At a big university, there will always be new people to meet, things to do, and probably more course options than at a smaller school. But some students are more comfortable, and perform better, in a tight-knit community.
“It's easy to get lost in the crowd at a big university, like Arizona State, but I recognized this and realized it was up to me to make something of my time at ASU,’ says Mr. Alex. He followed through by joining a fraternity and getting an on-campus job giving tours to prospective students.
If you end up at a big school, get involved to find your niche. Remember, too, that a big school will most likely be broken up into several colleges – one for liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, education, etc. – and these may have the feel of a smaller school.