The Southeastern Conference is one of the top producers of athletic talent. When it comes to football, there is no question that the SEC is among the elite conferences in the nation. However, when it comes to academics, there is a lot to be desired.
The Princeton Review released their academic ratings recently, and the top spot in the SEC went — unsurprisingly — to Vanderbilt in a landslide.
Vanderbilt scored a 96 on the scale of 100, while the next highest rating went to the University of Florida at just 77.
According to Saturday Down South, the ratings are based on a scale that factors in “how hard students are required to work, the rewards they receive for their efforts and the overall quality of the school’s staff, including staff availability.”
It has long been known that Vanderbilt is the top academic institution in the SEC, so the report really comes as no surprise.
You can see the full rankings for each school below.
- VANDERBILT: 96
- FLORIDA: 77
- TENNESSEE: 75
- AUBURN: 74
- SOUTH CAROLINA: 74
- ARKANSAS: 73
- GEORGIA: 73
- OLE MISS: 71
- TEXAS A&M: 71
- MISSOURI: 69
- KENTUCKY: 67
- ALABAMA: 65
- LSU: 63
- MISSISSIPPI STATE: NR (No ranking listed for the Bulldogs)
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