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    Daily Beast Ranks Ames 9th Smartest College Town

    Smartest (and Dumbest) College Towns - The Daily Beast

    1. Chapel Hill, NC
    2. Ann Arbor, MI
    3. Boulder, CO
    4. Cambridge, MA
    5. Berkeley, CA
    6. Madison, WI
    7. East Lansing
    8. State College, PA
    9. Ames, IA
    10. Amherst, MA
    11. Ithaca, NY
    12. Columbia, MO
    13. Charlottesville, VA
    14. Davis, CA
    15. Corvallis, OR
    16. College Station, TX
    17. Gainesville, FL
    18. Auburn, AL
    19. College Park, MD
    20. Lawrence, KS
    21. Champaign-Urbana, IL
    22. Norman, OK
    23. South Bend, IN
    24. Kent, OH
    25. Athens, GA



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    Re: Daily Beast Ranks Ames 9th Smartest College Town

    And the Hawks?


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    Re: Daily Beast Ranks Ames 9th Smartest College Town

    "Welcome to Iowa’s intellectual headquarters"



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    Re: Daily Beast Ranks Ames 9th Smartest College Town

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossCyed View Post
    Smartest (and Dumbest) College Towns - The Daily Beast

    1. Chapel Hill, NC
    2. Ann Arbor, MI
    3. Boulder, CO
    4. Cambridge, MA
    5. Berkeley, CA
    6. Madison, WI
    7. East Lansing
    8. State College, PA
    9. Ames, IA
    10. Amherst, MA
    11. Ithaca, NY
    12. Columbia, MO
    13. Charlottesville, VA
    14. Davis, CA
    15. Corvallis, OR
    16. College Station, TX
    17. Gainesville, FL
    18. Auburn, AL
    19. College Park, MD
    20. Lawrence, KS
    21. Champaign-Urbana, IL
    22. Norman, OK
    23. South Bend, IN
    24. Kent, OH
    25. Athens, GA
    How is Cambridge not #1?



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    Re: Daily Beast Ranks Ames 9th Smartest College Town

    They have some sort of stuff they take into account.



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    Re: Daily Beast Ranks Ames 9th Smartest College Town

    Any idea what these ranking are based on?

    The captions are all over the place.



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    Re: Daily Beast Ranks Ames 9th Smartest College Town

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue52 View Post
    Any idea what these ranking are based on?
    From the site:
    After choosing 25 well-known college towns that meet our benchmarks, we ranked them, using four criteria.

    • Bachelor’s degrees per capita for the over-25 population: this measured the relative education of permanent residents.
    • Graduate degrees per capita for the over-25 population: similar to above, but more stratified.
    • Median SAT score for the town’s student population.
    • Voter turnout in the 2008 election: political engagement, whether left or right, has repeatedly correlated with higher intelligence; our one criteria that measures behavior, rather than achievement.
    So really it's more apt to say that we're 9th out of 25 institutions selected by whatever benchmarking criteria they chose (not listed).


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    Re: Daily Beast Ranks Ames 9th Smartest College Town

    Smartest (and Dumbest) College Towns - The Daily Beast

    And here are the 25 with the supposed worst crime. Interesting. I also think something is wrong with these lists.



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