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August 31, 2012

Princeton Review ranks Purdue at 14th for 'best campus food'

Purdue is ranked 14th in "best campus food" in the latest edition of Princeton Review's "The Best 377 Colleges."

The ranking is part of a book that also contains 60 lists, or top-20 rankings, on all aspects of college life. The rankings are based on 80-question surveys the company gave to 122,000 students. The book went on sale Aug. 21 and also is online at www.princetonreview.com.

The best campus food ranking was in the rankings' quality of life section. Bowdoin College is ranked No. 1. The University of Notre Dame was the only other university in Indiana ranked, at No. 12. No other Big Ten institutions were ranked.

"We've worked very hard over the past few years to improve not just the food on campus but also the dining options available," says Beth McCuskey, associate vice president for housing and food services. "This ranking helps validate our program and also reflects other surveys we have participated in. We will continue to strive to provide excellent dining experiences at Purdue."

Published annually since 1992, "The Best 377 Colleges" is one of 150 Princeton Review books published by Random House. The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its test-prep courses, tutoring, books and other student resources.

Writer: Greg McClure, 49-69711, gmcclure@purdue.edu