Learn the Best Way of College Comparison

Learn the Best Way of College Comparison

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Confused which university to choose for higher studies abroad? Learn to compare colleges with GyanDhan’s university compare tool, to determine the perfect college for you.

Madhuwrita Nandi
Updated on:  31 Oct 2023  | Reviewed By: 
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The quality of your higher education really goes a long way in shaping your career. While searching for the best colleges, you might come across multiple lucrative options you might want to invest in. But at the end of the day, you would study from just one college. So won’t it be better to have a clearer picture of your dream college?

A plethora of options can be confusing. But if you look at each option in detail, you would get an idea of whether a specific college aligns with your goals. Hence, it is important to do a thorough comparison to avoid any confusion and to prepare for the best.


Let us have a look at the approach we must follow to compare universities. 


Factors On The Basis Of Which You Should Compare Colleges

There are seven important factors you need to consider, in order to decide the best university for yourself. Let us look at each of these factors one by one. 

  1. list items University Or Course Ranking (or University credibility) - While comparing two universities, you should obviously go for the one which fares better on an academic scale. The university’s individual websites are a great place to start off. Grab as much information you can about the universities and go through popular global rankings, such as QS Rankings, US News, Times Higher Education, Forbes, etc. Popular review sites such as Quora and GyanDhan provide you with genuine reviews from alumni and industry experts. 
  2. list items Costs - The tuition fee is a major factor you need to consider while comparing colleges. Also, accommodation costs (on and off-campus), living costs (Food, Transport, Socialising, Utility Bills (Water, Gas, Electricity), Internet, etc.) for a particular city, insurance costs, minimum amount to be maintained in the bank and mandatory insurance costs (if any) have to be taken into account.
  3. list items Placements - Placement is one of the most important parameters during college comparison. While comparing universities for placements, consider important factors such as the university’s average placement salaries, placement percentage, recruiting companies, placement for each department, and placement assistance quality. 
  4. list items Location - The location of a university is as important as anything else. Yes, the cultural environment and touristic factor play a major role. But another important aspect associated with the university’s location is industry proximity. That really makes the whole transition from college to job easier. 
  5. list items Teacher-Student Ratio - The number of seats, as well as the number of professors and teaching staff, matters a lot. And the teacher-student ratio is more important. The higher the ratio, the more the level of the personal attention of the teacher and participation from the student.  
  6. list items Infrastructure and Facilities - Healthcare facilities, access to police and safety, basic amenities, the supply of goods, and accommodation make a huge amount of difference. The recreational facilities on campus, such as sporting facilities, gymnasium, and nearby getaways can also be considered while evaluating a college. 
  7. list items Research and Alumni - A university’s research capacity is defined by a lot of factors, such as number of laboratories, experienced faculty, sophisticated equipment, research achievements over the years, published papers, and patents. Good alumni, consisting of prominent personalities who have made a mark in their respective field is also a good indication. 

How Can GyanDhan Help You With College Comparison 

GyanDhan’s website has a free of cost University Compare Tool which can resolve all your confusion in a matter of minutes. This tool helps you compare two universities at once. All you need to do is enter your personal information, current qualifications, and academic (and entrance) scores. Just enter the names of any two universities and courses you are looking to compare.

You would be provided with a comprehensive analysis, which includes employment rankings (of both the universities), names of top recruiters, proximity to the industry, annual intake for your desired department, odds of getting scholarships, tuition fees, living expenses, college rankings and annual research funding for your desired department. 

As of now, this tool is for comparing the US colleges only. GyanDhan is working all out to include colleges from other countries as well. Meanwhile, you can take help of GyanDhan’s admission counseling team to compare colleges of other countries. 

It is important to keep in mind that before comparing colleges, you must shortlist the colleges to narrow down your list of colleges to be compared. This is where GyanDhan’s Admit Predictor Tool comes into play. It measures your chances of getting an admission in MS in a particular college in the US and also provides you with a list of colleges that you can shortlist on the basis of your chances. It also tells you what improvements you can make to your profile to increase your prospects of getting admission in your preferred college.

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How GyanDhan's University Compare Tool is Different From Other College Comparison Tools

GyanDhan’s University Compare Tool is unlike any other comparison tool out there. Let us look at some unique aspects of this tool: 

  1. list items Data from reliable sources such as the Council for Aid to Education, American Society for Engineering Education, U.S News, and U.S Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics is utilized in this tool. So its credibility cannot be questioned. 
  2. list items The database that is being used to evaluate student’s profiles is dynamic. GyanDhan has personal access to the academic data of tens of thousands of applicants, and the number keeps increasing as the quality of the tool keeps getting better. 
  3. list items The tool reports the top recruiters for a particular department and the possibility of getting a job near the university by taking into consideration the record of alumni. GyanDhan has a vast database of alumni, which is why the reports on these parameters stand accurate. 
  4. list items The data entered by students will also be utilized by banks, which is a great thing if the student wishes to apply for an education loan. 

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GyanDhan’s University Comparison Tool will certainly help you narrow down on your study options and prepare backup plans as well. Apply only for college(s) you would love to study in, after doing all the research. But what after that? At the end of the day, you have to pay for your education as well. 

GyanDhan helps you avail education loans to finance your higher studies at the university of your choice. Based on your profile and financial status, GyanDhan would prepare your course of action for availing the best loan suited to your needs.

GyanDhan provides you with the option of secured loans (that is, with collateral) as well as unsecured loans (without collateral). You can choose from public sector banks, NBFCs, and other international players to act as a lender for your loan. The paperwork as well as communication is a smooth, timely, and seamless process. 

So what are you waiting for? Just check your loan eligibility from GyanDhan and get end-to-end help in realizing your dream of studying in your preferred college.

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