Urban College Students Are Early Risers in GrubHub’s College Rankings

August 21, 2013

Students at high-performing, urban schools rank highest in breakfast and coffee orders

CHICAGO, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Often dubbed “the most important meal of the day,” breakfast is commonly linked to cognitive performance and academic achievement. By breaking down collegiate order data, GrubHub, a GrubHub Seamless brand, uncovered that students from historically high-performing, urban colleges lead the way in ordering breakfast and coffee for takeout.

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To uncover the schools with the most morning go-getters, GrubHub analysts reviewed orders placed by students in more than 350 college markets. When compared to the average GrubHub college diner, students at the following schools are three times more likely to get “up and at ’em” as early as 6 a.m., or three times more likely to order coffee throughout the day. Several schools appear on both lists.

College Early Birds*

Most Coffee Drinkers

1.      Columbia University

1.      Pratt Institute

1.      Hofstra University

2.      Columbia University

2.      University of Pennsylvania

3.      Hofstra University

3.      DePaul University

4.      Cornell University

4.      Cornell University

5.      New York University

“Balancing unconventional schedules, heavy workloads and demanding social lives can be a real challenge for college students,” said Mike Evans, GrubHub Seamless COO. “GrubHub’s website and mobile apps are free to use 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so students can find great food – and caffeine – when they need it most.”

To learn more about college eating habits and see how specific colleges fare in GrubHub’s complete list of college rankings (including categories such as healthiest and pickiest eaters), please visit here. Or, check out Grubhub.com to find takeout restaurants available in your area.

About GrubHub Seamless
GrubHub Seamless is the nation’s leading online and mobile food-ordering company dedicated to connecting hungry diners with local takeout restaurants. GrubHub Seamless owns a portfolio of brands that includes GrubHub (www.grubhub.com), Seamless (www.seamless.com), MenuPages (www.menupages.com) and Allmenus (www.allmenus.com). The organization’s free online and mobile ordering platforms allow diners and 4,000+ corporate businesses to order directly from approximately 25,000 takeout restaurants in more than 500 U.S. cities and London, and every order is supported by the organization’s 24/7 customer service. GrubHub Seamless is a privately held company with offices in Chicago, New York City, Salt Lake City and London.

* Early bird ranking based on universities with the highest percentage of students placing orders between 6-9 a.m.