Fifty Colleges With the Hottest Guys, Girls, and Nightlife

  1. Top Schools for Food, Housing and Fun
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    Top Schools for Food, Housing and Fun

    As a new generation of students embarks on its collective college career, many will no doubt be in for a surprise. The dorms looked great on the tour, but the showers were dirty. The school’s marketing materials didn’t say anything about the awful food. And nobody mentioned the nonexistent nightlife. It’s too bad there isn’t a Consumer Reports: College Edition.

    Well, there is, sort of. Every year Bloomberg Businessweek partners with College Prowler, which surveys college students throughout the U.S. and uses those surveys to grade each school on everything from academics to nightlife to off-campus housing.

    We asked College Prowler to provide ratings in 20 different categories for the schools that are home to our top 50 undergraduate business programs and to give us a sampling of what students were saying about their schools. If you like what you see, click on the business school name to learn more about its undergraduate program or visit College Prowler to learn more about specific ratings.

    This year the University of Texas at Austin boasted the most satisfied students, scoring As (including pluses and minuses) in 13 categories, including an A+ in both local atmosphere and nightlife and As in athletics, girls, and guys. The worst? That would be Loyola University Maryland, which racked up Cs and Ds (including pluses and minuses) in nine categories, including a D+ in diversity and another for off-campus housing.

    There was no shortage of beautiful people, either. In all, eight schools received A+ grades for either guys or girls, and two—Miami University and Villanova—won top honors for both.

  2. University of Notre Dame
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    University of Notre Dame

    Notre Dame, Ind.

    Undergraduate Business School: Mendoza
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 1

    Academics: A Greek Life: N/A
    Athletics: A- Guys: A+
    Campus Dining: A Health & Safety: A-
    Campus Housing: A Local Atmosphere: C
    Campus Strictness: B- Nightlife: B
    Computers: A- Off-Campus Dining: B
    Diversity: C Off-Campus Housing: A
    Drug Safety: B Parking: B+
    Facilities: A Transportation: B
    Girls: B- Weather: C-


    Inside Scoop: Notre Dame is different from any other school you'll find. First of all, the faith life at Notre Dame is unlike any that exists at any other top-tier university. It's the premier Catholic university, and any person looking to explore faith will find plenty of opportunities here.

    Academics: Most of the professors here are amazing; they get better and better as you get deeper into your major. Of course, there are always those professors who have been there too long or are brilliant but not at teaching. Overall, though, there are enough options for you to get by—plus additional resources to help you through the course if the professor is not the greatest.

    Campus Dining: The dining halls on campus offer an amazing variety of foods, from Mexican to Asian to home style. The food does get a little repetitive sometimes, but plenty of cafés and eateries around campus will let you get away from the dining halls.
  3. University of Virginia
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    University of Virginia

    Charlottesville

    Undergraduate Business School: McIntire
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 2

    Academics: A- Greek Life: B+
    Athletics: A Guys: A-
    Campus Dining: C+ Health & Safety: C+
    Campus Housing: A- Local Atmosphere: B
    Campus Strictness: A Nightlife: A-
    Computers: B- Off-Campus Dining: A
    Diversity: B- Off-Campus Housing: B+
    Drug Safety: B- Parking: C+
    Facilities: B Transportation: B+
    Girls: A Weather: B+


    Transportation: Buses run every 10 minutes during the day and every 15 minutes during the evening. The schedule is rarely interrupted except for construction or concerts.

    Greek Life: There is an impressive amount of Greek life here. Rush Week practically takes over the campus; parties go from Thursday to Sunday.

    Inside Scoop: UVA has so many opportunities. There is a very rich sense of community and culture at the university. We have our own lingo. The lawn and the rotunda are epic and essential to making UVA so spectacular.
  4. Emory University
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    Emory University

    Atlanta

    Undergraduate Business School: Goizueta
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 3

    Academics: A- Greek Life: A-
    Athletics: B- Guys: B
    Campus Dining: B Health & Safety: A
    Campus Housing: A- Local Atmosphere: A
    Campus Strictness: A- Nightlife: B
    Computers: B+ Off-Campus Dining: B
    Diversity: A- Off-Campus Housing: A
    Drug Safety: B- Parking: B-
    Facilities: A Transportation: B+
    Girls: B Weather: B+


    Weather: Weather here is awesome. It can get cold, but for the most part, we're always treated to nice 65-to-70-degree weather until holiday breaks.

    Academics: Professors are extremely helpful. Classes are very interesting, and you learn a lot without being very stressed.

    Inside Scoop: Emory has everything: great academics, vibrant nightlife (Atlanta knows how to party), good people, safety, and nice facilities. It definitely takes some getting used to, but most colleges do. And once you give it a chance, you'll realize how amazing your college experience at Emory really was.
  5. University of Pennsylvania
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    University of Pennsylvania

    Philadelphia

    Undergraduate Business School: Wharton
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 4

    Academics: A+ Greek Life: B+
    Athletics: C Guys: A+
    Campus Dining: C+ Health & Safety: B+
    Campus Housing: C Local Atmosphere: B
    Campus Strictness: A Nightlife: B+
    Computers: B+ Off-Campus Dining: B+
    Diversity: A+ Off-Campus Housing: B
    Drug Safety: B- Parking: B-
    Facilities: B+ Transportation: B+
    Girls: B+ Weather: A-


    Campus Strictness: The administration and the advisers know what's going on; many of them are cool about it as long as you're safe. Vigilance is increased during Spring Fling because that's when the entire school goes crazy, and I have heard stories of parties getting busted, but students usually do not get in trouble.

    Campus Housing: As a freshman, everyone wants to live in one of the three dorms in the Quad. The Quad is really pretty and does have a lot of things to do, but if you don't live there freshman year, it's no big deal. I would personally recommend Hill, because it tends to be a bit friendlier.

    Overall Experience: I love Penn. It really is great all around and is what you make of it. There is definitely something for everyone—athletics, Greek life, academics, etc.
  6. Cornell University
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    Cornell University

    Ithaca, N.Y.

    Undergraduate Business School: Dyson
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 5

    Academics: A Greek Life: A+
    Athletics: C+ Guys: B
    Campus Dining: A Health & Safety: B
    Campus Housing: B Local Atmosphere: B
    Campus Strictness: B+ Nightlife: A-
    Computers: A- Off-Campus Dining: A-
    Diversity: A- Off-Campus Housing: B+
    Drug Safety: B- Parking: C
    Facilities: A- Transportation: B
    Girls: B- Weather: C


    Athletics: There's a plethora of things to get involved in—they have everything from outdoor rock climbing to scuba diving, shiatsu massage to gymnastics. Facilities are excellent, and school spirit is through the roof.

    Computers: Plenty of people go without personal printers, and if need be, you could go without a computer. What's really impressive, though, is how fast the Internet is; Wi-Fi is just about everywhere.

