While WSU isn't regarded as a top party school in this years edition of the Princeton Review college rankings, the Cougs did find themselves at the top of another list. The rankings, which were released Monday, pegged Wazzu's students as the 14th happiest in the country.
Now I may be speculating here, but this ranking may even convince a few more prospective college students to apply to WSU. These rankings are the exact thing that high schoolers with over involved parents look at when making college decisions. I mean there's probably a reason that multiple University affiliated accounts were quick to tweet out the news.
The Princeton Review says @wsu students are some of the happiest in the nation. Hard to disagree! #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/WMwKvWY61q— WSU Cougars (@WSUCougars) August 4, 2015
#WSU is number 14! Go Cougs! These are the 20 colleges with the happiest students http://t.co/8zLrgcerCY via @HuffPostCollege— WSU Pullman (@WSUPullman) August 4, 2015
WSU was the only school from the Pac-12 represented on the list, and one of just six public schools ranked in the top 20. Vanderbilt topped the list for the second straight year with Virginia Tech and Claremont McKenna rounding out the top three.
WSU was also ranked 23rd on the Best Alumni Network list, and named to the Princeton Reviews list of best 380 colleges.
For those of you keeping track at home UW was ranked higher than WSU on the list of top-50 Green Colleges, but there does not appear to be any correlation between that and happiness.