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Schools where Nietzsche is a hot topic in the dining hall

By Explore Editor

What the students are saying about:

Kenyon College (5 of 10)

Kenyon College

Incoming freshman don't choose Kenyon for the bustling cosmopolitan scene of Gambier, OH. Instead, they come for the tightknit community of intellectual, quirky students who want a pure college experience without the distractions of the outside world. According to Nina, a senior, "The whole academic culture at Kenyon, which encourages exploration and branching out, lends itself well to completing diversification. Students will take Economics just for fun and find out later that it completed their quantitative reasoning requirement--surprise, you took a math class!" Students commonly praise the school's laidback environment and lack of academic competition. "The atmosphere is probably not as competitive at comparable colleges; student work hard for the sole purpose of learning," says Chris, a freshman.