April 2, 2013
Vanity Fair and "60 Minutes" have released a poll of the public on alma maters. Among the findings:
- Only 32 percent of adults can name the president or dean of their alma mater.
- Asked about the SAT, 39 percent called the test "a necessary evil," while 23 percent called it a "successful equalizer."
- Only 34 percent could name Illinois as the state where you can find Northwestern University. (Washington State was picked by 17 percent, Michigan by 11 percent and Oregon by 6 percent).
- Asked what they wished they had done more of in college, 48 percent said studying, 40 percent said networking, 4 percent said sex and 1 percent said drugs.
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