What variables to evaluate when choosing a University

How to choose a university

Choosing a university where you will study is not an easy task. There is so much variety that you probably have to assess in detail if it adapts to what you really want to study as well as your own capabilities or future projects. Unfortunately it is very common that this study is not done in detail and many students are disappointed once they have started their degree or any other type of study.

Many questions will arise throughout this selection process, and therefore it is best to start doing it early enough so as not to make hasty decisions and regret what we have chosen.

In this post we will comment a bit on the variables that you need to know when choosing a university and some of the most valued by students.

How to choose a University 

A good way to start is to focus on the geographical area in which you are going to choose a university. Choose your own city or province, or any other city where you would like to study. From this moment you can start to take into account these factors:

1. Career you want to study

There will be some centers where they can offer the studies you want to study and others not, or the teaching methodology will vary. In any case, this is the first thing you should be clear about when choosing a university. Choose the career you really like, not because you have more employability or less, remember that the job market can vary from one year to the next.

2. Access note and cost

The average grade with which you can access can be very different from one university to another, it also changes depending on the autonomous community. Once you know the final note of the PAU you can start looking depending on the cut note. Regarding the price, in addition to the tuition you have to consider transportation, food and other expenses, especially if you are going to choose a university outside of your city.

3. Work placement exchange programs

There are some universities that through internships or any other program can facilitate your entry into the world of work, depending on your area of ​​study. On the other hand it is usual that there are scholarships to be able to complete your studies abroad, such as the Erasmus program. Find out about the scholarships that exist in the universities that you have in mind, and what you need to access them.

4. Facilities and material

Probably if your career requires material to carry out practical studies you must take into account if the University in which you want to enroll provides them. Other spaces such as leisure room, study or library are also found in most of them.

5. Double degree

It is increasingly common for universities to offer to be able to take two consecutive degrees and obtain a degree from both at the same time. They tend to be careers that have a certain affinity and complement each other, such as the double degree of journalism and audiovisual communication.

6. Schedule and languages

In some centers classes are taught within a schedule or several (normally of mornings and afternoons) and in different languages. To obtain the degree of some degrees it is even mandatory to have the English b2, so that the same universities have a subject of this language within their study program.

These are some of the factors to consider when choosing a university. From now on it is a question of comparing and not making hasty decisions, looking for information from all the centers that you have in mind.

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