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How to decide between public and private colleges?

Hi guys! I'm a junior, and I'm starting to look at colleges. I'm not sure if I should focus on public or private colleges. Can anyone share the pros and cons of each and their experiences at either type of school? Thanks a lot!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're starting to think about college choices. When it comes to public and private colleges, there are a few key differences you'll want to consider. Public colleges tend to be larger and receive funding from the state, which often translates to lower tuition costs, especially for in-state students. They may also offer a wider range of majors and extracurricular activities. On the other hand, private colleges are typically smaller, with a more intimate campus setting and lower student-to-faculty ratios. This can lead to more personalized attention and a close-knit community. Private colleges may also have more financial aid resources available, despite their higher sticker price. My child is currently attending a private college, and they love the supportive environment and personalized attention from professors. Ultimately, it's essential to visit both public and private colleges and consider factors like location, academic programs, and campus culture. Good luck!

10 months ago

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