The Study Advisory Popularity rating is a constantly evolving way of measuring the popularity of universities listed on our site. This Popularity rating is based majorly on the feedback of their students. The more people that are interested in a university, the more accurate the rating of the university becomes.
At the moment the Study Advisory Popularity rating consists of the following three factors:
- The number of visitors during a month: Each and every visit counts. The number of visits to each university is individually compared to that of all other university profiles. All universities are ranked in a descending popularity order of the most visited profile to the least visited one. This score contributes to 40% of the overall Study Advisory rating.
- The number of shares of a university profile: The more the university profile link is shared on social media or via email, the more its popularity increases. The number of shares is compared to that of other universities. All universities are ranked in a descending popularity order of the most shared profile to the least shared. This score contributes to 20% of the overall Study Advisory rating.
- Average number of ratings given by students: The most important part of the Study Advisory rating is directly affected by the feedback received directly from the students and alumni reviews. The more reviews a university profile has, and the better scores it receives, the higher the Study Advisory Popularity Score will be. The score in this category is formed by multiplying the average score of the university by the number of its’ reviewers. This score contributes to 40% of the overall Study Advisory rating.
The overall Study Advisory Popularity rating is the sum of all of the above mentioned factors. It is then used as a sorting criteria in our service to help students better search and compare universities.