Colleges and Universities
Educational institutes are the abodes of knowledge humans seek to understand life and learn to make living comfortable, entertaining and enjoyable. Schools, colleges and universities help people to study the nature of the creation, universe, mind, matter, inventions and discoveries and explore new ways of betterment of anything concerned with humanity and its associated expectations in relation to the world at large. This category is for asking and answering about the educational institutes, their importance, research, faculties, prospects, and related job orientation opportunities.
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What can learners do to overcome the problem of high drop out rate and failure rate in their first year at colleges or universities?
I have always felt that the figure could be cut drastically if all high school graduates work for a full year between high school and college. The lion's share of "drops outs and failures" during first year at college or university is caused by the immaturity of the incoming students. Another opinion: Although there is some merit to the point about the immaturity situation, the primary reason there are such high drop-out and failure rates with freshmen in college and university is because they are simply not prepared with the kind of workload that they are faced with when they do first get exposed to college or university. Work experience really has nothing to do with it, it's more about the work load because most students that come out of high school have been pretty much babied from elementary school and haven't been faced with the kind of pressure that is put on students entering university or college. In university, it is expected of students to take their own notes, do their own research, and know their stuff when they do take the courses they do. In high school, note-taking is more easier because, for one, classes are smaller and students tend to get a lot more hand-outs than what most the professors at the universities and colleges would dream of. And those hand-outs have everything on them, so much so that students don't have to take notes. At university, though, if they're given hand-outs like on the powerpoints displayed on the screen, it is pretty well mandatory to take notes of what the professor is saying in addition to what's on the screen or the white-board. Students also tend to overload themselves with their schedules and consequently overwork themselves. It's too easy to put six courses in one semester because in high school, students could easily put in eight or even 10 courses in one semester and did just fine with the workload there; but in university and college, with the kind of workload they are faced with they soon realize that they have to drop out of certain classes in order to ease the course-load and make it easier for them to get good-enough (or better) grades. A lot of people coming into university or college just come in to get away with partying and drinking, at least that's the kind of stereotyping that comes with kids going from high school to college or university. This is primarily because they are away from the watchful eyes of their parents and feel they can do whatever they want, including partying and put their studies away for later. These type of people see college as an excuse to get away from home and party because they can do it there when they couldn't at home. A fourth possibility for increased drop-out rates is the lack of support from parents and friends. With most students entering colleges, their group of friends are no longer there: they're off at a different college or university in a different city or even a different state or province all together, and they weren't in close contact so that a student couldn't share or copy notes off of them when needed. Students have to make new friends, and even that can be hard because there are thousands of students to "choose" from. Intimidation also comes from the huge classes that are common with first-year classes, and often it's harder to get one-on-one help with a professor when there's 300 to 500 students in one class! Also, professors are not as lenient on deadlines as high school students are. If a paper is late, it will get a zero, no exceptions. So some suggestions to decrease the drop-out/failure rate for students that have graduated from high school and entered college or university include the following: Do not get excessive in your course-load in the first two years. Take what you can handle. Some students can handle taking six courses in one semester at a college or university. Others can only handle three, four or even five. Don't be afraid to consider withdrawal if you're not comfortable with the course or you think you can't handle the course-load offered. Take advantage of the additional semesters offered by the unveristy or college to take additional classes: these include Spring and Summer semesters. Opt to take only one or two courses in these semesters, the ones that you couldn't take in the fall or winter semesters but need to have in order to take a course in your second year. Learn to study efficiently but not hard, and pace yourself. Don't let yourself get intimidated by the amount of work that has to be done. Just put your nose to the grindstone and get the work done according to what you want to do and/or the deadline that are coming up. A good suggestion to consider is to work on those assignments or papers that have deadlines that are sooner than the other assignments that are not expected until a little later. Keep a time schedule of deadlines, dates due, etc. on both a white board calendar pasted to your wall and a day-book or monthly/daily time-table. Know and understand that college or university is like a job or a career: you HAVE to work, and you are EXPECTED to work. Know the help centers offered in the college and university that are there for students who need the help. Don't be afraid to ask questions! Don't be afraid to go to your professor before and/or after the lecture to ask a question on an assignment or on the lecture just covered. Some professors are really good about letting students copy lecture notes that they missed or couldn't write down fast enough before or after the lecture. If your professor will let you do that, take advantage of it. TAKE AS MANY NOTES AS POSSIBLE. Study three to four weeks before the exam. Try not to procrastinate. But sometimes for some students (depending on their personalities), their best work is done when they're in a hurry to get it done! Find out some efficient study methods as offered by student services at your college or university. Remember that not all methods are perfect for each student, so you often will have to find the methods that work best for you. Take advantage of the study spaces available in the libraries, cafeteria, or near lecture areas that you can use to work on assignments and to study. Sometimes studying at home isn't as effective as working away from home, because you have more distractions in the dormer or apartment you're residing in than you would in a library. There are many other suggestions, but these are only a few.
