Study Suggests Attractiveness Can Be Helpful In Class

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A recent study conducted by the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests good looks translate to better grades for high school students.

As 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten reported Tuesday, the study, which included an analysis of 9,000 high school students, found that better looking students have an advantage when it comes to grades.

However, students at Validus Preparatory Academy in the Bronx told Baumgarten that looks are not what is important at their school.

“It’s not true because it’s not based your looks, it matters how smart you are,” Joshua said.

Some students said the less attractive students overcompensate by doing better.

The study is expected to be published Friday.

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