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PRIVATE UNIVERSITY VS. PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

Jan 7, 2022 | Services

When it comes time to choose a university course, one of the most frequent doubts for a student fresh out of high school is whether to attend a private or a public university.

Which could be the best option for the student? Are there any criteria for making the right choice?

Let’s try to find out together.

Which Universities Work Best?

Unfortunately, there are no simple answers to the above mentioned questions. Precisely for this reason, in the next few lines we will sort through the details of the pros and cons of each option.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Public University

Let’s start with public university. Our guide will be focused on five key points.

Costs of Public University

The costs of public university can be an advantage, considering that the fees for enrollment and attendance are generally lower. Many concessions are also often guaranteed (i.e. scholarships) to current students and / or to students with a lower ISEE, depending on the fees established by the university.

Grades at Public University

It is a fallacy that public universities are “simpler” – funny thing, detractors of private universities claim the same. Well, there is no absolute truth. This is why we suggest always to see beyond the grades. Students should better look for a solid academic background, rather than for shortcuts.

Crowding in Public University

Except for faculties with limited numbers, public university structures tend to be more crowded than the private ones, where the access is more restricted.

Career Opportunities After Public University

The University where you graduated is often considered to be your business card.

Since there are many excellent and noble public universities, this point in itself is neither an absolute advantage, nor an absolute disadvantage in itself.

Quickness in Taking Exams at Public Universities

The examination calendar at public universities generally sets different dates per semester, which helps the student not to lose a year. In any case, there are plenty of opportunities to catch up.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Private University

Similar considerations can also apply to private universities.

Let’s see the five key points together.

Costs of Private University

The costs of private university tend to be a disadvantage, because the fees are generally higher. Also, the generally reduced presence of subsidies and scholarships makes private universities less affordable to less well-off students.

Grades at Private University

As we have already mentioned, studying at a private university does not mean you will get good grades more easily – despite all the rumors you might have heard about private universities being more “generous” than the public ones.

We suggest always focusing your attention on the quality of your study, instead of taking the easy way out.

Crowding at Private University

Private facilities tend to be less crowded than public ones. The “initial selection” – determined by higher tuition and frequent numerus clausus –  is ideal if you want to be part of a university that can potentially devote more attention to the individual student.

Career Opportunities After Private University

Graduating at a famous private university is known to be a good business card for the labor market.

This is only partially true today, as companies have adopted other evaluation criteria as well.

Quickness in Taking Exams at Private Universities

There are no significant differences in the examination calendar. It depends, however, on the individual universities.

Conclusions

We hope this short guide about public and private universities will clarify some of the characteristics of the two alternatives at your disposal.

Nevertheless, you should not generalize about this topic.

It is therefore better to look for more detailed information about the specific university and faculty you would like to attend!

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Type of contract?

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You will have to check-in at the Reception. (usually between 3:00 PM and 10:00 PM, a different time of arrival can be scheduled if needed)

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What is included in the price?

The “all inclusive” fee includes a bed in a fully furnished room or apartment, all utilities and weekly cleanings and change of bed linens and towels.
Free access to the common areas to study, cook and relax, a well-equipped gym, last generation Wi-Fi and coin operated laundry.

Is Wi-Fi included?

Yes, last generation Wi-Fi connection in the whole building is included.

Is TV included?

Yes, there are TVs in the lounge rooms.

TV is included in the rooms in Milano Olympia, where it is possible to watch free-to-air television.

Is the kitchen kit included?

Only in apartments (solutions with kitchen) the kit is included, the guests who live in the rooms can keep their kitchenware in the personal lockers found in the common kitchens.

Is the refrigerator included in my room?

Yes, every room has one: other refrigerators and freezers can be found in the common kitchens.

Are bed linen and bathroom towels included?

Yes, both are changed once a week. You can request for additional changes by paying an extra fee.

Is the gym included?

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Is the music room included?

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Is the use of the common kitchens included?

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Is the use of the study rooms included?

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Is the laundry service included?

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Can I have guests for the night?

Upon request to the email info@in-domus.it and based on availability and the rate in force on the specific day.

Can I have guests at the Campus?

Every resident can have up to two guests per day, they must register at the reception and can stay from 8:00 AM to Midnight.

Can my parents reserve a room?

According to our availability, parents can stay at In-Domus at a special rate.

General

Can I stay at In-Domus if I’m not a student?

Yes, In-Domus reserves a limited number of rooms for non-students.

Can I make a reservation if I’m underage?

Yes, it is possible following authorization by the parent or legal guardian of the minor.

Can I bring animals with me?

No, it is not possible to keep animals at In-Domus.

Are food and drinks available at the Campus?

Yes, there are vending machines with snacks, drinks and hot beverages.

Can I sublet my room?

No, it is not possible

Can I choose my roommate?

We will take any preference under consideration, according to the availability. We will do our best to meet your requests.

Can I choose on what floor to live?

We will take any preference under consideration, according to the availability.
For certain types of accommodation, a specific floor or position can increase the monthly fee.

Can I throw a party?

Yes, if you respect the rules and the peace of the residence (at midnight any external guest should leave the Campus).
It is necessary to inform the reception in case a party has more than 30 guests. There will be a security guard whose hourly fee will be charged to the person responsible for the party.

Can I customize my room?

Yes, as long as you don’t make any permanent change to the walls and furniture. At check-out, the room must be restored to its initial state, otherwise there could be an extra charge.

Can I stay in my room during the Christmas/Easter holidays?

Yes, you can stay in your room for the whole duration of the contract.

What should I do if something doesn’t work in my room?

There is an email address for maintenance requests:
fixit.milanolympia@in-domus.it (In-Domus Milano Olympia)
fixit.milanomonneret@in-domus.it (In-Domus Milano Monneret)
fixit.milanointernazionale@in-domus.it (In-Domus Milano Internazionale)

Can I receive mail and parcels?

Yes, you can easily collect your mail at the reception.

Where can I smoke?

It is strictly forbidden to smoke in any of the In-Domus spaces. Violators will be subject to fine according to the Italian law and In-Domus rules (see hand-book).
Reiterated breach of this rule may result in the expulsion from the Campus.

What happens in case of damages?

Any damage caused by the guest should be repaid according to the price list found in the In-Domus hand-book. In case of damages not present in our price list, the guest will be responsible for the repair costs, or, in case repair is not possible or not convenient, for the replacement of the damaged good.