For many college students, the experience is about writing papers, late night cramming sessions, getting up at 7:50 AM for 8:00 AM classes, dozing through boring lectures, weekend parties, and eating a lot of pizza. A college staple, students will order this simple, inexpensive, and delicious meal weekly. If you’re attending Santa Fe Community College, St. John’s College, or any other school in the Santa Fe region, you’ll probably stumble across Upper Crust Pizza a few times during your school career. But why is pizza so college student friendly and why do they keep coming back for more?

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Quick and Easy

What’s easier than making a two-minute phone call to your favorite pizza delivery place, continue studying (or watching reruns of Friends when you should be studying) and half an hour to 45 minutes later, a fresh and delicious pizza arrives at your door? You barely have to get up from your bed to experience the satisfying feeling of sinking your teeth into doughy crust, steamy sauce, stretchy cheese, and a plethora of toppings. Pizza delivery is on par with heating up some water for Raman noodles.


School supplies, books, tuition, and room and board are on the rise, so it’s no surprise that budgeting is a high priority for college students, making pizza an easy choice for late-night second dinners when the cafeteria is closed. What’s better than a quick, easy, and inexpensive meal, is that pizza can stretch into multiple meals. Order an extra large, eat half of it, and put the rest in the mini fridge. When you’re still up at 3 AM, it’s a great snack, and it’s a perfect on the go breakfast five hours later. And if you’re lucky and the roommate isn’t around, it can stretch through lunch and maybe even another afternoon snack!

Pizza in Santa FeConvenient

To go along with quick and easy, pizza is also one of the most convenient foods for a few reasons. First, you can customize it. So if you like a supreme pizza but hold the olives, a pepperoni plus broccoli, or a veggie pizza plus sausage, you can make your pizza dreams come true in a matter of minutes. The hardest part is making a decision. Second, it doesn’t require utensils or dishes. Simply place a delivery order, the box is the perfect plate, your hands are the perfect fork, grab an age-appropriate drink, and you’re ready to go!

So if you didn’t already know, that’s why college students need pizza and why it will continue to be a favorite choice. In case you didn’t know, here are some fun facts about pizza!

  • Over 250 million pounds of pepperoni is consumed every year.
  • Around 93 percent of Americans eat pizza at least once a month.
  • Around three billion pizzas are sold each year in the U.S.
  • About one in eight Americans eat pizza on any given day.
  • A pizza delivery guy was given a tip of $1,268 in 2014.
  • There are around 67,000 pizzerias in the U.S.
  • Upper Crust Pizza is located in Santa Fe and Eldorado.

It’s looking like a night for pizza, isn’t it? Give us a call, order up your favorite pizza toppings, and we’ll be there before Joey can say, “How you doin’?”