College 101 - Public vs. Private

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forth so typically republican verses are the bigger ones and

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then the private colleges or smaller there are very few

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really big private universities A few examples would be in

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you or us see boston university in northeastern Those are

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all private colleges that are over ten thousand students but

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by and large the private colleges are small to medium

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sized whereas on the flip side you don't really find

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a lot of really small public universities A few examples

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might be the university of vermont or one of the

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unc campuses like unc asheville and those khun b between

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maybe three and eight thousand which is more of a

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private university size but they're still public So if you

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have public universities being funded by the government and private

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universities being funded by really rich alumni uh give my

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to assume that the private universities have more money to

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spend sometimes they can have a lot more Money They

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have certainly very big donors I think you know for

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example of fifty million dollar donation came into usc not

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long ago Harvard Literally a week ago you got a

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four hundred million dollar donation I'm to their engineering school

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and i don't read headlines about that happening Big public

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universities public universities quite often find themselves stretched a little

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bit thin because state legislatures don't have the funds to

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pay them And so sometimes the big public's could be

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cutting back on research opportunities on professors which makes for

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a bigger classes And yet big public universities are excellent

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places to go for an education name recognition and so

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forth Public colleges air primarily funded by the state and

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by tuition Private schools are primarily funded by donations and

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tuition and government contracts Typically public colleges are large and

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private colleges are small Examples of big private universities include

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gnu usc boston university and northeastern university each with over

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ten thousand students Examples of small public universities include university

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of vermont or unc asheville with only three to eight

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thousand students Private schools tend to have more money than

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public schools which can tell you something about financial aid 00:02:34.55 --> [endTime] campus facilities and so on