Choosing a University is even more important now than it was before. Tuition fees have risen almost three fold, to £9000 at most UK universities. But that is just one statistic that is well published and publicised. What about the other statistics? What is the employment rate at a particular university? Average living costs at different universities? For international students, you would want to know what percentage of the student population is international. And so on…
With more than ever students going to university, it is important that students know they are making the right choice. For some courses, it will be an investment of up to £27000 over three years, only for tuition fees. For that, it is important to know the important statistics across universities so you can compare different universities on a similar base. CompareTheUni.com is a good website, launched to offer just that service FREE of charge to the students. It also offers forums and other additional services to students at no charge.
Although some sections of the site are still under construction, comparing the universities head-to-head service is up and running. An example comparing The University of Birmingham, the University of Leicester and the University of Derby is shown below.
The following head-to-head table shows comparisons on factors such as Entry Requirements, Time Ranking, etc… The rankings are as published by The Guardian and The Times.
What Else Does Compare The Uni.com Assist In?
CompareTheUni.com provides other good information and articles on
- Application advice (including researching unis and money)
- Interview advice
- Application Support (through Momentum Careers at discount price)
- University profiles and rankings
- Career Ladders
- Interviews with people who did and did not go to university.
So, next time somebody is searching for rankings, city rent prices, unemployment rates for universities, or any other statistic to make a choice between universities, I am positive that CompareTheUni.com would be the best place for finding all this information at one place.
Author: Faizan Patankar
Faizan is the founder of Career Geek Blog. An engineer by profession, he decided to start a careers blog to share his mistakes, lessons and tips to help other students and graduates. He has a keen interest in writing about how technology can help in hacking the dream job for you.