Lists and ratings, like the Princeton Review one, can be irrelevant. What makes the PR one interesting, however, is the unusual categories, and the fact that it's based on a survey of 115,000 college students.
For example, Bowdoin College in Maine has the "best food" while the "most liberal students" are found at Warren Wilson College (Warren who?) in North Carolina. The "most politically active" students attend American University in DeeCee, but for a rowdy-free environment (no alcohol) and zero caffeine highs (no espresso bars, either), there's Brigham Young University which was voted "most sober school." The "best professors" teach not at Harvard, Yale, or even Princeton but at lesser-known Middlebury College in Vermont.
Finally, the "happiest students" are found at Brown University in Rhode Island, because the school is simpatico to unschooling-like methods. Students "enjoy a curriclum that allows them to choose their own courses and how they are evaluated in each class."