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What are the pros and cons of attending a large vs. small college?

Hello! I'm a junior and I'm trying to decide if I'd prefer attending a large or small college. Can anyone provide some insight on the pros and cons of each? I want to make sure I choose the right environment for me.

10 months ago

Hi there! Deciding between a large and a small college is an important choice, and I'm glad you're considering the pros and cons of each. I've helped my own child navigate this decision, so here's what we learned along the way. Large colleges often provide more resources, a wider variety of majors and courses, and more opportunities for research and internships. They also usually have a more diverse student body, which can be great for expanding your horizons. On the other hand, they can feel overwhelming, and you might feel like just a number among thousands of students. Small colleges tend to offer smaller class sizes, giving you more opportunities for one-on-one interaction with professors and a closer-knit community. This can lead to strong relationships and a more personalized education. However, small colleges may have fewer resources, fewer majors to choose from, and a less diverse student body. The choice between a large and small college really depends on your personal preferences and priorities. Do you value close relationships with professors and a tight-knit community, or do you prefer a larger, more diverse setting with more resources and opportunities? Reflecting on these questions should help you determine which environment suits you best. Good luck!

10 months ago

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