Here on campus, mental stimulants are all the rage. Want a temporary boost of intelligence? Pop a pill. Along with the old standby, Caffeine, Ritalin and Adderall are college favorites, especially among the science and medical students. At my particular institution, the school estimates that between 30-40% of the student population are on these cognitive enhancers, and I have observed people consuming and discussing said drugs on the steps of our library in broad daylight. I know that one of the top students in my department uses them regularly, and has offered to sell some to me. He is unphased by the fact that his behavior is considered a felony. More Students Turning Illegally To 'Smart' Drugs : NPR How do you feel about this growing practice, and if given the opportunity, would you use these enhancers? For many of my friends who are desperate to get into law/grad/med schools, the answer is an enthusiastic yes.