#13 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. from 80 Best Colleges for Food in America for 2016 (Slideshow)

80 Best Colleges for Food in America for 2016 (Slideshow)

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#13 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.

Vanderbilt gives their students an opportunity to experience and take part in the Taste of Nashville, during which they can eat at participating restaurants for a meal swipe. But students don’t even need to go off campus for a meal with menu options like chile-rubbed tilapia with asparagus, grilled mustard chicken with polenta, red lentils with kale and miso, braised short ribs with collard greens and candied sweet potatoes, chicken-fried steak with white gravy and green peas, and roasted salmon with sweet chipotle glaze. And luckily, Vanderbilt knows that college students are under a lot of stress and almost always ravenous, which is why four of the dining locations on campus are open 24 hours a day, including the central dining hall. And if that’s not enough to tickle your fancy, the school has a Dining Advisory Committee, which is a group of students, university staff, and dining staff dedicated to addressing every aspect of the dining program in order to improve sustainability efforts. 

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