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.

What is a Private College?

A private college is independent and sets its own policies and goals, as well as being privately funded, and tend to be 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 September 29, 2015

A Private College May Be a Liberal Arts College

A liberal arts college 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 September 29, 2015

How to Identify a Good Private College

Attending a private college gives you numerous opportunities to learn, including reputation, smaller class sizes, lower student-to-teacher ratio, and attractive financial aid packages. Find out more about private colleges here.

By Peterson's Staff updated on September 18, 2015

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

Colleges Near You

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
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