Yes, you read that title correctly. According to GrubHub’s College Study for Spoon University, Penn is the country’s most polite school. Although this may come as a huge shock to the city of Philadelphia, who thinks Penn is full of party animals and bad tippers, this claim is based on hard facts, baby. Approximately 16% of our GrubHub orders feature the words “please” or “thank you” in the notes or comments sections.

Most Polite Ordering Habits

1. The University of Pennsylvania
2. Yale University
3. The University of Sciences
4. Loyola University of Chicago
5. The College of New Jersey
6. Georgetown University
7. Temple University
8. Occidental University
9. Yeshiva University
10. Drexel University

Interestingly, as The Philly Magazine pointed out in their not-so-nice article, four out of the 10 most polite schools are from the City of Brotherly Love, and another, TCNJ, is only an hour away. Does that mean there’s something in the water making us kinder souls? Probably not. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that Penn, Drexel and Temple all rank Top 10 for schools with the highest number of unique ethnic restaurant options.

Best Campus for Ethnically Diverse Cuisine

1. Columbia College
2. New York University
3. School of the Art Institute Chicago
4. Loyola University of Chicago
5. Columbia University
6. University of Pennsylvania
7. Drexel University
8. Temple University
9. Northwestern University
10. University of Illinois – Chicago

Or, perhaps, it has something to do with the fact that we’re Top 10 for the campuses with the most late night eateries, with 96 restaurants receiving orders from Penn between the hours of 10pm – 2am.

Best Campuses for Late Night Eaters

1. New York University
2. Columbia College
3. School of the Art Institute Chicago
4. Columbia University
5. Boston University
6. The University of the Arts
7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
8. University of Pennsylvania
9. DePaul University
10. Berklee College of Music

Most likely, we’re probably just aware that delivering food to Huntsman at 10 pm when it’s sleeting outside isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time, and that asking for “no raw onions on the sandwich, please” makes your job a little bit easier. So, listen, we know we could stand to be nicer at Wawa at 3 am or tip better, but we hope that this data helps prove that we Quakers aren’t so bad. We really do appreciate the amazing food scene here, and we thank you for dealing with all of our late-night, high-strung antics.