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Top 10 Happiest Colleges in the Country

Top 10 Happiest Colleges in the Country

Where does Yale University rank on the list? Find out!

By Kathryn Knight Randolph

October 14, 2011

6. California Institute of Technology

Location: Pasadena, California

Undergraduate students: 967

Annual costs: $54,090 (includes tuition, room, board, fees, meals, books and estimated personal expenses)

Average total financial aid package: $31,611

Retention rate: 98%

California Institute of Technology’s unique freshman housing system is attributed to making students instantly feel like they have a home on campus. The following excerpt from The Princeton Review helps explain:

“First-year students are required to live on campus, in one of eight houses. “The houses combine the feel and purpose of a dorm with the pride and spirit of a fraternity.” “Each house plans social events” and “provides the main social community” for students.”

Learn more about California Institute of Technology.

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