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The Colleges With The Happiest Students, According To The Princeton Review's 2014-15 Ranking

08/06/2014 11:39 am ET | Updated Aug 06, 2014
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If you feel like a room without a roof, you're either Pharrell Williams or a Commodore. That's because Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, recently scored the number one slot in the Princeton Review's ranking of colleges with the happiest students.

The list was released Monday in conjunction with Princeton Review's annual guide, "The Best 379 Colleges - 2015 Edition." All Princeton Review lists are based on survey responses from 130,000 students at colleges and universities across the U.S.

Trailing behind Vanderbilt, Claremont McKenna College in California earned the silver medal, followed by Clemson University in South Carolina and Tulane University in Louisiana. There's just something about sunshine that makes college students happy.

See the Princeton Review's top 12 schools with the happiest students for 2014-15 in the list below and head over to Princeton Review for the full list. You can also head here for some videos of Vanderbilt students explaining why they're so happy at their school.

  • 1 Vanderbilt University
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  • Nashville, TN
  • 2 Claremont McKenna College
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  • Claremont, CA
  • 3 Clemson University
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  • Clemson, SC
  • 4 Tulane University
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  • New Orleans, LA
  • 5 Virginia Tech
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  • Blacksburg, VA
  • 6 Rice University
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  • Houston, TX
  • 7 Kansas State University
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  • Manhattan, KS
  • 8 Bowdoin College
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  • Brunswick, ME
  • 9 Vassar College
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  • Poughkeepsie, NY
  • 10 Hillsdale College
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  • Hillsdale, MI
  • 11 Whitman College
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  • Walla Walla, WA
  • 12 The College of Idaho
  • Caldwell, ID
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