COLLEGE STUDENTS ARE A STYLISH LOT, AND FOR GOOD REASONS. PULLED AWAY FROM THE CLIQUES AND CONFORMITY OF THEIR HINTERLAND HIGH SCHOOLS, THEY COME TOGETHER IN A—HOPEFULLY—MORE DIVERSE ENVIRONMENT. SUDDENLY INDEPENDENT, THEIR FREEDOM COMES WITH RESPONSIBILITY: TO DISCOVER JUST WHOTHEY ARE AS INDIVIDUALS. THEY EXPRESS THIS INDIVIDUALITY THROUGH FASHION. AND LIKE THEM, WWD’S TOP 10 SCHOOLS ARE A DIVERSE LOT. OUR #1, NYU, IS SIMPLY TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL. OTHERS—PARTICULARLY SOUTHERN UNIVERSITIES—WERE CHOSEN FOR THEIR SOPHISTICATED TASTE, AND THE QUALITY OF FASHION AND RETAIL PROGRAMS COUNTED AS WELL. FINALLY, SOME SCHOOLS TRULY CELEBRATE INDIVIDUALITY. THEIR “ANTI-FASHION”STUDENTS WOULD APPRECIATE BEING ON THIS LIST ABOUT AS MUCH AS THEIR PARENTS CHAPERONING A KEGGER.

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