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The Daily Beast/Newsweek rank SMU the 11th happiest

August 31, 2011

Daily Beast Rankings of Happiest Colleges in AmericaNewsweek and The Daily Beast have ranked SMU as the 11th happiest school in America.

"Happiness is subjective, but without a doubt some college campuses make life a little sweeter for students," according to their website.

In its evaluation of SMU, they gave the University A's for housing and nightlife.

To identify the 25 Happiest Schools, "Newsweek crunched the numbers for six categories, weighted equally using z-scores (a measure of how close or distant each school is to average): dining, housing, and nightlife grades from College Prowler, the number of sunny days per year, with data from Sperling’s Best Places, student-teacher ratio, and the average indebtedness at graduation, with data from the College Board."

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