Should we rank universities by average IQ?

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I just had an idea.

What if we ranked universities by the average IQ of students? Say we take 100 average students from a wide range of subjects from each university then make them do an IQ test and then rank them.

Only then will we truly know which universities are ‘better’ than others.
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Iq is ridiculously subjective and many people could score well in one test and not another, I went to a very low ranked uni because my a levels went very badly but my IQ is between 90 and 120 in different sections of testing because I have dyslexia so I d be a certain anamoly and considering the percentage of the population in similar situations it d give you as bad or worse ranking system as people use now.

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I just had an idea.

What if we ranked universities by the average IQ of students? Say we take 100 average students from a wide range of subjects from each university then make them do an IQ test and then rank them.

Only then will we truly know which universities are ‘better’ than others.
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No.
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LOL this is so dumb
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Probably be better than the current rankings
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Your degree is most useful for employers to determine how hard you are willing to work, not your intelligence (though obviously a minimum standard is desired). If an employer valued IQ, it would be pretty easy for them to include one in their recruitment process.
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(Original post by claireestelle)
Iq is ridiculously subjective and many people could score well in one test and not another, I went to a very low ranked uni because my a levels went very badly but my IQ is between 90 and 120 in different sections of testing because I have dyslexia so I d be a certain anamoly and considering the percentage of the population in similar situations it d give you as bad or worse ranking system as people use now.
As someone who tests people's IQ, the tests are pretty standardised and a full IQ test will take into account a wide range of measures to eliminate issues of performance discrepancies. Such tests also take into account learning difficulties when assessing IQ :fyi:
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(Original post by Noodlzzz)
As someone who tests people's IQ, the tests are pretty standardised and a full IQ test will take into account a wide range of measures to eliminate issues of performance discrepancies. Such tests also take into account learning difficulties when assessing IQ :fyi:
oh i see, one of my indexes was 88th percentile but the other three in the wais test are 23-30th percentile so averaging them out gives me a lower score with my weaknesses so it's not an average they use for overall iq?
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Won't it just be, given it is purely speculative, low ranked unis have lower IQs? Might as well just go by low ranked.
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(Original post by claireestelle)
oh i see, one of my indexes was 88th percentile but the other three in the wais test are 23-30th percentile so averaging them out gives me a lower score with my weaknesses so it's not an average they use for overall iq?
Full-scale IQ by the WAIS is a composite of many measures, so yes essentially an average. I am only a newbie in training so I may be wrong, but I believe a number of different sub tests can be done in place of others when there is a question of learning difficulties to avoid issues of differential markers being 88th percentile on one and 23-30th on the other as you mentioned!
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(Original post by Noodlzzz)
Full-scale IQ by the WAIS is a composite of many measures, so yes essentially an average. I am only a newbie in training so I may be wrong, but I believe a number of different sub tests can be done in place of others when there is a question of learning difficulties to avoid issues of differential markers being 88th percentile on one and 23-30th on the other as you mentioned!
thank you that's enlightening are you training to be an educational psychologist or other type of psychologist?
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(Original post by claireestelle)
thank you that's enlightening are you training to be an educational psychologist or other type of psychologist?
I'm doing a PhD in cognitive psychology, hoping to be a research psychologist!
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I'm doing a PhD in cognitive psychology, hoping to be a research psychologist!
best of luck with it
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Mid Russel groups= 130+ IQ, Essex= 100 IQ, Sussex = 117- 125 IQ, Hertfordshire= 95 IQ, Oxbridge/High Russel group= 140+
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Mid Russel groups= 130+ IQ, Essex= 100 IQ, Sussex = 117- 125 IQ, Hertfordshire= 95 IQ, Oxbridge/High Russel group= 140+
And your references are?...
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(Original post by Noodlzzz)
And your references are?...
You seem a bit triggered, you look like a low IQ individual.
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IQ is a very specific measure of 'intelligence' and a single test like that only measures certain skills. There are certainly many very academically strong students who may not score very highly on an IQ test and vice versa.
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I just had an idea.

What if we ranked universities by the average IQ of students? Say we take 100 average students from a wide range of subjects from each university then make them do an IQ test and then rank them.

Only then will we truly know which universities are ‘better’ than others.
Utter nonsense. I thought that everyone had finally recognised how outmoded and discredited the IQ test is.
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(Original post by OhGod)
I just had an idea.

What if we ranked universities by the average IQ of students? Say we take 100 average students from a wide range of subjects from each university then make them do an IQ test and then rank them.

Only then will we truly know which universities are ‘better’ than others.
This is not a great idea. You clearly do not actually understand what IQ is.... IQ is a very, very far from 100% accurate way of measuring intelligence. IQ tests only measure certain skills, and are known to have many other factors influence them besides so called 'natural intelligence'.
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