You probably know the saying "big fish in a small pond." What about small fish in a big pond? Or medium-sized ponds? Old adages aside, school size and student population can greatly influence your university experience.
by Patrick Winter Senior Associate Director of Admissions, University of Georgia
As a high school student, you probably have information from colleges and universities waiting in your mailbox every day. Yet, with approximately 4,000 colleges in the United States--and it may seem like every one of them has contacted you already--it can be hard to figure out which school is the perfect one for you.
by Jackie G. Vogl Assistant Vice President for International Enrollment Management, State University of New York, Plattsburgh
Nowhere else on Earth will you find a public university system like the one in the United States. It's big, accessible, comprehensive, and pretty inexpensive too, especially if you stay "in state." But as affordable as public schools can be, you and your family may not be able to cover all the costs. Don't worry--you're not alone.
by Greg Smith, Ph.D. Associate Vice President of Planning, Enrollment Management, and Student Affairs, California State University, East Bay
Why should you study at a public college or university? In short, they offer a huge variety of experiences and unparalleled opportunities for learning, career preparation, and meaningful social and cultural development--all at an affordable cost!