Articles: Facilities

Each of our 65 entries was evaluated, using a point system for each response, by at least four members of the University Business team and one external judge, with similar-sized institutions grouped together.

1. A variety of table sizes and styles?from bar stools to tables fit for a team and everything in between.

2. Comfortable seating?perhaps choosing sprung-back chairs, as the College of the Ozarks (Mo.) did.

3. Detached food stations?to avoid long lines building up.

1. Personalized d?cor?featuring a campus mural, as at Georgetown University (D.C.), or student artwork, as at Winthrop University (S.C.), the University of Southern California and Norwich University (Vt.).

DINING FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS ARE an integral part of campus life. Long gone are cafeteria-style dining areas with cafeteria-quality food.

Public Institution Winner:

Virginia Commonwealth University

Total full-time enrollment: 27,000

Institution type: Four-year public