This is the intelligence score of New Jersey

New Jersey always seems to be the butt of every joke, but when the results of the poll came out revealing the smartest states in the entire nation, no one was laughing at the results for the Garden State.

If you live in New Jersey, it will come as no surprise that we're pretty smart. We're the only state that could make something like the Asbury Circle work.

How smart is New Jersey?

You have to be smart to understand the geometry and physics involved in navigating this road wonder of the world. You need not only mental toughness but also the hand-eye coordination of a professional athlete to get to the other side.

We have a reputation for being rude here in New Jersey, and I'm not sure we don't deserve that reputation, but you won't hear many people question our intelligence, and that's a good thing.

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Yahoo! Life published a study that found that New Jersey is the second smartest state in the US, after Massachusetts (which makes sense, since you have to be smart to even spell the state's name).

What is the average IQ in New Jersey?

Check out some of these amazing stats that back up our ranking. Our average IQ is a whopping 102.8 and our average SAT score is 1081 (sorry, I brought that average down a bit).

New Jersey's college graduate rate is nearly 50%, so congratulations to New Jersey for putting aside the punch lines and making it almost to the top of America's smart mountain.

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