College Types: From Community Colleges to State Universities.

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Use the articles below to explore different types of schools and find which ones are right for you. Whether you focus on a specific type or apply to a range of college types, you'll have an idea of what to expect.

State University

State universities are operated by the states in which they exist, and offer several unique opportunities and advantages that you might not find at other...

Attending a State University: What to Expect

For information on some of the basic expectations you should have regarding state universities, check out this article and the information within....

Public University

Public universities are the other primary form of university available to students, aside from private universities. If you're looking into colleges, then...

Public University vs. Private College

The major difference between public universities and private colleges lies in how they are funded. This affects students because funding is tied to tuition...

Getting the Best Value from a Public University

With accelerating costs and dwindling resources, you may find it difficult to acquire a high-quality college education without problems, but public universities...


Private College

Private college is one of the primary kinds of college available to interested students, and knowing more about it can only help you in your college admissions...

Is the Cost of Private College Worth It?

Attending a private college offer many benefits. However, private colleges can be quite expensive. Despite all the benefits that private universities and...

Private College Week

Want to learn more about private colleges and private universities? Consider attending private college week, a unique way to find out all the information...

Honors College

Honors college programs are generally programs for smaller groups of students who have met some kind of specialized requirements in order to qualify for...

Honors College and Honors Experiences: Speaking as a Parent to Parents

Here's all the information that a parent needs about honors college to talk about the subject with your kids....

A Day in the Life of an Honors College or Program Student

Here, you'll find a description of a day in the average life of an honors college student, to give you a good idea of whether or not it's right for you....


Going Back to College

If you've been out of school and in the work force for some amount of time, and now you're looking to get back into school, then you've come to the right...

Back to College: Federal and State Aid

There are plenty of sources of federal and state financial aid available for even students who are going back to college after some time in the work force....

Back to College: Admission Essays and Personal Statements

Here, you'll find tips and advice for writing admissions essays and personal statements when you haven't been in school for some time....

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