Are Philly College Students Really America’s Most-Caffeinated?

GrubHub seems to think so.

This can’t be right, can it?

Online food delivery service GrubHub has crunched all the numbers in its database to determine the 10 most-caffeinated campuses in the country — and four of the top six are in Philly. Three others in the Top 10 are within 100 miles of here. Really?




The list, as reported by Bustle:

  1. University of Pennsylvania: More than 10 percent of orders contain coffee, espresso, or energy drinks.
  2. Drexel University: Nine percent of orders contain coffee, espresso, or energy drinks.
  3. Lehigh University: Eight percent of orders contain coffee, espresso, or energy drinks.
  4. The College of New Jersey: Eight percent of orders contain coffee, espresso, or energy drinks.
  5. University of the Sciences: Eight percent of orders contain coffee, espresso, or energy drinks.
  6. Temple University: Seven percent of orders contain coffee, espresso, or energy drinks.
  7. Hofstra University: Six percent of orders contain coffee, espresso, or energy drinks.
  8. Middle Tennessee State University: Five percent of orders contain coffee, espresso, or energy drinks.
  9. Rochester Institute of Technology: Five percent of orders contain coffee, espresso, or energy drinks.
  10. Rider University: Four percent of orders contain coffee, espresso, or energy drinks.

Now remember: GrubHub isn't exactly measuring runs to Starbucks here. It's measuring the number of people who get coffee, espresso, or energy drinks with their takeout orders — orders that are often at least $10 minimum and thus have other foods ordered with them. So maybe Philly area college students have a lot of caffeine — but they're ordering it with their pizzas, Chinese takeout, and other delivery foods. There's plenty of coffee flowing in this city, but are we world beaters? It's hard to believe so.

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