RALEIGH, N.C. — The
is out with its annual ranking of colleges and universities, which ranks schools in categories like best professors, biggest party school, or most religious students.
Triangle universities Duke, North Carolina State and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill all were included in the rankings.
The local school with the most appearances on the list is Duke, which ranked No. 4 for packing its sports stadiums.
In the classroom, Duke ranked No. 3 in overall academic experience. The Blue Devils' faithful also should be proud that Duke was considered the 13th-hardest school to be admitted to.
Temper that with the fact that Duke ranked 19th for schools with little race or class interaction. But, Duke also ranked 19th on the most beautiful campus list.
Based on the survey of 110,000 students, the N.C. State campus was rated as small and not that pretty to look at. NCSU ranked 17th in the "small and ugly" category.
N.C. State ranked as the eighth-best bargain school.
UNC, meanwhile, tied Duke with its No. 4 ranking for fan loyalty. The only other category UNC placed in was for the school newspaper, which ranked eighth-best in the country.