You Might Go To One Of The 50 Smartest Colleges In America

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Another day, another list assembled for the sole purpose of boosting some poor schlub’s self-esteem. This week’s exercise in blatant subjectivity masquerading as “a collection of raw, unbiased objective statistics”? A list of the 50 smartest schools in the country. Or, as this ranking is otherwise known, the 50 most dork-filled campuses you should never step foot on.

Who takes the nerd cake? Washington University in St. Louis. Yeah, I don’t know, either.

1. Washington University in St Louis
2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3. Princeton University
4. Northwestern University
5. Carnegie Mellon University
6. University of Chicago
7. Rice University
8. Harvard University
9. Yale University
10. Dartmouth College
11. Tufts University
12. Stanford University
13. Georgetown University
13. University of Notre Dame
15. University of Virginia
16. Duke University
17. Bucknell University
17. Vanderbilt University
19. College of William and Mary
19. Boston College
21. Bowdoin College
22. Johns Hopkins University
23. Cornell University
23. University of California-San Diego
23. Georgia Institute of Technology
26. Columbia University
27. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
28. Boston University
29. Wheaton College
30. Case Western Reserve University
31. Trinity College
31. University of California-Berkeley
31. University of Southern California
34. University of Pennsylvania
34. Brown University
36. Washington and Lee University
36. Colorado School of Mines
38. Lafayette College
38. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
40. University of the Pacific
41. The College of New Jersey
41. Colgate University
43. University of Richmond
44. Brandeis University
44. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
46. Bethel University
47. Villanova University
47. The University of Texas at Austin
49. Oberlin College
49. Lehigh University

It wouldn’t surprise me if some basement-dwelling geek started listing a few Ivies for the hell of it. Then, when that pool was exhausted, he just started concocting a bunch of imaginary schools to meet his quota of fifty. I mean, “Carnegie Mellon?” Sounds made up to me.

I really want to take a final exam at the Colorado School of Mines, though, if such a place exists. It’s about damn time the Ivy tower-dwelling brainiacs of America started giving credit to the hours we’ve all spent “wasting” while playing Minesweeper.

Does your school make the cut?

[via Venture Beat]

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