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.
The light shaded colors and the neatly arranged information on the Nerbaska Wesleyan University have a sober appearance.
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.
Chaste And Clear
Nice use of photography with an easy and clear navigation structure looks simple and effective.
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.
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.
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.
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
Crunchy And Cool
Using right images and categorising them with clear-cut information enhances the usability and clarity of the site.
Mississippi State University
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
The photo gallery on top and the divided blocks give the site a well-structured anatomy.
Bucks New University
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.
The university uses the green theme to prove itself among the viewers which shows it in good light.
University of Massachusetts Amherst
The Duke University has a glossy presence courtesy the use of right mix of colors and crisp typography.
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
A bright image on top blended with smooth navigability makes the site spic and span.
The site has a cool color background with information spread under proper heads and bullets.
South Nazarene University
Excellent combination of black and white with red shades results in a special display.
Superb photographs can alone make the site communicate if used brilliantly as has been done here.
University Of North Dakota
Well done typography and a scholarly image on a sober background confirm to the educational look.
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
Great use of photography and a neat structure seem well with the viewers’ mind.
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
Simple and uncluttered, the site does not tire your eye muscles and you are easily drawn to it.
The University of Alabama
This site has separately placed captions, image and information giving it a flawless look.
University Of Arkansas
A confident and impressive motto with an right image works best and it is clear in this site.
This university focuses on the power of social networking sites and gets its youthful message across to the viewers.
University Of Colorado
White and red make for an exciting, catchy look and the website gets noticed with ease.
University Of Maryland
Even And Smooth
The site has a feather light soft presence and appearance which is inviting.
Oklahoma State University
The site has a strong and compact look that is neither flashy nor plain.
University Of Wyoming
A picturesque and unusual look with an old world charm is what makes the Kutztown University’s site score points over others.