The techies are very nerdy and they are proud of being that way
For IQ trajectory, they are among the world's smartest.
MIT has very smart kids, but not everyone there is so great. Same for the ivies.
In fact, at least 1/3, or maybe 1/2 of the HYPSM students are not that legit.
In Caltech, pretty much everyone is something academically or IQ wise.