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How to Choose the Best University For You

There are so many incredible options across the US and UK, how do you choose your best-fit university?

Top US universities

The stand out feature of a US university is the liberal arts curriculum. Students study wide range of subjects throughout their 4 years and don't need to decide on a major until the end of the second year - making this a great option for those who can't decide what to study! But within the US university landscape, there are 3 different types of college.

Top UK universities

At UK universities, students choose the subject they would like to study and go in-depth in that field throughout their 3 years. This makes them a perfect option for students who know what they want to focus on and can leave a specialist in their field. The top UK universities are split into different groups.

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370

Offers to Ivy League universities

133

Offers to Oxford & Cambridge

2,200+

Offers to the top 50 US universities

950+

Offers to the Top 10 UK universities

Why work with Crimson?

Crimson is a university admissions support network that offers chargeable programmes of university admissions support. We believe that students require assistance from not just one but several people in order to achieve their maximal potential. This is why each programme is delivered by a carefully selected team of mentors who provide focussed support with each and every aspect of the process - from university selection to essay writing and SAT preparation.

You can kickstart the conversation with us in a complimentary online consultation. In your consultation, you will meet an Academic Advisor who will review your academic and extracurricular profile, provide tailored guidance as to suitable university pathways and outline what you need to do to achieve your goals.

We enjoy excellent relationships with many of the UK’s leading schools, including Dulwich College, Harrow School and Haileybury and support them in providing the highest quality advice on university admissions to students.

FAQs: US & UK Admissions eBook

Why it's important to start as soon as possible

Did you know that how you perform in the last 4 years of school may affect your university admission chances? Top US universities ask for information on your achievements over your last 4 years at school so it's crucial to start developing your application strategy and let your personal brand shine through as soon as possible.

Time: applying to top US/UK universities requires knowing what's required and getting ready early.

Strategy: know when you should start on various elements of the application and which sections take time priority over others.

Knowledge: can you identify your best-fit university based on your grades, ambitions, interests and location?

Extracurricular activities: what are you currently doing and how can you expand upon your leadership candidacy and make a real difference in areas associated with your personal talents and passions?

Academics: know how you are tracking compared to others and what’s needed to gain admission to your dream university!

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