100 Happiest Colleges
Claremont schools in California fare well in survey
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2010 5:22 PM CDT
Students walk through the Harvard Law School area on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.   (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki, File)

(Newser) – The Daily Beast follows up its list of the nation's most stressed-out colleges with a polar-opposite one on the happiest schools. Factors include housing, weather, nightlife, and tuition. Read the full list of 100 here. The consortium of Claremont colleges in California dominate the top 10:

  1. Claremont (Calif.) McKenna College
  2. Harvard
  3. Pomona College (Claremont)
  4. Rice University (Houston)
  5. Harvey Mudd College (Claremont)

  1. Scripps College (Claremont)
  2. Stanford
  3. California Institute of Technology (Pasadena)
  4. Yale
  5. Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Maine)