How useful are college rankings actually? What do they measure? Do the factors that rankings measure map to the undergrad experience? Are there excellent schools that aren’t ranked? How can one determine whether a school would be a good fit if it is not ranked? Jenn talks with Miwa Kitmura, Head of External Relations from Vesalius College in Brussels to answer these questions and more in this episode of the Beyond the States podcast. They also talk about the areas students should investigate to determine school quality.
Employability: 80% of Vesalius students go on to graduate school. After that, 95% find a job or start their own venture.
Factors to look at beyond rankings:
- What is the faculty background?
- Do their research areas interest you?
- What businesses do they partner with?
- How many English-taught programs does the school have?