In general, "prestige" implies that someone will be impressed by the name on your degree. Usually, in the US, that has a lot more to do with how selective a given school is than what sort of education it may offer. There are regional differences in which schools are accorded the most prestige but, in general, there are many colleges that are supremely difficult to get in to, and they are usually more prestigious than, say, a state university that is not very selective.
I am afraid that question is more complicated that it seems, and there is no easy answer.
It depends on the institution and the program (major) completed. The use of the words "College" or "University" do not automatically bestow prestige. Some people believe that a University implies a better education, but there are plenty of superb institutions that are "Colleges" because the name has been handed down through history. Wellesley and Bryn Mawr are both prestigious institutions with the word "College" in their names.
Perhaps the most important thing is to choose an institution that is right for you. The right size, the right program, the right location. Use the national rankings to choose for excellence. There is always prestige in excellence.
In addition to the response above - The most important thing is that if you have learned something from an institution you're in. Yes, you maybe in a university or best colleges, but it does not guarantee you that you'll learn. Learning process starts to us individuals....
A university generally has a graduate school as well as an undergraduate institution of learning. As an undergrad, you would have probably nothing to do with the graduate students unless they were teaching your courses. Both colleges and universities have an equal likelihood of prestige.
College or university is not important where education is concern. Learning in right manner is important not the institution.
The College of William and Mary kept college in its title after it became a university. It was the first college in the US to become a university. William and Mary has more prestige than most schools.
To answer this question, let's take a look at two schools:
University of California - Irvine
Both are great schools, but Dartmouth is ranked much higher than UC Irvine. And arguments about ranking aside (because I know there are many!), most would argue that Dartmouth is more prestigious than UC Irvine, despite having "college" in the name.
To take it one step further, Harvard University, arguably one of the best schools in the world, has "University" in the name. Same as UC Irvine; different from Dartmouth.
So, it is pretty clear that "university" vs. "college" bears no wait on a school's prestige.
When it comes time to figure out where YOU should apply and, even more, where YOU should attend, how the school is named should be the absolute last last last thing on your list of considerations. Why? Because it doesn't matter!
The most important thing is to go to the BEST school you can get into.
And here's why:
First, like it or not, brand names matter. We can have a separate debate on whether they should matter, but it won’t change the fact having “Harvard” or “Columbia” or “University of Chicago” on your resume makes a powerful statement. So to the extent that rankings affect an employer’s assumptions about a job applicant’s potential, then they should continue to be an important determinant for your target school list.
Second, the college experience is more profoundly influenced by the caliber of his peers than by any other factor (student-to-faculty ratio, class size, urban/rural). More than ever, college is about building a network for the future. Better to be surrounded by curious, diverse, ambitious peers who will be successful in the future than to spend time and money on a campus “near a bustling city.”
THAT is what you should think about when considering your future college plans. The caliber of the school matters, not how it is named :)
Regis University is more prestigious than Denver university because it offers professional and graduate programs.
An alumnus (plural alumni) is a graduate, or more specifically a male graduate, of a college, university, or school.
You have a more impressive resume/transcript, and will then hopefully getting into a more competitive/prestigious graduate program and receive more scholarships.
Yes. You can graduate from college with more than one major.
college graduate's salary is more than a high school graduate
A college gradute with a Bachelors degree will earn about 65% more than a High School graduate. A Masters degree will get you about 105% more.
The GRE is a test required to get into many graduate schools. The best place to find out about preparation classes for the GRE is your college or university. If you have already graduated, check with a local college or university or check with one you want to attend for graduate school.
An MBA is a Masters in Business Administration. Thus, it is a graduate degree. It could take the completion of approximately 46 or more graduate credits depending on the college or university you take it at.
A university is not necessarily better than a college. In fact, a university is actually a collection of colleges. A university also offers more types of degrees than a college. Most colleges do not offer graduate degree programs. Choosing between a college and university depends upon the type of education you want to receive and the atmosphere in which you want to receive it.
Yes college graduates make more money than non-college graduates. On average a non-college graduate makes $18,734 and a college graduate makes $27,915.
Many schools across the United States specialize in Anesthesiology. Some of the more prestigious schools include the University of California, San Francisco, University of Washington, and Johns Hopkins University.
Fe Del Mundo, the first Asian who entered the prestigious Harvard University School of Medicine and credited for her studies that led to the invention of the incubator. She is a graduate of the University of the Philippines (UP) and has contributed more than hundreds of articles in medical journals in the U.S.