The Daily Meal examined more than 2,000 four-year colleges in America. Sources for the ratings included dining service awards, other college rankings, interviews, and the dining program as a whole. The criteria included healthy foods, events, local community support, sustainability, accessibility and service, and the “X Factor.”
Virginia Tech achieved the number one ranking with offerings such as multiple campus gardens, back yard barbeques, and dining with the faculty.
Other top five selections include: Cornell, UCLA, Washington University in St Louis, and Bowdoin College
Notre Dame achieved its status with highlights such as our hands on cooking class, multiple dining locations, healthy choices, and vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free items. Legends of Notre Dame Restaurant and Alehouse Pub’s unique feature of being a joint initiative with Student Activities, with the net results funding student programing, sets us apart.