American University From A European Perspective
Keywords:Education system, university, United States, Europe
This research analyzes the differences between the American and European (primarily using Germany as an example) education systems, including the admission process, cost of education, college housing, size of academic programs, level of mathematics requirements, credit and exam systems, number of students in higher education, class sizes and student-professor relationships. It also discusses the phenomena of alumni and athletics in American schools in comparison with European practices. The main conclusion is that students in the U.S. have more opportunities to change and choose their majors, have closer relationships with professors and more rich campus life. In Europe, universities offer more simple and straightforward admission process, lowers tuition cost and more comprehensive academic programs.