Saturday, September 12, 2009

College Vs. University

Hi All!

I just finished a survey from my college, Mount Union College. If you have never heard of Mount Union, you must 1. not be from Ohio, 2. not follow division 3 college football, or 3. not have asked me where I went to school before!

Mount Union is a small, liberal arts college in Ohio which is well known for its championship football team. The football team has won something like 10 of the last 12 division 3 championships. They are considered a real "power house" in division 3 football.

The college is located in the middle of nowhere - sort of. It is in Alliance, Ohio and let's just say that when I was in school there, Alliance was NOT the rocking place. That meant that the college kids had to come up with their own entertainment. That was fun even though it was just a bit . . . boring.

The survey I just finished was part of the college's research to determine if it should change from a college to a university.

Personally, I think it should stay a college - university sounds too big and impersonal to me. College sounds intimate, academic, and interested in the students.

What do you think? Does it make a difference in how you think of a school if it is a college vs. a university?


Voice Update: Doing okay but less stress could be a good thing!


Chris H said...

Here a college is for kids aged 13-17 and University is for people aged 17 up.

noble pig said...

I vote for college but university does sound more prestigious.