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Large and Small Colleges There are many advantages for large colleges. First of all, large colleges are usually prestigious and have a good reputation. The level of classes in large colleges is often high; large colleges usually have well qualified faculty with long experiences. Moreover, more courses are offered in large colleges, so students have wider options to select. In addition, large colleges usually have more facilities such as labs, clubs, cafeterias, and libraries. This, of course, leads to a better academic achievement on part of the students. Finally, there are more exposure to different cultures in large colleges. Large colleges have large campuses and students from different cultural backgrounds. Students in large colleges have a good chance to contact and compete with international students. As a result, the communication skills of students will inevitibally develop. In fact, all students,if possible, are preferred to study at large colleges. However, this does not mean that small colleges have no advantages. There are many advantages for small colleges. The ease of admission, for example, is one of the most important of such advantages. Getting admission in large colleges seems to be very difficult compared with small colleges. Another advantage of small colleges is the low cost of studying. The tuitions and fees of studying at small colleges are usually low compared with those of large colleges. Finally, small colleges have fewer students than large colleges. The small size of classes can lead to better understanding of the subjects on part of the students. Moreover, it can help students study well and utilize the college facilities, such as the labs and library, more effectively.
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