College and University FAQ
Here you'll find Answers to Frequently asked Questions about colleges and universities all over America. Learn about differences and similarities between colleges and learn about how schools operate. Get insight into the rules, regulations, and standards used by various colleges and universities. You can also find about more about college life on-campus or about taking online classes. If don't find the answer you're looking for, then simply use the link at the bottom of the page to ask DegreeHub. We will do our best to answer your questions about college and post them here.
- Q: What colleges are available in my local area?
A: Many schools today offer online classes no matter where you live. However, if you are planning to attend on-campus, then you can use DegreeHub's Advanced College Search to see exactly which colleges and universities are available in your local area.
- Q: What is the difference between a college and a university?
A: Although the terms are used almost interchangeably in America, a University general refers to a larger educational institution, often governing smaller "colleges" that belong to that university. For more information read our article "Colleges Vs Universities."
- Q: What are some of the top schools to attend?
A: What school is best for you depends on what you'll be studying there. Different school have area of study that they specialize in, so if you want to be an engineer than you'll want to attend an "Engineering School." For more info, read our article on the "Top Schools" in the country.
- Q: How do I get accepted to college?
A: Each school may have a different process or standards they go by for accepting new students. Some colleges are much easier to get accepted into than others. Here are some helpful hints on how to get accepted to college.
- Q: How do get help paying for college?
A: Ideally a person should begin applying for grants and scholarships well ahead of time. They can then use Financial Aid to pay for any remaining school cost. If you were unable to obtain a scholarship or ran out of time before classes start, there is still a good chance that Financial Aid will cover your college expenses, although you will have to eventually repay that money unlike grants and scholarships. If you do not qualify for Financial Aid, then you can probably afford to get a Private School Loan or borrow the money from family members.