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The 10 Universities with the Smallest Classes

flagMany college-bound students are familiar with the terms “big school” or “small school”, but the words don’t actually mean anything until they step foot into their first 500-person lecture. Some students are more than happy to learn from the back of a massive lecture hall, quietly taking notes. Others might feel stifled by the mass of people surrounding them.

If you’re a person who learns best with one-on-one support, a lot of attention, and you generally prefer to sit in the front of the class, a college with small classes might be the right fit for you.

U.S. News & World Report recently published the top 10 colleges and universities that offer the greatest percentage of small classes.  Here they are:

1. New School
Percentage of Classes with Fewer Than 20 Students: 91.4%

2. Golden Gate University
Percentage of Classes with Fewer Than 20 Students: 83.3%

3. Harvard University
Percentage of Classes with Fewer Than 20 Students: 80.0%

4. Immaculata University
Percentage of Classes with Fewer Than 20 Students: 80.0%

5. Nova Southeastern University
Percentage of Classes with Fewer Than 20 Students: 79.4%

6. Yale University
Percentage of Classes with Fewer Than 20 Students: 79.0%

7. Columbia University
Percentage of Classes with Fewer Than 20 Students: 78.8%

8. University of Chicago
Percentage of Classes with Fewer Than 20 Students: 77.6%

9. SUNY College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry
Percentage of Classes with Fewer Than 20 Students: 76.9%

10. University of La Verne
Percentage of Classes with Fewer Than 20 Students: 76.5%

Do you have an opinion about class sizes? What works best for you?