May 10, 2015

3 Differences between Universities in America and Europe

1. Liberal Arts Education

One of the major differences between American and European colleges/universities is the fact that American schools allow students to enjoy a liberal arts background. In the U.S., as you know, students do not immediately begin career-focused education (like law, medicine, business, etc.).

For example, some schools like Columbia University require students to take a "Core Curriculum" including courses such as Literature Humanities and Contemporary Civilization. Other universities (like the University of Chicago) have similar course requirements.

This is great for students who do not yet know what career path they would like to pursue.

2. American campus life

Most students live in dormitories in a community of peers. They live away from home and have more independence than students who continue to live at home (as is the norm in Europe). They also enjoy literally hundreds of extracurricular activities on campus and have university funding to explore their interests and passions.

3. Relationships with professors

Smaller class sizes are generally more available at American schools. Professors are required to hold office hours, and they encourage students to stop by to ask any question they like. Juniors and seniors are generally able to take seminars with fewer than ten students.


  1. Universities of different countries owns different policies and rules that make a huge gap between them. Yes, you shared right points in your superior papers review that the universities of Europe and America are different in many ways. The life style of the students on the campus and their relationship with the professors are major point of differences among them.

  2. Steve i agree with you but in america there were to many school and colleges which provide quality of education to their students and students were getting life experience college degree, but in Europe their is a time to divert at online education.
    and in different countries their are different rules and regulation for the universities. and if we talk about students then they enjoy each and every stage of life.