Rice University has been named fourth on the Active Time’s list of the 50 Fittest Colleges in America 2013. Schools were ranked based on the emphasis they placed on keeping students active, promoting athletics, and offering healthy dining options, as well as the campus athletic facilities and overall quality of student life.
“Rice University is raising the bar when it comes to college campus health and fitness,” writes the Active Times. “With what one student describes as ‘world class dining,’ more than 35 club and intramural sports teams (including Quidditch and Powderpuff Football) to choose from, and a robust leafy-green backdrop to bask in, it’s hard to imagine life at Rice being anything but high-quality and healthy.”
Other factors that pushed Rice toward the top of the list were the University’s appearance on College Prowler’s list of the top 100 schools with the healthiest dining options and as number one on the Princeton Review’s list of schools with the best quality of life.
Molly Mohr, a junior from San Antonio, is double majoring in Sport Management and English and minoring in Business.