10 Reasons to Choose Community College Over University
Community College offers many benefits over University, from cost to environment. Here is a list of 10 reasons why you should choose to go to a community college instead of, or before, going to a university.
- Community colleges are substantially cheaper than Universities, and you will receive just as good of an education. Especially if you don’t know what you want to major in yet, you can just take the basic classes now, and not be out a ton of money if you decide to change your major down the line.
- You can live at home. Sure, you might not want to live with your parents, but living at home means less expense for you.
- No crowded dorms. This kinda ties in with #2. You don’t have to worry about roommates messing up your stuff, keeping you awake, etc.
- You are more likely to already know people there. If you are going to a local community college, there is a better chance that people you already know will be going to the same college. If you already know some people, making new friends will be that much easier.
- You don’t need to take the ACT or SAT. Going to a community college for two years and then transferring to a 4-year University is a great way to bypass these tests in high school and still get a 4-year degree.
- If your grades weren’t so great in high school, and let’s face it, high school grades don’t matter much in the long run (and this is coming from an honor roll student), you can still get into a community college.
- No stress about college admission. If you choose a community college, you are guaranteed to get in.
- Smaller class sizes. With smaller classes, the professors are better able to communicate with students on an individual basis, and you are better able to get an understanding of the material.
- Employers don’t care what college you got your degree from, only that you have a degree. Why go into debt paying for university when it won’t help you in the long run?
- Less emphasis on sports, in most cases. Yes. This is definitely an advantage.
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