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Big v small

coolcat212coolcat212 Registered User Posts: 28 Junior Member
I was wondering what are like major differences between big and smalls schools? And if one's better (in your opinion) than the other?

Replies to: Big v small

  • newjerseygirl98newjerseygirl98 Registered User Posts: 2,161 Senior Member
    edited October 2015
    I prefer big schools, for these reasons:

    -More clubs
    -More possible friends
    -More majors
    -Variety of housing

    Small colleges are popular for these reasons:

    -Small classes
    -Close relationship with professors
    -Sense of community
    -Possibility to design your own major

    All of these things depend on the school. My #1 school is huge (20,000), but has a close-knit community, with an average class size of only 22.
    Not every small school is "close-knit", so I recommend visiting colleges your interested.
  • happy1happy1 Forum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 24,504 Forum Champion
    Tons of threads on CC on the difference between LACs and universities.
  • whenhenwhenhen Registered User Posts: 5,641 Senior Member
    @newjerseygirl98 Plenty of large schools offer the option to design a major. Some just call these customized programs multidisciplinary studies, interdisciplinary studies, or something else. In fact, IMO it's easier to design a customized field of study at a larger school owing to the larger number of courses which might tangentially relate to some theme.
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