What university do you plan to attend? That plays a larger factor in pursuing higher education in the West, the U.S. especially. Sadly, western education has digressed to simply specialized job training and not truly "education." There was a time when a person pursued higher education to better themselves and finding employment was not a major concern because the opportunities for a college graduate were vast. In today's ultra-competitive job market, people are more concerned with getting a leg up on the competition, and not necessarily broadening their horizons. There is little forum for discussion. This is more evident in "state" institutions than in a private university. You will find more opportunity to explore different schools of thought on the private level as well as smaller class size and individual instruction. There are other factors to consider such as diversity in both students and faculty.