Does class size matter?
This is a question many students do not consider or care about during the admissions process. I recall my college counselor constantly asking me, "Do you want to be a name or a number?" At the time I found it to be the "stupidest question I had ever heard," and did not realize how important it was until I attended college. Small class sizes will give the students access to the professor, and often will help when it comes time for grades. When the professor knows the student's name and knows he or she has been a diligent student, the professor is more likely to give them the benefit of the doubt. In addition, large classes will be supplemented by Teaching Assistants (TA's as they are often referred to). TA's will often times teach these classes and will be the providers of outside help, if even offered at all. While this may not seem like a big deal, students truly need to have the actual professor teaching them the material, and not a TA who may not even hold a Bachelor's degree!