Originally Posted by madeinuk
I think that the problem that I have is that I think that giftedness ought to be the norm at a university or at least a top tier/state flagship one. So I would be more comfortable if the inverse of what you wrote applied I suppose.

I guess that I am too idealistic.

The problem isn't idealism. It's math.

There aren't enough gifted people who want to actually attend state flagship universities to do that.

The gifted people tend to be in the Honors program or whatever it is called at the state flagship university.