Nietzschean Supermen and Superwomen Page 10

Top 10 Schools where the pursuit of knowledge goes far beyond the classroom

By Explore Editor

What the students are saying about:

Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University

“Wesleyan University, as an institution and as a community, genuinely supports and encourages ‘the life of the mind.’ If you’re honestly interested in getting a great education and really challenging yourself, Wes offers countless opportunities to do so.” Another student chimes in, “What I love about Wes is that it’s okay to get enthusiastic about the things that were uncool in high school. This is not to say that all of my friends share my enthusiasm for 19th century British social customs, or particularly tech-savvy stage lighting equipment, but I've never felt dismissed for being interested in those things. Plus, more often than not, the person you're talking to is equally interested in some related dorky thing.” “Wesleyan is a school full of truly engaged students,” says an alum who majored in government. "Students are very progressive, politically involved and active in a whole variety of extracurricular activities including the arts (particularly film), comedy, theater, and many, many others. Students are also an extremely intellectual group, meaning they are equally intellectually engaged both inside and outside of the classroom.” Two final students sum up, “Everyone here is so talented at something, and often it is the thing you would least expect.” “But if you come here, prepare to spend time around people who question every single thing – really, every single thing! – in society. All the time. It honestly never stops.”