Here are some of the top rated college newspapers in the country. Many of these daily publications are independent and historically established. An RSS feed for college news (if available) is also listed on each entry.

  1. YaleYale Daily News

    aka YDN, the Yale Daily News has been up and running since 1878. YDN is published 5 days a week (monday – friday) during the academic year. RSS feed

  2. University of Arizona – Arizona Daily Wildcat

    Published daily during the spring and fall semesters and weekly during the summer months. RSS feed

  3. University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill – The Daily Tar Heel

    One of the first college newspapers to go online. RSS feed

  4. HowardThe Hilltop

    The Hilltop is the first and only daily newspaper at a Historically Black College or University in the United States. RSS feed

  5. University of PennThe Daily Pennsylvanian

    Has a staff of more than 250 students. RSS feed

  6. University of Georgia – The Red and Black

    RSS feed

  7. University of Maryland – College Park – The Diamondback

    Receives annual advertising revenues of over $1 million. RSS feed

  8. HarvardThe Harvard Crimson

    Claims to be one of the oldest daily college news publications. RSS feed

  9. Indiana – Bloomington – Indiana Daily Student
  10. University of Texas – Austin – The Daily Texan

    One of the largest college newspapers with a circulation of about 30,000. The Daily Texan also produces a daily podcast.


1. The Cornell Daily Sun, Cornell University

2. The Yale Daily News, Yale University

3. The Daily Tar Heel, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

(Tie) 4. The Badger Herald, University of Wisconsin-Madison

(Tie) 4. The Daily Cardinal, University of Wisconsin-Madison

5. The Daily Collegian, Penn State University

6. The University Daily Kansan, Kansas University

7. The Daily Orange, Syracuse University

8. The Independent Florida Alligator, University of Florida

9. The Daily Nexus, University of California, Santa Barbara

10. The Daily Gamecock, University of South Carolina

11. The Rocky Mountain Collegian, Colorado State University

12. The Tufts Daily, Tufts University

13. The Hampton Script, Hampton University

14. The GW Hatchet, George Washington University

15. The Bowdoin Orient, Bowdoin College

16. The Breeze, James Madison University

17. Technician, North Carolina State University

18. The Exponent, Purdue University

19. The Hilltop, Howard University

20. The Daily Mississippian, University of Mississippi