The New Ivies Page 9

Schools where you'll find the next generation of excellence

By Explore Editor

What the students are saying about:

Washington University in St. Louis (9 of 10)

Washington University in St. Louis

Students at Washington University in St. Louis are so passionate about their studies that the line between academic and social life is often blurred. "Students here are really smart, and it's not just in the classroom. People here talk about classes, academics, and current events all the time. At parties, it's funny to hear people talking about their most recent chemistry test or some funny lecture they had," claims one freshman. Another student has this to say: "As the 11th ranked school in the nation, people do take their academics seriously and you struggle to find a seat in the library come finals." That might read as a good warning for prospective students to make sure you really love the subject you're studying.