From CampusBird Blog

Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, Carnegie Mellon, Duke, University of California, Irvine, ASU, OHSU among Top 25

Today, March 16, US News & World Report released its 2017 Best Graduate Schools.

The 2017 US News announcement includes updated rankings of business, education, engineering, law, medical and nursing programs. And, for the first time ever, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), programs are ranked with master’s programs in nursing.

In a February 29, 2016 article, Robert Morse, who has held the role of US News & World Report’s chief data scientist since 1976, wrote:

“The Best Graduate Schools rankings should be a supplement for careful decision-making, not a substitute. Other factors to consider include a school’s course offerings and a department culture, a student’s total cost to obtain the degree, the advising or mentoring a student can expect to receive, and the school’s location and campus life.

Course offerings, cost to obtain a degree, etc. are generally easy to find online or request.

But, (particularly for out-of-state or international students), getting a feel for the school’s location and campus life is more difficult yet hugely important.

The challenge is to draw in students and give them a powerful feel for the campus, student life, and all that your institution has to offer.

If you’re a director of admissions, how can you create interest that will entice students to shortlist your school for an in-person visit?

“When it comes down to it, the CampusBird platform is a marketing tool. It’s a way for us to connect with our audiences and constituencies when they’re not here on our campus.”  

– Andrew Meyers, Assistant Director of Admissions, Hope College

Below are examples of how a few schools on the 2017 US News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings are using CampusBird’s interactive platform to highlight their school’s location and campus life to draw in students.

The CampusBird interactive mapping platform allows you to highlight the unique value and experience that your institution provides students with an attractive 3D map overlay backed by powerful software to make adding media – such as study abroad programs across the world to virtual campus history tours featuring 360 degree panoramas, to video, wayfinding maps for parents and visitors, and special event and construction overlays, to name just a few. CampusBird is an easily scalable solution that works for universities, colleges and institutions of any size.

CampusBird Profile: Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University – Top 10 Best Business Schools