How to choose a university?

There are approximately 22,000 universities world-wide. U-Multirank is here to help you find the most suitable one for you.

We cannot make that choice for you, but we can support you work it out for yourself. We put together a guide to making the right choice and, using the U-Multirank online-tool, you can take that decision in an informed way. 

The things a student should consider when choosing a university are as individual as students themselves. However, there are certain key questions it’s worth asking because they affect what you mean by a ‘good’ university. This isn’t an exhaustive list, but it’s enough to get you started:

There’s no such thing as the best university in the world. What’s best depends on who you are, what you want from your student experience, and even what you want from life...

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There are two ways to approach the question of where to study. You can think about what’s the right thing to study for your chosen career. Or you can think about what you enjoy most...

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Some people choose to live at home while they study. Many prefer to stay nearby – or at least in the same country...

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Everyone wants to go to a good university, but it’s impossible to agree on a single definition of ‘good’ for everyone. In fact, any two people will have different preferences and priorities...

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Education is not really something you get. It’s something you do...

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Some estimates put the number of higher education institutions around the world at around 22,000. In all that number, no two universities are the same...

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Even the hardest working student isn’t likely to study for more than eight hours a day every day. That leaves two-thirds of their time spent doing other things...

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A key consideration for most students is cost. There are usually two areas of cost to think about...

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If you choose the right university for you, your time as a student is likely to be enjoyable and fulfilling. But, at the end of it, then what?

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The toughest part of making a choice is that, however much research you do, you never know what it is that you don’t yet know...

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