Smarter in Blacksburg?
Here's something else to spur a Tech/UVA rivalry. Forbes Magazine just selected its 20 Most Educated Small Towns, and while Charlottesville is nowhere to be seen (hey, we thought this was egg-head central), Blacksburg, Virginia comes in at number 14. Citing the presence of Virginia Tech, which employs 1,371 full-time professors and 1,690 other faculty and research associates, Forbes calculates that 42.7 percent of its 41,492 population have advanced degrees and 31.6 percent have bachelor's degrees. McLean, Virginia came in at number 4, Chapel Hill, North Carolina at number 12...and the smartest small town in America: Bethesda, Maryland.