Which college students are the best/worst tippers?


By web gangsta | Published:

College students are notoriously cheap.  They’re already living in expensive (for them) housing, likely with three or more roommates, and they’re doing everything they can to minimize their living costs.  Pizza, while tasty, isn’t good for you health-wise.

But it is cheap.

How to increase tips
How to increase tips

And you don’t see a lot of college kids hitting fancy restaurants often, and when they do – the tip for the wait staff can be daunting.  It’s extra money that could go for gas or beer or condoms… but instead you are obligated to finance your waiter’s needs for the same.

And tipping amount is arbitrary.  Do you do it on the full bill amount? Just on the before-tax value?  17%? 25%?  Somewhere in between?

SPOON UNIVERSITY has compiled their list of the COLLEGES WITH THE BEST AND WORST TIPPING STUDENTS based on info compiled from GRUBHUB and they found out that some colleges have better tipping students than others:

TOP FIVE COLLEGES FOR SPENDING MONEY ON FOOD

  1. Yale
  2. MIT
  3. University of San Francisco
  4. Boston University
  5. Wesleyan

TOP FIVE COLLEGES WITH HIGHEST TIP PERCENTAGES

  1. Virginia Tech
  2. University of Delaware
  3. University of Colorado
  4. Towson University
  5. University of Virginia

TOP FIVE CHEAP-ASS COLLEGES, LOWEST SPENDING ON FOOD BY STUDENTS

  1. Syracuse University
  2. Michigan State
  3. Ohio State
  4. Virginia Tech
  5. University of Virginia