Private or public University?Answered
My top three uni's are UC Irvine, USD, and Biola. Both Biola and USD are private schools and UCI is public. My question is which is more prestigious a private or public uni and which is better for job opportunities after a bachelors degree?
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They are all very good schools that would look good on a resume. I would say that even though Irvine is public, it is the most prestigious of the three. USD and Biola are only private since they are Catholic, like Notre Dame, or Villanova.
Overall the type of school doesn't determine if it's a good school or not. Take me for example. Both UW and Reed college are top non ivy selective schools, UW is a big state school while Reed is a small liberal arts school. It could go both ways in which could help you more for job opportunities. UW is just a big school which means it has a lot of resources that can help you and programs. Reed on the other hand purely by size wouldn't have as many but since it's smaller you get more personal advise and experience to work closely with perspective job officials. Does that make sense? Basically it depends on what you are going for. Also at big schools it is more likely that programs will be limited due to the sheer value of students while smaller schools tend to be more inclusive. I hope that makes sense. I would look to see which has a section on their sites about life after graduation and how they help you.
Private or public has little to do with it- sure, when looking at the US news rankings, there are far more top privates, but they are also extremely wealthy. There are incredibly prestigious public schools and low-prestige private schools (and the other way around.)
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