EdTech Website, University Compare Helps Demystify University Choices
Posted: Dec 03, 2016
Applying to University is an incredibly daunting time and the number one question that every student asks themselves is; ‘how do I know which university offers the best course for me?’. Well luckily, a site dedicated to comparing more than 36,000 courses at over 425 universities is able to answer that question, University Compare.
After their latest funding round proved to be a success, they have started their mission to help demystify the university application process and to provide guidance to those applying to university.
Imagine that you’re an 18 year old student and completely unaware of how many universities there is let alone who many of those offer a Business Degree, which is what you wish to study. You have no idea where to start and just know you enjoy playing sport. Well, thanks to University Compare you can now begin that search and find answers within a couple seconds.
"Your 33% more likely to dropout if you haven’t had the correct guidance before applying to university and 50% more likely to change course. Applying to university can be an emotional experience for school leavers, so we put a lot of time into ensuring that we offer a more a valuable service" said Owen O’Neill, CEO & Founder of University Compare.
"We feel that we’re offering a real valuable service, as a student logged into use our service every 1.8s this Clearing, which, as we watched in real-time on the day was phenomenal. It’s clear that there is a shift in the way students research their university choices and luckily we’re at the forefront of this movement."
University Compare have gone from strength-to-strength and boasts some impressive stats, their set to hit a 1000% increase in their student registrations along with a 300% increase in site traffic, all in 9 short months - it seems this edtech company is making clear and yet very smart moves.
The site uses reviews from former students with a social led rating system, users can compare average graduate salaries, employment rates, student satisfaction and even the cost of a local pint at the university they’re interested in.
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