Choosing an institution
There are a number of important considerations to make when choosing an institution such as location, course, fees, teaching quality, accreditation, opportunities and more.
The norm is to pick based on popularity and acceptance, however you should take your time to research and envision yourself in the right environment that will foster your growth, knowledge and future. Most institutions have the same facilities; hostels, libraries, classrooms, lecturers, etc., the important aspect is the quality. You are planning to spend the next 3 or more years of your life at your chosen institution, you should take your time to make the right decision.
Consider both the academics and social aspects as it affects you personally, are you a sporty person, do they have a sports complex, do they strike? How often do the lecturers go on strike? you don’t want to spend more than you have to, do they have a functioning student union? How about computers? How far is it from your home? What’s the accommodation condition like? Is there a good transport system? Can the university help you with your career goals? Institutions vary and people have different experiences, it is almost impossible to consider all the factors to fit a perfect fit, so narrow down your choices, have a preference list considering your subject area and type of qualification.
Basic internet research will provide you with some of the information you need to know, however, if possible, visit the institution to see for yourself before making a decision.
We have taken the time to create profiles for each institution to help you with your decision, take your time to go through them.