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What is the difference between a college and a university?
Colleges vs. Universities vs. Schools: The difference between a college and a university is that a college just offers a collection of degrees in one specific area while a university is a collection of colleges. When you go to a university you are going to be graduating from one of their colleges, such as the business college. As to which is better, it depends on what you want. Single colleges tend to be smaller while universities are bigger, but universities are better known. Explanations from other contributors: Be aware that there is a very distinct difference in terminology between the USA and the rest of the world. In the US, there is very little difference academically between a "college" and a "university." In the US, the terms are synonymous; other countries use "college" to refer to some secondary schools, but "university" is always used to mean an institution of tertiary education and higher learning. Universities are usually larger and often contain multiple "colleges" within them. However, some of the top-ranked schools in the US have a name including "college" (e.g., Dartmouth College). In other parts of the English-speaking world, the term "university" equates to the US use of "college" and the term "college" refers more to a trade or vocational school. Depends on the country you are in. Here in the UK, a university can award its own degrees and has a charter giving it various guarantees of independence. A college usually depends on a fully-fledged university to validate its degrees, or may even be part of a university, as in Oxford or Cambridge colleges. Or a college may be little to do with degree-level education at all, such as a Further Education college. Also don't forget Community Colleges. In that usage a college is very different than a University because a community college can't offer a 4-year degree (i.e., a B.A. or a B.S.). Community colleges can offer trade and technical certifications and training as well as the first 2 years of a 4-year program, but they are unable to grant Bachelor's degrees. In Canada, a University is an education institution that can grant degrees (BA, BSc, MA, PHd, etc). Colleges can grant certificates or diplomas, but not degrees. Maybe it is in Canada alone that universities are different than colleges. Most countries except Canada (developing or developed countries), colleges offers four (4) year course - Bachelor's Degree. Of course, universities are more prestigious and more expensive. Also, universities offers further studies after a Bachelor's degree like Master's degrees, Doctorate degree, and Post Doctorate degree - these degrees can be achieved if you have earned a Bachelor's degree first. Basically, colleges are small and faculties (such as lecturers) are more focused to students. They usually focus on a few courses (for a Bachelor's degree). In universities, a professor handles more students and they most likely can't place a focus on each individual student. Australia is in the same boat as Canada, then. Here, Universities offer degrees, but Colleges (also known as T.A.F.E.,) offer Diplomas and Certificates. In France, college Grande Ecole is highly reputing than University especially in Engineering. It is part of National Polytechnic Institute taking into account the selection criteria. A university confers degrees up to PhD. A 4-year college confers Bachelor's and Master's degrees (BA, BS & MA, MS). A 2-year or community college confers the associate degree (AA or AS). The main difference between a college and a university is that the university maintains research requirements for its instructors and that the university is, in essence, a more research-focused institution. A college can offer many majors with which to direct your studies. However, doctorate programs are more prone to be offered at universities where they have the money to support such programs. This is probably related to the fact that Universities conduct research, which in turn allows them a certain degree of recognition, attracts a larger student body and affords them the capacity to offer higher learning options than a college can offer. While the terms today are often used interchangeably, originally a college was a specific school teaching a specific subject, such as Education, Medicine, etc. and a University is a school made up of numerous colleges. In general the difference is the level of degree that they can award. Colleges typically award Bachelor's degrees and Universities can confer Master's and Doctorate degrees. The distinction has never been "enforced" by any organization. Sometimes a college could have called themselves a university, but chooses not to for historical reasons and/or continuity of its name. The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, founded in 1693, could have long ago called itself a university, with studies available in many areas, undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate. However, to maintain the historical title that dates back to colonial times, the college has never adopted the title of university. Those of us who work here commonly refer to it as "the university," and as a Virginia Charter University, which has allowed William & Mary a large degree of independence from the commonwealth, all new employees are now "university employees" vice "state employees" as the college now has its own human resources structure separate from (but similar to) the commonwealth's HR structure. Current "state employees" also have the option to convert to "university employees." Bottom line: While W&M operates at a level commonly equated to universities, it chooses to maintain the title of college for historical reasons. I suspect that Dartmouth College has the same or similar reasoning for not taking on the title of university, although it certainly would be justified in doing so. A few notes on some of these comments: 1) Community colleges absolutely do now offer bachelor degrees and not always in conjunction with a 4-year college or university. This is a new trend in the US and many are fighting it, because that wasn't the purpose behind the community college concept when it was first developed. 2) Universities are not more prestigious than colleges. I defy anyone to tell me that MIT, which isn't a university, isn't as prestigious as Harvard University. 3) In answer to this post: "A university confers degrees up to PhD. A 4-year college confers Bachelors and Masters degrees. (BA,BS & MA, MS) A 2-year or community college confers the associate degree. (AA or AS)": There are many colleges that offer doctoral degrees. In the US, a "4-year college" does not offer a masters. That goes beyond the 4 years. As I wrote before, many community and 2-year colleges offer bachelor degrees. 4) Last point, in answer to "The difference between a college and a university is that a college just offers a collection of degrees in one specific area, while a university is a collection of colleges": Universities contain colleges and universities offer the degree. For example, my degree is from the University of Illinois, not from the College of Education. I earned the degree through the COE, but UI granted the degree.
