Yes, it’s back-to-school time! We've compiled an utterly random assortment of college-related trivia including the world's hottest professor, most expensive textbook, highest tuition, and coolest classes. Study up!
1. Rich Dropouts and Their Net Worth- Mark Zuckerberg, Harvard: $13.5 billion
Steve Jobs, Reed College: $8.3 billion
Bill Gates, Harvard: $56 billion
Ralph Lauren, Baruch College: $5.8 billion
The message: Stay out of school!
2. Our Favorite Fake Movie Fraternities- Lambda Epsilon Omega, Old School
Alpha Betas, Revenge of the Nerds
Delta Tau Chi, National Lampoon’s Animal House
3. $58,716- The cost of tuition—including room and board—at the country’s most expensive college, Sarah Lawrence. And that doesn’t include books, pizza, or a single pregnancy test.
4. Fancy Food- Some dining halls offer more than a burger line and a DIY waffle iron.
Virginia Tech: Every single day students can gorge themselves on London broil or pick a lobster from a tank to be cooked fresh to order.
Cornell: The school has its own dairy farm and plant, which they use to make super-fresh ice cream.
5. The Oldest School in America- Boston Latin School, was founded on April 23, 1635—obviously in Boston. Five of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were Latin School graduates, including Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Robert Treat Paine, Samuel Adams, and William Hooper. Yes, the William Hooper.
6. The Hottest Female Professor - According to ratemyprofessor.com: Jean-Marie Dauplaise, associate professor of English at University of Wisconsin Stout.
7. $1,450- The price of the most expensive college textbook, Acta Philosophorum: The First Journal of Philosophy.
8. Cool Classes- Not all college classes are about econ and Faulkner. Arguing with Judge Judy: Popular “Logic” on TV Judge Shows (UC Berkeley); Philosophy and Star Trek (Georgetown); Zombies in Popular Media (Columbia); Far Side Entomology (Oregon State).
9. 1,057- Number of words in the Wikipedia entry for “notebook.”
10. Get rich eventually- Stanford Law School alums midcareer median pay: $236,000. Second highest: Duke University School of Law grads; median pay; $221,000.
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