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What are the benefits of attending a large university versus a small college?

Hello! I'm trying to decide if I should apply to larger universities or smaller colleges, but I'm not sure what the benefits and drawbacks of each are. Can any of you share your experiences and help me understand the differences between the two? I'd greatly appreciate your insight!

9 months ago

Hey there! I can definitely share some insights from my child's experience. At a large university, you'll likely find a wider range of academic offerings, research opportunities, and extracurricular activities. Additionally, big schools tend to have more resources, such as state-of-the-art facilities and bigger budgets for financial aid. On the other hand, smaller colleges often have a greater focus on teaching and a more intimate classroom experience, with smaller class sizes and more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with professors. It's also worth noting that the campus environment can be quite different – smaller colleges may offer a stronger sense of community, while larger universities can provide a more diverse social scene. Ultimately, the choice between a large university and a small college will depend on your personal preferences and priorities. Consider visiting both types of schools to get a better feel for which environment suits you best. Best of luck with your decision!

9 months ago

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