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How to Choose Between Top UK, US and European Universities

The best universities in the world are spread across two continents. Here, we compare some of the most popular ones to help you decide where to apply!

The opportunities are endless

For European students, choosing where to apply to university used to be a simple process. Little was known about the options overseas, let alone how to apply, so it was typical for students to stay in their home country and attend local universities.

Since then, times have changed. There is much more awareness about the value of international education and students are more mobile than ever before. The question is, how do top UK and US universities compare to ones closer to home, and where is the best fit for you?

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Home or away?

Five of the world’s top 50 universities are located in continental Europe, just a short flight away. Whilst these institutions aren’t as prestigious as their UK and US counterparts, they offer lower tuition fees and less rigorous admissions processes.

The UK is home to Europe’s best-known universities, including Oxbridge, UCL and Durham. It is a great choice for anyone seeking an inspiring academic experience and awesome job prospects in a strong international community.

For more adventurous students, the opportunities don’t stop there.

In the last year alone, the number of European students applying to US universities like Harvard and Stanford rose by 4.26%. As well as offering a truly rounded education, the US is famed for delivering fantastic extracurricular opportunities and high graduate salaries.

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Comparing some of the greats

Why Crimson?

Crimson is the world’s leading university admissions support network. Our expert team is here to help you choose where to apply and give you the best chance of getting into the university of your dreams - be it in Europe, the US or elsewhere.

In fact, our students are up to 4 times more likely to gain admission to their target university than if they apply alone.

Why do Crimson students gain such an advantage?

We provide individualised support with every part of the process to ensure each students’ application really stands out.

From helping students craft a memorable personal statement that catches admissions officers’ attention in an instant, to prepping them for an Ivy League interview that leaves a lasting impression - and everything in between - we’re committed to seeing our students succeed.

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