    Campus Dining: Cornell food is amazing. There are just so many options everywhere.
  7. University of Michigan
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    University of Michigan

    Ann Arbor

    Undergraduate Business School: Ross
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 6

    Academics: A- Greek Life: A-
    Athletics: A Guys: B+
    Campus Dining: B Health & Safety: B
    Campus Housing: B- Local Atmosphere: B+
    Campus Strictness: A- Nightlife: A
    Computers: B+ Off-Campus Dining: A
    Diversity: B+ Off-Campus Housing: A-
    Drug Safety: B- Parking: C+
    Facilities: A- Transportation: A-
    Girls: B+ Weather: C+


    Health & Safety: I'm used to walking around at night where I live, and I actually feel safer on campus because there are more students walking around than sketchy wanderers. The lighting is fair, but not great, though walking alone is never really a good idea.

    Computers: Residential computing labs are in all the dorms, so it's not essential to bring a computer, though I strongly recommend it. There is also a large computing site on campus with both Windows and Mac [machines]. People are always working in the labs, but I have never had trouble finding a computer.

    Overall Experience: I would choose U of M again in a heartbeat. You get a superb education, and the campus is gorgeous.

  8. Villanova University
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    Villanova University

    Villanova, Pa.

    Undergraduate Business School: Villanova School of Business
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 7

    Academics: A- Greek Life: B
    Athletics: A- Guys: A+
    Campus Dining: A- Health & Safety: A
    Campus Housing: B Local Atmosphere: B
    Campus Strictness: B- Nightlife: B
    Computers: A+ Off-Campus Dining: B+
    Diversity: D+ Off-Campus Housing: B+
    Drug Safety: C Parking: B
    Facilities: B Transportation: B+
    Girls: A+ Weather: A-


    Campus Dining: I thought college food would get boring, but with all the different places to eat on campus, along with a couple of hidden gems, the food is always desirable. Meal plans vary, and there is definitely one that fits every need.

    Overall Experience: I love it here; the people are amazing, and I am so happy I go here. You just have to remind yourself that it is not a party school, but there are always parties and fun [activities] like any other school—you just have to make the effort. Get to know people, branch out, have fun.

    Inside Scoop: The student body is what makes Villanova so special. Every student carries a huge sense of pride.
  9. University of North Carolina
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    University of North Carolina

    Chapel Hill

    Undergraduate Business School: Kenan-Flagler
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 8

    Academics: A- Greek Life: B-
    Athletics: A Guys: A-
    Campus Dining: B Health & Safety: B-
    Campus Housing: B- Local Atmosphere: B+
    Campus Strictness: B+ Nightlife: B
    Computers: B Off-Campus Dining: A-
    Diversity: B- Off-Campus Housing: B-
    Drug Safety: B+ Parking: C-
    Facilities: A- Transportation: B+
    Girls: A Weather: B


    Campus Housing: Living on campus is fantastic. I live on North Campus. We have community events all the time. The RAs are very helpful. It is great living right next to the library and dining hall. I have heard that South Campus can get pretty rowdy, though.

    Weather: The weather is great. It is sunny often.

    Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe; there are always people around, all the time.
  10. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Cambridge

    Undergraduate Business School: Sloan
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 9

    Academics: A+
    Greek Life: A+
    Athletics: B+
    Guys: B-
    Campus Dining: B
    Health & Safety: C+
    Campus Housing: B-
    Local Atmosphere: A+
    Campus Strictness: B-
    Nightlife: A
    Computers: A+
    Off-Campus Dining: A
    Diversity: A+
    Off-Campus Housing: D-
    Drug Safety: A-
    Parking: C+
    Facilities: B+
    Transportation: A
    Girls: C+
    Weather: C-


    Overall Experience: There is a wide range of classes offered. The workload will keep you very busy, and students often have extracurricular activities that keep them even busier. A lot of help is offered through office hours and tutoring services.

    Academics: You can get any kind of research position you want as an undergrad. You can try a new field completely or go for something in a field you are majoring in. Professors are very approachable about research opportunities.

    Inside Scoop: MIT gives all its students the chance to get a UROP [Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program], where the students will get hands-on experience in a lab for either credit or pay. It is a great resource that many take advantage of to learn what they like and what they don't like.

  11. Georgetown University
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    Georgetown University

    Washington

    Undergraduate Business School: McDonough
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 10

    Academics: A Greek Life: N/A
    Athletics: B+ Guys: A
    Campus Dining: A Health & Safety: C+
    Campus Housing: B+ Local Atmosphere: A+
    Campus Strictness: B+ Nightlife: A-
    Computers: C Off-Campus Dining: A
    Diversity: B+ Off-Campus Housing: C+
    Drug Safety: C- Parking: C-
    Facilities: B- Transportation: B
    Girls: A Weather: B+


    Health & Safety: The Georgetown neighborhood is the safest in D.C. You have to take certain precautions, however, because you are in a major city. If you venture outside the Georgetown area, bring a friend.

    Overall Experience: There is nowhere else like Georgetown. It is the quintessential work-hard, play-hard school. The people are attractive, interesting, and nice. The opportunities here are endless and unparalleled.

    Inside Scoop: Georgetown is better than I imagined. The academics are very rigorous; this is not the type of school where you simply coast after very selective admissions. Curves can lead to grade deflation, but the overall academic experience is great.

  12. Brigham Young University
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    Brigham Young University

    Provo, Utah

    Undergraduate Business School: Marriott
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 11

    Academics: B+ Greek Life: N/A
    Athletics: B+ Guys: A+
    Campus Dining: B+ Health & Safety: A-
    Campus Housing: A- Local Atmosphere: A-
    Campus Strictness: C Nightlife: D+
    Computers: B+ Off-Campus Dining: B
    Diversity: B+ Off-Campus Housing: C+
    Drug Safety: C Parking: B+
    Facilities: A Transportation: B-
    Girls: A- Weather: C+


    Facilities: In general, I appreciate how positive an atmosphere BYU has. I think the people are friendly and want to learn. Overall, the students at BYU are very strong characters, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

    Inside Scoop: Since BYU is a [Mormon] university, members of our church come from all over the country, or even the world, to attend. The diversity of people's origins creates a fun atmosphere, but that is about the only diverse aspect of the student body.

    Athletics: The student involvement with the school sporting programs is phenomenal. Students are excited and willing to support their team. There is also [lots of] fan support for the BYU teams. After students graduate, they continue to support the school's teams and watch the games.

  13. University of Richmond
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    University of Richmond

    Richmond, Va.

    Undergraduate Business School: Robins
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 12

    Academics: B+ Greek Life: A+
    Athletics: B+ Guys: A-
    Campus Dining: B- Health & Safety: A-
    Campus Housing: B+ Local Atmosphere: B
    Campus Strictness: C+ Nightlife: A-
    Computers: B Off-Campus Dining: B
    Diversity: C Off-Campus Housing: C
    Drug Safety: C+ Parking: B-
    Facilities: B Transportation: B-
    Girls: A- Weather: B


    Academics: Most classes are small (fewer than 25 people), and none of them are taught by TAs, which means you feel up close and personal with the professors. Most of them are brilliant yet very demanding.

    Guys & Girls: UR has a good-looking student population, filled with physically fit and fashionable guys and girls. Imagine guys in pink shorts and girls in sundresses. Partying is pretty much the only social activity, although for such a small school, UR knows how to throw a good party.

