So what exactly is a university and what do you need to know if you are planning on attending one. A university is an institution of higher learning. After typical high school, a person has the option to continue their education by going to a university. The main purpose of a university is to prepare the person for a vocation. A university is a group of colleges under the same administration. A university will have two divisions – a graduate school and a four year undergraduate program. The four year undergraduate program is a liberal arts college that provides a broad cultural background. The graduate school is for students with bachelor’s degrees that want to advance to a Master’s or Doctorate’s degree. There are schools to teach people to be students. There are also schools to teach people fields and professions such as commerce, journalism, law enforcement and more. This is obviously important since this is the reason why you will be going to school to begin with. You will also want to consider the expenses because universities can be very expensive.