Who is the commander in chief of the US military? If you can answer that question, you’re doing a lot better than your fellow Brunonians, according to a recently published report by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
The study was conducted over the course of 5 years and tested 14,000 college students’ civic literacy. Results showed that more than half of the incoming freshmen among the schools tested failed a basic 60-question multiple choice exam that assessed their knowledge of America’s history and political institutions.
Even worse, Brown was cited as being among the bottom 10 schools in freshman-to-senior knowledge retention. On average, Brown seniors scored 2.7% worse on the test than freshmen did, the fourth worst decrease in the country (behind Yale, Cornell, and Johns Hopkins for the coveted worst-of-the-worst title).
A shortened version of the test can be accessed on the ISI’s website. How well did you score? Tell us below!