3 Benefits of Attending A Large University

During your college search, you should consider the benefits and drawbacks that go along with large schools and small schools.

I always knew I wanted to go to a large university, and I think I made the right choice for a number of reasons.

Here are a few of the perks of attending a big school:

  • Class Variety

Big colleges often have a wider selection of classes than smaller schools do. They usually offer programs in many different fields of study.

This is great for students who go into college undecided on their majors, or for people who want to explore multiple areas of study.

The same class is often offered at a few different times, giving students flexibility with their schedules. If you plan to work during college, this could be to your benefit.

  • Activities and Resources

Bigger schools have a lot to choose from in terms of clubs, activities and sports, so that every student can find his or her niche.

Schools that cater to huge student populations also have a lot to offer in terms of resources: well stocked libraries and well equipped gyms, for example.

Most big schools have multiple libraries and dining halls to cater to the large number of students that attend.

  • Social Life

If you decide to go to a big school, you can rest assured that you’ll never be bored. You don’t see the same faces every day; there are countless opportunities to meet people.

A lot of students love the social atmosphere that comes with going to a big college.

The sports aspect may also play into your decision: big games, homecoming weekends and sports rivalries all contribute to a sense of community. Students create ties to a huge network of students and alumni.

In addition, big schools draw in students with varying interests, resulting in diverse student populations.

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Selma Haveric

Selma Haveric

Selma Haveric is a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studying journalism and Spanish. When she’s not studying, she loves reading, traveling and bike riding. She’s currently deciding whether to go to law school or to postpone her studies for a year and teach English in Spain.
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