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Best in the State! Cornell named best college food in New York

26 October 2015

Niche's annual rankings of Best College Food are out, and Cornell Dining has landed in 9th place nationwide, and a fabulous first place in New York State.

dining students The rating is calculated partly using surveys from our own customers, and reflects the quality and variety of the food we serve, and our commitment to providing a memorable dining experience for everyone who eats a meal with us.

"I'm pleased but not surprised to see we placed so highly among colleges nationwide. It's a testament to the effort our incredible staff puts in meal after meal, day after day, to make sure we serve wonderful food," says Gail T. Finan, Director of Cornell Dining and a graduate of Cornell's School of Hotel Administration. "Best in New York State is also a wonderful achievement. We're always pleased by recognition like this for the excellent food we serve on campus." 

The 9th place nationwide is out of the 1,713 public and private four-year colleges assessed by Niche Social for their 2016 rankings. Factors include student surveys and average cost of meal plan.

About Cornell Dining

Cornell Dining is consistently ranked in the Princeton Review' s top ten for best campus food among all colleges and universities in the country. That high rating comes from customer surveys, and reflects Cornell Dining's commitment to serving high-quality foods that are healthy and creatively prepared with genuine care for a diverse community. Cornell Dining operates more than 30 on-campus eateries - which include all-you-care-to-eat dining rooms, cafés, coffee houses, food courts, and convenience stores - and serves more than 26,000 meals a day to members of the Cornell community. For more information, visit

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