Target is hitting the books.

The discounter opened four small-format stores on or near college campuses in July, including one in Chapel Hill, North Carolina (University of North Carolina), Los Angeles (University of Southern California), Irvine, California (University of California) and Cincinnati (University of Cincinnati). Three more locations are set to debut this fall. (Click here to take a look inside one of Target’s small-format campus stores.)

According to Target, food, especially grab-and-go lunch and snack items, tops the list of what college students shop for the most. Essentials like…