    Local Atmosphere: At first, it's hard to find things [to do] in the local area, especially if you don't have a car. But there really is a lot to do in the city of Richmond. There are tons of shops and restaurants in Carytown, and there are museums in the city. Also a lot of clubs in the city.
  14. University of California
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    University of California

    Berkeley

    Undergraduate Business School: Haas
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 13

    Academics: A Greek Life: B-
    Athletics: A Guys: B
    Campus Dining: A- Health & Safety: B-
    Campus Housing: C+ Local Atmosphere: B
    Campus Strictness: A- Nightlife: B
    Computers: B Off-Campus Dining: A-
    Diversity: A- Off-Campus Housing: C
    Drug Safety: C+ Parking: C
    Facilities: B+ Transportation: B+
    Girls: B Weather: A-


    Guys & Girls: Berkeley is super diverse; there are hippies, fashionistas, druggies, nerds, studious people, political activists, musicians, ravers, theater-heads, superjocks, dancers, future Bill Gates types, valley girls, chemists, etc. We're all pretty smart.

    Overall Experience: It has a great atmosphere with students and faculty pushing you to be the finest.

    Nightlife: At night, it all depends on what places and clubs you have joined. From late-night studying to partying, it's all up to you.

  15. Washington University
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    Washington University

    St. Louis, Mo.

    Undergraduate Business School: Olin
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 14

    Academics: A+ Greek Life: A+
    Athletics: C Guys: B-
    Campus Dining: A+ Health & Safety: C+
    Campus Housing: A+ Local Atmosphere: B+
    Campus Strictness: A Nightlife: B-
    Computers: B- Off-Campus Dining: A
    Diversity: B Off-Campus Housing: A-
    Drug Safety: B- Parking: B+
    Facilities: A Transportation: B
    Girls: C+ Weather: B


    Athletics: Washington University in St. Louis has excellent D-III sports teams. Even the students who are not athletes can (and do) stay healthy by taking advantage of our fantastic athletic facilities.

    Inside Scoop: One thing that sets Wash U apart is that it has one of the best academic reputations of any school in the country, yet the students are uncompetitive and some of the most friendly people I have ever met in my life. Academics are tough, but the administration really cares about its students.

    Academics: I actually started in arts and sciences and then moved into the business school at the end of my sophomore year, when I finally figured out what I wanted to do. I am now triple majoring in finance, international business, and Spanish. I have also taken classes in the engineering school as well as University College. Wash U is great about taking classes in other schools. The academics here are very rigorous, and the library is always packed.

  16. New York University
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    New York University

    New York

    Undergraduate Business School: Stern
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 15

    Academics: A- Greek Life: C-
    Athletics: D+ Guys: B+
    Campus Dining: A- Health & Safety: B
    Campus Housing: C+ Local Atmosphere: A-
    Campus Strictness: B+ Nightlife: A+
    Computers: C+ Off-Campus Dining: A+
    Diversity: A- Off-Campus Housing: C
    Drug Safety: B Parking: D+
    Facilities: B- Transportation: B+
    Girls: B+ Weather: B-


    Local Atmosphere: You're right in the heart of Greenwich Village; there's always going to be something to do. Things can be expensive, but they can also be really inexpensive.

    Nightlife: Nightlife is pretty active here. Whatever your fancy, you'll be able to find it.

    Inside Scoop: It's very easy for students to get out and enjoy the nightlife. There are tons of venues around, for those who are 21-and-up and those who aren't. Transportation is extremely easy, and you'll never have a problem getting back to your dorm.

  17. Boston College
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    Boston College

    Boston

    Undergraduate Business School: Carroll
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 16

    Academics: A Greek Life: N/A
    Athletics: A- Guys: A
    Campus Dining: A- Health & Safety: A+
    Campus Housing: B Local Atmosphere: A+
    Campus Strictness: C- Nightlife: C
    Computers: B Off-Campus Dining: B+
    Diversity: C Off-Campus Housing: B
    Drug Safety: C+ Parking: C
    Facilities: B- Transportation: B+
    Girls: A+ Weather: B+


    Guys & Girls: BC is a good-looking school. There's the occasional tool, and the occasional annoying girl, but almost everyone is pretty agreeable/attractive. The main thing, though, is that there are just a lot of really nice people.

    Off-Campus Dining: Chestnut Hill has many great and cost-effective restaurants. The town pretty much revolves around BC, so there are Chipotles, Applebee's, and other nonexpensive restaurants. It is especially great for struggling college students.

    Local Atmosphere: Boston College is actually located in Chestnut Hill, Mass. The public transportation system (MBTA) is fantastic, however. It will get you virtually anywhere, and it's easy to get around. Boston University is only about a 10-minute ride on the B Line. Fenway Park, home to the Boston Red Sox, is about 20 minutes away on the T. Harvard/MIT in Cambridge is about 45 minutes, and Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market about 30 minutes.

  18. University of Texas
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    University of Texas

    Austin

    Undergraduate Business School: McCombs
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 17

    Academics: B+ Greek Life: B+
    Athletics: A Guys: A
    Campus Dining: A- Health & Safety: B
    Campus Housing: B+ Local Atmosphere: A+
    Campus Strictness: A- Nightlife: A+
    Computers: A- Off-Campus Dining: A
    Diversity: A- Off-Campus Housing: B+
    Drug Safety: C+ Parking: C-
    Facilities: A- Transportation: A
    Girls: A Weather: A


    Overall Experience: UT has everything you want in a university. The academics are great and ranked among the best in the nation; the surrounding city is the best in America, located right next to the state capital and downtown Austin.

    Local Atmosphere: Austin is wonderful: great arts, music, food, and all of that. Everyone is pretty friendly, but they are wrapped up in their own thing. It's a little hard to make friends right away, especially as a transfer student.

    Academics: The teachers are helpful and experienced (and have many interesting stories). The workload can be difficult, but plenty of help is available. Academic advisers do a good job of planning out the degree path.

  19. Indiana University
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    Indiana University

    Bloomington

    Undergraduate Business School: Kelley
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 18

    Academics: B+ Greek Life: B-
    Athletics: A- Guys: A-
    Campus Dining: B+ Health & Safety: B
    Campus Housing: B+ Local Atmosphere: B+
    Campus Strictness: B+ Nightlife: A
    Computers: A- Off-Campus Dining: A-
    Diversity: B Off-Campus Housing: A
    Drug Safety: C+ Parking: C
    Facilities: A- Transportation: B
    Girls: A- Weather: B-


    Greek Life: IU has an amazing Greek life. There are so many options, and everyone is friendly.

    Guys & Girls: People are amazing in Bloomington. Friendly, energetic, talkative people are all around the campus. There is always something you can get involved with, and everyone is friendly and ready to meet new people.

    Weather: You get the beautiful fall of Bloomington, I mean beautiful. You get the snowy winter days of Southern Indiana. You get the warming of spring, the blooming flowers, and the birds chirping. And you get the great warm weather near the end of April and beginning of May.

  20. Wake Forest University
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    Wake Forest University

    Winston Salem, N.C.

