GrubHub Goodness: Hoyas Ranked As Healthy and Polite

Georgetown GrubHubLike any great talent or skill one can acquiesce, ordering food from your bedroom as you watch Netflix in your pajamas takes a very distinct set of skills. And guess what, Hoyas? We have them. Or at least GrubHub thinks we do.

According to GrubHub’s Top of the Class: College Foodie Facts, Georgetown ranks #1 in Healthy GrubHub choices. Based on the survey’s methodology, GU came out on top in terms of calorie conscious orders (in other words, we’ve been eating a lot of healthy Wisey’s sandwiches, folks). Other “Healthiest” contenders included Monmouth University, Yale University, Columbia College-Chicago and Roosevelt University.

On a seemingly opposite note, we also tend to have quite a sweet tooth … or maybe it’s just a D.C. thing. American University and Georgetown University went 1-2 for ordering the most desserts.

But that’s not all: according to the GrubHub rankings, Hoyas are also some of the service’s most polite orderers. After the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University, Georgetown ranked 3rd in saying “please” and “thank you” during order deliveries (must be those Jesuit values!)

In other news, Syracuse came in first for having the lowest average costs … in other words, they’re kind of cheap.

To see the full list of GrubHub’s Top of the Class listings, which included their Earliest Risers, Most Caffeinated schools and more, click here. And in the meantime, keep those GrubHub orders coming, Hoyas. After all, we’re getting quite good at it.

Photo: GrubHub, Georgetown University

College Students Love D.C.

D.C. is quite clearly an awesome place to be. And now, the media is taking notice. This month, D.C. was chosen the third best city in America. In September Forbes released a list of the most hipster neighborhoods in the country, placing the H Street corridor at 6th. Now, our very own D.C. is the best college city in the country, according to The Huffington Post and The Princeton Review.

As Georgetown students, we have front row seats to the best college city experience in the country. It’s not that hard to see — from a professional standpoint, we have access to the most infamous network of interns anywhere, with government offices, lobbying firms, contractors and banks constantly looking for some impressionable, free college labor.

More importantly, though, D.C. is an incredibly fun city for us college kids. There are tons of bars. Tons of restaurants. Food trucks. Free concerts. Free museums. Easy public transportation. And in Georgetown in particular, we have quality fun institutions within blocks of campus (Tombs, Booey’s, Rhino, Thirsty Thursday at Thirds). Plus, Georgetown is far enough removed from the city to maintain its collegiate feel (despite the complaints of our neighbors). What more could you want from a college town?

Really not much. When most people think of college towns, they’re probably thinking of places like Ann Arbor, Mich. (10th on the list); Boulder, Colo.; State College, Pa.; or Columbus, Ohio. But here at Georgetown, we are witnesses to the same collegiate amenities as those college towns — with the added bonus of living in one of the most exciting cities in the country. Basically, boredom in D.C. is no excuse for a college student.

Other cities and universities ranking highly on the list include New Orleans with Tulane University, Boston with Boston University and New York with NYU, Columbia and Barnard. Our other D.C. brethren at The George Washington University and American came in 3rd and 8th, respectively.

We’re Number 3! We’re Number 3!

Hope you look good in bronze, because D.C. was just named the third best city in America by Businessweek.

D.C. pulled in a third place finish, behind Seattle at number 2 and San Francisco at number 1. According to Businessweek, the District has become “the nation’s leader when it comes to leisure,” based on our significant park acreage, high volume of restaurants and cultural arenas like the Kennedy Center and Smithsonian museums.

This comprehensive ranking of America’s cities comes out every year, and judges them based on a variety of categories, from libraries to crime to air quality. Businessweek and Bloomberg Rankings came up with the ranking system, which took into account five major areas:

  • Leisure (bars, restaurants, libraries, museums, professional sports)
  • Education (public school performance, local colleges)
  • Economics (income, job availability, unemployment)
  • Crime
  • Air Quality

The metrics for ranking cities were altered slightly this year to put more emphasis on leisure amenities – so while many cities’ rankings may have changed, that doesn’t mean that they’ve gotten significantly better or worse since last year’s list. Last year Raleigh, North Carolina topped the list while they came in 18th place this year. The District pulled itself up to number 3 from number 6 last year.

Check out where the rest of America’s biggest cities fall in the ranking with the whole list. How does your hometown stack up to D.C.?

Photo: Flickr user rahtenkamen

We Are the Preppiest

by Martin Hussey

Photo from The Huffington Post

Finally, a college ranking that makes sense. After Georgetown was profiled as one of the ten most hipster colleges in the country, we have now made the cut as one of the preppiest colleges in the country as well, according to The Huffington Post. And how couldn’t we? Even as I write this post in the ICC, I see at least four girls clutching Vineyard Vines bags, three people wearing Sperry’s, and even more preppy scarves, coats and boots.

The Huffington Post points out that our surroundings are conducive to the preppiness as well. Georgetown, after all, is frequented by the very people that we as prepsters try to become — Senators, Presidents, D.C. socialites, etc. — and by the stores where we as prepsters love to shop, including Vineyard Vines, Lacoste and Rugby.

So what’s the most telling sign of our preppiness? The Huffington Post notes that “all it takes is one trip to The Tombs … to realize students here like to imagine they’re living in a real life version of the Social Network.” Is it possible, then, that we are too preppy?

Other schools that made the cut included the University of Virginia, Boston College, Wheaton College, Cornell, Ohio State and Alabama.