New Ranking Places Scranton among Nation’s Best Dining and Residence Halls

November 6, 2015

A new ranking places The University of Scranton at No. 18 for dining halls and No. 28 for residence halls in the nation. The ranking was published by Business Insider on Nov. 3.

The University of Scranton’s dining facilities and residence halls are among the best in the nation, according to a ranking by Business Insider. Scranton, ranked No. 18 for its dining facilities, was one of just two Pennsylvania colleges – and the only Jesuit college ­– making the list of just 20 colleges in the United States.

Scranton was also one of only two Pennsylvania colleges and three Jesuit colleges ranked among the best residence halls in the nation. On that list of just 30 colleges in the nation, Scranton ranked No. 28.

Business Insider based the dining facility ranking on a school’s appearance on other sources “with expertise in colleges and food,” such as the Daily Meal, The Princeton Review and Niche. The Business Insider list praised Scranton for its selection of foods offered, such as “grilled barbecue pork chops, cod bruschetta and creamy parmesan penne,” as well as for its focus on health. Business Insider mentioned at Scranton’s “all-you-can-eat dining hall, students can choose options that are low in fat or sodium, under 500 calories, vegetarian, baked instead of fried, or high in calcium.”

Business Insider’s ranking of the nation’s “best dorms” was based on Niche’s student surveys of “the quality of the dorms, the cost of housing at each school, housing capacity, and student-housing crime rates.”

The rankings were published Nov. 3.

The Princeton Review also ranked Scranton’s food service and facilities among the best in the nation. The 2016 edition of the guidebook ranks Scranton among the nation’s “Best Science Labs” (No. 8), “Best Campus Food” (No. 11), “Best College Dorms” (No. 16), and “Students Love These Colleges” (No. 19).

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