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What are the key differences between liberal arts colleges and research universities?

Hey all! I'm a current junior, and I'm trying to decide whether I should apply to liberal arts colleges or research universities. What are the main differences between these two types of schools, and how might they affect my college experience? Thanks for any insights!

10 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're considering your options for college. As a parent who's been through the process, I can share some key differences between liberal arts colleges and research universities. Liberal arts colleges tend to be smaller, with a focus on a well-rounded education and personalized attention from professors. Classes are generally discussion-based, and students often have opportunities to build relationships with faculty members. Research universities, on the other hand, are usually larger and can offer a wide range of majors and resources. They often prioritize research and may have more opportunities for internships and hands-on experiences. However, you might find larger class sizes and less personal interaction with professors. Your college experience could vary greatly depending on the type of school you choose, so it's crucial to think about what you value most in a learning environment. Consider visiting some campuses and talking to current students to get a feel for each type of institution. Best of luck!

10 months ago

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