The 10 Most Caffeinated College Campuses in the U.S. Probably Need to Learn How to Nap

The perennially jittery, sleep-deprived student with a coffee cup glued to the inside of his or her hand is a familiar sight to anyone who’s ever spent time on a college campus — but are all caffeine-addicted college students equal? Apparently not, according to data from online food delivery service GrubHub. Using the same impressively large sample of data they analyzed to suss out the eating habits of America’s university students, GrubHub crunched the numbers again — and this time, they’ve ranked the most caffeinated college campuses in the country.

The numbers in question involve the percentage of orders that contain coffee, espresso, or energy drinks (apparently tea and soda drinkers don’t count). Did your school make the somewhat dubious cut?

  1. University of Pennsylvania: More than 10 percent of orders contain coffee, espresso, or energy drinks.
  2. Drexel University: Nine percent of orders contain coffee, espresso, or energy drinks.
  3. Lehigh University: Eight percent of orders contain coffee, espresso, or energy drinks.
  4. The College of New Jersey: Eight percent of orders contain coffee, espresso, or energy drinks.
  5. University of the Sciences: Eight percent of orders contain coffee, espresso, or energy drinks.
  6. Temple University: Seven percent of orders contain coffee, espresso, or energy drinks.
  7. Hofstra University: Six percent of orders contain coffee, espresso, or energy drinks.
  8. Middle Tennessee State University: Five percent of orders contain coffee, espresso, or energy drinks.
  9. Rochester Institute of Technology: Five percent of orders contain coffee, espresso, or energy drinks.
  10. Rider University: Four percent of orders contain coffee, espresso, or energy drinks.

Hmmmm. I notice that none of the schools listed here have access to the Starbucks truck. ‘Bux execs? You’re apparently missing out on a lot of college student money here — although maybe I should be applauding you for not exploiting the most caffeine-addled youngsters in the nation.

In any event, something tells me the students at these ten schools could stand to learn how to nap. I feel you, you guys; I’m terrible at napping, too. According to TIME, though, a few campuses are starting to roll out student snooze rooms. Maybe you can take it up with the administration? See if you can’t convince them to install a few beanbag chairs, cots, or those fancy-schmancy sleeping pod things the Savannah College of Art and Design has? You’ll probably be healthier in the long run. Coffee is awesome, but it’s no substitute for some good, solid shut-eye.

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