    Undergraduate Business School: Wake Forest Schools of Business
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 19

    Academics: A- Greek Life: A-
    Athletics: A- Guys: A+
    Campus Dining: C Health & Safety: B+
    Campus Housing: B+ Local Atmosphere: C
    Campus Strictness: B+ Nightlife: B
    Computers: A+ Off-Campus Dining: B-
    Diversity: C- Off-Campus Housing: B+
    Drug Safety: B- Parking: C
    Facilities: B Transportation: C
    Girls: A- Weather: B+


    Guys & Girls: Very few people here would count as less than a 6 on the attractive scale from 1 to 10. Most are very fit, and pretty much everyone is well dressed. Preppy is definitely the style of choice for most people here.

    Campus Dining: The pit (cafeteria on campus) is great the majority of the time. There is a wide selection of food options, and a lot of healthy alternatives. However, there are days when the food is cold all day and nearly inedible. With Wake's cafeteria, they're either on or you better have a stash of food in your fridge.

    Academics: I've said this for a long time, but I truly believe that I received the highest quality education available. I have friends who attended the top Ivy League schools, and I truly believe WF offers its students the most challenging and comprehensive learning experiences out there.

  21. Babson College
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    Babson College

    Babson Park, Mass.

    Undergraduate Business School: Babson College
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 20

    Academics: B+ Greek Life: B-
    Athletics: B+ Guys: B+
    Campus Dining: A- Health & Safety: B+
    Campus Housing: B Local Atmosphere: B
    Campus Strictness: C Nightlife: B
    Computers: A Off-Campus Dining: B+
    Diversity: A- Off-Campus Housing: D+
    Drug Safety: B Parking: B+
    Facilities: A- Transportation: C
    Girls: C+ Weather: C-


    Athletics: Babson may be only a Division III school, but the sports here at Babson are amazing. Varsity games always [draw] a huge crowd. This has especially increased in the past year or two. Surprisingly, club sports also develop quite a following, with people always at our rugby games. I didn't expect much of a sports following on campus, but I sure found one.

    Campus Housing: My freshman room was a quad with only two of us, our own kitchen, bathroom shared with another double on the other side of it, and a balcony overlooking the quad. Upperclassmen get suites with their own single, a kitchen, bathroom with two showers, two stalls, two sinks, a common room, and all the freedom you could ask for.

    Inside Scoop: Apply for a specialized living community. If you're into business and entrepreneurship, apply to live in the E-Tower; it'll change your life.

  22. Carnegie Mellon University
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    Carnegie Mellon University

    Pittsburgh

    Undergraduate Business School: Tepper
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 21

    Academics: A Greek Life: B
    Athletics: B- Guys: B+
    Campus Dining: B- Health & Safety: A-
    Campus Housing: B- Local Atmosphere: B+
    Campus Strictness: A Nightlife: B+
    Computers: A+ Off-Campus Dining: B+
    Diversity: A+ Off-Campus Housing: A-
    Drug Safety: B+ Parking: C+
    Facilities: B Transportation: A
    Girls: B Weather: C+


    Inside Scoop: It is easy to find internships or jobs if you are attending CMU. Companies look at CMU graduates extremely favorably, and the career center has many resources to help you improve your job-seeking skills and learn about potential jobs and employers.

    Off-Campus Housing: Like everywhere, there are bad landlords, so the trick is just doing research in order to find a decent one. Plenty of good housing is available to those who seek it.

    Overall Experience: Carnegie Mellon is a great place to go if you want and are willing to work and learn. Overall, this is not a party school, although there are certainly exceptions. Students here know how to have fun, but academics is everyone's top priority. Classes are interesting and challenging, the way high school never was.

  23. Miami University
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    Miami University

    Oxford, Ohio

    Undergraduate Business School: Farmer
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 22

    Academics: B Greek Life: A-
    Athletics: B+ Guys: A+
    Campus Dining: A- Health & Safety: B-
    Campus Housing: B+ Local Atmosphere: B-
    Campus Strictness: C Nightlife: B+
    Computers: B- Off-Campus Dining: B
    Diversity: C- Off-Campus Housing: B
    Drug Safety: C- Parking: C+
    Facilities: B- Transportation: A-
    Girls: A+ Weather: B


    Facilities: The facilities at Miami are all really nice. They have a rustic look but are very nice and up-to-date on the inside.

    Campus Housing: The dorms are somewhat small, but there is tons of storage space, which can typically be a problem in dorms.

    Guys & Girls: Students at Miami take the time to make themselves look good, but they don't overdo it too much. Sure, we have a lot of students who wear name-brand clothing, but they look normal here. I don't think students really look down on those who don't, [so] it isn't an issue.

  24. College of William & Mary
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    College of William & Mary

    Williamsburg, Va.

    Undergraduate Business School: Mason
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 23

    Academics: A- Greek Life: B
    Athletics: C+ Guys: B
    Campus Dining: C Health & Safety: A
    Campus Housing: B- Local Atmosphere: C+
    Campus Strictness: A- Nightlife: B-
    Computers: A- Off-Campus Dining: B
    Diversity: B+ Off-Campus Housing: C+
    Drug Safety: B+ Parking: C
    Facilities: B Transportation: B-
    Girls: B Weather: B


    Academics: All my professors are passionate about their subjects, give you help when you need it, and love to talk to students outside class. You learn a lot in your classes, and the workload is manageable.

    Facilities: The facilities at William & Mary bring the old and new together. Old Campus is historic and architecturally wonderful. It harmonizes with the quaint surroundings of Williamsburg. New Campus buildings have been designed in similar architecture, so there is no clash with the history of the area. There is a wonderful new sports complex, plenty of places to eat, and magnificent gardens everywhere.

    Transportation: The best way to get around on campus is on foot. There is a great bus system and even a trolly that will take you to local shopping spots and only costs $1 for students.

  25. Lehigh University
    25

    Lehigh University

    Bethlehem, Pa.

    Undergraduate Business School: College of Business & Economics
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 24

    Academics: A- Greek Life: A+
    Athletics: A- Guys: A-
    Campus Dining: B+ Health & Safety: B
    Campus Housing: B Local Atmosphere: C
    Campus Strictness: C+ Nightlife: B-
    Computers: B+ Off-Campus Dining: B
    Diversity: C Off-Campus Housing: B
    Drug Safety: C+ Parking: C+
    Facilities: B+ Transportation: C-
    Girls: B Weather: C+


    Transportation: There are buses that go around Lehigh's hilly campus, and a lot of access to buses and trains that go to big cities. It's easier if you have a car, but you can definitely get by without one.

    Overall Experience: There's no better place than Lehigh University. There are so few places where the academics are so strong in every department, athletics and the arts thrive, transportation to Philadelphia and New York is readily available, and [it] has a healthy social scene.

    Athletics: I love attending our school's games. Football is always in high attendance, especially for the big rivalry games.

  26. Pennsylvania State University
    26

    Pennsylvania State University

    University Park

    Undergraduate Business School: Smeal
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 25

    Academics: B+ Greek Life: B
    Athletics: A Guys: A-
    Campus Dining: A- Health & Safety: A-
    Campus Housing: B Local Atmosphere: B
    Campus Strictness: B+ Nightlife: A+
    Computers: B Off-Campus Dining: B+
    Diversity: B- Off-Campus Housing: B
    Drug Safety: C+ Parking: C+
    Facilities: A- Transportation: A
    Girls: B+ Weather: C


    Local Atmosphere: On the way to Penn State, many will tell you all there is to see are cows, but once you hit the town, young people and a pretty town with flowers and red-brick sidewalks are everywhere.

