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How do I compare larger universities and smaller colleges?

Question: What differences should I take into consideration when looking at larger universities and smaller colleges?

One of the fundamental decisions that high schoolers have to make during their college selection process is that of big school or small school. By big school we generally mean a large state university such as Penn State University at University Park, Ohio State University, or Michigan State University. These are truly big schools with student bodies in the 25-to-35+ thousand range. Their campuses are very large and they offer an overwhelming number of degree programs and courses.

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