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University of Texas declared one of the 25 healthiest schools in America

University of Texas named one of the 25 healthiest schools in America

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Greatist says that the University of Texas at Austin campus is one of the healthiest in the nation.

Texas Longhorns roam one of the healthiest campuses in the nation, according to a new study. Greatist has released its picks for the 25 healthiest colleges, and the University of Texas at Austin is among the fit few.

The health-focused website rated each nominated school based on a survey of students, which included campus dining options, fitness programs, and health services. Greatist then whittled the nominees down to the highest achievers. 

UT Austin earns points for its wide offering of recreational activities and fitness amenities. The campus includes more than 500,000 square feet of indoor recreational space in addition to several outdoor fields, which 91 percent of students utilize. But nurturing an active lifestyle isn't the university's only strength. 

"Where UT Austin really stands out is in its understanding of the modern college student: The school recently launched Healthyhorns Text Tips, a service that texts quick reminders of ways to stay healthy. Plus students can also check out the Healthyhorns Nap Map, an interactive tool to find the best places to get some quick shut-eye," says Greatist.

Houston's Rice University also earns a spot on the list. Its top accolades: excellent sexual health resources and dining options.