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Susquehanna Named One of the Smartest Schools in the Country

October 01, 2015

Susquehanna University is one of the smartest schools in the U.S., according to the new list published by Business Insider.

The list uses the SAT and ACT scores reported to U.S. News & World Report for their best college rankings, averaging scores to determine a ranking. ACT scores were converted to SAT scores and averaged in as well, so as to compare all schools based on the same metric. The list took into account all the schools U.S. News analyzed, including national universities, liberal arts colleges, regional universities and regional colleges.

Out of the schools analyzed, Business Insider pulled the top 610.

Though test scores are optional at Susquehanna University, the scores were still used to get an idea of the school's "brainpower." The tests are shown to be a reliable measurement of general intelligence, according to the list's methodology. They measure reasoning and general cognitive ability, providing a metric for the overall "smarts" of the student body.

Susquehanna students had an average score of 1,115, placing the university at 384 out of 610.

Business Insider is one of the largest business news publications in the country, with several international editions as well.