Check University Rankings
While university rankings are not completely accurate, they are a good indicator of the institution’s reputation and quality of programmes they offer.
For example, did you know that Taylor’s University’s Hospitality & Leisure Management subject held a position in the Top 20 of QS World University Rankings by Subject in 2020? It was this achievement that led the university to make a name for itself as the only institution in Malaysia with a Top 20 rank in the QS Subject category.
Thus, when doing your research, look at the overall ranking of the university, but be sure to check how well-rounded their courses are. Aside from Academic Reputation, here are some important factors that you should consider:
- Employer Reputation
- Campus Environment
- Degree Accreditation
- Industry Partnerships
- Faculty/Student Ratio
Depending on what is important to you, you can check the ranking tables to get an estimate of the quality of the aspect of the university you are interested in.
For example, some students may prioritize the availability of Scholarships & Financial Aid as their main incentive, while others may prefer to look at the Faculty/Student Ratio for a more personalized teaching environment.