Social media has brought an entirely new dimension to education. Colleges are using Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, YouTube, Pinterest and blogs to connect students with each other and with their schools in unprecedented ways. The social web has also created an amazing global quad for students to meet each other and learn about colleges near and far..

With nearly 700 campus bookstores nationwide, including Harvard, Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, Indiana University, Georgia Tech, Texas A&M University, Vanderbilt University, and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Barnes & Noble College is writing the book on igniting word of mouth on campus, especially in the social realm. (Click here to view a list of the hundreds of B&N Colleges and their social media channels.) In fact, no one believes in the power of social media as much as BN College and their campus partners -- that’s why they’ve created the Shorty Award #BNCollege.

The #BNCollege award will be presented to the Barnes & Noble College campus that most effectively uses social media to drive campus engagement with students, faculty and the entire campus community while, most importantly, celebrating the school’s authentic spirit and attitude. Accounts nominated in this category must be a B&N College partner.

If multiple accounts associated with one Barnes & Noble partner college make it to the top six by the end of the nomination period, the accounts will be combined as one consideration for the Academy and the next account with the most eligible tweet-nominations will also be sent to the Academy for evaluation, so that there are six distinct Barnes & Noble colleges being considered by the Academy.

BN College Shorty Award Leaders

See the winners of the 5th Annual Shorty Awards →

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Drexel University

Drexel University

Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, #Drexel is the nation’s 14th largest private university. Account managed by University Communications. See also @DrexelNews.

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BinghamtonUniversity

BinghamtonUniversity

Binghamton University is the premier public #university in the Northeast. Check us out on Facebook, too: http://BinghamtonFacebook.com

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Roosevelt University

Roosevelt University

Roosevelt is a national leader in educating socially conscious citizens for active and dedicated lives as leaders in their professions and their communities.

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UOPacific

UOPacific

University of the Pacific

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SMSU Mustangs

SMSU Mustangs

Southwest Minnesota State University - where you belong!

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U of the Cumberlands

U of the Cumberlands

UC is a private, liberal arts university offering undergraduate, pre-professional, & graduate programs

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Ball State

Ball State

Follow us on this page to keep up to date on exciting news developments and research from our expert faculty and to learn who's talking about us on Twitter.

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Hendrix College

Hendrix College

The official news site for Hendrix College

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CCC

CCC

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New Mexico State

New Mexico State

Updates about New Mexico State University - http://www.nmsu.edu - provided by Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

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Caldwell College

Caldwell College

Caldwell College. Small, private, catholic, liberal arts college.

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Providence College

Providence College

Official Account of #ProvidenceCollege est. 1917. Tweets about news, events, teaching, learning & sports. Trending: #gofriars #friartown #friargram

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Moravian College

Moravian College

America's 6th oldest college, Moravian is a private liberal arts college. Live. Learn. Enjoy

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Leah Cowan

Leah Cowan

Follower of Christ. Liberty University Figure Skater. Laughs at everything. Singer. Always smiling. Swiftie. Exercise Science major. 1 Corinthians 1:18-31

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Hannah Gordon

Hannah Gordon

Pursuing MS in IMC at @WestVirginiaU. BS in PR. FL born & raised. Love music & travel.

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John Jay College

John Jay College

An international leader in educating for justice. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/JJC.CUNY

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Colonial Quad

Colonial Quad

Reigning Clash of the Quads Champions, Colonial Quad! PROUD TO LIVE ON CQ!

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Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College

This account is *not* currently officially affiliated with CUNY-BC :)

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William and Mary

William and Mary

William & Mary is unlike any other university in America.