Wednesday, December 24, 2014


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Those nice people up at Humboldt State University are giddy over being voted the 12th friendliest college in the whole dang nation (in a survey by ’Course, they’ve got nothing on those Cougars in Provo (the No. 1 friendliest) nor Cougar brethren in Rexburg, and apparently no Lumberjack could hope to out-smile a good many others. But it’s in the Top 20! HSU's report on the piece notes that the university’s “small class sizes, nurturing faculty and welcoming atmosphere” help account for the honor.

Here’s the Top 20 ranking, according to

#1 Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah)
#2 Brigham Young University – Idaho (Rexburg, Idaho)
#3 Biola University (La Mirada, Calif.)
#4 Whitworth University (Spokane, Wash.)
#5 Franciscan University of Steubenville (Steubenville, Ohio)
#6 Oral Roberts University (Tulsa, Okla.)
#7 Rice University (Houston, Texas)
#8 Taylor University (Upland, Ind.)
#9 California Baptist University (Riverside, Calif.)
#10 Liberty University (Lynchburg, Va.)
#11 Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, Calif.)
#12 Humboldt State University (Arcata, Calif.)
#13 Olivet Nazarene University (Bourbonnais, Ill.)
#14 Harding University (Searcy, Ark.)
#15 University of Dayton (Dayton, Ohio)
#16 University of California, Davis (Davis, Calif.)
#17 California Lutheran University (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
#18 Texas A&M;University (College Station, Texas)
#19 Grove City College (Grove City, Pa.)
#20 Oberlin College (Oberlin, Ohio)

To see who ranked in the Top 100, go here.
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