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If Your Kids are Happy and They Know It . . . They Must Go to One of These Colleges

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Is your child's happiness over a 4-year period more important than the monetary value of a college degree?

Before your high school-age kids start looking at colleges, there are countless factors to take into consideration. Cost is no small question for many folks — is the sky the limit when it comes to tuition, or do you have a spending cap? Is the perceived worth of a diploma which graduates from specific colleges walk away with important to your family? Or is the value of specific majors in the job world more critical to your criteria?

For some families, the most important part of the college experience is how happy their kids will be over the course of four years — the supposed significance of the diploma or the price of the education be damned.

Clearly happiness is in the eye of the beholder, but in their annual college survey, the Princeton Review surveyed 122,000 college students about their level of satisfaction in school. Here are the 10 schools whose students report the biggest smiley faces:

 

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  • 10. University of Mississippi • Oxford, Mississippi 1 of 10
    10. University of Mississippi • Oxford, Mississippi
  • 9. Pomona College • Claremont, California 2 of 10
    9.  Pomona College • Claremont, California
  • 8. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering • Needham, Massachusetts 3 of 10
    8. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering • Needham, Massachusetts
  • 7. Pennsylvania State University — University Park • College Township, Pennsylvania 4 of 10
    7. Pennsylvania State University — University Park • College Township, Pennsylvania
  • 6. Loyola Marymount • Los Angeles, California 5 of 10
    6. Loyola Marymount • Los Angeles, California
  • 5. Bowdoin College • Brunswick, Maine 6 of 10
    5. Bowdoin College • Brunswick, Maine
  • 4. Stanford University • Palo Alta, California 7 of 10
    4. Stanford University • Palo Alta, California
  • 3. Brown University • Providence, Rhode Island 8 of 10
    3. Brown University • Providence, Rhode Island
  • 2. Clemson University • Clemson, South Carolina 9 of 10
    2. Clemson University • Clemson, South Carolina
  • 1. Rice University • Houston, Texas 10 of 10
    1. Rice University • Houston, Texas

 

Source: The Huffington Post

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