DePauw University, Greencastle was named by The Princeton Review as one of the best 368 schools in the United States. This designates them as one of the top schools for outstanding academics and opportunities offered to students.
They ranked No. 7 for being a major frat and sorority scene, No. 3 for best radio station, No. 14 for more to do on campus, No. 1 for lots of beer, No. 6 for lots of hard liquor and No. 9 for town gown strained relations.
According to the survey by The Princeton Review that asked 120,000 students at 368 top colleges to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report on their campus experiences, the best professors are at Middlebury College (VT).
The tastiest campus food is at Wheaton College (IL) and the best dorms are at Loyola College (MD). The students happiest with their financial aid attend Princeton University, which also tops the list for the most beautiful campus.
Ranking lists report the top 20 colleges in these and more than 50 other categories in the 2009 edition of The Princeton Review's annual college guide "Best 368 Colleges" (Random House / Princeton Review, $21.95), on sale today. Other ranking categories report on campus political leanings, race/class relations, social scenes, and sports interests.
The book also has ratings (numerical scores from 60 to 99) on each college profile in eight categories including a new Green Rating based on the schools' environmentally related practices, policies, and course offerings. The book's ranking lists and school profiles were posted on www.Princeton Review.com Tuesday afternoon.
The Princeton Review is a New York-based education services company also known for its test-prep courses.
It is not affiliated with Princeton University.