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New Jersey is the smartest state in America. That's right, a new survey shows the Garden State as the most intelligent state.

According to SafeHome  New Jersey ranked #1

  1. New Jersey
  2. Utah
  3. Massachusetts
  4. North Carolina
  5. Montana
  6. Virginia
  7. Kansas
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Oregon
  10. Minnesota

Idaho finished last in the survey.

The state rankings were done by analyzing a few different categories in each state, including bachelor’s degrees, professional degrees, and college prep test scores.

Here are the findings in New Jersey:

  • Adults 25+ with bachelor’s degrees: 24.2%, No. 2 in U.S.
  • Adults 25+ with graduate/professional degrees: 15.6%, No. 8 in U.S.
  • Public high school graduation rate (2016-17): 91%, No. 1 in U.S.
  • Median SAT score (2018-19): 1,090, No. 28 in U.S.
  • Average composite ACT score (2017-18): 23.7, No. 13 in U.S.
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