Top Colleges for Quality of Life

Following are the top universities/colleges for "quality of life":

Rice University - It is ranked No. 1 for best quality of life and happiest students, according to the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review's "The Best 376 Colleges". The rankings are based on a survey of 122,000 students at 376 schools during 2010-11 and the previous two school years. Only about 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges, plus three colleges outside the U.S., are profiled in the book. In addition to ranking No. 1 for best quality of life for the past three years in the Princeton guide, Rice was No. 1 in this category in the 2007 edition, No. 2 in 2009 and No. 6 in 2008.

University of Memphis - The Princeton Review ranked the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law 8th in "Best Quality of Life" in its Best 172 Law Schools 2011 edition.

University of St. Thomas - For the second year running, St. Thomas has been ranked No. 2 in the nation for "Best Quality of Life" among students, according to the Princeton Review (2009). In the survey's 2006 and 2007 editions, St. Thomas was ranked No. 1 in the category.

Chapman University - Chapman Law is included in Princeton Review's 2009 Best 174 Law Schools, ranking 3rd for Best Quality of Life, 3rd for Best Classroom Experience, 7th for Professors Rock (legally speaking), and 9th for Most Diverse Faculty. Chapman Law School has gained accreditation from the prestigious American Association of Law Schools.

* Suggested Reading: Princeton Review Best Value Colleges 2011