Vanderbilt boasts ‘happiest students’ for second year

Vanderbilt students report high satisfaction with their campus experience in the latest “Princeton Review” survey. (Vanderbilt University)

For the second straight year, Vanderbilt University students have been named the happiest college students in the nation by the Princeton Review.

Vanderbilt also ranked highly in six other categories, including “Best Quality of Life,” “College City Gets High Marks” and “Their Students Love These Colleges.”

For its latest annual survey, the Princeton Review asked 136,000 students at 380 top colleges and universities to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report on their campus experiences. The results are published in The Best 380 Colleges – 2016 Edition out Aug. 4, as well as on the Princeton Review website.

Vanderbilt’s complete rankings in the 2016 edition are as follows:

  • No. 1: Happiest Students
  • No. 10: Best Quality of Life
  • No. 10: College City Gets High Marks
  • No. 12: Great Financial Aid
  • No. 12: Students Most Engaged in Community Service
  • No. 12: Their Students Loves These Colleges
  • No.17: Best-Run Colleges

The Princeton Review has published these rankings since 1992 in its annual Best Colleges guide. For more information, visit

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