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Smaller schools better than larger schools: Do you make more friends in smaller schools?

  • You see people more

    In my experience, you make more friends at a small school than a large school. I started my college career at a very large school where I had a few close friends who lived on my dorm. I met lots of people, but because the school was so large, I never saw many of them more than once. I finished at a small school where I had many friends because I saw people everywhere and got to know them better.

  • Only if they’re your type of people.

    When you’re in a small school, there are less different types of people. So most people will end up falling into one sort of category. My school has mainly jocks and image-obsessed instagram hoes. I’m neither. But, if you are in one of those categories, you can befriend all of them. If you aren’t, well, your screwed. It instensifies peer pressure a lot and makes some really weird social dynamics. Basically nerd, outcast, and niche person hell.If you’re in a large school, odds are someone will be similar, right? Guess I’ll figure that out in 2 months when I go from an incredibly small middle school to a large high school.

  • Smaller School Does Not Equal More Friends

    Having attended nothing but small schools in my youth I can affirm that you do not make more friends in smaller schools. If anything, the smaller school setting made it easier for people to classify and segregate themselves and further develop cliques in order to exclude those people they were not interested in being around.


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