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List of 10 best universities in nigeria?
What percentage of homeschooled kids go to college?
College Bound Homeshoolers There are a few problems to answering your question - one is the fact that no one actually knows how many homeschoolers are out there. There are estimates ranging between 1 and 2 million, but these are estimates only. Another problem is the fact that no one actually knows how many college students were homeschooled. Many homeschoolers attend some High school to have transcripts and avoid questions. Others list their home school as a private school - actually they are forced to be listed as private schools in many states by law. Still others attend Junior college concurrently with homeschooling - just as some state funded highschoolers do. This gives them college transcripts. Many Universities will take college transcripts without asking for high school transcripts if they have enough (often equivalent to a year's worth or even a semester's in some cases). A third problem is there is a small (but growing) segment within homeschoolers that homeschool college. A fairer question would be "what percentage of homeschoolers who apply to a college are accepted"? As I understand it. In many schools including Ivy League Universities, Homeschoolers are actually more likely to be accepted than Public Schoolers. They tend to have higher test scores, they tend to have more extracurricular activities, and finally, they tend to have fewer problems with transcripts :) Here is more input from Wiki s contributors: I can only answer from our experience. Our son was homeschooled until High School. He was a year ahead of his age and continued that way through H.S. He is now in college with a 3.9 GPA. I am from Oklahoma and was homeschooled from Kindergarten through Highschool. I am now 20 credits away from receiving my Associates degree. My brother applied to the OU and when he told them that he was homeschooled, they said "We find that homeschoolers do better in college courses. In fact, 30% of our applicants are homeschoolers." Administrations went on to say that they are more inclined to accept homseschoolers. A relatively high percentage of home schoolers attend college when compared with the total High School Population. When compared with traditional schools academic honors classes, however, the comparison is significantly less. About 60% of home schoolers go to college when over 90% of honors graduates go to college. This seems like a closer 1:1 comparison when you consider that "honors" classes in the modern venacular simply refers to students that are not in remedial classes and parents are at least moderately involved. [I would like to say to the person above, "honors" may mean just that in a public school in middle America, however in private schools on the east coast honors means the same thing as ap in most mid. American high schools.] Although most institutions agree that home schoolers are academically prepared for college level work, those in higher education seem to also agree that home schoolers are less likely to adapt to the structure of higher education which could explain the lower attendance level. Of course, this is just an assumption that they are making, for almost no research has been done on homeschoolers. A previous version of this answer said that sending kids to high school and getting involved with them is the best way to guarantee their success in college. That statement is incorrect. Statistically, it seems to be the best way to guarantee that they will go to college. Attendance and success are far from the same thing. Until more research is done into this topic, the success issue will have to remain an open question.
Can you drop out of college at any time?
Yes, you may drop out at anytime, however; if you plan on withdrawing out and have taken out student loans/grants there is a predetermined time frame in which the school has to return any payments received. (Ask your school counselor to find out how many weeks you have if this is something you are interested in.) If the school is required to return funds then you will only be responsible for the difference of what was spent. If you do not drop out soon enough then you will still have to pay your student loans back in full (in installemts unless you can afford to pay in full). If you have paid out of pocket for you tuition then the same applies they will refund you any overage you have paid if you withdraw within their specified time period. Otherwise your payment will not be reimbursed.
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What are the top 10 best private universities in Nigeria?
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Is duke university a party school?
Yeah, I transferred there 3 years ago from Appalachian State University, and was pleasantly surprised. They don't enforce the drinking age at all on one of the two campuses, and there are actually a couple different spots on campus that you can spend meal points on alcohol. Frat culture is also really big, as all frats have to be on campus and almost half of the student body is in a frat or some other sort of selective living group.
5o best secondary school in nigeria?
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Is peking university a good university?
Yes, it is very popular in china. Peking University (abbreviation PKU; colloquially known by the Chinese as BÄ›idÃ åŒ-å¤§), is a major Chinese research university located in Beijing, and a member of the C9 League. For more information click on this link - Peking University (abbreviation PKU; colloquially known by the Chinese as BÄ›idÃ åŒ-å¤§), is a major Chinese research university located in Beijing, and a member of the C9 League.