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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 you should almost certainly be looking into public universities, and Peterson's is here to help. Below, you'll find information on how to get the best value from public universities and how to evaluate public universities, as well as how to determine whether or not a public university is right for you.

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 prices. If you're looking for more information about the difference between public and private universities, read on in this article.

By Peterson's Staff updated on September 10, 2014

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 can be just the means you're looking for.

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 14, 2013

Evaluating Public University Rankings

College guides that rank public universities on factors such as academic offerings, athletics, cost, financial aid, location don't necessarily give you all the information you need. Check here for info on how to rank public universities.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 28, 2013

Is a Public University Right for Me?

Most public universities are large institutions that provide students with many choices in terms of degree programs and student groups. You can find out more about whether or not public universities are right for you here.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 23, 2013

Colleges Near You

Ask the Experts: Public University

Read actual questions from students about public university and see answers and advice from college planning and admissions experts.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 23, 2013
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Trinity College
Hartford, CT
  • Type Private
  • Setting Urban
  • Size 2,301 students
  • In-State $46,796
  • Out-of-State $46,796
  • Acceptance Most Difficult
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  • Type Public
  • Setting Suburban
  • Size 4,584 students
  • In-State $970
  • Out-of-State $7,050
  • Acceptance Moderately Difficult
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Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
  • Type Private
  • Setting Urban
  • Size 15,047 students
  • In-State $33,800
  • Out-of-State $33,800
  • Acceptance Moderately Difficult
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