‘Hot and Smart’ college students: Utah campus ranks No. 1

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PROVO, Utah – Business Insider recently compiled a list of colleges “Where Students Are Both Hot And Smart”, and a college in Utah took home the top spot.

The website reportedly based the rankings on data that included nearly 1 million student reviews of more than 8,000 schools, and at the end Brigham Young University was ranked No. 1 on the list.

Each entry on the list featured quotes from reviewers of the school, and one such stated:

"Mormons are attractive. I don't know why but they are. And smart. Everyone is hot and smart here and it's crazy! They can come off as a little judgmental, but most of them aren't, they just seem like it because they're stereotyped that way."

Another school run by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU-Idaho, made the list, coming in at No. 15.

Click here to read more about Business Insiders’ methodology, as well as to see the other contenders on the list.


  • Jess Devereux

    Considering that BYU is ranked 700 in the world for academic reputation, 400 on ShanghaiRankings and doesn’t even warrant a mention by Time Higher Education – THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO WAY IN THE WORLD that BYU is the “Smartest”. When natural cognitive abilities and IQ tests were measured by Lumonisity, BYU ranked 400 out of 500 American universities with MIT taking out first place (well-deserved).

    So BYU, is actually one of the most brainless colleges in the country.

    Business Insider compiled these results from NICHE, anyone who has a NICHE profile knows that it is self-determined by the universities OWN students, and the comments are made by their own students.

    Evidently, BYU is not only one of the dumbest universities, but they also win in “humility” as well.

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