Alabama’s Smartest Colleges & Universities: Top Ten

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Niche recently posted their rankings for the top 10 Alabama colleges with the smartest students. Factors that were considered in the equation and their weight are as follows:

Student survey responses – 35%

SAT/ACT scores in 25th percentile – 35%

SAT/ACT scores in 75th percentile – 30%

Read on to see the list.

10 Alabama Colleges with the Smartest Students

  1. Auburn University
  2. University of Alabama at Huntsville
  3. Samford University
  4. University of Alabama at Birmingham
  5. University of Alabama
  6. University of Montevallo
  7. Auburn University at Montgomery
  8. Oakwood University
  9. Tuskegee University
  10. University of North Alabama

Where does your school rank?


To read more about the rankings were calculated, click here.

And to read comments by people arguing about the survey, click here (trust me, you’ll be entertained).


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