5 Perks of Going to a Small College

Yes, we go to Saint Michael’s College. A small liberal arts school in Vermont of about 2000 students. I’m sure at times we all envy Ashley’s Snapchat stories at the University of Alabama with the classic frat parties and wild tailgates, but going to a small school definitely has its perks.

1. It’s better to be a big fish in a little pond than to be a small fish in a big pond.

Yes, everyone knows everyone and sometimes people feel this isn’t much of a perk, but the environment at small schools allows for a close knit student body. It means you can never go anywhere without running into a friend.

2. You can get to class in about 5 minutes

Which means you can hit the snooze button three or four times without worrying about being late to class. You also don’t even have to walk far in the -4 degree Vermont weather.

3. The classes are small

This is extremely helpful because you get way more one on one time with your professors than your friends at big schools. It is also much easier to pay attention and participate in a smaller class environment.

4. You have the “in” with the upperclassmen

Very rarely do you get kicked out of parties at a small school, especially when you know at least two or three upperclassmen.

5. At a small campus you can be yourself, and you don’t have to pretend to be someone you're not

At a bigger school you feel pressured to make friends immediately. You tend to automatically make friends with the first people you meet or even just the girls in your sorority. At a small school you get to know everyone, and by the end of your four years it’s very likely that you find the right people.