GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This is one of the first major rankings of college website designs, and evaluates web design factors such as accessibility, usefulness, branding, responsiveness, look and feel on various platforms (mobile, desktop), design elements, and visuals. After evaluating thousands of school websites using these criteria, the editors of Web Design Degree Center selected what they viewed as the 30 most effective designs. The final ranked list can be viewed at the following URL: http://www.webdesigndegreecenter.org/best-designed-college-websites
"A university's website is part of its very identity [and] it's such a pleasure to see how some schools have really gone the extra mile to offer an exciting online experience," said Yusuf Laher, chief author and researcher for the list.
University websites are not only often a student's first contact with a university, they go on to serve as a portal for enrolled students, offering direction when it comes to programming, campus activities, scheduling, and other things necessary for an enriching student experience.
Universities and colleges that made the list (listed alphabetically):
Bay State College
Bob Jones University
Delaware Valley College
Full Sail University
Johns Hopkins University
Maryland Institute College of Art
Rhode Island School of Design
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
Saint Joseph's University
School of Visual Arts
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
The University of Chicago
University of Notre Dame
University of Rochester
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