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Vanderbilt is the Happiest University in the US

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Discover the QS rankings for top universities in the USA 2020

There are lots of things to consider when choosing a university or college. How good the course is, how much the fees are, how near or far away it is from home. Ultimately though, isn’t the most important thing that you’re happy?

If you’re looking to study somewhere where you’ll have a permanent grin on your face, Vanderbilt University might just be the place to go. According to the latest edition of the Princeton Review, the Nashville university has the happiest students in the US.

Whether it’s because of the inescapable country music, Nashville’s world-famous hot chicken, or the wonderfully scenic Vanderbilt campus is hard to say, but the university is also highly ranked by its students for quality of life, only being beaten by Rice University in Texas.

To compile the ranking, students from across the US were asked how strongly they agreed or disagreed with the statement “I am happy at my school”. 137,000 students were surveyed in total, from 382 different schools.

The top 20 happiest universities in the US are as follows.

1 Vanderbilt University

2 Rice University

3 University of Oklahoma

4 Tulane University

5 College of William and Mary

6 Kansas State University

7 Colby College

8 Saint Anselm College

9 University of Iowa

10 Clemson University

11 St John’s College (MD)

12 University of Dayton

13 Fairfield University

14 University of California, Santa Barbara

15 University of Vermont

16 Washington College

17 Auburn University

18 Hobart and William Smith Colleges

19 Virginia Tech

20 Clark University

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Written by Craig OCallaghan
As Head of Content, Craig is responsible for all articles and guides published across TopUniversities and TopMBA. He has nearly 10 years of experience writing for a student audience and extensive knowledge of universities and study programs around the world.

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