The best colleges for food, dorms, athletics and more

You know which colleges rank highly for academics and status. But what about the most beautiful campus? Or the most robust financial aid?

Here are the Princeton Review's top five picks in the categories that make college years the best years in life. Find the full lists in their new book, "The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition," out now.

Best athletic facilities:

1. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga.
2. University of Maryland College Park, College Park, Md.
3. United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
4. Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind.
5. The Ohio State University Columbus, Columbus, Ohio

Best campus food:

1. Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill.
2. Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
3. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
4. Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
5. James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Best career services:

1. University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
2. Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.
3. Pennsylvania State University University Park, University Park, Pa.
4. The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
5. Barnard College, New York, N.Y.

Best health services:

1. University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.
2. Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.
3. United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
4. The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
5. Pennsylvania State University University Park, University Park, Pa.

Best professors:

1. Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.
2. Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, Calif.
3. Reed College, Portland, Ore.
4. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, Mass.
5. Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio

Dorms like palaces:

1. Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
2. Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Md.
3. Smith College, Northampton, Mass.
4. Bennington College, Bennington, Vt.
5. Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Mo.

Great financial aid:

1. Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa.
2. Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
3. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
4. Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
5. New College of Florida, Sarasota, Fla.

Happiest students:

1. Rice University, Houston, Texas
2. Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.
3. Brown University, Providence, R.I.
4. Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
5. Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine

Most beautiful campus:

1. Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Fla.
2. Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Ore.
3. University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Calif.
4. Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass.
5. Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

Top party schools:

1. Ohio University Athens, Athens, Ohio
2. University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
3. University of Mississippi, University, Miss.
4. University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
5. University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.Top stone-cold sober schools:

1. Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
2. Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill.
3. Wesleyan College, Macon, Ga.
4. United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, Conn.
5. United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

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