|Student Body Size|
|Small College||<5,000 Undergrads|
|Medium College||5-15,000 Undergrads|
|Large College||>15,000 Undergrads|
What’s considered a small college?
The typical small college is a school that has an enrollment of less than 5,000 students, doesn’t have a graduate school, and has a student-to-faculty ratio of under 10:1—some are even as low as 5:1. [Find student-faculty ratio via U.S. News’s Liberal Arts Colleges rankings.]
What is a good fit college?
If a college has everything you need to succeed and have an enjoyable four years, including a location you like, an atmosphere you find welcoming, a price tag you can afford, and academics that challenge you, it is more than likely a good fit for you. For some students, location is key.
Is a bigger or smaller college better?
Small colleges often provide greater opportunities for interacting with professors and class discussion, while larger colleges frequently offer a greater variety of courses and programs and more opportunities for undergrads to get involved in faculty research projects.
How small is too small for a college?
“Small” colleges usually have fewer than 5,000 students.
Is it bad to go to a small college?
Cons of Attending a Small College
There are often fewer research facilities and resources. You’ll find less variety in social life and less emphasis on large sporting events. There are usually fewer major choices (although as I mentioned, you can often design your own major which is pretty cool).
How do you know if a college isn’t right for you?
Factors such as financial incapability, weak career programs, lack of internships, unsuitable academic rigor, family pressure, and “big name” schools should indicate that a college isn’t for you. However, certain factors such as financial capability and academic rigor should have more weight in your decision.
How do you know if a college wants you?
Ask the College What it Wants
- Contact your college rep. Most colleges have admission staff who interact with potential applicants. …
- Reach out via social media. …
- Meet with your high school counselor. …
- Talk to current college students. …
- Look at the facts about who gets in. …
- Find out more about admitted students.
How do you choose a college once you’ve been accepted?
After Acceptance: How to Finally Decide on One School
- Choose Your Top Priorities. What factors are the most important to you about your future college or university? …
- Compare Degree Programs. …
- Review Your Financial Aid Package. …
- Consider Whether the Environment Suits You. …
- Read College Blogs. …
- Compare Your Colleges.