Friday, August 1, 2008

AUGUST 1, 2008

If you still haven't decided what college you want to go to next year, the Princeton Review is ready to help. They just released a list of the 368 best colleges based on a variety of factors.

Top 5 party schools:
#5.) Ohio University - Athens, Ohio
#4.) West Virginia University - Morgantown, West Virginia
#3.) Penn State - University Park, Pennsylvania
#2.) The University of Mississippi - University, Mississippi
#1.) The University of Florida - Gainesville, Florida

Top 5 most sober schools:
#5.) Grove City College - Grove City, Pennsylvania
#4.) College of the Ozarks - Point Lookout, Missouri
#3.) The Coast Guard Academy - New London, Connecticut
#2.) Wheaton College - Wheaton, Illinois
#1.) Brigham Young University - Provo, Utah

Top 5 colleges with the best campus food:
#5.) James Madison University - Harrisonburg, Virginia
#4.) Saint Olaf College - Northfield, Minnesota
#3.) Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, Virginia
#2.) Bowdoin College - Brunswick, Maine
#1.) Wheaton College - Wheaton, Illinois

Top 5 colleges with the most beautiful campus grounds:
#5.) Mount Holyoke College - South Hadley, Massachusetts
#4.) Wagner College - Staten Island, New York
#3.) Colgate University - Hamilton, New York
#2.) Sweet Briar College - Sweet Briar, Virginia
#1.) Princeton University - Princeton, New Jersey

Top 5 colleges where the overall happiness level amongst the students is highest:
#5.) Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering - Needham, Massachusetts
#4.) Claremont McKenna College - Claremont, California
#3.) Princeton University - Princeton, New Jersey
#2.) Brown University - Providence, Rhode Island
#1.) Clemson University - Clemson, South Carolina

Are you completely dependent on Google for navigating the old Interweb? Well even if you are, you might want to check out a new search engine that was developed by a group of former Google engineers called (--pronounced "cool").

So why might Cuil be superior to Google?

1) According to the people over at Cuil, their search index spans 120 BILLION web pages... which they claim is THREE TIMES as many as Google.

2) Cuil has a slightly more user-friendly, magazine-like format... as opposed to Google's somewhat outdated, vertically-stacked format.

3) Unlike Google, Cuil claims they do not keep info about users' search histories or surfing patterns.