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The Best College Campus Food in America

This year, UMass Amherst makes the grade for its dining halls
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Hampshire Dining Commons | Photo: Courtesy of UMass Amherst

Incoming freshmen to the University of Massachusetts Amherst better show up to classes hungry: The school was just named the best campus for dining in the U.S. by the Princeton Review. There, the dining team offers 45,000 meals daily of sushi and teppanyaki, tapas, coffee at a library café dubbed Procrastination Station, Vietnamese food and—this being college—endless amounts of pizza.

The rankings—which are also compiled for categories like greenest campus and most LGBTQ-friendly campus—are based on surveys of 143,000 students across the country. The number-one ranking shouldn’t come as such a big surprise, seeing as UMass has ranked in the top 10 best dining programs list since 2012.

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Other schools nascent foodies might consider include Bowdoin College in Maine, Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Washington University in St. Louis, the University of San Diego and more.

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