Arty students order more late-night food, study says

So-called "party" schools are least likely to place late-night orders.

Aug. 27—Students from small private schools, and particularly art and design schools, are the most likely to order late-night dining, according to a recent study by GrubHub, an online "restaurant aggregator" service. The study analyzed food orders placed through their service, and compared the percentage of orders between midnight and 2 a.m. on college campuses to the national average.

Topping the list of late-night orderers: the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Babson College in Boston, Morehouse College in Atlanta, Trinity University in San Antonio, and the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. Students at these schools placed up to 70% more after-midnight food orders than the national average.

But what about students at large state universities, some that tend to top the "party school list" year after year? They are actually the least likely to place late-night delivery orders. Among the schools placing the least nighttime food orders were Ohio State University, the University of Florida, Arizona State University, the University of Central Florida, and Rutgers University.