Researching the right schools can be tough. There is so much information online. I suppose you could attend university fairs—those are always a good idea!—but why not browse university websites that review and compare the schools you’re looking at?
These university websites compare and contrast different programs, environments, and student experiences so you can choose the best place for you!
Maclean’s University Guide
Maclean’s ranking systems highlights the top Canadian universities based on their academics, prestige, reputation, and research. Their page often spotlights school profiles, so you can dive deeper. Additionally, if you don’t like the way Maclean’s organizes their ranking system, you can personalize your own on their website! Here, you can break things down into specific categories: cheap tuition/rent, national reputation, award-winning faculty, studious classmates, parties, residence, and more!
QS Top Universities
If you’re looking for the top Canadian universities, QS Top Universities has you covered. Plus, if you’re seeking details about why they rank that way, QS provides insight into the global placement of each university by program and campus rankings. So, you have all of the information at your fingertips.
CWUR World University Rankings displays the list of Canadian universities in relation to where they are positioned across the globe. You can compare university scores based on national rankings, quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, research output, influence, and quality publications.
For everything you need to know about university campus life, program specifics, and food needs — check out Campus Guides. Here, you can explore each Canadian campus for a better idea of what to expect.
Students Review allows students to write their own reviews for schools they are enrolled in. It’s far less popular than the websites mentioned above, but Students Review offers personal experiences and insights into schools that those other websites don’t offer.
Determining which school is right for you can be stressful. Take a deep breath and seek help by reviewing websites that break down the pros and cons of each university based on their global ranking, national ranking, program ranking, research, faculty, and whatever else you need to know before you make a decision! For more advice, read on with A Big Sister’s Guide For Applying to Postsecondary School.