Schools with Happiest Students

Clemson University
- It is rated No. 2 in the “Happiest Students” category, according to the rankings from The Princeton Review's guidebook, “The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition”.
- Clemson is a vibrant student-centered community, offering educational and enrichment opportunities to create leaders and entrepreneurs solving real-world problems through research, outreach and public service.
- The University continues to attract some of the country's best students who seek intellectual challenge.

Rice University
- Rice is ranked No. 1 for best quality of life and happiest students by Princeton Review (2012). The rankings are based on a survey of 122,000 students at 376 schools during 2010-11 and the previous two school years.
- Rice's top spot on the “Best Quality of Life” list is based on responses from students to questions about campus beauty, ease of getting around campus, location, interaction among different types of students on campus, satisfaction with the school administration, etc.

Stonehill College
- The Princeton Review's 2010 edition of the "Best 371 Colleges" revealed that students are very happy at Stonehill as it is ranked 7th on the list of "Happiest Students".
- Accompanying Stonehill on the top ten "Happiest Students" list are: Brown, Yale, Stanford, Clemson, Claremont McKenna College, Bowdoin College, Rice University, St. Mary's College of Maryland and Colorado College.
- Stonehill is a selective Catholic college. It recognizes and rewards excellence via several types of scholarships, grants and academic awards for students and faculty.

Brown University
- Brown is generally considered to be the "happiest Ivy"; ranked No. 1 for America's Happiest College Students, according to the Princeton Review 2010 rankings.
- The University offers undergraduate students the opportunity to study abroad through a wide variety of academic programs.
- It also offers a range of campus housing that accommodates the needs of students with disabilities.

Top 10 schools with Happiest Students:
1. Clemson University
2. Brown University
3. Princeton University
4. Claremont McKenna College
5. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
6. Stanford University
7. University of Dayton
8. Bowdoin College
9. The College of New Jersey
10 Tulane University
Source: Princeton Review (2009 edition)

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Top Colleges for Quality of Life

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