The 20 Most Polite Colleges In 2015, According To GrubHub

Saying "please" and "thank you" can go a long way. In this case, it gets your college ranked as one of the most polite campuses.

The online food-ordering service GrubHub reviewed its data and calculated which college campuses had students, faculty and staff included "please," "thanks" and "thank you" in their delivery orders. The data, shared exclusively with The Huffington Post, included orders between Sept. 1, 2014 through Dec. 16, 2014, and then from Jan. 15 to June 1 of this year.

GrubHub did a similar ranking last year, based on data collected during the 2013-14 academic year. However, many of the rankings have totally shifted. The University of Pennsylvania was No. 1 last year, but fell to 18th. Adelphi University in New York wasn't even in the top 10, but is now ranked first.

One important caveat, this ranking is only based on where GrubHub operates. So if you're in a town where no businesses use GrubHub, you are left out of this ranking.

Princeton University, University of San Francisco, Wagner College, Miami University of Ohio and the University of Florida were all close runner ups to the top 20.

The top 20 most polite colleges can be seen below:

20. Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, MD

19. New York University

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New York

18. University of Pennsylvania


17. Columbia University

New York

16. Georgetown University
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15. University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

14. Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis

13. The College of New Jersey
12. Suffolk University
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11. Johns Hopkins University
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Baltimore, MD

10. Roosevelt University
Roosevelt University


9. DePaul University


8. Stanford University
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Stanford, CA

7. University of Washington-Tacoma
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Tacoma, WA

6. University of Rochester
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Rochester, NY

5. University of California, Davis

Davis, CA

4. University of the Sciences


3. Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY

2. Rhode Island School of Design
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Providence, Rhode Island

1. Adelphi University

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