Dr. Dre wrote:Public higher education was great 20 years ago, but not anymore.
Also, attending them is not CHEAPER. Private schools bust out that financial aid like nothing. Moreover, the average graduation time is four years. You get all the classes you want and you get great LORs (if you go to office hours). And it's all about those connections.
Dude, where are you arguing all of this from? Public higher education isn't great anymore? How can someone even respond to a comment like that? I really don't think you have a grasp on public schools. Do you really think they are these institutions where TAs are teaching classes of 300 for 6 years straight?
Lots of public schools will have large first-year classes that are useless (though mine didn't...I never took a class with more than 60 in it). But when you get into your major classes, you will have the same teachers (or at least you should schedule to) and you will have small classes. Furthermore, do you really think you can't talk to professors at public schools? Hell, at my school, the philosophy professors would have students over for dinner. A public school is just like a private school with regards to LORs...so long as you talk to the professors outside of class, they will be no problem. Do I even have to point out that you can get equally good, if not better, "connections" from a public school?
And, believe it or not, attending public schools often is CHEAPER. Yes, you may get a scholarship to a private school but, writ large, you're gonna pay more to go to a private school. If you're honestly arguing that private schools are cheaper, then this conversation is pointless.