    Overall Experience: It's so easy to balance studying and partying here. There's never a dull moment, and you'll be wishing you were here all the time once you graduate.

    Athletics: One hundred and ten thousand screaming fans in Beaver Stadium. Really, need I say more? This place has the most school spirit I've ever seen.

  27. Southern Methodist University
    27

    Southern Methodist University

    Dallas

    Undergraduate Business School: Cox
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 26

    Academics: A- Greek Life: A-
    Athletics: B Guys: B
    Campus Dining: B Health & Safety: A-
    Campus Housing: A Local Atmosphere: A+
    Campus Strictness: B Nightlife: A
    Computers: C Off-Campus Dining: A-
    Diversity: B- Off-Campus Housing: B+
    Drug Safety: B- Parking: B-
    Facilities: A- Transportation: B+
    Girls: A Weather: A-


    Greek Life: I realized that joining Greek life was the best thing for me and that there are more enjoyable things about it than just the parties.

    Inside Scoop: There's always something to do at SMU. SMU is filled with people who like to go-go-go and are very sociable. Everyone introduces themselves to each other with a handshake and can hold a conversation with adults. However, they still are crazy partiers.

    Overall Experience: The campus is beautiful; faculty [members are] first-rate scholars; and the libraries are up-to-date and expansive.

  28. University of Wisconsin
    28

    University of Wisconsin

    Madison

    Undergraduate Business School: Wisconsin School of Business
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 27

    Academics: B+ Greek Life: C+
    Athletics: A Guys: B+
    Campus Dining: A- Health & Safety: A-
    Campus Housing: C+ Local Atmosphere: A
    Campus Strictness: A- Nightlife: A
    Computers: B+ Off-Campus Dining: A
    Diversity: B- Off-Campus Housing: B+
    Drug Safety: C Parking: C
    Facilities: B+ Transportation: B+
    Girls: A Weather: C-


    Local Atmosphere: Everyone gets really into athletics at Madison, especially football. There are diehard fans of every sport, but everyone gets excited about football. Game days are obvious because the entire city wears red; there's huge fan support and school spirit. And the teams are all usually pretty good, too, so they're worth cheering for. There are also lots of intramurals for people who want to play just for fun.

    Athletics: I loved having season tickets to the football games. They were so fun, and the crowd was so involved. The band is also amazing.

    Guys & Girls: There is no "typical student" at Madison. Everyone is very different when it comes to dress and interests. What makes this campus so nice is that there is a great variety of people with many interests. No two people are alike on this campus.

  29. James Madison University
    29

    James Madison University

    Harrisonburg, Va.

    Undergraduate Business School: College of Business
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 28

    Academics: B-
    Greek Life: B
    Athletics: B
    Guys: B
    Campus Dining: A
    Health & Safety: B-
    Campus Housing: B+
    Local Atmosphere: B
    Campus Strictness: B-
    Nightlife: B+
    Computers: B-
    Off-Campus Dining: B
    Diversity: C+
    Off-Campus Housing: A+
    Drug Safety: C+
    Parking: C
    Facilities: B+
    Transportation: B
    Girls: A+
    Weather: B


    Local Atmosphere: There is one mall that is about 10 minutes away and that, along with Walmart, are popular places to go. The town of Harrisonburg has a lot of locals, and the relationship is not the best, but some enjoy our company.

    Inside Scoop: The parties are what JMU is known for, but unlike other party schools, our academic programs are also good. So this is a great place for those of us who want to have our cake and eat it, too.

    Athletics: JMU is a lot about the sports: basketball, softball, baseball, track, field hockey, soccer, football, rugby, volleyball, and more.

  30. Texas Christian University
    30

    Texas Christian University

    Fort Worth

    Undergraduate Business School: Neeley
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 29

    Academics: B+ Greek Life: A
    Athletics: B+ Guys: B+
    Campus Dining: B Health & Safety: B+
    Campus Housing: A- Local Atmosphere: A
    Campus Strictness: B+ Nightlife: A-
    Computers: B Off-Campus Dining: B
    Diversity: C+ Off-Campus Housing: A
    Drug Safety: C+ Parking: C+
    Facilities: A Transportation: B-
    Girls: B+ Weather: A-


    Guys & Girls: The only place on earth where plastic rainboots, leggings, and boating shirts are trendy.

    Weather: Since it is Texas, the weather changes almost daily, it seems. One day it was raining and hailing in the morning, then sunny and warm in the afternoon, then chilly by the time evening rolled around. You just have to be prepared for any type of weather.

    Athletics: Great facilities. Excellent fan base and fan support. Quality training. Excellent team performance.

  31. University of Illinois
    31

    University of Illinois

    Urbana-Champaign

    Undergraduate Business School: College of Business
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 30

    Academics: A- Greek Life: A
    Athletics: A- Guys: A
    Campus Dining: A- Health & Safety: C+
    Campus Housing: B- Local Atmosphere: B-
    Campus Strictness: B+ Nightlife: B
    Computers: B+ Off-Campus Dining: B
    Diversity: B Off-Campus Housing: B+
    Drug Safety: C+ Parking: C+
    Facilities: B Transportation: A-
    Girls: A Weather: C+


    Nightlife: Unofficial St. Patrick's Day. That is all I need to say.

    Campus Dining: They have just about every food imaginable. Plus, U of I was ranked in the top 10 vegetarian-friendly schools.

    Overall Experience: I have grown to enjoy my school. There is always something to do. Because the school is in two cities, there are two different atmospheres.

  32. Boston University
    32

    Boston University

    Boston

    Undergraduate Business School: School of Management
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 31

    Academics: B+ Greek Life: C+
    Athletics: B- Guys: B
    Campus Dining: A- Health & Safety: B+
    Campus Housing: C+ Local Atmosphere: A+
    Campus Strictness: C+ Nightlife: B
    Computers: C+ Off-Campus Dining: B-
    Diversity: A Off-Campus Housing: C
    Drug Safety: C+ Parking: C+
    Facilities: B- Transportation: B+
    Girls: B+ Weather: B


    Local Atmosphere: Medium-size city with plenty of attractions, right outside Boston University on the MBTA's T line. Very accessible to Newbury Street, Museum of Fine Arts, and downtown Boston.

    Greek Life: During the past four years, Greek life at BU has gotten drastically better. Although BU isn't a stereotypically Greek school, the Greek community has become bigger and stronger. Sororities at BU are great to get involved in and have became more competitive. Rush for sororities has been so overcapacity that they are even bringing on a new sorority this year.

    Athletics: A sporting event is always going on: rowing, track, hockey, soccer, lacrosse, and many more. The student sport group, the Dog Pound, sends students updates and tailgate information and gives out hats, stickers, etc. BU sports are so fun to go to, especially hockey. Club and intramural sports are awesome, too. There's plenty of different sports, such as volleyball and squash.

