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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

College Selection Part 1

#iq #intelligence #sociology #college

The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life

Richard J. Herrnstein, Charles Murray




The IQ of the elite colleges was from not much above average in 1900 or so -- college wasn't all that important, and getting in was more where you came from than brains. Now, to have a decent chance of Ivy League, you'd have have an IQ of 140+, and when you are at that level, money isn't as important as it once was.