Dining Dismay at Kingsborough Community College

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To this day, Kingsborough Community College is the only community college in Brooklyn. Overlooking Sheepshead Bay, the school established in 1963 attracts a variety of students who live in the city and its surrounding neighborhoods. How many students you ask? Approximately 14,000! More than half of them are full time pupils looking to earn a liberal arts degree. The remaining students are after career educations with very specific professional tracts. Notable alumni include everyone from stand-up comedians to famed geologists, but this accredited institution is very much for the “every man”. It’s a humble school that’s not publicized nearly as much as...

So-So Dining at Appalachian State University

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On any given day, the average college student has a lot on their plate: attending lectures, working out at the recreational center, late night studying and the list goes on. A well balanced meal doesn’t just provide essential energy for all of these tasks. It provides a chance to sit down and relax for a moment. Appalachian State University is definitely the place to be for serious scholars. Everyone from time to the Princeton Review has praised the school’s academic programs, which offer 174 undergraduate majors across eight separate colleges. However, the question about its food remains vague. Is it fresh? Is it consistent? Does it even come close to the...

How’s the Food at Florida State University

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When thinking of Florida, some people envision one of its most flavorful exports those juicy oranges. Wouldn’t it be nice if home cooked meals grew on trees, too? The students at Florida State University might think so. A majority of them are divided on the school’s culinary services they’re not exactly appetizing, but they could also be much worse. Tasty? That’s debatable. Healthy? Absolutely not. Convenient? Sometimes. The school’s 1,391 acre campus in Tallahassee has approximately 32,000 undergraduates. That’s a lot of Seminoles to feed! If this school is a serious contender on your college list, read on to discover why its food doesn’t quite...

Grambling State University – Food Has Students Craving More

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Prospective college students tend to share the same priorities when it comes to choosing the school that’s right for them. Do the academic programs meet their needs? How new are the residence halls? Is campus a safe place? One thing that’s often forgotten is an important one: food. Undergraduates, long used to home cooked meals and groceries that seemingly replenish on their own, are sometimes jolted into reality the first time they eat at a dining hall. Grambling State University, a historically black public institution in Louisiana, has plenty going for it. Top notch professors, Division I sports teams and a beautiful rural campus are first on the list....

Lackluster Meal Options at Winthrop University

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Rock Hill, South Carolina is home to Winthrop University, a university that we love for its small town vibes, arts minded student body and glowing reviews on safety. Current Eagles seem to love everything from the apartment style housing options to the smaller class sizes that promote one on one attention. Sadly, there’s one thing that those who don the garnet and gold just don’t like mealtime, meal plans or basically anything else that has to do with meals. Winthrop University just falls short in key areas like: accessibility, cost, variety and healthy options. If food is a priority for you when it comes to choosing a college, then you might want to...

University of Connecticut – Students Never Go Hungry

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We recently looked into just how safe the University of Connecticut's Storrs campus is, but how well-fed is it? It turns out that the Huskies are quite pleased with their dining arrangements. They’re not the only ones who’ve taken notice, either. The school has won a variety of national awards for their culinary expertise they’re consistently ranked very friendly for gluten free students (an oft-forgotten group), and their sustainability efforts are more than deserving of the applause. Read on to discover what tasty meals await you should University of Connecticut the school of navy, white and gray be your first academic choice. Rather than having one...

UC Davis – Does Dining Right

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There are a lot of things to consider when choosing the college that’s right for you academics, campus culture and transportation are among the high ranking priorities. Students are now adding food to the list, but it’s not just because millennials are focusing more on nutrition and alternative eating lifestyles like veganism. Schools, often looking to save a dollar, are outsourcing their dining programs to companies. The results? Not promising. Lack of variety, nutrition and even customer service all make an appearance. On paper, the UC Davis has a few things working against it. Chiefly, they have a staggering amount of students over 36,000 to be...

What’s Campus Food Like at Kenyon College

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In 2012, actor Josh Radnor released a film entitled Liberal Arts; it was shot at Kenyon College, his alma mater that’s nestled away in Ohio’s scenic countryside. The plot allows many of the university’s attributes to come through on screen an exceptional English program which has bolstered the schools’ reputation as a “New Ivy”, diversified student body, and breathtaking campus that’s marked by buildings which appear untouched for decades (some of them are, thought the architecture of Olin Library is a modern marvel). It’s the scenes filmed in restaurants that might be most interesting to prospective students. Why? Because when we say...

Saint Vincent College – Taste Buds Need Not Apply

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If our past findings have taught us anything, it’s that universities with smaller enrollment figures are able to offer a more superior dining experience to students. With roughly 1,766 undergraduates on their pastoral campus in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Saint Vincent College certainly has the kind of low numbers we’re talking about. Unfortunately, the one thing students aren’t talking about is the food. Complaints aplenty will come your way if you ask them about it, ranging from repetitive meal plans to a lack of facilities. Prospective Bear-cats who place a great emphasis on dining should read on to see what this liberal arts college that’s rooted in Roman...

Campus Food Quality at Cornell University

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It might be sad, but it’s true: a majority of college dining programs we investigate aren’t well received by students. What’s to blame then? It ranges from a lack of fresh ingredients to poor customer service and everything in between. Consider that the average college meal plan costs between $7 and $11 per meal translating to thousands of dollars over the course of a year. Hard working students simply deserve more, because balanced meals with proper nutrition are essential to scholarly success. Plus, you want to feel as though you got your money’s worth once the student loan payments start rolling in. That’s why we were so pleased to see the near...