Researching
Universities & Colleges

At TIS we use BridgeU to facilitate university and careers research. BridgeU is an invaluable tool to guide students through the application process as they move towards their post-secondary goals.

Students can click here to login to BridgeU

Here are some useful links to help with your university research

INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION:

  • If you know what you want to study and want to see the options from around the world, try Bachelorsportal by studyportals. They do not list everyone, but it might give you some ideas.

UK:

  • UCAS – start with Course Finder: make sure you check for your qualifications

USA:

  • College Board Big Future  – huge list of US colleges: a great place to start your research

  • SAT – you can learn more and register for the test

  • Looking for help with your list? Try Unigo – interesting and interactive it might give you some new ideas

  • Want to see the campuses? Try eCampusTours – over 1300 schools to look at to give you some new ideas

  • Not sure if a school is accredited? Try Brain Track – they can tell you if one of their almost 7000 schools are actually accredited

  • College Portrait will help you whittle down your list by comparing 2 schools at a time.

CANADA:

HONG KONG (By University): 

AUSTRALIA (By State or Territory):

  • New South Wales: UAC

  • Victoria: VTAC

RANKINGS (Remember, many of these are newspapers ranking colleges and that you aren’t going to get the same results on all of the sites – choose carefully)


World Rankings

  • QS – one of the best-known rankings in the world that we use at TIS

  • Times Higher Education – one of the best-known rankings in the world

  • ARWU - Shanghai ranking

  • 4icu – the most comprehensive list of schools we have found. We’re not sure of their criteria

US Rankings

  • US News – many different colleges

  • Niche – some interesting “different” rankings

Canadian Rankings

  •  MacLean’s – Canada is ranked by 3 categories: Medical Doctoral, Comprehensive, and Primarily Undergraduate