UC Irvine came in at #16 in The Daily Beast’s “100 Happiest Colleges.” The rankings were determined using subjective student reports collected by College Prowler on campus housing, nightlife and campus dining; and objective data from U.S. News & World Report on graduate indebtedness, freshmen retention rates, and number of student clubs and organizations. Also among the selection criterion: number of hours of sunshine per day, courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.