Colleges and Universities: Does it really matter where you go?

United States
November 4, 2006 9:46am CST
Do you think the particular college you attend really makes a difference in your future? I know people who think it does, but I believe that as long as you apply yourself and learn to your fullest extent, you can learn as much at a Community College as you can at an Ivy League school. What do you think?
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@suzieque (2343)
• Canada
7 Nov 06
I think it matters. For example UBC, a famous university are known for having a great science, engineer, faculty. SFU, another known university is know for having a great Business Faculty. So it really depends on where you go. Also, Employers tend to favor those who have gone to a reputable university as oppose to college.
• United States
8 Nov 06
So you consider there to be a difference between a college and a university? In the US many times the 2 terms are used interchangably, and as long as the school is accredited the degree carries the same weight. However, some people do put more emphasis on a degree from one school over another because of specific reputations or programs.
@photon5d (73)
• India
7 Nov 06
I think it matters a lot........ In colleges its a general syllubus........... where as in universities its completly a different syllubus They have there own syllubus and in universities there will be always updations in the syllubus...... So i prefer universities.........
• United States
8 Nov 06
Very interesting. In which country do you live?
@pinkdelyt (192)
• Philippines
15 Nov 06
hi chewy! in this place where i live and grew up, the university you've gone to does matter a lot. majority of the companies will look into your credentials and how reputable your school in college was. they wouldn't go for applicants who came from a far-flung college that doesn't make a name for itself. if you want a good job, good opportunities for career growth - then enrol yourself in a reputable university. it is an investment you won't regret!
@nabiula (111)
• Malaysia
8 Nov 06
Universities
@Heloise (73)
• Canada
7 Nov 06
I think it may matter where you study, you have to chose carefully where you go. I've chosen a school to study 3D animation and it wasn't the right one... Now I'm back at University because of this...
• Malaysia
7 Nov 06
if gv me chose i sure choese Universities
@niksan87 (212)
• Bulgaria
7 Nov 06
Hey if someone is styding in the university of Duisburg , please write me :)
• United States
7 Nov 06
well, i guess yo ushould pick one that is not as expensive. i just randomly picked one and when i got there i realized it was a private college and now im gonna be paying alot of money.
• United States
7 Nov 06
well, i guess yo ushould pick one that is not as expensive. i just randomly picked one and when i got there i realized it was a private college and now im gonna be paying alot of money.
• United States
6 Nov 06
I think it makes a differenece as far as the connections you make and networking. Nowadays it is as much (or more) who you know as what you know. Alumni of certain colleges do tend to favor people from their own alma matter more. As far as quality of education, well I think that varies at every college in every classroom and is very hard to measure, but generally is just as good at most colleges of the same type (all technical schools versus all 4 year colleges are majorly different).
• United States
5 Nov 06
This is a good question. I don't feel it should matter. I feel that (like you say) as long as you apply yourself and have your degree it should matter. Yet, I was applying for a job and it said that a requirement was a degree from an "accredited" university. So, who's to say.
• United States
5 Nov 06
I think the quality of the education varies from school to school and depending on what field your going into some employers will higher a person from a well known college before one from the community college. I chose to opt out of college all together. It required discipline that I had not developed until well into adulthood. I may at some point decide to attend the local community college to further my education.