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How does being a research university impact a school's reputation?

Hi, I'm a high school junior interested in studying business, and I've noticed some colleges are referred to as research universities. I wonder how being a research university impacts their overall reputation and quality of education. Should I prioritize applying to research universities? Are there any notable examples of research universities with strong business programs? Thank you!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're considering studying business and exploring what different types of colleges have to offer. A research university is one where research plays a significant role in the mission of the institution, and this can have various effects on their reputation and educational experience.

What this means for students is that there might be more opportunities to engage in research projects and collaborate with faculty on their work. This can be particularly beneficial if you're considering a career in academia or if you're interested in pursuing advanced degrees. That said, non-research universities can also offer excellent business programs and a high-quality education.

As for notable examples of research universities with strong business programs, you should look into institutions like the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School), MIT (Sloan School of Management), and the University of Michigan (Ross School of Business). However, I would recommend creating a balanced list of colleges, both research universities and liberal arts colleges, to find the right fit for you and your goals. Good luck!

9 months ago

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