According to a new study, the majority of the 39,565 Alabama high school students who took the ACT this past year would rather go to college at the University of Alabama at “Tusclaoosa” than at Auburn. Thank God.
Because Alabama apparently ain’t all that good when it comes to ACT’in—only 18 percent of students met the tests’ four benchmarks. But the majority of the ones who did—who met, nay exceeded the benchmarks as well as the national average? They want to come to Auburn before they fly to the moon or take the reins of the most valuable company of all time or start daily meta-memoirs.
Among the test-takers, 10,633 listed the University of Alabama as one of their top six college choices, while 9,331 listed Auburn University. Of those, 4,168 listed Alabama as their top choice, while 4,159 listed Auburn.
Fourteen percent, or about 1,489, who listed Alabama scored at least a 28, compared to 18 percent, or 1,680 who picked Auburn.
And apparently 1,489 28-or-abovers can’t even do much for Tuscaloosa’s collective IQ. According to a 2011 report that claims it can measure such things, Tuscaloosa’s “brain power index” was a pitiful 5.2 while Auburn scored a 20.7, the highest in the state.
h/t Kenny Smith.
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