Choosing a school as an international student is not easy, as you are never sure what schools are right for you or if the school offering you a place is any good! Luckily, we have a guest post from Karen Schweitzer that lists 20 great resources for you to use online to help you choose the right school. The list not only contains USA schools resources, but also European, Asian and African resources – we hope it helps:
A school shouldn’t be chosen based on where it ranks on any given list; there are many other factors that must be taken into consideration. However, college rankings can give you somewhere to start when you are trying to sort the good schools from the bad. Here are 20 college rankings to help you choose the right school.
World’s Best Colleges and Universities – U.S. News and World Report based this ranking of the world’s best colleges and universities on the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings. You can see the top universities in the world. You can also customize lists to see the best schools by location and subject.
Academic Ranking of World Universities – This college ranking (PDF) includes the best 500 universities in the world. The ranking is based on academic and research performance.
Top 200 Universities and Colleges in the World – This international college and university ranking lists the top 200 universities and colleges in the world based on web popularity.
Top 100 Universities in the World – QS.com ranked the top 100 universities in the world based on peer reviews, employer reviews, student to faculty ratio, faculty reputation, student diversity, and other essential criteria.
Global MBA Rankings – The Financial Times ranks global MBA programs each year. This list ranks the top 100 schools and offers interactive features to help you compare schools based on value, employment options, and salary expectations.
Best 368 Colleges – This college ranking from The Princeton Review lists the best 368 colleges and includes a detailed school profile for each.
America’s Best Colleges – U.S. News and World Report assessed more than 1,400 U.S. schools to create this ranking of America’s best colleges. The ranking includes lists for national universities, liberal arts colleges, business programs, engineering programs, master’s universities, and baccalaureate universities.
America’s Best Graduate Schools – U.S. News and World Report looked at more than 12,000 graduate programs to develop these lists of the best graduate schools. The rankings include lists for the best business schools, law schools, education schools, engineering schools, science schools, medical schools, and fine arts schools.
Top 100 North American Business Schools – This list from the University of Texas at Dallas ranks the top 100 North American business schools based on research contributions between 2004 and 2008. The list includes schools in the U.S. and Canada.
Top 100 Canadian Universities – This college ranking lists the top 100 universities in Canada based on web popularity.
Top European Universities – QS.com’s ranking of the top European universities includes more than 200 schools located all across Europe.
European Business School Rankings – The Financial Times Ranking of the best European business schools includes 65 schools that offer MBA programs, EMBA programs, and masters programs.
Good University Guide (UK) – This ranking of UK universities lists the best 114 schools based on student satisfaction, facilities, student to faculty ratio, graduate prospects, and other important factors. The ranking is interactive so that you can compare different schools side by side.
Top UK Universities – This list from QS.com ranks the top 50 schools in the United Kingdom. Rankings are based on peer reviews, employers reviews, diversity, faculty honors, and others criteria.
Top Irish Universities – This QS.com list ranks the top Irish universities. The ranking includes seven schools along with stats on how each school measures up against other universities around the world.
Top 200 Asian Universities – QS.com developed this list of the top 200 Asian universities. The rankings are based on a variety of factors, including teaching quality, research quality, internationalism, and graduate employability.
Best Asian and Middle Eastern Universities – U.S. News and World Report based this college ranking on the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings. The ranking includes 30 Asian and Middle Eastern schools.
Top African Universities – This college ranking lists the top 100 colleges and universities in Africa based on web popularity.
Top Australian Universities – StudyInAustralia.com created this ranking of the top Australian Universities. The ranking includes eight schools that carry out the bulk of Australia’s research and receive 60 percent of all research funding.
Online College Rankings – The Online Education Database created this list of the best online colleges. Rankings are based on acceptance rate, financial aid, graduation rate, retention rate, student to faculty ratio, and other important factors.
Guest post from Karen Schweitzer, the About.com Guide to Business School. Karen also writes for OnlineColleges.net, an online college resource.