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04/29/2015 05:41 pm ET Updated Apr 29, 2015

The Colleges That Order The Most Food During Finals, According To GrubHub

The concept of "acceptable" meals is a little shaky in college. Students eat whatever's in the cafeteria and use limited space, time and resources to attempt cooking. During finals, college students get even more shameless, ordering absurd amounts of delivery for both efficiency and comfort.

The online food ordering service GrubHub went through their data to find which schools order the most during finals as compared to the rest of the year. They found that, overall, food deliveries to libraries are 154 percent more likely during final exams than the rest of the year. The schools included in this list are the ones that had enough orders to be statistically analyzed, a GrubHub spokesperson said.

Virginia Tech came out with the biggest spike in finals deliveries -- a 46 percent increase as compared to the rest of the term. The University of Virginia came in at No. 8 with a 25 percent order spike.

The data shows that colleges in New York state are especially keen on finals food deliveries. Three schools in the top 10 are in New York -- Ithaca College, Cornell University and Syracuse University. Pennsylvania schools also make a good showing, with the University of Pittsburgh and University of Pennsylvania coming in at Nos. 7 and 10, respectively.

Here are the official rankings from GrubHub:

  • 14. Northwestern University
    Orders from Northwestern University students increase 11% during finals week compared to the rest of the term.
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    Orders from Northwestern University students increase 11% during finals week compared to the rest of the term.
  • 13. Boston University
    Orders from Boston University students increase 12% during finals week compared to the rest of the term.
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    Orders from Boston University students increase 12% during finals week compared to the rest of the term.
  • 12. Georgetown University
    Orders from Georgetown University students increase 16% during finals week compared to the rest of the term.
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    Orders from Georgetown University students increase 16% during finals week compared to the rest of the term.
  • 11. University of Delaware
    Orders from University of Delaware students increase 17% during finals week compared to the rest of the term.
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    Orders from University of Delaware students increase 17% during finals week compared to the rest of the term.
  • 10. University of Pennsylvania
    Orders from University of Pennsylvania students increase 18% during finals week compared to the rest of the term.
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    Orders from University of Pennsylvania students increase 18% during finals week compared to the rest of the term.
  • 9. University of Michigan
    Orders from University of Michigan students increase 19% during finals week compared to the rest of the term.
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    Orders from University of Michigan students increase 19% during finals week compared to the rest of the term.
  • 8. University Of Virginia
    Orders from University of Virginia students increase 25% during finals week compared to the rest of the term.
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    Orders from University of Virginia students increase 25% during finals week compared to the rest of the term.
  • 7. University of Pittsburgh
    Orders from University of Pittsburgh students increase 26% during finals week compared to the rest of the term.
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    Orders from University of Pittsburgh students increase 26% during finals week compared to the rest of the term.
  • 6. Ohio State University
    Orders from Ohio State University students increase 28% during finals week compared to the rest of the term.
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    Orders from Ohio State University students increase 28% during finals week compared to the rest of the term.
  • 5. Syracuse University
    Orders from Syracuse University students increase 30% during finals week compared to the rest of the term.
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    Orders from Syracuse University students increase 30% during finals week compared to the rest of the term.
  • 4. Ithaca College
    Orders from Ithaca College students increase 32% during finals week compared to the rest of the term.
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    Orders from Ithaca College students increase 32% during finals week compared to the rest of the term.
  • 3. University of Wisconsin
    Orders from University of Wisconsin students increase 34% during finals week compared to the rest of the term.
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    Orders from University of Wisconsin students increase 34% during finals week compared to the rest of the term.
  • 2. Cornell University
    Orders from Cornell University students increase 40% during finals week compared to the rest of the term.
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    Orders from Cornell University students increase 40% during finals week compared to the rest of the term.
  • 1. Virginia Tech
    Orders from Virginia Tech students increase 46% during finals week compared to the rest of the term.
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    Orders from Virginia Tech students increase 46% during finals week compared to the rest of the term.
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