Sure, there are colleges that are difficult to get into. But which colleges actually have the smartest students?

Lumosity, a cognitive training site, took it upon themselves to find out. They eventually named MIT the smartest school. How did they do it? By asking over 60,000 students at various colleges to play games testing various cognitive skills.

Lumosity has more:

The study also breaks down the college rankings by cognitive area. Dartmouth College performed the highest on attention, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology students had the best memory, Harvard University students performed the highest on speed of processing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology students were the best problem solvers, and Yale students performed the highest on flexibility.

Check out our slide show of the smartest colleges. Then tell us, what do you think of this list? Let us know in the comments section.

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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Cambridge, MA

  • Harvard University

    Cambridge, MA

  • Stanford University

    Stanford, CA

  • Northwestern University

    Chicago, IL

  • Yale University

    New Haven, CT

  • Washington University in St Louis

  • Dartmouth College

    Hanover, NH

  • Wellesley College

    Wellesley, MA

  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

    Terre Haute, IN

  • Duke University

    Durham, NC

  • College of William and Mary

    Williamsburg, VA

  • University of Pennsylvania

    Philadelphia, PA