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Stats of our lives: So much for the 'Freshman 15'

The "Freshman 15" weight-gain theory turns out to be a complete myth — and more in our collection of surprising facts and figures

The average weight, in pounds, gained by female students during their freshman year of college (for males, it's 3.4 pounds)

Percentage of students who actually gained 15 pounds or more during their freshman year

Percentage of college students who lost weight during their freshman year

Source: Ohio State University