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Schools where Nietzsche is a hot topic in the dining hall

By Explore Editor

What the students are saying about:

University of Chicago (9 of 10)

University of Chicago

While the University of Chicago's official motto is "Crescat scientia; vita excolatur" (Let knowledge grow from more to more; and so be human life enriched), some students refer to the school as the place "where fun goes to die." This isn't entirely accurate though, as most students know before attending that they will be subject to some of the country's most rigorous university-level coursework. "The stereotype says UC students spend all their time studying … but it leaves out an important clarification. We find studying fun. We find doing work fun. Normative definitions of fun don't fly here," says Corey, a sophomore. One senior has this to say, borrowing from another city's famous motto: "If you can make it can make it anywhere. Hell, even English majors graduate to become consultants in finance and trading firms."