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Brainiac Colleges: Daily Beast List

First Posted: 08/30/11 10:00 AM ET   Updated: 10/30/11 06:12 AM ET

Are you a brainiac? Don't be shy, it is not a bad thing.

The Daily Beast recently compiled their list of the "most brainiac colleges."

How did they calculate this? The Beast has more:

To find the schools where brainiacs flock and flourish, Newsweek/The Daily Beast weighted each of the following equally, using z-scores (how close or distant each school is to the average within each category): number of Rhodes scholars, all time; number of Marshall Scholarship winners, all time; number of Gates-Cambridge Scholarship winners since 2001; number of Truman Scholarship winners, all time; and the number of Fulbright Student Program awardees since 1993.

For more on methodology, and other great rankings from the Daily Beast, click here.

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