  33. Bentley University
    33

    Bentley University

    Waltham, Mass.

    Undergraduate Business School: Bentley
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 32

    Academics: B+ Greek Life: C+
    Athletics: C+ Guys: A-
    Campus Dining: C+ Health & Safety: A-
    Campus Housing: A- Local Atmosphere: B-
    Campus Strictness: B+ Nightlife: B-
    Computers: A+ Off-Campus Dining: B-
    Diversity: B- Off-Campus Housing: C+
    Drug Safety: B- Parking: B+
    Facilities: B- Transportation: B
    Girls: B- Weather: C


    Nightlife: On campus, things get repetitive, but just make sure you know your options and plan accordingly. If all else fails, Boston awaits.

    Health & Safety: I don't know one person, boy or girl, who has ever felt unsafe here. People walk alone at 4 a.m. and don't even think about it.

    Overall Experience: To be honest, I wasn't very sure about coming to Bentley. Coming from upstate New York, I'd never heard of Bentley. After being here for a year, I can honestly say Bentley was one of the best choices I've ever made. They give me almost everything I need to succeed, from the professors to resources. It's tough to go to Bentley and not have a bright future. Our placement rate for the rough year of 2009 was 98 percent. I am proud to be a Falcon.

  34. University of Tulsa
    34

    University of Tulsa

    Tulsa

    Undergraduate Business School: Collins
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 33

    Academics: B+ Greek Life: B-
    Athletics: C+ Guys: A-
    Campus Dining: C Health & Safety: A-
    Campus Housing: B+ Local Atmosphere: B+
    Campus Strictness: B+ Nightlife: B+
    Computers: B- Off-Campus Dining: B-
    Diversity: B+ Off-Campus Housing: B-
    Drug Safety: B Parking: A-
    Facilities: B Transportation: B
    Girls: B- Weather: B


    Academics: The University of Tulsa is a wonderful school. All the professors I've had know their stuff and are very good teachers. The workload is difficult, and students should know that it takes a lot of studying and hard work to be successful at this university, but the material is relevant for the class.

    Facilities: The facilities at the University of Tulsa are very nice. The gym and library have been renovated and are wonderful, which is nice because it attracts students to spend more time in both buildings.

    Local Atmosphere: The University of Tulsa has one of the cleanest, well-landscaped campuses. The board at TU makes sure the campus is always looking its best, with fresh flowers, clean walkways, and neatly cut grass.

  35. University of Southern California
    35

    University of Southern California

    Los Angeles

    Undergraduate Business School: Marshall
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 34

    Academics: A Greek Life: A-
    Athletics: A Guys: A
    Campus Dining: B+ Health & Safety: B
    Campus Housing: B+ Local Atmosphere: B+
    Campus Strictness: B+ Nightlife: A-
    Computers: B Off-Campus Dining: C+
    Diversity: A Off-Campus Housing: B-
    Drug Safety: C+ Parking: B-
    Facilities: A- Transportation: B+
    Girls: A- Weather: A+


    Local Atmosphere: USC gets a bad rap for being "in the ghetto," and many people assume it is dangerous around campus; I was even a little worried before I got here. On the contrary, USC is immediately surrounded mostly by off-campus student apartments and is not in the ghetto at all. Campus police patrol the surrounding blocks away from campus just as much (if not more) than they do on campus.

    Parking: USC is an expensive school, and parking is no exception. Parking permits are especially convenient on game days, when USC fanatics come on campus and tailgate. They will park in the garages and fill up the spaces. The only way you are guaranteed a spot is if you have a permit.

    Athletics: USC football—enough said. No matter how good/not so good we are each season, all of Los Angeles supports our team. Spirit couldn't be any bigger.

  36. Santa Clara University
    36

    Santa Clara University

    Santa Clara, Calif.

    Undergraduate Business School: Leavey
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 35

    Academics: A-
    Greek Life: N/A
    Athletics: B-
    Guys: A-
    Campus Dining: B+
    Health & Safety: A-
    Campus Housing: A
    Local Atmosphere: B
    Campus Strictness: B
    Nightlife: B
    Computers: B
    Off-Campus Dining: B-
    Diversity: B-
    Off-Campus Housing: B-
    Drug Safety: C-
    Parking: A
    Facilities: B+
    Transportation: B-
    Girls: A
    Weather: A+


    Diversity: Santa Clara is a private university that prides itself on the diversity of the student population as well as of faculty and staff.

    Inside Scoop: A small private school, with small classes and great professors. Plus, the California sunshine makes it a wonderful place to be.

    Off-Campus Dining: Santa Clara has all the basics within walking distance from campus: Round Table, Subway, Taco Bell, and a mix of smaller, mom-and-pop restaurants that are awesome.

  37. University of San Diego
    37

    University of San Diego

    San Diego

    Undergraduate Business School: School of Business Administration
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 36

    Academics: B+ Greek Life: B
    Athletics: C+ Guys: A-
    Campus Dining: A- Health & Safety: A-
    Campus Housing: A Local Atmosphere: A
    Campus Strictness: C+ Nightlife: B
    Computers: B Off-Campus Dining: B+
    Diversity: C+ Off-Campus Housing: B+
    Drug Safety: B- Parking: B
    Facilities: B Transportation: C+
    Girls: A- Weather: A+


    Overall Experience: Partying definitely happens mostly off campus. Write-ups in the dorms are not unusual. The small class sizes are perfect. The view is amazing, and the weather is always perfect. Professors are easily accessible and willing to help.

    Off-Campus Housing: Most off-campus housing is on the beach, which is nice, but [the rooms] aren't that big.

    Academics: For the most part, professors are always there to help you when needed. Class sizes are generally small. I think the largest class is around 40 students. All my professors know my name and, for the most part, care about the students and want them to do well.

  38. Binghamton University
    38

    Binghamton University

    Binghamton, N.Y.

    Undergraduate Business School: School of Management
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 37

    Academics: B+ Greek Life: C+
    Athletics: B- Guys: B
    Campus Dining: B- Health & Safety: B-
    Campus Housing: B+ Local Atmosphere: C+
    Campus Strictness: A- Nightlife: B-
    Computers: B+ Off-Campus Dining: C
    Diversity: A- Off-Campus Housing: B
    Drug Safety: C+ Parking: B
    Facilities: C+ Transportation: B
    Girls: B- Weather: C-


    Computers: The network is good; the speed is pretty good. Having a laptop was definitely key, as I used it in class to take notes.

    Nightlife: The only days you may find it difficult to head down to a bar would be on Monday and Wednesday. Otherwise, there is never a shortage of people downtown. Bars close late (3 a.m.). Usually, you go to a frat party early (11:30 p.m. or 12 a.m.), stay for an hour or two, then head down to the bars. Always plenty of people.

    Campus Dining: There are five different dining halls on campus as well as three sit-down restaurants, including a kosher restaurant, a food court, and several coffee kiosks. All the dining halls have different themes, so there's a great variety, and everything is really cheap. They all take your meal card, which can also be used for the stands at sporting events. Everything is really good, so it's hard to pick a "best" place.

