Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In the case of BuzzFeed.com, the beholder happens to have the eyesight of a glaucoma patient staring at a photo of Steve Buscemi.
Sexiness has been tragically ignored by most college ranking systems (we’re looking at you, US News & World Report), but no longer. BuzzFeed plotted Forbes’s academic rankings Forbe’s academic rankings of colleges and universities against dating site DateMySchool’s hotness index, which measures the attractiveness of students by how much interest their dating profiles get. Schools in the top right of the graph above scored high in both. Then BuzzFeed weighted both ranks equally and tallied them up to determine our top ten:
- Brown University
- Dartmouth College
- Princeton University
- University of Pennsylvania
- Columbia University
- Boston College
- Boston University
- Harvard University
- University of Virginia
- Carnegie Mellon University
It’s admittedly been a while since I’ve meandered my way over to BuzzFeed, chiefly because I stopped fingerpainting pictures of Thomas the Tank Engine when I was seven years old. ”
Pittsburgh outranking Penn State? Michigan outfoxing Spartan girls? BUFFALO OUTRANKING ARIZONA STATE?
BuzzFeed, this ranking is terrible, and you’re terrible people for assembling it.