Guest Post by Sabrina Manville, Co-Founder of Edmit
One of the most common questions families have as they start the college application process is whether they should be looking at public or private universities. Sometimes it’s a matter of what you’re hoping to get from campus life: those students looking for school spirit, for example, might gravitate to large public universities with well-known sports teams, while those students who want more intimate class sizes might favor a smaller private college. Often, though, finances will play a role in this discussion. It’s generally assumed that public universities are more affordable than private, but what about when you’re going to a public university out of state? It turns out that that can be the costliest option of all!