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Business Insider Ranks Penn State No. 8 Campus

Penn State is the No. 8 campus in the country, according to the rankings Business Insider compiled from the Princeton Review’s college lists.

Sure, it’s down a spot from last year, but still a nice nod to our beautiful campus. Business Insider awarded a certain amount of points to each school based on where it placed in the following Princeton Review lists:

Penn State placed on several of the above lists, including top marks in best health services (but was absent from the Beautiful Campus list, which this totally impartial observer thinks can’t be right). Not all of the Princeton Review’s lists were taken into account, like the party school one where Penn State was No. 7.

The list didn’t just include big schools — taking home top marks was the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Mass., which has a student population of about 300, all of whom live in one of two dorms on campus. The rest of the top five was rounded out by Washington University, Virginia Tech, Whitman College, and Claremont McKenna College. Penn State was the only Big Ten school to crack the list.

The rankings have been good to Penn State this summer, as it was also pegged the No. 29 university in the country and a top 50 university in the world by the Center for World University Rankings. The oft-cited annual U.S. News & World Report rankings, where Penn State was No. 37 last year, generally come out in September.

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Former Managing Editor of this site, now just makes lots of #content for it from the Phyrst’s Table 69. Senior from Philadelphia. First-generation Penn Stater. I might go to law school after this, but I might not, too. “For the Glory” is in my email signature because I’m a douche. [email protected] is my email if you want to tell me why I suck. Alternatively, you can call me out on Twitter @OlGilb.


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