What are the pros and cons of a large state school?

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What are the pros and cons of a large state school?

Reecy Aresty
College Admissions/Financial Aid Expert & Author Payless For College, Inc.

What are the pros and cons of a large state school?

Pros: 1. Every course imaginable should be offered 2. Plenty of opportunity to change majors 3. Plenty of the opposite sex 4. Always something going on 5. Fraternities & sororities abound 6. Lots of sports teams so school spirit is usually at a peak 7. Costs are less than at private schools Cons: 1. Students get lost in the shuffle 2. Difficulty going 1 on 1 w/professors 3. There could be many student teachers 4. In FL the likelihood of graduating in 4 yrs is slim, as in other states 5. Financial aid is less abundant

Ronald Harris

What are the pros and cons of a large state school?

Large University Pros: * Wide variety of majors and courses * Well-stocked libraries * Variety of housing opportunities * Well-funded sports programs * Wide range of academic and social opportunities * Easy to escape the "bubble" * Many "networking" opportunities * Many alumni * Distinguished or famous faculty Large University Cons: * Large class sizes * Many courses taught by teaching assistants, not professors * Professors focused on their own research and graduate thesis projects—little student-teacher interaction * Pressure on students to take initiative; to be go-getters * You have to make people work with you if you want something * More rules and procedures related to enrolling in and designing course study—red tape * Potential of getting lost in the crowd