How to shortlist college?

Asked by Shruti Sahrawat over 1 year ago

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Divyakshi  Gupta

Divyakshi Gupta

Study Abroad Expert

I understand that selecting the right university for studying abroad can be a bit difficult but there are some major points which you should always consider. I have tried to create a list for you.

Interest
This is perhaps the most important factor to consider while narrowing down the universities to be considered. Find out which universities are good in your field of interest. Use internet, read about the professors' research projects at those universities, and understand about the many projects that those universities are working on in your subject of interest. If the specialization or university that you choose for your MS does not align with your interest, you won’t be happy doing it and it will eventually show in your grades.

2. Return Of Investment

International students' tuition fees for graduate level courses vary from $8000 to $20000 every semester. Instead of dismissing a course or university because of its high cost, it is important to understand the Return on Investment and Value for your money. A low fee structure does not necessarily indicate poor educational quality, and the opposite is also not true. So you need to make sure that whatever university you choose, it guarantees the best ROI.

3. Location

The location of the institution plays a huge role in building the potential of a student. It's critical to understand what opportunities are available as well as the most relevant corporate demand in that area. You should always choose a location which has the most people from your own field. This will help you in developing a connection that will benefit you in the future if you pursue a position n the similar field.

4. Internships

Internships throughout the summer may be available somewhere between classes. Internships help you establish a connection that will help you land a full-time job after your course is over. And this is why you need to make sure that whatever university you chose, should provide you the ability and freedom to intern.

5. Eligibility

Each university has specific requirements for candidates and that is why you need to make sure that you fulfil all of them while choosing your university. To make this process easier, you can checkout the FREE Profile Evaluation Tool and get a personalised list of schools based on your profile and preferences. 

This will make school shortlisting a lot easier.

 

 


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Kavita Desai

Kavita Desai

Pursuing B tech from Mumbai University

 I understand how heavy shortlisting colleges can be. My approach was to first define my academic interests and career objectives. I then looked for colleges that offered strong programs in my field of interest. I also considered other factors like the size of the university, student-to-faculty ratio, campus facilities, and extracurricular opportunities. 

Don't forget to check out the social aspects – like clubs, communities, and student support services. It's also a good idea to reach out to admissions counselors and attend information sessions. Your ideal college should be a place where you can thrive both academically and personally.

 


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Asheema Nagar

Asheema Nagar

Student of Delhi University

 I advise students to start shortlisting colleges by evaluating their academic and career goals. Consider the reputation of the program, faculty expertise, and research facilities. Look into the university's location, campus culture, and international student support services. It's also important to assess the financial aspects, including tuition costs, living expenses, and scholarship opportunities. 


I recommend creating a balanced list of reach, match, and safety schools. Utilise online resources, attend college fairs, and connect with alumni for firsthand insights. The right fit is a college that not only meets your academic needs but also supports your personal growth and career aspirations.

 


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