Every year, thousands of students across America and around the world decide to attend private colleges in the US.
Should you? Learn the answers to these questions first:
Private colleges and universities receive no money from the government of the state where the school is located (for example, New York, Illinois, or Texas).
On the other hand, public colleges and universities do receive state funding.
Tuition can vary by thousands of dollars at different colleges.
At private colleges and universities, base tuition (before scholarships and grants are taken into account) is the same for all students no matter where they live—in the state, out of the state or in another country.
Public colleges and universities tend to be more inexpensive than private colleges for US students who attend a school in the state where they reside.
Private colleges and universities come in all sizes, from a few hundred students to tens of thousands. The very largest US colleges and universities, however, tend to be public.
The US has hundreds of private colleges and universities where you can earn a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and/or a doctoral degree.
Many of the most famous and prestigious US colleges and universities are private. Harvard, Yale, Columbia and the rest of the Ivy League schools all are private.
But schools in the Ivy League aren’t the only prestigious ones. Remember that many public colleges and universities have excellent reputations, too. For example, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill both are highly regarded.
Only you can decide.
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