Who can enroll in a college or university?

Grigori Reznichenko ::: Young people in the USSR. Answers to questions

those who have successfully passed the entrance examinations. And all a youngster needs to take such exams is his certificate of general education which he receives on completing secondary school. The day departments take people under the age of 35. There i > no age limit for the evening and correspondence college courses. Nor are there any other restrictions.

We have five million students. Among them you will find young people of all the more than 100 na­tionalities that inhabit this country. About 60 per cent of the students come from families of workers or farmers.

All Soviet higher educational establishments are state-run. None cater to an elite; nor are there any

second-rate colleges. Tuition in all is free and en­trance rules are the same.