The 2018 Top 5 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America ranking is based on student reviews and statistics from the U.S. Department of Education. Top-ranked colleges have a positive, fun, and friendly student culture and a vibrant campus community.
1. Rice University
Rice’s residential college system forms the heart of campus life. The colleges are small communities where students live, dine and interact with faculty mentors. Each college is a self-supporting unit with its own government, budget, intramural teams and faculty advisers. Students are randomly assigned to one of our 11 coed colleges as a freshman and remain affiliated with that college throughout their time at Rice. http://www.rice.edu/
2. Stanford University
A thriving residential campus and community of creative and accomplished people from around the world.
Stanford University, one of the world’s leading teaching and research institutions, is dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. https://www.stanford.edu/
3. University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
With talented faculty, staff and students from all over the world, the iconic U-M campus is filled with unique perspectives, opportunities and events. It all takes place within the vibrant setting of Ann Arbor, a town known for its lively arts scene, culture, parks and restaurants.
Welcome to the University of Michigan, a place with deep traditions focused on creating brighter futures. We invite you to explore the diverse and vibrant community that makes us the home of Leaders & Best. http://umich.edu/
4. University of Texas – Austin
Imagine a city bursting with an entrepreneurial spirit, a commitment to personal freedom and a passion for unearthing new discoveries. Add a vibrant, internationally renowned music, film and art scene, along with a thriving economy that leads the way in the technology, engineering and healthcare industries.
The University of Texas at Austin is a public research university and the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. Founded in 1881, its campus is located in Austin, Texas, approximately 1 mile from the Texas State Capitol. https://www.utexas.edu/
5. Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis is a national hub for important research and business development, especially in the fields of biotechnology and plant science. Today, engineers, scientists, business leaders, educators, artists and other innovative and creative professionals here are working at the forefront of a multitude of fields and endeavours.
Washington University has grown to be a world-class research university with our roots firmly in St. Louis. https://wustl.edu/