Lumosity, a San Francisco-based company, has recently published a list of what it deems the “smartest colleges in America” using data gathered from students who participated in a minimum of five “brain-training exercises” and provided Lumosity with their age and  the college they attend. Trinity University is 41st on the list followed quickly, at number 39, by the Ivy League, Princeton University.

MIT, Harvard and Stanford hold the highest scores, but Houston’s Rice University places at 46. Southwestern University, a school very similar to Trinity that has ranked above Trinity on various other college rankings did not appear on the list.

Schools eligible for inclusion on the list, which surveyed a total of 411 schools, had to have at least 50 students (between the age of 17 and 25) participate. Student scores were determined when they played various online games, which measure cognitive ability through tests in speed, attention, flexibility, memory and problem solving.


  1. I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but this article is very poorly written. Just a few examples:

    1. 39 rarely follows 41;
    2. “by the Ivy League, Princeton … ” – what?
    3. The sentence about Southwestern is a disaster (the whole paragraph is iffy).

    If you’re going to write a story about Trinity having some of the best and the brightest (which it does!) please write the article in a style that reflects that accomplishment.


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