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For more than five years, Which? University has been helping students to make more informed decisions about their higher education choices.
We’re a free and independent service from the trusted people at Which?. Ask your parents and teachers; they’ll probably recognise us as the ones who review washing machines and vacuum cleaners to the highest standard possible...
Well, we apply the same expert knowledge and passion to help you make the best decision when it comes to choosing the right university for you.
We do this through interactive tools, straightforward advice, and key stats (including explaining what these numbers actually mean). This way, you have everything you need to decide with confidence where you want to spend the next three years of your life studying.
We can help you…
Find a university course: search, sort, compare and shortlist from more than 30,000 full-time and part-time degree courses via Ucas. Match your predicted or actual grades to courses’ entry requirements to narrow down your search.
Our course profiles contain full entry requirements, tuition fees, modules and course-content info, and satisfaction ratings from students.
Learn more about a university or college: view over 300 university and college profiles to get the latest league-table ranking, comments from current students and more.
Explore popular student cities: take a tour of your possible new home away from home with our city guides. Learn local trivia to see if it’s somewhere you could see yourself spending three years. Plus, get student recommendations for nights out, things to do, cash-saving tips, finding housing and more. We also show local rent and transport costs.
Build your personal statement: overcome the hardest part of writing yours and get your first draft down on paper with our Personal Statement Builder tool.
Not sure what to write to stand out? Get tailored tips for your subject, to get you thinking about the skills, interests and experience you already have, and how to write about them.
Budget for living at university: get a rough idea of what your living costs at university will be with our student budget calculator. Simply tell us your uni to get a monthly breakdown covering key expenses like accommodation, transport, utility bills, food, going out and more.
Match your A-levels to degree course possibilities: enter your subjects into our A-level Explorer to see the full breadth of degree subjects you could study (including ones that weren’t on your radar).
If you’re a Year 11 student choosing A-levels, you can use the Explorer to see where different combinations will leave you in two years’ time (particularly useful if you already have a degree subject in mind). Enter the ones you’re mulling over and see whether they’ll lead you down the right path.
Get tips and advice at each stage: from choosing a course and writing your personal statement to impressing in interviews and preparing for the big move, you don’t have to make the journey to university alone. Read jargon-free advice and guides, including guest posts from external experts (admission tutors and careers advisers) and personal student stories.
Parents, teachers and careers advisers – we’ve not forgotten about you….
While you can use the tools and resources above with your child/students, we have a few extras just for you.
Parents, check out our special parents’ advice section offering a tailored perspective on areas including student finance, plus tips to fully support your child in their university decision.
Teachers and careers advisers, explore our extensive library of free resources, lesson plans and activities, posters and downloads to use when talking to your students about their HE options, funding university etc.
We know time and resource can be a factor; that’s why our Teachers’ Advisory Group has had a helping hand in creating these flexible, adaptable resources.
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What others have said about us
‘Most definitely the best website for students, parents and advisers and teachers. An authority on all matters affecting post-18 choices that provides exactly the right independent information everyone wants. Free is not always a good thing but, in Which? University’s case, it is an added boon!’
Mark Woodward, head of careers at Bablake School
‘As my son has been applying to universities, I have found your guide extremely useful and would like to thank you for providing this service.’
‘Which? University can serve a useful role by offering data in a simple and innovative way. Anything that helps prospective students zero in on the best course for their needs and ambitions is a valuable tool.’
David Linsay Willetts, British Conservative Party politician and formerly the Minister of State for Universities and Science
Which? University's work has been recognised through the following awards:
PPA Digital Awards 2018 Digital Information Product – Winner
Educational Resources Awards 2017 – Highly Commended
INTO Web Award – Winner