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Top of the Class: Trends in College Eating

TOP OF THE CLASS Through the hallowed halls of higher learnin' waft the tasty aromas of sweet delivery. Here is some ranking data to churn into a lovely stew of newsworthy delight. A BROAD VIEW Our universities may be full of "individuals" but, hey, they ain't that different. Here is some insight backed by data. College Students... Stay Up Late Eat Guiltlessly College diners are 28% less likely to place College diners are 87% more likely to order late-night meals than the average diner. "healthier" orders than the average diner. Aren't Picky Sleep In Late College diners are 16% less likely to include omissions/substitutions on orders than the average diner. College diners are 67% less likely to order early-morning breakfasts than the average diner. Are Cost Conscious College diners spend 10% less on meals than the average diner. NUTRITION 101 It's a long road to the table of Quinoa and Kale. Here are the items college students order more than the rest of us. 186% 77% 71% 67% 45% GENERAL TSOS CHICKEN MOZZARELLA COOKIES SESAME ENERGY STICKS CHICKEN DRINKS RANK & PROFILE Here's how America's campuses stac of various categories. Infer away! up across a bevy Earliest Risers Most Caffeinated Most orders from 6 a.m.-9 a.m. Most coffee orders 1 Columbia University 1 Pratt Institute 2 Hofstra University 2 Columbia University 3 University of Pennsylvania 3 Hofstra University 4 DePaul University 4 Cornell University Cornell University New York University Latest Nights Most Polite Most orders from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Say "please" & "thank you" O Syracuse University University of Pennsylvania 2 University of Connecticut 2 Yale University 3 Michigan State University 3 Georgetown University 4 Ithaca College 4 University of the Sciences 5 The Ohio State University 5 University of California-LA Biggest Spenders Most Generous Highest average total Best tippers 1 Mass. Institute of Technology 1 Virginia Tech University 2 Yale University 2 Western Michigan University 3 University of TN-Knoxville 3 Harvard University 4 Stanford University 4 Eastern Michigan University 5 University of Chicago 6 Michigan State University Smartest Shoppers Most Diverse Most ethnic cuisine orders Lowest average total 1 Syracuse University 1 Columbia College-Chicago 2 Virginia Tech University 2 School of the Art Inst.-Chicago 3 Michigan State University 3 New York University 4 University of Virginia 4 Loyola University-Chicago 5 The Ohio State University 6 University of Illinois-Chicago Pickiest Eaters Sweetest Teeth Most omissions/substitutions Most dessert orders 1 Monmouth University 1 American University 2 University of Pennsylvania 2 Georgetown University 3 The College of New Jersey 3 Kalamazoo College 4 Temple University 4 Columbia College-Chicago 6 Drexel University 5 Southern Methodist University Healthiest Most Active Most calorie conscious Most pick-up orders 1 Georgetown University 2 Monmouth University University of Pennsylvania 2 Virginia Tech University 3 Yale University 3 University of Delaware 4 Columbia College-Chicago 4 Brown University 6 Roosevelt University 6 University of Michigan Most Vegetarian Most Carnivorous Most meatless orders Top meat eaters Yale University 1 University of NC-Greensboro 2 Cornell University 2 Drexel University 3 Occidental College 3 University of Southern CA 4 Columbia College-Chicago 4 Northeastern University 5 School of the Art Inst.-Chicago 5 University of Delaware grubHub happy eating Numbers are approximate and based on GrubHub orders placed between 9/1/12-12/15/12 and 1/15/13-5/15/13. % MORE POPULAR WITH COLLEGE STUDENTS

Top of the Class: Trends in College Eating

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With restaurants available to students on more than 350 campuses across the country, GrubHub knows what college kids are eating these days. Check out these college rankings to see where your school falls!




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