Wash U named one of the 10 smartest colleges in America

Sorry Columbia

In a list of the 50 smartest colleges released by Business Insider today, Wash U was ranked number nine, beating colleges like Columbia, Stanford and Duke.

While the colleges were recently ranked for how well they prepare students for future success following graduation – with Wash U at 17 – this ranking was done on the quality of students each school enrolls, with Wash U’s average SAT at 1478.

While Business Insider admits that such standardized tests are often criticized as an unfair evaluation of a student’s worth, they argue that the tests still rely on a person’s ability to reason, and thus “give a reasonable snapshot of a school’s overall smarts.”

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