Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHigher Education (University +) · 10 months ago

I have an IQ of 85 which is normal. Why have my teachers always advised me against going to a university?

8 Answers

  • Anonymous
    10 months ago
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    because universities are a waste of time and money. open up an internet business selling nazi paraphernalia instead.

  • An IQ of 85 is NOT average it is below average,  90-100 is average unless of course you are a red neck in which case 6.5 would be considered good.

  • 10 months ago

    You're too smart for that.  Why would you blow 6 figures of your future poverty earnings on a piece of paper you can use to wipe your azz with one time when you're in a jam?  You could be out there earning money and buying an endless supply of toilet paper instead.

  • 10 months ago

    No one with an IQ of 85 writes as well as you do. Why do you keep posting this stuff about having a low IQ?

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  • 10 months ago

    That's one standard deviation below the mean of 100. And even an IQ of 100 is far below the average college student. How well are you doing in high school - in honors and/or Advanced Placement courses? GPA above 3.0, preferably above 3.25?

    You might consider vocational/occupational training programs, e.g. through community college or other trade schools. Where do your talents, abilities, interests, etc, lie? Not in academics. But you certainly have some sort of abilities you can pursue to create a decent job/career for yourself.

  • 10 months ago

    Figure out what you want your future career / life to be.  Do you need university for that?  If so, then go to university.

    If not, then don't.

  • MS
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    College success depends on much more than IQ.  There are high-IQ people who don't do well, and lower-IQ people who excel.  It also depends on your work ethic, your study habits, your major field of study and how well it matches up with you, etc.  So they may be advising you against it because you aren't a great student.  If you want to go and feel you would do well, then go.  They can't stop you.

  • Iam
    Lv 6
    10 months ago

    Do you want to go?

    Then go, already.

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