We recently found out that New Jersey residents are among the most interested in getting fit; now comes word that, at least among college towns, New Jerseyans are pretty healthy.

The study was put out by Broke Scholar.

To determine the healthiest college towns in America, they started with 148 college towns with the largest and highest-ranked 4-year public universities in all 50 states, looking at three categories:

Physical Health


Mental Health


Environment and Community Health

The three New Jersey college towns that showed up in the ratings were:

Montclair (#6)  Montclair scored well in Physical Health (8.3), Mental Health (8.5), but in Environment and Community Health, Montclair scored only a 3.5; that was due to a terrible ranking in particulate pollution.

Camden (#11) — Also ranking high in Physical Health and Mental Health, but not so high in Environment and Community Health.

New Brunswick (#14)  did very well in Physical Health and did ok in Mental Health but even worse than the other two in Environment and Community Health

College Park, Maryland, topped the list, followed by Fairfax, Virginia, and Berkley, California.

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