A University is an institution of higher learning that grants academic degrees.¬†In the U.S.¬†universities may be called colleges, but in other countries like Europe the word “college” is more like what would be called a two year school or “community college” in the United States. Generally university implies smaller classes and more focused learning than college, although sometimes it’s simply a matter of semantics.

This section includes all Universities and colleges, but not other types of schools such as primary schools and high schools.


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We Learn Best by Being Taught Myth

The best way to learn isn’t “being taught”, its mixing self-directed learning with the roles of student, peer, and teacher in different social settings.

Clown College Is a Real Thing Fact

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College is a famous performing arts school. There is no accredited university dedicated solely to clowning, but there are several colleges offering degrees in the circus arts.