Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Want to Win a Nobel Prize?

If so, you should probably attend the École Normale Supérieure, which produces Nobel prize winners at a rate of 135/100,000. Second best, Caltech manages about half that rate, 67/100,000, while number three Harvard only gets 32/100,000. The also-rans, Swarthmore, Cambridge, the École Polytechnique, and Columbia trail close behind, with Amherst and the University of Chicago rounding out the top ten.

Small, super-elite schools outdo most of their big name competitors.