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Happy Universities


Want a happy college experience? Go west, young man.

The Daily Beast has published a list of the 100 happiest colleges in America. They based the rankings on a list of criteria including freshman retention rate, average student indebtedness, and even the weather. So where are students loving life? Six of the top eight are in California. Apparently, all that sunshine soothes the overworked mind.

I couldn’t help noticing that Harvard, at number two, ranks higher on the happiness scale than its arch-rival, Yale. I’m a Yale man, so this confirms to me the fact that ignorance is, indeed, bliss.


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