Admissions Intel’s Craig Meister shares a couple of thoughts on the benefits of pursuing an undergraduate degree outside of the United States in this CNBC article.
Let’s face it: sex sells. Consequently, it’s no surprise that college admissions officers secretly love when their college or university makes lists like this one compiled by The Daily Beast.
The data used to compile the 25 Sexiest Colleges comes via student surveys from Niche to find out which colleges enroll the hottest scholars and Trojan Condoms’ annual Sexual Health Report Card rankings.
As much as admissions reps will publicly deny that rankings lists should influence students’ decisions, the reps at the twenty five colleges mentioned on this list have to be thanking their lucky stars for the hundreds – if not thousands – of additional applications these lists will certainly send their way this cycle and for cycles to come. For every increase in applications results in a lowering in acceptance rate and an increase in perceived selectively. Teenagers of both sexes have raging hormones, whether they are academically inclined or not, and in our experience the ability to live life to the fullest outside of the classroom is one of the most important factors used to determine what should be on our students’ final college lists. For those who want to have fun in college, why not do so around good looking peers who are actively engaged in “extracurricular activities?” So much of what colleges use to attract students is superficial – gyms, airbrushed students in the sun, gluten free cafes – getting a better idea of what one’s dorm mates will look like and prioritize is frankly more important than much of what college admissions officers trade in these days.
So, who are the big winners? University of Georgia, UNC, and Tulane to name just a few.
More: 25 Sexiest Colleges, The Daily Beast (11/6/14)