Syracuse named top school for thrifty and late-night diners

In a recent study by, SU students order more food between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. and spend less on their meals than any other college in America.

College: that oh-so-wonderful time in life where you have the opportunity to make friends from all over the world, take lessons in courses you’re actually interested in and, of course, take full advantage of the fact that your fast-acting metabolism hasn’t abandoned you yet.

Enter the late-night lifestyle of the typical university student.

Whether you’re pulling an all-nighter because of that midterm you forgot to study for, the beer-pong competition you can’t bow out of, or a late-night group session with that particular girl from Com Law, food is essential to make it from sunset to sunrise and still be on time for your 8 o’clock. And according to a new study on college food habits late-night dining at Syracuse seems to be the complete norm.

According to data recently released by GrubHub, the online food ordering company with a presence on more than 300 college campuses, students at Syracuse University order more late-night food than any other American college.

The study revealed that one in four orders at Syracuse take place between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.

SU also ranked No. 1 for the lowest average total for food orders, making Syracuse students the "smartest shoppers." Being the No. 1 orderers and the lowest average spenders means SU students are actually putting their money where their mouth is.

So with all this new data about Syracuse being the optimal place for late night dining the question, of course, comes to mind:

Where are the best places to find these late-night meals and still keep your budget under control?

Top row, from left
Matthew Cirpps, environmental and community land planning graduate student: Varsity

Danny Donatelli, chemical engineering junior: No. 1 Kitchen

Andrew Mackowski, Whitman sophomore: Jimmy Johns

Second row, from left

Aimee Leong, political science junior: Bleu Monkey Cafe or Oishi Sushi

Sonya Zielinski, environmental biology junior: Alto Cinco

Hanna White, psychology sophomore: Insomnia Cookies

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