OHO Higher Education Websites

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 best 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
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  • Strategy
  • User Research
  • User Experience
  • Visual Design
  • Content Strategy
  • SEO
  • CMS Development
  • Ongoing Support
The St. Lawrence University Website Displayed on a Laptop and an iPhone

St. 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 University Website for: Unique student experience pages and animated graphics

Awards: 2022 Communicator Awards — Award of Excellence

The Widener University homepage displayed on a desktop and tablet

Widener University

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 University Website for: Program finder and in-depth student profiles

Award: 2021 CUPPIE Awards — Gold | 2022 Webby Awards — Honorable Mention


The Illinois Tech website displayed on a macbook and a tablet

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

The University of South Dakota homepage displayed on a tablet and a phone

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

The Yale School of the Environment website displayed on a desktop and tablet

Yale School of the Environment

A school site that features a topic-based homepage that illustrates how the school is leading change and making impact.

Best University Website for: Using research and stories to engage prospective students, academic peers, and the general public

Award: 2021 Communicator Awards — Award of Distinction

The Dartmouth Admissions homepage displayed on a phone and a tablet

Dartmouth Admissions

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: 2020 Education Digital Marketing Awards — Silver

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