University vs. College

University vs. College

A university and a college are slightly different in set-up and size.

A university (noun) is an institution of learning that provides both undergraduate and graduate programs. It also provides technical and professional training programs in addition to general liberal arts studies.

Example:

1. "I attended a four-year university to study foreign policy."

A college (noun) is an institute of higher learning, smaller than a university, usually providing general liberal arts training vs. technical or professional training.

Example:

1. "I attended a local, two-year college to brush up on my liberal art skills."

More Examples of University and College:

1. "I applied to a university because I want to focus my studies primarily on engineering."

2. "I'm beginning my college career at a local college in order to study liberal arts. I hope that this experience lets me learn what my interests are."

*Hint/Tip: A university is often larger and more inclusive of a variety of academic studies than a college.

Together in a sentence:

"I prefer to attend a university because I can move from their undergraduate program into their graduate program, and my local college only offers undergraduate courses.

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