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How do I decide between a small liberal arts college and a large university?

Hello collegevine, I'm a junior in high school and I'm starting to research different types of colleges. I'm not sure if I should focus on small liberal arts colleges or larger universities. What are the main differences between these types of schools, and how can I determine which one is the best fit for me? Thanks for your help!

10 months ago

Hey there! I understand that it can be challenging to choose between a small liberal arts college and a large university, as both have their unique advantages. Let me share some key differences that might help you make your decision. Small liberal arts colleges tend to have a tight-knit community, smaller class sizes, and a focus on undergraduate education. This provides students with more opportunities to engage with professors and peers, and potentially develop strong relationships. On the other hand, large universities often have more extensive resources, a wider variety of majors, and opportunities for research and extracurricular activities. They also tend to have more diverse student bodies and a broader range of social events. To determine which type of school would be the best fit for you, consider your preferences in terms of class size, faculty interaction, and campus atmosphere. Reflect on whether you'd like to be part of a smaller community or if you'd prefer the bustling environment of a larger institution. You could also visit campuses (virtually or in person) to get a feel for the atmosphere and talk to current students or alumni. Ultimately, the best decision will depend on your personal preferences and priorities. Good luck with your research, and I hope you find the right fit!

10 months ago

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