Choosing the best college or university can be a difficult task. There are a lot of different factors to keep in mind, such as academic expertise, location, and financial support. We have gathered a list of useful websites that provide college rankings in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK, and Europe.
1) The U.S. News, Education website has Rankings of (US) National Universities, National Liberal Art Colleges, Regional Universities, Regional Colleges, and more.
2) The Princeton Review has a list of rankings, that also allows you to search for the best colleges and universities based on criteria such as demographics, social scene, politics, extracurricular activities, and off course academics/administration.
3) Forbes.com, together with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP) and Dr. Richard Vedder (Ohio University), offers an alternative to the U.S News & World Report college ranking. Their rankings are based not only on the academic performances of faculty and students, but also on the financial aspect of going to college, and student evaluations.
4) The Guardian.co.uk has a list of universities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This site also allows you to search for particular schools that have programs specialized in your field of interest.
5) This site has a ready to view ranking for universities in the UK, searchable by region, subject, year, and other categories. You can also navigate to other pages that have much more information on studying in the UK, including university profiles, financial aspects, and special tips for international students.
6) This website gives you several rankings of Australian universities, based on different criteria. You can also navigate to other parts of the website, where you can get information about all aspects of studying in Australia.
7) A list of Canada’s top ranking universities. You can also sort by university name or location. Clicking on one of the names will bring up more detailed information for that particular university. On the home page, you can also find other rankings, including world ranking and regional rankings.
8) This ranking includes the top universities in Europe, with their world ranking scores next to it. Many European universities teach (advanced) classes in English.