  39. Northeastern University
    39

    Northeastern University

    Boston

    Undergraduate Business School: College of Business Administration
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 38

    Academics: B+ Greek Life: C
    Athletics: C+ Guys: B
    Campus Dining: B Health & Safety: B-
    Campus Housing: B- Local Atmosphere: A
    Campus Strictness: B- Nightlife: A-
    Computers: B- Off-Campus Dining: B+
    Diversity: B+ Off-Campus Housing: C+
    Drug Safety: C+ Parking: C
    Facilities: B Transportation: B
    Girls: B+ Weather: C+


    Inside Scoop: Most people, myself included, choose to attend Northeastern because of its co-op program. This program lets students work at jobs that allow them to gain experience in their field of study as well as develop connections that will be useful to them after graduation.

    Facilities: The gym is amazing. There are so many machines. The library is huge and so helpful. It's a beautiful campus overall.

    Nightlife: There is always a party somewhere. The actual Northeastern campus does not really do sorority/frat parties. So they are usually held in someone's apartment. Crappy beer is provided.

  40. University of Maryland
    40

    University of Maryland

    College Park

    Undergraduate Business School: Smith
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 39

    Academics: A- Greek Life: B-
    Athletics: A Guys: B-
    Campus Dining: B- Health & Safety: C
    Campus Housing: C Local Atmosphere: C+
    Campus Strictness: B Nightlife: B
    Computers: B Off-Campus Dining: B-
    Diversity: B+ Off-Campus Housing: C+
    Drug Safety: C+ Parking: C
    Facilities: B+ Transportation: B+
    Girls: B Weather: B


    Facilities: The facilities on campus are great; I couldn't think of one thing to complain about. Stamp (our student union) looks brand-new and modern. Our gym is absolutely amazing; you have to see it to understand.

    Campus Dining: There are two main dining halls, one on North Campus and one on South Campus. The food served isn't exactly your mom's home-cooked meal, but it is pretty darn good. When I go home for breaks, I crave food from our dining halls. I don't think that is normal.

    Greek Life: Greek life is great. There are a ton of frats that have amazing parties.

  41. Case Western Reserve University
    41

    Case Western Reserve University

    Cleveland, Ohio

    Undergraduate Business School: Weatherhead
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 40

    Academics: A- Greek Life: A-
    Athletics: C+ Guys: C+
    Campus Dining: B- Health & Safety: B-
    Campus Housing: C Local Atmosphere: B
    Campus Strictness: A- Nightlife: B-
    Computers: A Off-Campus Dining: B
    Diversity: B+ Off-Campus Housing: B+
    Drug Safety: B- Parking: B-
    Facilities: C+ Transportation: B+
    Girls: C+ Weather: C


    Inside Scoop: On top of all that Case has to offer, we have the best students around. Everyone is so friendly and self-motivated. I feel like I am friends with people who will accomplish amazing things that will change the world.

    Overall Experience: Case is a great school. I love it here. All the students are very intelligent, enthusiastic, and eager to learn. There is a ton of resources on campus to take advantage of, such as undergraduate research, extracurricular activities, volunteer work, and great professors. You will have to spend time studying to do well here, but there is time for fun if you manage your time well.

    Campus Housing: The residence life staff makes campus housing worth it. First-year housing is mostly double rooms, but the residential colleges help people actually get to know each other and feel like a community. Second-year suites are good, but the upper-class men's apartments are the nicest. Dining halls are close to everyone on campus, as are some nice restaurants (a few of which deliver up to 2 a.m.). Later hours for dining halls and cheaper laundry would be appreciated, though.

  42. University of Washington
    42

    University of Washington

    Seattle

    Undergraduate Business School: Foster
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 41

    Academics: B+ Greek Life: B-
    Athletics: A Guys: C+
    Campus Dining: B+ Health & Safety: C+
    Campus Housing: B- Local Atmosphere: A-
    Campus Strictness: B Nightlife: A
    Computers: B- Off-Campus Dining: A-
    Diversity: A- Off-Campus Housing: B-
    Drug Safety: B+ Parking: C+
    Facilities: B Transportation: B-
    Girls: B- Weather: B-


    Greek Life: The Greek life at UW can be a little intimidating because it is so large. Housing on campus is relatively limited, and they expect about 20 percent of the incoming freshmen to join right into the Greek system, which makes it really strong and large.

    Guys & Girls: Lots of skinny black jeans and second-hand clothing from nearby shops. But to be honest, just about every type of person exists at UW, and there are lots of attractive ones. Because it's a big place, it's easy to find new interests pretty much every day. You've just got to put yourself out there, because otherwise they may not ever know you exist.

    Local Atmosphere: Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest and one of the most progressive, intellectually friendly places on the West Coast. We are forerunners in art and innovation. There is no better place to live and learn than Seattle.

  43. University of Florida
    43

    University of Florida

    Gainesville

    Undergraduate Business School: Warrington
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 42

    Academics: B+ Greek Life: A
    Athletics: A+ Guys: A-
    Campus Dining: B+ Health & Safety: B-
    Campus Housing: B- Local Atmosphere: B+
    Campus Strictness: B Nightlife: A
    Computers: B+ Off-Campus Dining: A-
    Diversity: B+ Off-Campus Housing: A-
    Drug Safety: B- Parking: C
    Facilities: B Transportation: A-
    Girls: A Weather: B+


    Computers: Although owning your own computer is a must, most of the time the computer labs on campus are not crowded. I think there should be more free printing on campus, however.

    Campus Dining: UF offers so many dining options you'll never get bored eating the same thing. They also have flex bucks in certain meal plans that you can use toward on-campus food not regularly included in meal plans.

    Nightlife: There are many choices depending on what you enjoy doing. The clubs are very diverse, with different clubs for country, rap, hip-hop, and alternative/hipster lovers alike. Some are only 21-and-up, but those are mostly bars.

  44. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    44

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Troy, N.Y.

    Undergraduate Business School: Lally
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 43

    Academics: A- Greek Life: A-
    Athletics: C+ Guys: B-
    Campus Dining: B Health & Safety: B+
    Campus Housing: C Local Atmosphere: C-
    Campus Strictness: B Nightlife: C+
    Computers: B+ Off-Campus Dining: B-
    Diversity: B Off-Campus Housing: C
    Drug Safety: B- Parking: C+
    Facilities: B+ Transportation: B+
    Girls: C+ Weather: C-


    Greek Life: Being exposed to Greek life at RPI has shown me the many positives it has on the community and the students. I'm not affiliated with any fraternity, but I don't mind visiting them every now and then. Greek life doesn't dominate the campus at all; it just provides us, the students, with extra services if you want them.

    Campus Housing: I have lived in the Quad a year and will be living there again next year. The rooms are not the largest on campus and are kind of tight, but it is college. Quad, however, is one of the oldest buildings on campus, and it has tons of character.

    Nightlife: There are occasionally things during the week, if you're really itching for a party, but not enough to ruin your schoolwork. Outside Greeks, though, there are several bars off campus, one of which serves college students. No clubs really, though, but the frat life provides enough beverages and dancing.

