Top 20 'smartest' public colleges ranked

Dive Brief:

  • The College of William and Mary tops a new list of the public colleges with the smartest students.
  • The top 20 list, by Business Insider, was compiled using lists of the “smartest girls” and “smartest guys” from
  • Rounding out the top five are: the University of California, Berkeley at No. 2; the Georgia Institute of Technology; the University of Virginia; and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dive Insight:

This list won’t be confused with the infamous U.S. News & World Report rankings. But who can resist a list. The Niche website itself has more than 30 college lists and rankings. 

Still, it's hard to imagine a significant number of prospective students giving much weight to many of these rankings.

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