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Hello everybody,

Can anyone identify the difference between American and UK Universities? For example, I know the teaching methods are different, some have said American University lecturers are more engaging with their students compared to UK (including Northern Ireland) University lecturers - I wonder if you agree?

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4 year liberal arts education vs 3 years specialist education
real debt vs pseudo debt
big emphasis on sports vs minimal emphasis on sports
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compared to UK (including Northern Ireland) University lecturers
Why say that? NI universities are just the same as English universities.

Are you N Irish?

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Hello, Thanks for responding. Yes, I am from Northern Ireland.
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Hello, Thanks for responding. Yes, I am from Northern Ireland.
And do you want to go to an American university?

The Fullbright Commission has lots of information about the process...
http://www.fulbright.org.uk/going-to...tionusa-advice

And we have our own forum here: Studying in North America
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4 year liberal arts education vs 3 years specialist education
real debt vs pseudo debt
big emphasis on sports vs minimal emphasis on sports
Our degrees are harder, too.
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Degrees in the UK are not harder. not sure where you got that impression.

Since I was born n raised in the UK, and am at an Ivy League school, I'm actually qualified to answer.

4-year education vs 3 years education (not all US colleges are 'LiBerAL aRtS', those make up a tiny percentage of all colleges)
much more flexibility with classes vs 0 (none, zilch) flexibility with classes you take
financial aid given (up to 110% aid) at EVERY single college vs no financial aid given (though you can apply for scholarships aka scraps of money)
big emphasis on sports vs minimal emphasis on sports
huge campus culture & community vs little community
the college itself has a lot of events so you feeel you belong and have fun vs there are club n stuff but its mostly up to you and your friends to make the fun
have a lot lot lot of cash vs much poorer
super strong alumni network vs weak alum network

hope this helps! hit me up for advice n stuff


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Our degrees are harder, too.
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