30 University Website Designs

Universities, from being temples of education, have now transformed into brand names. A university, now, is not merely responsible for imparting learning facilities to the students but it has to make a conscious effort to build a reputation in the education market. Yes, education is a big market and students go for only the best as they are making a future investment when they choose a particular university for completing their higher education. Therefore, universities are trying their best to attract the best of minds to their portals and this is where the online portals i.e. the university websites play a decisive role.

Now a days students resort to the internet for any kind of information that they want. Hence, the online presence matters a lot and it must be presented in such a way that the institution shines at its best. The content and the images available on the website must be up to date and authentic. Secondly, it must be easy to navigate and accessible. Last but not the least; it must be adequately attractive i.e. look presentable with a tint of sincerity and discipline. Here we have compiled a list of 30 university websites based on these very parameters.

Voila! So Nice

Colorful and Vibrant, the Biola Undergrad University’s site has less of typography and well-routed touring display that takes you in its thrall in an instant.

Biola

Biola

Elegant

The light shaded colors and the neatly arranged information on the Nerbaska Wesleyan University have a sober appearance.

Nerbaska Wesleyan University

Nerbaska Wesleyan University

You Are Welcome

A unique style where the Office of communications greets the viewers and invites them into the details leading them to explore more of the UTHealth University.

UTHealth

UTHealth

Chaste And Clear

Nice use of photography with an easy and clear navigation structure looks simple and effective.

University of Chester

University of Chester

Looking Into The Future

A futuristic approach used to convey the brand along with social networking sites’ plugins makes the site youth friendly.

Elon University

Elon University

Minimalistic Is In

The John Hopkins University has used the flash element along with limited typography to give a clean and classy look to the site.

Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins

Easy On Eyes

Richness of content and light color usage make the site elegant and is a delight for the students who come to explore it.

Grand Valley

Grand Valley

Neat And Ordered

Employing red color on the top which has the categories and images and news side by side gives this site an uncluttered look.

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Crunchy And Cool

Using right images and categorising them with clear-cut information enhances the usability and clarity of the site.

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University

Graceful

A classic design with an attractive images’ gallery and proper attention to details presented as captions in a horizontal bar on top.

University of Miami

University of Miami

User Friendly

The photo gallery on top and the divided blocks give the site a well-structured anatomy.

Bucks New University

Bucks New University

Sophisticated

A single image of the students on top and details spread below along with cool color choice makes the 100-year-old institution look distinct.

Rice University

Rice University

Green Sheen

The university uses the green theme to prove itself among the viewers which shows it in good light.

University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Glamorous

The Duke University has a glossy presence courtesy the use of right mix of colors and crisp typography.

Duke University

Duke University

Professional

Students being sports friendly, the use of a player’s image and essential typography imparts a no-nonsensical, plain and effective look to the site.

University of Rochester

University of Rochester

Simply Attractive

A bright image on top blended with smooth navigability makes the site spic and span.

Stanford

Stanford

Sober Look

The site has a cool color background with information spread under proper heads and bullets.

South Nazarene University

South Nazarene University

Seattle University

Excellent combination of black and white with red shades results in a special display.

Seattle University

Seattle University

Photos Speak

Superb photographs can alone make the site communicate if used brilliantly as has been done here.

University Of North Dakota

University Of North Dakota

Presented Well

Well done typography and a scholarly image on a sober background confirm to the educational look.

University Of Kentucky

University Of Kentucky

Designed To Catch Eyes

News highlights at top and aptly bracketed details give the site a favorable hierarchy and look.

Oregon State University

Oregon State University

Majestic

Great use of photography and a neat structure seem well with the viewers’ mind.

Washington State University

Washington State University

Come And Explore

Well aligned captions below and the header taking to details mixed with a good contrast color use looks fresh.

New York University

New York University

All Clear

Simple and uncluttered, the site does not tire your eye muscles and you are easily drawn to it.

The University of Alabama

The University of Alabama

Orderly

This site has separately placed captions, image and information giving it a flawless look.

University Of Arkansas

University Of Arkansas

Precise

A confident and impressive motto with an right image works best and it is clear in this site.

UCLA

UCLA

Fast Forward

This university focuses on the power of social networking sites and gets its youthful message across to the viewers.

University Of Colorado

University Of Colorado

Get Noticed

White and red make for an exciting, catchy look and the website gets noticed with ease.

University Of Maryland

University Of Maryland

Even And Smooth

The site has a feather light soft presence and appearance which is inviting.

Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University

Wonderful

The site has a strong and compact look that is neither flashy nor plain.

University Of Wyoming

University Of Wyoming

Fetching

A picturesque and unusual look with an old world charm is what makes the Kutztown University’s site score points over others.

Kutztown University

Kutztown University

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  • Manuel Garcia

    Some great inspiration there, and great idea for a post! I think people are going a bit overboard with the default typography these days though. (Based only in this collection)

  • http://www.webdesy.com Tobias Wagner

    Wow, great designs. Some good inspiration for today. Thank you for sharing )

  • http://www.geekandblogger.com Pavan Somu

    Thank you putting these up, it’s hard really to know what the conservative aesthetic is when it comes to universities. It’s nice to see them in all one page like this!!

  • http://victoriapod.com Joseph

    Like you said in the beginning of this article, “Universities… have now transformed into brand names.” I agree with is and also the fact that these websites are great. Some also check the George Mason University School of Law’s (not listed above) website.

  • http://victoriapod.com Joseph

    Just to and up to this, I would like to mention that many universities usually have poor websites regarding the fact that they should be role models to their students by crafting sited that are not only appealling to the eye but also to the mind and deep inside the visitors thoughts (of which they are mainly students). This would help in creating a good impression to potential students who may want to join, the ones who are already with them and the alumnus, with that focus I think it can really help in achieving the sites goals and also keeping the site as an inspiration to their students.

  • http://linuxthebest.com Sinbad Konick

    There are many site in the world who don’t have much functionality due to financial problem..but the given sites here are really nice…

  • http://www.webmentor.cr/ Marco

    We landed our first college gig :). See some awesome designs and hopefully we can do a good job as well. I only dislike the red tape behind stuff (approval, guidelines, etc).

    Thanks for the post!!!

  • http://stylishwebdesigner.com/ Loveish Kalsi

    Some inspirational websites here. I wonder why my university didn’t have a professional looking website. My university has got the worst website anyone can imagine. I wish i can show this post to the designer of our university’s website

  • Bev

    Students are busy, busy people they need a website that they can easily navigate and search without a glich. Great examples of university websites here. Like John Hopkins the most!

  • davinder singh

    This post is really helpful to create a university’s website.All the designs are very creative.

  • Jai

    These are great designs. I think it’s the elegant design that is more suited for a university website. But the rest may do.

  • http://www.jaffablog.com Lavi

    Mississippi State University website design is really cool and easy to navigate.

  • http://www.stuffblogged.wordpress.com Ben Stuart

    These sites are well designed, and I think its likely that users of these kinds of sites key need is that they can find the information they need as quickly as possible, hence the reason why these sites have a great clean design.

  • Salaxzar

    Every design is very creative.These designs play important role in website look.

  • Kamal

    Its true that nowadays universities are brand names now. The good websites will surely have a good impact on the university’s reputation. And this post has portrayed some good web designs here.

  • Tarun Jaitely

    Presented well’s website is the best of all. I think they have a team of good designers with them.

  • https://www.facebook.com/nikhil.sharma.982845 Nikhil Sharma

    Awesome collection, although some are not the nice websites around, but will do. Thanks for the list, good inspiration.

  • Prabha

    You Are Welcome is a very beautiful university website and it looks very cool.