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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 process. Below, you'll find all the information about private college that you could need to make an educated decision as to whether or not private colleges are right for you. From information on whether or not they're worth it, how to identify good private colleges, and exactly what defines them as private colleges, Peterson's has the information on private colleges that you need.

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 colleges offer, are they really worth the price tag?

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 14, 2013

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 you need. Check out this article for more.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 28, 2013

A Private College May Be a Liberal Arts College

A liberal arts college is a private college that exposes students to a wide variety of courses instead of focusing on a specific course of study. If you want to know more about liberal arts colleges, this article has the info you need.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 28, 2013

How to Identify a Good Private College

There are many advantages to attending a private college including reputation, smaller class sizes, lower student-to-teacher ratio, and attractive financial aid packages. You can find out more about private colleges here.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 28, 2013

Colleges Near You

What is a Private College?

A private college is an independent school that sets its own policies and goals, and is privately funded. Private colleges are generally smaller than public or private universities. To find out more about what private colleges are, keep reading this article.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 23, 2013
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  • Type Public
  • Setting Suburban
  • Size 25,981 students
  • In-State $9,048
  • Out-of-State $31,410
  • Acceptance Moderately Difficult
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Manhattan College
Riverdale, NY
  • Type Private
  • Setting Urban
  • Size 3,403 students
  • In-State $34,300
  • Out-of-State $34,300
  • Acceptance Moderately Difficult
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Chapman University
Orange, CA
  • Type Private
  • Setting Suburban
  • Size 6,005 students
  • In-State $44,710
  • Out-of-State $44,710
  • Acceptance Very Difficult
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