College Park ranked #1 healthiest college town in US
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Two DMV college towns have taken the first and second place ranking as being the healthiest in America, according to a new study.
BrokeScholar, a search engine for scholarships for college students, has used multiple measures to determine the healthiest town. They started the process by looking at 148 college towns with the largest and highest ranked four-year public universities in all 50 states by looking at physical health, mental health, and environment and community health.
As a result, College Park, Md., the home of the University of Maryland-College Park, came in at number one on the list. The location received an overall score of a 10. It also scored the best in the “Mental Health & Wellness” category, which is a numerical score of a 10.
“College Park has the highest density of fitness centers of all the nation’s college towns combined with the second-lowest binge drinking score,” the study said. “It’s also #1 in yoga studios and #2 in meditation centers, helping catapult this Washington, D.C. suburb to the top spot overall for mental health.”