60 Best Colleges for Food

The Daily Meal is a great resource for food so… why not pick their brains for college food?

Most people don’t know that most colleges outsource their meals to companies like sodexo, aramark – better known for their contracts with prisons and nursing homes – that’s right you could go from cradle to college to prison to nursing home being fed by the same billion dollar company. Gross?

Anyway, we think you’d be hard pressed to find that any of the schools below use these companies (but we could be wrong!). Here’s the Daily Meals list of the top 60 schools for grub!

60. University of Washington, Seattle
59. Boston College, Boston
58. William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va.
57. University of Richmond, Richmond, Va.
56. Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.
55. Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
54. Scripps College, Claremont, Calif.
53. Roger Williams University, Bristol, R.I.
52. Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
51. Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.
50. St Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y.
49. Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y.
48. Rollins College, Winter Park, Fla.
47. Saint Anselm College, Manchester, N.H.
46. University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.
45. University of California, San Diego, San Diego, Calif.
44. Brown University, Providence, R.I.
43. Mills College, Oakland, Calif.
42. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
41. Pitzer College, Claremont, Calif.
40. Colby College, Waterville, Maine
39. College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine
38. Connecticut College, New London, Conn.
37. University of Delaware, Newark, Del.
36. Boston University, Boston
35. Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind.
34. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
33. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
32. Bates College, Lewiston, Maine
31. Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
30. Carleton College, Northfield, Minn.
29. Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn.
28. University of Chicago, Chicago
27. Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill.
26. Duke University, Durham, N.C.
25. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
24. James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.
23. University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
22. Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
21. Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
20. Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
19. Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
18. Columbia University, New York City
17. University of California, Davis, Davis, Calif.
16. University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, Calif.
15. Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa
14. Occidental College, Los Angeles
13. Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa.
12. Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
11. St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn.
10. Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
9. Tufts University, Boston
8. Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Ga.
7. UMass Amherst, Amherst, Mass.
6. Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
5. University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles
4. Emory University, Atlanta
3. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
2. Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis
1. Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine