Liberty University Named No. 1 on List of Best College Dining Halls

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Fresh ingredients, innovation, and diversity contributed to the No. 1 ranking of Liberty University's Reber-Thomas Dining Hall on the 2015 Best Dining Halls list by BestColleges.com.

Fresh ingredients, innovation, and diversity contributed to the No. 1 ranking of Liberty University's Reber-Thomas Dining Hall on the 2015 Best Dining Halls list by BestColleges.com.

Liberty outranked Cornell College (No. 2), Ohio State University (No. 3), the University of Chicago (No. 6), the University of Notre Dame (No. 14), and the University of California – Los Angeles (No. 16).

"Concentrating on fresh ingredients and culinary options, Liberty University has several dining options," the site states. "The Reber-Thomas Dining Hall offers an innovative approach to dining with nine different areas, like the Main Dish, featuring homestyle comfort foods, or the Red Avocado station, with all of the ingredients needed for a made-to-order burrito or taco."

Liberty has regularly been recognized nationally for its efforts to provide a top-notch dining atmosphere on campus. Last summer, Liberty ranked among the Top 10 Gluten Free Accommodating Colleges and was ranked on the top-10 list of the most gluten-free friendly college campuses by Examiner.com. In 2013, Liberty ranked third in the healthiest colleges in the United States, and Food Management magazine also awarded Sodexo, Liberty's dining services provider, with the Best Wellness Concept award for its Simple Servings station at the dining hall. In 2012, Liberty ranked in the top 20 for "Best Cafeteria Variety" by CollegeProwler.com.

Liberty will have a chance to showcase its innovative dining services to industry leaders next year when it hosts the 2016 National Association for College and University Food Service (NACUFS) Mid-Atlantic Region Conference.

About Liberty University
Liberty University, founded in 1971, is the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation, the largest university in Virginia, and the largest Christian university in the world. Located near the Blue Ridge Mountains on more than 7,000 acres in Lynchburg, Va., Liberty offers more than 450 unique programs of study from the associate to the doctoral level. More than 200 programs are offered online. Liberty’s mission is to train Champions for Christ with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for impacting tomorrow’s world.

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