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The Least Rigorous Colleges: Daily Beast List

09/02/2011 09:05 am ET | Updated Nov 02, 2011

Sick of studying, yet still want to go to an awesome school? Well, all is not lost!

The Daily Beast recently named the least rigorous colleges or, in their words, "a top-notch degree for the least amount of work." I think we can all get behind this.

But how did they arrive at these determinations? The Beast has more:

To pick out the least challenging of the nation's top colleges, we considered schools that admit students with an average Critical Reading/Math SAT score of at least 1250. We then took into account student opinion, quality and quantity of professors (which directly impacts challenge and workload), and drop-out rate. The total score for each school consisted of several components: College Prowler's "Most Manageable Workload" score (40%), student-to-faculty ratio (25%; from the National Center for Education Statistics), and an analysis of student-posted evaluations on RateMyProfessors.com (25%; generated by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, an education think tank).

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