Nietzschean Supermen and Superwomen Page 8

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

By Explore Editor

What the students are saying about:

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College

As a current senior says, “If the idea of spending four years surrounded by a bunch of slightly off-kilter, extremely cerebral and typically poorly dressed people sounds good to you, then you'll love Swarthmore.” “We’re awkward nerds here, but definitely not in an unattractive way! In fact, some peoples’ awkward characterists are what make them so very human and lovable.” “We spend a lot of time having 4am philosophical conversations on the true nature of poetry, etc.” “Though it's true that we like to play misery poker while having dinner in our one dining hall (e.g. 'I have a 15 page paper due tomorrow and I haven't even read one of my sources,' 'Tell me about it; I have to write a film paper on Andy Warhol's 5-hour long film of his friend sleeping, which I haven't seen either.' 'That doesn't sound so bad, at least it's a movie.' 'The paper is due in two hours.'), we play misery poker together because Swarthmore students love to philosophize, collaborate and share.” A final student sums up, “Swarthmore is a good place to find a husband or wife, because the high intellectual capacity of everyone here means you’re more likely to find your ‘soulmate’, or some other stupid term like that.”