Like other Unigo Top 10 lists, it was based on votes by 30,000 college students across the country. So consider that when you’re looking at the list.
And I have to chuckle at those students in love with the word “intellectual,” and who describe their pursuits as such. Seems like a bit of an affectation. Still, it’s a fun read.
Below I’ve included the summary compiled by the Unigo site, but click on each school’s link to see the detailed reviews written by students.
At Carleton College, many joke that the five-story Gould Library is the centerpiece of the social scene.
“Intellectualism isn’t about being in class here -– it is your way of life,” one student attests. “Students study constantly both because they want to and because the work never stops. Even if you aren’t studying, you’re probably talking about something intellectual. You will very frequently run into students hanging out outside debating politics, religion or the theory of relativity,” another adds.
This outside-of-class philosophizing only enhances in-class work, and students rave about the breadth and depth of classes available.
They also praise the fantastic faculty.
“Professors here are incredibly wonderful and down-to -earth — they have high expectations, but encourage and help students to meet them. As students we’re welcomed into their offices and even their homes, usually with a plate of brownies to satiate us.”