Few people doubt that Yalies are smart, but which residential college is the smartest is always up to debate. If grade-point average is the direct measure, Ezra Stiles appears to be the most intellectually gifted.
The Stiles master and dean announced today in an email to all Stilesians that the college won the Gimbel Cup, awarded each year to the residential college with the highest standing in scholarship based on grade-point averages from Spring and Fall 2010.
According to an email sent from Stiles’ Master Stephen Pitti, Ezra Stiles holds the record for the longest consecutive streak of Gimbel victories. The college won six straight years from 1977 through 1983, however “ever since [they] have struggled to start a new dynasty.”