For most college students, there's a differentiation between life inside the classroom and out; there's a time to be cerebral and then there's the other 22 hours of the day. Unigo looked for schools that cater to students who happily spend all their waking hours in pursuit of intellectual stimulation, questioning life, challenging the status quo and letting their curiosity run wild. Thirty thousand student votes later, they identified the top ten schools where being a "nerd" (as they often, and lovingly, refer to themselves) is truly the norm.
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The rise of inter-disciplinarity has not diminished the hyper-specialization in the academy, and the resultant pursuit of status through esoteric language has deepened the gulf between humanists and the public.
Patient and persistent critical inquiry has never been as crucial as it is in these uncertain economic times, and the development of this capacity is one of the defining features of a liberal education.
In this age of campus obsession with sensitivity above all else, some may think that criticizing a university professor could rightfully land a student in hot water. But colleges and universities must not insulate themselves from serious controversy.
All too often, students have a distorted view of what the "best" college is. Families aren't going to get answers from admissions pamphlets. They will get answers by listening to current college students.