How to compare universities online

There are plenty of online resources to help you find the right fit.

Choosing the right university doesn’t need to be a daunting and overwhelming task. Here’s how to compare universities online.

As a student in their final year of high school, it can sometimes feel impossible to make a decision on higher education, with so many courses on offer, all with varying names and entry requirements. Plus, factor in university location, student life and reputation, and it's hard to know which one is the best choice.

The good news is there are plenty of online resources available to help you compare unis and find the best fit for you.

One really useful website is QILT ComparED, which allows you to explore and compare universities and study areas based on real-life student experiences.

Here are the steps to compare universities:

  • Visit
  • Search for a university you're interested in
  • Add it to your 'Compare' basket
  • Repeat these steps for a few other universities (you can compare up to six)
  • Select 'Compare' to finalise and compare your selections

Now you'll be able to quickly and easily compare your chosen unis for key indicators, such as overall experience, skills development and graduate satisfaction. You can also explore and compare by study area as well, if this is important to you.

The great thing about ComparED is it uses QILT survey responses from two million students and graduates from different institutions and study areas, meaning you can make an informed choice based on real students' feedback.

At UOW, we care about ensuring students have a positive study experience and graduate ready for the workforce. That's why we're proud of our rankings across a wide range of areas.

Using different tools to research and compare universities online allows you to look out for things that are important to you and help you make the right choice for your future.

If you want to learn more about all that UOW has to offer, be sure to register for one of our upcoming online events.

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