What are your chances of acceptance?
Your chance of acceptance
Duke University
+ add school
Your chancing factors
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

Are research universities always better than others?

Hi guys, I wanted your opinions on whether research universities are generally better than other types of schools. I'm not sure if I should prioritize getting into a research university or just focus on the overall fit of the schools I apply to. What are some pros and cons of attending a research university? Thanks for your input!

9 months ago

Hi! It's great that you're thinking about what type of school would be the best fit for you. Research universities and other types of schools both have their pros and cons, so it really depends on what you're looking for in a college experience.

Research universities often offer more resources, funding, and opportunities for undergraduate research. They also tend to have a wider range of majors and degree programs. However, they can sometimes be quite large, and you might not get as much individualized attention from professors.

On the other hand, smaller colleges and liberal arts schools often have a strong focus on undergraduate teaching and may provide a more intimate learning environment. Class sizes are generally smaller, and you may have more opportunities to interact with faculty. Ultimately, it's essential to consider your personal preferences and career goals when choosing a school. Good luck with your college search!

9 months ago

About CollegeVine’s Expert FAQ

CollegeVine’s Q&A seeks to offer informed perspectives on commonly asked admissions questions. Every answer is refined and validated by our team of admissions experts to ensure it resonates with trusted knowledge in the field.