The 2018 Best College Food ranking is based on meal plan costs and student reviews. Top-ranked colleges offer outstanding on-campus dining—students can easily access healthy, quality food across a wide range of cuisines and dietary preferences. Learn where our data comes from.
|Student Surveys on Campus Dining||Student opinions about the quality of the campus food at the college they currently or recently attend(ed).||Self-reported by Niche users||85.0%|
|Average Meal Plan Cost||Average cost of meal plan, as reported by the college.||U.S. Dept. of Education||15.0%|
The same methodology is used to produce the Niche Campus Food Grade for each ranked school as well as additional 4-year colleges. Statistics obtained from the U.S. Department of Education represent the most recent data available, usually from 2015–2017, as self-reported by the colleges.