Public or Private
Public universities are usually larger and have more student clubs, activities, and social scene. Private universities, on the other hand, offer a smaller community. Private universities may have more specific curriculum requirements or a specialized focus. Public universities often have cutting-edge research facilities and resources while private universities offer easier access to professors. Professors at private universities may be more loyal to the college they work for and more interested in the success of their students. Private universities may offer more financial incentives, such as grants and merit scholarships. Public universities may have better facilities due to government funding. Each school is somewhat different, so it is best to do your research on prospective institutions.
In the top 100 of world universities, we see both private and public schools.