College food has a bad rap, but some schools go above and beyond to make it great. Newsweek ranks schools that offer the best atmosphere for foodies, on campus and off.
Methodology: To pick the best schools for foodies, we took into account the quality of both on- and off-campus fare. We started with College Prowler's "Best Campus Dining" list and weighted those student-opinion scores at 45%. Then we added in the number of restaurants per capita in the surrounding area (25%; based on Citysearch and U.S. Census data), the percent of each college's food budget spent on local/organic food, when available (20%; from The Princeton Review survey of schools). Bonus points (10%) were awarded according to whether and how well a college ranked on the Parents and Colleges "Best College Eats" and Her Campus's "Top 10 College Dining Halls" lists.