8 Things to consider when choosing a university

There are many universities that you can choose from in Hotcourses. You may be confused to make choices, because each university has its own advantages. Following this we include some tips. Hopefully it can help you make choices

1. Entry requirements
See if you can meet all the entry requirements requested by the university. Entry requirements are not only related to academic value. It can also be about insurance requests that you need to have (depending on the country where you study). If you find yourself involved in academic grades, there is usually an alternative path, that is, you can apply to the foundation program first before starting your undergraduate program.

2. Type of University
There are universities that are active in politics, or have a good reputation in sports, there are also those that provide excellent social community facilities, for example having many student associations, clubs and others. You can choose which university is more suitable for you.

3. Location
The location of the university and its surroundings is also important for you to consider. How about transportation around? Are there many places to eat? Will you be comfortable living there? Or do you have plans to stay after graduating? Is the location suitable for your career development later? You will at least spend 3 to 4 years during college, so make sure you choose a location that is convenient for you to stay.

4. Value of student satisfaction
Usually in the final semester, each student will be asked to assess their department and university. Then the results of this survey will be announced. You can make this result an illustration of the university.

5. Courses
The course is the content of a department, concerned with what you will study during college. Look at the explanation of all core courses and elective courses. Do you like it? Can they help you get what you want to learn?

6. Alumni prospects
Look for information about the prospects of alumni from universities, including what percentage of them continue their studies, what percentage of them go straight into the workforce, how long after college they find jobs and how with their income. This will show how the alumni of the university are accepted in the world of work.

7. Tuition fees
You need to adjust tuition fees to your budget. Each university of course sets different rates, but of course with different offers, for example there are universities that have more complete facilities but set higher tuition fees. Consider whether these extra extras are important for the smooth running of your studies.

8. Accreditation
For some departments that are more vocational (such as medicine, psychology), it’s good for you to choose an accredited college program, because this will make it easier for you to enter the workforce later.