • yls12

    y-dub et al: Wesleyan of the “little three” fame from Connecticut is on Reefer Madness — it’s Wesleyan in Georgia, a totally and unconnected school, that is on Don’t Inhale. They’re both named after a religious leader, that’s all. There’s also an Ohio Wesleyan, for the record.

  • meche

    the dorms at Wellesley look like palaces (Hogwarts), but the rooms are absurdly small if you get unlucky -___-”