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why do students choose private colleges instead of four year public universities?

I don't mean the Ivy league schools, I am mean no-name private schools. For example there are a couple of private schools always being advertised where I lived: Brown-Mackey and Carrington. Why would someone choose these schools over the four year public university that is also in my town? Their tuition is more expensive. Their name recognition barely exists.

Asked By: catmich99 - 11/3/2012
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As for the overpriced for-profit schools- many are outright scams and get shunned in the job market due to their lack of credibility. Most are not even regionally accredited. Some student s enroll because they get suckered by the advertising or they think it's a lazy route to get a degree. See RipOffReport.com for... More
Answered By: Derek - 11/3/2012
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A lot of times, the private schools (with their higher tuitions) have more grant money to give to students. State universities tend to offer more loan programs... More
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Answered By: NStewart - 11/3/2012
 
For-profit schools may have low admission standards.
Answered By: Emily M - 11/3/2012
 
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