With vast available options in university choice come vast confusion. In Pakistan, students do not usually receive proper guidance from their parents and teachers and they have to choose the university on their own which results into a bad choice sometimes. Here are the steps to choose the best suitable university.
Picking Up the Right Course
One major and fundamental step while choosing a university is choosing the right major subject. A huge percentage of students choose the wrong or interest-out subject and end up regretting in the middle of their graduation. To choose the right subject, evaluate your skills, positives and negatives. For example, a few students do not like a lot of reading and are interested in practical work. Contrary to this, a majority of people do not want to get their hands dirty and they pick the course which take a lot of reading like English Literature or Psychology.
Another method to choose the right course is assessing your interest in an occupation. You’re good at arguments and speaking and want to be a lawyer, then go for it. You are more interested in technology, opt an engineering field of your interest. Think well before choosing a university because the course will decide the right university for you.
University Reputation and Ranking
Only the brilliant and extraordinary students are accepted at Oxford and Cambridge but there are universities which are good at certain departments. In other words, if a university is not good at engineering, it will be good at management or Literature. Similarly, some universities produce good managers but great engineers.
It is a fact that some universities’ certain courses are superior to others which make them good in a certain field. After choosing the right subject for yourself, do consider the university’s ranking and the ranking in the field you’re interested to study.
The campus of the university is just like the body of a person. Without a body, there is no existence. The universities in Pakistan usually have larger campuses but they’re usually government universities. Private universities don’t really have big campuses except a few.
If you’re a big hall and huge cafeteria kind of person, choose the university with a larger campus. The gymnasium, swimming pool and fun events kind of things are found in the private universities. Do choose with your preferences.
Well! The life is short and the university life is the part of life where you learn as well as create a lot of memories. Usually people choose big city life to enjoy the best of life. It is quite possible that you find the best course in a small city’s university where there is no such enjoyment for you.
Another aspect which could be alarming and deciding is the traveling. If you’re already residing in the city where your dream university is located, do calculate the time you’ll consume traveling. With this you’ll get tired as well and homework would be quite hard to do after a hectic traveling.
Visit the University
Still confused? Here is the solution.
Many universities have open days where students are invited to visit the university and interact with the right people. This tour will allow you to learn a lot about the university and making it easier to decide the right university for yourself.
That’s one crucial part of your degree program and university choice. Usually the universities are expensive and adding up living expenses will pile up the cost of your education which could be harder to afford.
In university choosing process, do consider the total cost of your degree and compare it with other universities as well which will help you out in deciding the right university for you.