Why Students Should Be Attending A Huge State University Or A Small College?

1110 Words Jan 8th, 2016 5 Pages
In fall 2015, 20.2 million students were expected to enroll, to attend American colleges and universities ("Fast Facts”). Students took the time to narrow down the best fit school for themselves. With over 4,800 colleges to choose from in the United States of America, it can be difficult for some students to figure out which one will be the optimal choice. The two main colleges a student should consider before selecting, are a large university or a small college. There are many differences between the two, including learning, social life and the extracurricular activities. If students are contemplating attending a huge state university or a small college the most important is to find a school that fits their needs and who they are as a person. People tend to thrive and succeed in environments they are most comfortable in. Small colleges tend to have a better environment for a student to learn, socialize and the small community bonds students together.
In 2008 the total enrollment of the University of Wisconsin-Madison was 41,466 while the total enrollment at College of The Atlantic was 339 (Peterson 's College & University Almanac). The size of the school affects the learning of students. Large universities have larger classes that can contain up to two-hundred students at a time. This can be good for a person who doesn’t want to stand out and does better listening to lectures. Small colleges have a class size that contains twenty-five to thirty students. This allows a…

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