Jul 27

3 Benefits of Attending a Small College

Trying to decide where to go to school? Consider going to small college instead of a large university - here's why.

When pursuing your college search, you have tons of options to explore. One of the first questions you need to answer is whether you want to attend a big university or a small college. While a large school may offer a long list of amenities, small college have certain qualities that will increase the value of your education. Here are three benefits of attending a small college. 

1. Small Classes

One of the biggest (and most noticeable) benefits of a small college is the class size. You won’t be stuck in an auditorium with hundreds of other students. Instead, you’ll receive a more personal experience in a more intimate environment. This means that you’ll be able to participate in more discussion based classes where you’re able to make your voice heard. You’ll be able to grow as a student and more actively participate in your education.

2. Quality Interactions with Faculty

As well as smaller classes, you’ll also be able to benefit from more face-to-face time with faculty, rather than teaching assistants. The lower student to faculty ratio means that your professors will be more dedicated to your personal success. This ability to engage in quality interactions with faculty can help you succeed academically and develop connections that might prove useful in your future. With this kind of attention to your growth as a student, you’ll feel more like an individual in your classrooms, not just a number.

3. Sense of Community

At a small college, you’ll be able to flourish better because of the sense of community that is commonly found at small colleges. On a smaller campus, you’ll be able to get to know more of the students you have classes with. Plus, you’ll be able to increase your involvement in the things that interest you  You’ll have an identity and be a part of the campus, not apart from it.

South College prides itself on being a small college with a thriving community. We want you to benefit from having smaller classes and valuable one-on-one experiences with our stellar faculty. Contact us today to find out more!

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