Colleges With The 'Happiest Students In The USA'

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The Princeton Review has collected surveys from 122,000 students across the USA to compile a list of the Colleges with the 'Happiest Students'... Check out this Top 20 list - and some of the comments from students who nominated their universities!... 20. Occidental College - Los Angeles, CA Combine sunny weather with big-city opportunities, amazing professors, a gorgeous campus, and an emphasis on diversity, and you get Oxy! [caption id="attachment_5156" align="aligncenter" width="680" caption="source :"][/caption] 19. Washington University in St Lois - St Louis, MO While it may not be as well known on the East Coast, it is a hidden gem in the Midwest, rich with great people, amazing extracurricular opportunities, an underrated city just down the street, and an education that will challenge you. [caption id="attachment_5158" align="aligncenter" width="445" caption="source :"][/caption] 18. Loyola Marymount University - Los Angeles, CA Loyola Marymount University is a fun, beautiful, Jesuit institution, with a toptier teaching staff and fabulous location in sunny Los Angeles, California. [caption id="attachment_5159" align="aligncenter" width="1400" caption="source :"][/caption] 17. Hamilton College - Clinton, NY Upstate New York liberal arts school Hamilton College offers fine academics and an open curriculum that give students preparation for the future that goes far beyond exam-taking strategies. [caption id="attachment_5160" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="source ;"][/caption] 16. University of Dayton - Dayton, OH The University of Dayton not only prepares students for the real world, but it also challenges them to better that world. [caption id="attachment_5162" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="source :"][/caption] 15. Southern Methodist University - Dallas, TX Located on a tree-lined, beautiful campus in the heart of Dallas, Southern Methodist University is a mid-size private university with a lot going on! [caption id="attachment_5164" align="aligncenter" width="720" caption="source:"][/caption] 14. Brown University - Providence, RI Known for its somewhat unconventional (but still highly regarded) approaches to life and learning, Brown University remains the slightly odd man out of the Ivy League, and the school wouldnt have it any other way. [caption id="attachment_5165" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="source :"][/caption] 13. Pennsylvania State University - University Park Its about...the feeling you get even when you come back to visit twenty years later. Once youre a Penn Stater, youre always a Penn Stater. You dont get the same feeling anywhere else. Believe me, Ive looked. [caption id="attachment_5166" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="source :"][/caption] 12. University of Mississippi - University, MS Ole Miss is a prime example of Southern hospitality combined with the opportunity for greatness. [caption id="attachment_5168" align="aligncenter" width="502" caption="source :"][/caption] 11. Stanford University - Stanford, CA Stanford has incredible resources, incredible people...and an unrivaled atmosphere of openness and collaboration. [caption id="attachment_5170" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="source :"][/caption] 10. Pomona College - Claremont, CA At Pomona College in Claremont, you can get an academically rigorous education in a low-stress California atmosphere. [caption id="attachment_5171" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="source :"][/caption] 9. University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA The University of Southern California boasts a dynamic and culturally diverse campus located in a world-class city which is equally dynamic and culturally diverse. [caption id="attachment_5172" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="source :"][/caption] 8. Kansas State University - Manhattan, KS Kansas State University is all about providing a great education with tons of opportunities at an affordable cost. [caption id="attachment_5173" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="source :"][/caption] 7. Thomas Aquinas College - Santa Paula, CA Students at Thomas Aquinas College relish attending a school that takes learning seriously for its own sake, not just as preparation for a job. [caption id="attachment_5175" align="aligncenter" width="607" caption="source :"][/caption] 6. Claremont McKenna College - Claremont, CA Students at Claremont McKenna really love their school. With its phenomenal academics, brilliant professors, amazing career services center, and perfect weather, its no wonder CMC students are some of the happiest students in America. [caption id="attachment_5176" align="aligncenter" width="620" caption="source :"][/caption] 5. Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN The word balance is much used by students in describing Vanderbilt University, whether it is the campus mixed with city, academics mixed with social life, small population mixed with big athletics, or the unique balance [that] exists between social life and schoolwork. [caption id="attachment_5177" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="source :"][/caption] 4. Clemson University - Clemson, SC Located in South Carolina, legendary sports stronghold Clemson University is all about supporting its academics as well as its athletic teams. [caption id="attachment_5178" align="aligncenter" width="609" caption="source :"][/caption] 3. University of California - Santa Barbara University of CaliforniaSanta Barbara is a beautiful, laid-back learning institute on the beach, yet students say its much more than a great place to get a tan! [caption id="attachment_5179" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="source :"][/caption] 2. Bowdoin College - Brunswick, ME Bowdoin students lavish praise on their prestigious small school, celebrating the range and rigor of the academic programs, the beautiful Maine setting, and the vibrant group of faculty and students. They even love the cafeteria food! [caption id="attachment_5180" align="aligncenter" width="350" caption="source :"][/caption] 1. Rice University - Houston, TX A sunny and social place to get a prestigious degree, Rice University is Houstons answer to the Ivy League. Consistently ranked as one of the top universities of the nation, Rice maintains a stellar faculty, a vibrant research program, and a diverse selection of courses and departments. [caption id="attachment_5181" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="source :"][/caption]

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