The Happiest Colleges In The Country According To The Daily Beast's 2013 Ranking

12/31/2013 01:06 pm ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014
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If you're happy and you know it, you may be an Aggie.

That's because Texas A&M University is the happiest college in the country according to a recent ranking from The Daily Beast.

The ranking of the happiest colleges puts Texas A&M at No. 1, followed by Stanford and the University of Wisconsin.

Check out the top 10 in the list below and head over to The Daily Beast for the full ranking.

  • 10 10. Kansas State University
    Full-time Freshman Retention Rate: 82% Best Student Health Center (score out of 10): 9.2 Best Overall Student Experience (score out of 10): 9.8 Would Do It All Over Again (score out of 10): 9.9
  • 9 9. The University of Texas at Austin
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  • 8 8. University of Georgia
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    Full-time Freshman Retention Rate: 94% Best Student Health Center (score out of 10): 9.5 Best Overall Student Experience (score out of 10): 9.7 Would Do It All Over Again (score out of 10): 9.6
  • 7 7. Brigham Young University
    Full-time Freshman Retention Rate: 87% Best Student Health Center (score out of 10): 9.1 Best Overall Student Experience (score out of 10): 9.7 Would Do It All Over Again (score out of 10): 9.9
  • 6 6. University of Florida
    Full-time Freshman Retention Rate: 95% Best Student Health Center (score out of 10): 9.3 Best Overall Student Experience (score out of 10): 9.7 Would Do It All Over Again (score out of 10): 9.7
  • 5 5. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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    Full-time Freshman Retention Rate: 97% Best Student Health Center (score out of 10): 8.8 Best Overall Student Experience (score out of 10): 9.7 Would Do It All Over Again (score out of 10): 9.8
  • 4 4. Florida State University
    Full-time Freshman Retention Rate: 92% Best Student Health Center (score out of 10): 9.0 Best Overall Student Experience (score out of 10): 9.8 Would Do It All Over Again (score out of 10): 9.9
  • 3 3. University of Wisconsin
    Full-time Freshman Retention Rate: 94% Best Student Health Center (score out of 10): 9.4 Best Overall Student Experience (score out of 10): 9.8 Would Do It All Over Again (score out of 10): 9.7
  • 2 2. Stanford University
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    Full-time Freshman Retention Rate: 98% Best Student Health Center (score out of 10): 8.9 Best Overall Student Experience (score out of 10): 9.7 Would Do It All Over Again (score out of 10): 9.9
  • 1 1. Texas A&M University
    Full-time Freshman Retention Rate: 92% Best Student Health Center (score out of 10): 9.3 Best Overall Student Experience (score out of 10): 10.0 Would Do It All Over Again (score out of 10): 9.8

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