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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I seem to remember, back in the late 70s, that it took a higher score to get into Auburn than Alabama. Of course times were a little easier then, and you didn’t have to take the ACTs or the SATs, and students (and their parents) weren’t freaking out over test scores.
Normally, I wouldn’t bring this up,however since the article is about who’s smarter, it’s ironic that you misspelled Tuscaloosa in the first paragraph.
Will Collier says
As I’ve said many times in the past, I know quite a few people who flunked out of Auburn and then went on to graduate from uat. I’ve never met or even heard of anybody who flunked out of uat and later graduated from Auburn.
Sankans, we spell it the way the Crimson White does — check the link.
lol sankans, it’s also ironic that you can’t be bothered to pay attention to punctuation. it’s in quotes and blue. check the link.
Miller Time says
Alabama does have one of the worst public education systems in the country…why not take terrible education to the next level
Sadly, I don’t think tide fans care about this at all. Most seem to be unaware that their is a school down by the stadium.
All academic credibility goes out the window when we are taking athletes who are having their grades fixed to get into our school. This is not the time for us to be bragging about ACT scores.
Aw a little bammer found his way onto TWER.
Matthew, Auburn and the NCAA both cleared Jovon Robinson’s transcript and neither would have known it was falsified had a counselor at his school not admitted they changed his grade. How you manage to pin the fault on Auburn when the problem is in a Memphis High School and the grade passed NCAA inspection on first look as well is beyond me.
Then again since you are probably one of those average kids that put bama first I can understand your ignorance.
Joe Blow says
I went to both schools and the classes I took at Bama were easier. All I had to do to at UA was memorize material. At AU, I had to understand and apply what was being taught.
Awesome. The classic you’re stupid and we’re not argument. Lovely. Can football start today, please?
@matt – no one said your ignorant in life. you just didnt understand this one situation. the transcripts were falsified by his high school to fool Auburn into letting him in.
Alabama fan says
I remember Auburn University almost losing their accreditation not long ago. Whether that is spelled right or not, who gives a crap? The typical Auburn propaganda is, “I ‘knew’ somebody who flunked out of Auburn and graduated with honors from Alabama!” total bull…I knew somebody from Alabama who flunked out at UA, and transferred to AU and made the Dean’s List. I say it so it must be true! You guys are in a cult at Auburn