Princeton Survey Says...

Princeton Survey Says...

The Princeton Review's "Best 361 Colleges—2007" gave Bowdoin College top honors for "Best Campus Food." Above: a student at Virginia Tech, which was rated second this year.


In what has become an annual event reminiscent of a new Zagat-guide release, The Princeton Review has published its ratings for the foodservice offered by the campus dining departments at the 361 colleges listed in its "Best College" Guide.

The Princeton Review guide itself reviews a myriad of campus life categories ranging from academics and politics to a campus' social scene, with a subcategory that focuses solely on foodservice.While many schools are on record as finding the student ratings of as famously arbitrary, being listed among the Top 10 schools for foodservice is also considered a highly marketable honor.

The top spot this year went Bowdoin College of Brunswick, ME.

"We're proud to be recognized for the quality of our campus dining program," says Mary Lou Kennedy, R.D., Bowdoin's director of dining and bookstore services.

"But I can't take much of the credit," she adds. "That should go to our students, for the efforts in communicating and collaborating with us to develop the menus and meal programs we offer."

Bowdoin has long been listed among the college guide's "Top 10" for dining; it held second place last year and first the year before.

Best Campus Food—2007

(as rated by The Princeton Review)

Bowdoin College
Virginia Tech
Wheaton College, IL
Cornell University
Saint Olaf College
Franklin W. Olin College
of Engineering
James Madison University
Colby College
Gustavus Adolphus College
Washington University
in St. Louis
Scripps College
Middlebury College
Bryn Mawr College
Miami University
Dartmouth College
University of Notre Dame
Tufts University
College of the Atlantic
Claremont McKenna College
Bates College