Award-Winning Higher Education Websites
Your school's website is your number one marketing tool – 85% of prospective students will look for answers on your website. Today's higher education websites are brand aligned, designed on the customer journey, rich in story telling, and delivered on a solid content management system.
- Higher Education
- Website Redesign
- Digital Strategy
- User Research
- User Experience
- Visual Design
- Content Strategy
- CMS Development
- Ongoing Support
Saint Lawrence University
College is an adventure — especially when it’s in way upstate New York, just shy of Canada. The St. Lawrence University website highlights the learning environment of the scenic Adirondacks and illustrates the many reasons to make the journey north.
Best for: Unique student experience pages and animated graphics
Award(s): 2022 Communicator Awards — Award of Excellence
The Widener University site is a strong example of how a higher ed website can use a streamlined navigation to focus prospective students and guide them to the best major or degree.
Best for: Program finder and in-depth student profiles
Award(s): 2021 CUPPIE Awards — Gold | 2022 Webby Awards — Honorable Mention
Illinois Institute of Technology
A bold, cleanly-designed website that promotes the academics, outcomes, unique work experiences, and the location with immersive images and direct language.
Highlight: Unified UX across university, college, and department websites
University of South Dakota
For a large public school, the University of South Dakota website uses an unusually streamlined navigation that focuses on prospects. The site offers a strong sense of place and an immersive brand experience.
Highlights: Stunning photography and an excellent balance between wayfinding and marketing messages
Yale School of the Envrionment
A school site that features a topic-based homepage that illustrates how the school is leading change and making impact.
Best for: Using research and stories to engage prospective students, academic peers, and the general public
Award(s): 2021 Communicator Awards — Award of Distinction
An undergraduate-focused college admissions website that is populated with content written by 30 student bloggers to bring the curriculum, campus, and student experience to life.
Highlights: Admissions glossary and seasonal landing pages
Award(s): 2020 Education Digital Marketing Awards — Silver
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