It’s Vanderbilt in a land slide when it comes to Academic Ratings by the Princeton Review.

The Commodores scored an impressive 96 rating, well above Florida, the SEC’s second-place finisher at 77 in the 100-point scale.

The annual award is determined by such factors as how hard students are required to work, the rewards they receive for their efforts and the overall quality of the school’s staff, including staff availability.

Vanderbilt rated highly for its favorable 8:1 student-faculty ration, excellent graduation rates (88 percent of its students graduate in four years, while 92 percent finish in five) and overall life balance.

Princeton Review ranked Vanderbilt students as the nation’s happiest.

Notable Vandy alums include former vice president Al Gore, former U.S. senator and actor Fred Thompson and Lamar Alexander, the former Tennessee governor, U.S. senator and Secretary of Education.

Here’s a look at how the Academic Ratings from all the SEC schools stacked up, from highest to lowest:

  • FLORIDA: 77
  • AUBURN: 74
  • ARKANSAS: 73
  • GEORGIA: 73
  • OLE MISS: 71
  • TEXAS A&M: 71
  • MISSOURI: 69
  • KENTUCKY: 67
  • ALABAMA: 65
  • LSU: 63
  • MISSISSIPPI STATE: NR (No ranking listed for the Bulldogs)