When considering what characteristics of a college make it the right choice for your future, campus size is very influential. A smaller, more tight knit college may feel right to some, where others may feel more comfortable on a campus of over 20,000 students. While neither of the two options could be ever be considered the absolute right one, they both have some considerations that students must make if they were to decide on them. For example, the schools that possess campuses of over 5,000 tend to have a low student-to-faculty ratio. A smaller campus may mean more specialized education in some cases. In others, it could be restrictive in the programs you’re interested in. Mid-size campuses, or those with 5,000 to 15,000 students, offer a better balance of majors and may offer more access to sports and extracurriculars at the loss of some of the one-on-one support of smaller schools. Large campuses of over 15,000 students offer bigger sports programs and scholarship opportunities, larger class sizes across more majors and research opportunities, but they come with far less individual attention for students. When attempting to decide on which college is right for you, campus size is sure to impact your decision. To better prepare for the other considerations that will affect your decision, read on to the information found in the resource paired alongside this post.
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