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

By Meredith Carroll |

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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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Colleges with the Happiest Students (Clap Your Hands!)

10. University of Mississippi • Oxford, Mississippi


Source: The Huffington Post

Images: Wikipedia

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Meredith Carroll

Meredith C. Carroll is an award-winning columnist and writer based in Aspen, Colorado. She can be found regularly on the Op-Ed page of The Denver Post. From 2005-2012 her other column, "Meredith Pro Tem" ran in several newspapers, as well as occasionally on The Huffington Post since 2009. Read more about her (or don’t, whatever) at her website. Read bio and latest posts → Read Meredith's latest posts →

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