When deciding what college or university to attend, there are many factors to consider. From location to degree programs offered, it’s important to assess all aspects of a school before making a final decision. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with all the decisions, it’s a good idea to start with an easier one: do you want to attend a smaller college or a large university? There are many pros and cons for both of these options, and we discuss a few here.
- More one-on-one attention from professors, which provides more opportunities for help, added learning, and more.
- Smaller class sizes and individual studies.
- More chances to get opportunities to get to know your professors on a personal level, meet alumni, and make lasting impressions.
- There are more chances to make a big difference in your school.
- A majority of your classes will be taught by distinguished professors, rather than teaching aids or assistants.
- Everyone on campus becomes a familiar face, and the campus becomes a family.
- There are usually less options for degree programs, so make sure you find one that offers what you are interested in.
- If you are looking for a school with a big sports team or opportunities for social programs like Greek life, you may not find it in a smaller college, or they may be limited.
- On campus housing is often limited.
- Usually, there is a wider selection of degree programs and majors offered, so if you are unsure of the path you want to take, a larger university may be a good choice.
- Athletics and extracurricular activities are a big focus and offer more opportunities for those who want to get involved outside of the classroom.
- More housing options and chances to live on campus.
- Large, lecture courses are common, making it hard to get to know your professor or get individual attention.
- Less opportunities to make a difference or have your voice heard.
- Harder to do things like change majors or add a course, as there are usually more regulations in place.
At Everglades University, we strive to create an atmosphere that fits the needs of all of our students. From on-campus students who look for a community environment to distance learners who prefer to complete their studies from the comfort of their own home, we hope to make everyone happy in their choice to further their education with us. If you have questions about the programs we offer, class sizes, and more, visit our website or give us a call at 888-854-8308.