Virginia Tech named the fittest college in America

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BLACKSBURG (WSLS 10) - Virginia Tech has another accolade to add to its list, as The Active Times recently named the university the fittest college in America for 2015.

The combination of a recreational sports department that encourages healthy competition and holistic well-being, top-ranked dining centers that boast organically grown, sustainable foods, and a host of opportunities for students to stay active earned the university this title, Virginia Tech said.

Nearly 150 schools were originally considered, and Virginia Tech has held this top spot for two of the three years in which the fittest college has been named.

The Active Times consulted U.S. News and World Reports' "Best Colleges Rankings," along with The Princeton Review's rankings of happiest students, top quality of life, excellent campus dining options, and top-notch athletic facilities.

In addition, the publication said they review the ratings posted on Niche Colleges, which are "the opinions that matter most — the opinions of the students who currently call these campuses home."

A healthy culture is undoubtedly valued at Virginia Tech.