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.

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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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