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When deciding on a college, college-bound students have a cornucopia of factors to pick and choose from–the programs it offers, the location, the professors, the campus, the sports–there are just so many elements!
One of the most important factors that often gets overlooked, or is just misunderstood like your 8th grade goth self, is school size. The size of an enrollment class completely changes the culture of a school. Going to a university with 300 people in your freshman class is far different from going to a college with 10,000 people in your class. So if you’re looking for that big school atmosphere, today, we’re giving you a list of the ten universities with the largest undergraduate enrollment:
1. University of Central Florida
Enrollment – 45,398
Fun fact – UCF was founded with the goal to educate current and future students for promising space-age careers in engineering, electronics and other technological professions, thus serving as a support system for the nearby Kennedy Space Center. 3….2…..1…take off!
2. Ohio State University
Enrollment – 41,348
Fun fact – OSU was among the first group of public universities to raise a $1 billion endowment in 1999.
3. Arizona State University
Enrollment – 41, 256
Fun fact –To ensure college access to all Arizona residents, ASU has relatively liberal admission standards. Admission is ensured to Arizona residents in the top 25% of their high-school class with at a weighted secondary GPA of 2.5 GPA, or anyone with 24 credits of community college work with a 2.0 GPA minimum.
4. Rutgers University
Enrollment – 38,902
Fun fact – Rutgers is one of the nine Colonial colleges founded before the American Revolution. “Education is coming; education is coming!” – Paul Revere’s cousin.
5. Texas A&M University
Enrollment – 38,810
Fun fact –Texas A&M’s original mission was to educate males in farming and military technique. Because everybody knows, if you can plant a seed, you can grow an army.
6. Pennsylvania State University
Enrollment – 38,630
Fun fact – The 22,000+ student section at home football games is the largest concentrated student section in the nation…which is either a dream come true or your biggest headache.
7. University of Texas at Austin
Enrollment – 38,168
Fun fact – To show your UT pride, just show the Hook’em Horns hand signal to show you’re a Texas Longhorn. Make sure not to show it off in the wrong neighborhood though.
8. University of South Florida
Enrollment – 36,595
Fun fact – USF is also one of the nation’s top centers for the advancement in research of treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s disease.
9. Michigan State University
Enrollment – 36,389
Fun fact – East Lansing is pretty much all college town, with 60.2% of the population between the ages of 15 and 24
10. University of Florida
Enrollment – 33,628
Fun fact – Approximately 5,200 undergraduate students (or approximately 15%) are members of either a sorority or fraternity.
What’s your take? Is a big school right for you? Leave a comment!
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Over the last couple of weeks we’ve posted a lot about different things about college tuition–the most expensive private schools, the least expensive private schools, etc. We know your mind will never fully be free from thinking about how much college will cost you, but we can try to help a bit!
Our best advice–start your college scholarship search this summer! Scholarships are one of the best ways to lower the cost of tuition, and these all have simple applications you should be able to do in a short amount of time.
Here are 6 summer scholarships you should apply to now!
See if you’re a match:
3. OP Loftbed $500 Scholarship Award
Quick fact-High school seniors through doctoral-level students are eligible to apply to this scholarship.
4. Lincoln Forum Scholarship
Quick fact-3 awards will be given away.
5. Family Travel Forum Teen Travel Scholarship
Quick fact-All years of high school students are eligible.
6. Shut Up & Sweat Athletic Gear Student Athlete Scholarship
Quick fact-This scholarship will be awarded to 3 different high school student athletes.
7. AFSA Second Chance Scholarship
Quick fact-You must be enrolled in college to apply for this scholarship.
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