  45. Michigan State University
    45

    Michigan State University

    East Lansing

    Undergraduate Business School: Broad
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 44

    Academics: B+ Greek Life: B-
    Athletics: A Guys: A-
    Campus Dining: B+ Health & Safety: B-
    Campus Housing: B- Local Atmosphere: B
    Campus Strictness: C+ Nightlife: B
    Computers: C+ Off-Campus Dining: B
    Diversity: B Off-Campus Housing: B-
    Drug Safety: C+ Parking: C
    Facilities: B- Transportation: B+
    Girls: B+ Weather: B-


    Academics: MSU academics overall are pretty good, especially once you get past the large lecture hall-size classes with TAs (primarily for general ed classes) and get into classes for your major.

    Athletics: The sports scene is definitely huge at MSU, and school spirit is alive and well among students, particularly when it comes to basketball and football.

    Campus Housing: As far as campus housing in general, the large majority of freshmen are required to live on campus (some love it, some hate it), but it is generally a good experience to have, and the dorms overall [provide] a great environment.

  46. Loyola University Maryland
    46

    Loyola University Maryland

    Baltimore

    Undergraduate Business School: Sellinger
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 45

    Academics: B Greek Life: N/A
    Athletics: C+ Guys: A
    Campus Dining: C+ Health & Safety: B
    Campus Housing: A- Local Atmosphere: B
    Campus Strictness: C Nightlife: C+
    Computers: C Off-Campus Dining: C+
    Diversity: D+ Off-Campus Housing: D+
    Drug Safety: B- Parking: B-
    Facilities: B Transportation: C+
    Girls: A- Weather: B+


    Local Atmosphere: The more you talk with people around you, the more you find out that Baltimore has many areas to explore and discover.

    Campus Housing: The dorm rooms are huge, and you get apartments with living rooms and kitchens after freshman year. Flannery O'Connor is an all-freshman dorm and is definitely the nicest.

    Overall Experience: Loyola is awesome. Come here if you want to be in an environment that's small enough to know a lot of people, but big enough that you still meet new people every week.

  47. Tulane University
    47

    Tulane University

    New Orleans

    Undergraduate Business School: Freeman
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 46

    Academics: B+
    Greek Life: C+
    Athletics: C+
    Guys: B
    Campus Dining: B-
    Health & Safety: C-
    Campus Housing: C+
    Local Atmosphere: A-
    Campus Strictness: B+
    Nightlife: A+
    Computers: C+
    Off-Campus Dining: A-
    Diversity: B-
    Off-Campus Housing: B-
    Drug Safety: C-
    Parking: C+
    Facilities: C
    Transportation: B
    Girls: A
    Weather: B+


    Academics: The workload at Tulane is challenging, but not to the point of being exhausting. You do need to work for grades, but you are not constantly pushed over the edge for an A in every class.

    Local Atmosphere: I've been to lots of great cities, but none of them come close to touching New Orleans. Despite all the hardships the city has been dealt, it remains an exciting and vibrant cultural center.

    Inside Scoop: Tulane is a great school, with a few programs I really like. First, most majors at Tulane have a four-plus-one program, where if you keep good grades your junior and senior years, you're eligible to complete a master's degree in only one additional year. The best part is that all financial aid from your senior year rolls over.

  48. Syracuse University
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    Syracuse University

    Syracuse, N.Y.

    Undergraduate Business School: Whitman
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 47

    Academics: B+ Greek Life: A-
    Athletics: A+ Guys: B
    Campus Dining: C+ Health & Safety: B-
    Campus Housing: C Local Atmosphere: B-
    Campus Strictness: B+ Nightlife: B+
    Computers: B Off-Campus Dining: B-
    Diversity: B+ Off-Campus Housing: B-
    Drug Safety: C+ Parking: B-
    Facilities: B- Transportation: B
    Girls: B+ Weather: D+


    Transportation: The transportation is O.K. because everything is so far apart, so I guess it needs to be. The bus is free most of the time, and it doesn't cost that much when it isn't.

    Facilities: Overall, the campus is nice and well-maintained, and the buildings vary in style, which makes it interesting to walk to class. It is beautiful in the spring when the weather gets nice. In the winter, the snow and ice are removed very quickly from the walkways, and it is pretty easy to get around despite the horrible weather.

    Nightlife: Frat parties are a big part of the nightlife at Syracuse University. They always have parties on the weekends, so if you're looking for something to do, you should go there.

  49. Texas A&M University
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    Texas A&M University

    College Station

    Undergraduate Business School: Mays
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 48

    Academics: B+ Greek Life: B
    Athletics: A+ Guys: B+
    Campus Dining: B+ Health & Safety: B
    Campus Housing: C+ Local Atmosphere: B+
    Campus Strictness: B- Nightlife: B+
    Computers: A- Off-Campus Dining: B+
    Diversity: B- Off-Campus Housing: A
    Drug Safety: B+ Parking: B-
    Facilities: B+ Transportation: A-
    Girls: A- Weather: B+


    Diversity: Texas A&M is a very diverse campus. It is predominantly white, but there are several different races on campus. A&M is a place where anyone is accepted. People here come from all different backgrounds, and many have different political and religious beliefs.

    Nightlife: There are tons of dance halls and bars. Northgate is within walking distance from campus and is famous for its bars, namely the Dixie Chicken. Harry's and the Hall are also hot spots. There are also always house parties going on.

    Off-Campus Housing: Several apartments and houses are available off campus. Most of them are close to campus and very affordable.

  50. University of Arizona
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    University of Arizona

    Tucson

    Undergraduate Business School: Eller
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 49

    Academics: B Greek Life: B-
    Athletics: A Guys: B-
    Campus Dining: B+ Health & Safety: B
    Campus Housing: B- Local Atmosphere: B
    Campus Strictness: B- Nightlife: A-
    Computers: B- Off-Campus Dining: B
    Diversity: B+ Off-Campus Housing: B-
    Drug Safety: C+ Parking: B-
    Facilities: A- Transportation: B-
    Girls: B Weather: A


    Guys & Girls: The student population is very diverse. There is a social life if you create a network. If anyone wants to go to college and be successful, there is one rule that must be followed: be yourself and others will trust you.

    Athletics: U of A is really an all-around awesome school. We have some of the best sports in the nation.

    Academics: Not the best in the nation, but the graduate programs are among the best. Undergrad is solid, not spectacular.

  51. Georgia Institute of Technology
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    Georgia Institute of Technology

    Atlanta

    Undergraduate Business School: College of Management
    Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking: 50

    Academics: A- Greek Life: B
    Athletics: A Guys: C+
    Campus Dining: C+ Health & Safety: C+
    Campus Housing: C+ Local Atmosphere: B+
    Campus Strictness: B+ Nightlife: B
    Computers: A+ Off-Campus Dining: B
    Diversity: B Off-Campus Housing: C+
    Drug Safety: B- Parking: C+
    Facilities: B- Transportation: A-
    Girls: C- Weather: B-


    Local Atmosphere: Atlanta is one of the most happening cities on the East Coast, and easily the biggest one in the South. There is so much to do, it is hard to understand how anyone can be bored.

    Academics: The education is first-rate, and people respect you for going here.

    Computers: Everyone has their own computer, but there are still plenty of computer labs available all around campus, with free printing up to a certain amount each week.