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Rose-Hulman Ranks No. 2 for Having Students with the Best Memory

Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Individuals walk on the path in the Quad.

Smart Students: Rose-Hulman students rank high in memory, according to a study conducted by Lumosity for its annual smartest colleges list. (Photo by Shawn Spence)

Rose-Hulman students are second in memory among American colleges and universities. The ranking is based on an analysis of human cognitive performance from game play data conducted by Lumosity, a national neuroscience research company, for its annual smartest colleges list.

The list of colleges whose students have the best memory features:

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  2. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  3. University of Chicago
  4. Washington University-St. Louis
  5. Colorado School of Mines
  6. Harvard University
  7. Carnegie Mellon University
  8. Rice University
  9. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  10. University of California-San Diego

Others on the list include Yale, No. 11; Stanford University, No. 12; Georgetown University, No. 13; University of Notre Dame, No. 14; and Northwestern University, No. 15.

A sample size of 70,000 college students, between the ages of 17 and 24, playing online games at Lumosity was measured in terms of speed, attention, flexibility, memory and problem solving. The list includes only institutions with at least 50 users who had complete score and demographic data.