The 50 Most Caffeinated Colleges
From New York to California, these are the schools ordering the most coffee, energy drinks and other drinks that buzz
The 50 Most Caffeinated Colleges
Published August 27, 2015

Millions of students return to campus this week preparing for another year of late nights studying and early-morning classes (or just late nights and no studying).

Who’s struggling the most to stay awake?

Online food delivery company GrubHub, which now serves more than 20 million meals each quarter, analyzed delivery orders sent to more than 100 colleges in 47 states during the 2014-2015 academic year to see which students are ordering the most caffeine. (The company used e-mail addresses ending in .edu to determine which orders came from people associated with college and universities.)

By tallying up the orders that had the highest percentage of coffee drinks, energy drinks and all eye-opening cups in between, the company has crowned Lehigh University, the private school in Bethlehem, Penn., America’s most caffeinated school.

For GrubHub’s complete ranking, see below.


  1. Lehigh University
  2. Florida State University
  3. Hofstra University
  4. University of Central Florida
  5. Drexel University
  6. The College of New Jersey
  7. University of Pennsylvania
  8. St. Johns University
  9. Temple University
  10. Villanova University
  11. Oswego State University
  12. University of Maryland
  13. Saint Josephs University
  14. The City University of New York
  15. West Virginia University
  16. Fashion Institute of Technology
  17. West Chester University
  18. New York University
  19. New Jersey Institute of Technology
  20. The New School
  21. Bowling Green State University
  22. Binghamton University
  23. Adelphi University
  24. Columbia University
  25. University at Albany
  26. Johnson & Wales University
  27. University of Hartford
  28. University of Miami
  29. The George Washington University
  30. University of North Carolina – Greensboro
  31. Brown University
  32. The College of William & Mary
  33. Georgetown University
  34. Fordham University
  35. George Mason University
  36. Kent State
  37. Clemson University
  38. Loyola University of Maryland
  39. University of Buffalo
  40. Syracuse University
  41. University of Maryland Baltimore County
  42. Vanderbilt University
  43. Florida International University
  44. University of Florida
  45. University of South Florida
  46. Trinity College
  47. DePaul University
  48. University of Massachusetts – Boston
  49. Princeton University
  50. Cornell University
Photo: Danny Kim for TIME