See, UAlbany is a good value

ok cupid ualbany chart

Funny how our stats classes never covered topics like this one.

Today's chart featuring titillating info of questionable value: this chart comes from the often interesting (really) research blog for the dating service OK Cupid. From the accompanying explanation:

Generally speaking, the more your parents are paying for your education, the more horny you are. If only Freud were still around to help us understand; instead we have psychology majors, those Adidas shower sandals, and darkness.
You can think of the dotted best-fit line as dividing the good sex-ed values (above the line) from the bad ones (below). The line also gives us a handy sliding scale: given a 36-week school year and the average partner, every $2,000 spent on your college tuition is an extra time you could be having sex that year.

And, from this perspective, UAlbany turns out to be an excellent value.

This is from a post titled "10 Charts About Sex," which happens to be an accurate description of its content. (By the way: that dot way up in the right corner -- Sarah Lawrence.)

chart: OK Cupid

Comments

Cool! Good to know you can get a crappy education at a no-name university and have some sex on the side.

Like a lot of research, this raises more questions than it answers.

Notably, the chart measures "How many times a week the students would like to have sex," not how many times they actually have sex -- which would be a much more telling statistic.

One could argue either way about the relative promiscuity of high achieving students vs. those at state schools. Could it be that students who spend more time hitting the books don't get as much action as their rowdy keg & eggin' cousins? That's the real question.

Rob- A SUNY education does not mean mediocre students and a private education does not mean exceptional students. Perhaps you meant GPA vs sex?

Carrie: Thank you -- as soon as I posted that comment, I realized I'd made a mistake. I think what I meant to do was keep the discussion based on tution cost, but hit submit without thinking it through.

I attended a state school, and while I was a mediocre student, many of my classmates were incredibly smart people who would have excelled at any college -- even the most elite institutions in the country.

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