How do you know which is the right college for you? Have you ever considered a small private liberal arts school? When you have chosen a particular field to go into, then you must also to decide on the type of school you want to attend. Whether you want to be a lawyer, doctor, or want to work for London Plumbers you can choose a Liberal arts college. There are both advantages and disadvantages about these schools.
Here are some advantages:
· The student is the main focus of a Liberal arts school. In state run colleges and universities the faculty spends most of the time on graduate students and research however at a liberal arts school they spend more time on undergraduate students.
· The class size in a liberal arts school will be very much smaller.
· In a larger school the students may have more trouble getting the classes they desire or need in order to graduate.
· Liberal arts colleges tend to be more competitive and have students that value their education in a high degree.
Here are the disadvantages:
· The cost of going to a Liberal arts school can be expensive. A state university in the US may cost around $14,000 but private schools can cost well over $30,000.
· Students attending liberal arts schools will often take on thousands of dollars in students loans. This is quite a load to carry when you first get out of school
· There is a sense of community that you share with the whole campus. This can lead to drama and lots of gossip whereas state universities tend to be large and most students don’t know each other.
· There can be a lack of diversity in Liberal arts colleges because the minorities are unable to attend these types of schools in large numbers.
Whatever type of college or university you choose, always try to verify the advantages and disadvantages of choosing a particular school.
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