Bryn Mawr College Ranked Among 50 Fittest Colleges in America

Bryn Mawr College | Photo via Facebook.

Bryn Mawr College | Photo via Facebook.

Healthy living website the Active Times just released its third annual Fittest Colleges ranking, with one local school — Bryn Mawr College — earning accolades. 

Bryn Mawr ranked 33rd out of 50 schools, earning its spot thanks to its plethora of healthy-eating options — “Campus dining focuses on healthy, organic fare with plenty of options for both vegetarians and vegans,” according to the write-up — and its mandatory wellness courses and swimming classes, and required PE credits.

Three other PA schools made the cut, too: the University of Scranton at #44, Gettysburg College at #15 and Penn State University at #9.

The Active Times compiled its list using rankings from U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review’s happiest students survey, as well as student reviews and ratings pulled from the website Niche Colleges. Schools were then scored based on a variety of factors, with quality of life, student happiness and participation in recreational activities receiving the most weight. Through the process, a preliminary list of 142 schools was narrowed down to 50.

Virginia Tech received top honors, followed by Claremont McKenna College in California and Ohio State University.

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