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This won’t help the reputation of U of C undergrads

There are many sterotypes associated with undergraduates at the University of Chicago. They are typically thought to be really smart, very overworked, and a bit odd.

Two U of C undergrads, using a data-driven approach worthy of the Freakonomics imprimatur, set out to test one of these stereotypes: that the co-eds are not so attractive. A write-up of their approach is here in the school newspaper. They also have a web site with the results.

One thing this study confirms (that I have long suspected) is that our undergrads at U of C are not overworked.

(Thanks to Lisa Kahn for calling my attention to this.)