In comparing universities in Singapore, it is important to look at the 4 main factors: ranking(global and regional) , the graduation employment statistics, the tuition fees and the Indicative grade profile of each of the 4 universities.
(Looking for AY 2014 latest data, click here)
These 4 factors are paramount in helping you make an informed decision about your course & university and we have compiled the data into tables to facilitate easy comparison.
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1. World ranking comparison table of 3 local universities
QS, Times and ARWU are the 3 different university ranking systems that are widely adopted and recognized worldwide, but each comes with different ranking rubric. It is therefore wise to cross check for different perspectives on which is best. Note that SMU is relatively new and specialized compared to 2 other universities and may not be in the global ranking radar yet, but is still regarded favorably locally.
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2. Indicative Grade Profile (IGP) Table
Looking at IGP increases your chances of getting into a suitable course as you find out what are the courses you are eligible for with your grades. It is based on the grades that your seniors in previous years entered the courses with.
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3. Graduation Employment Survey (GES) table
Find out the mean salary, gross salary, employment rate etc of your seniors who graduated from the particular course and university you are looking at to gauge the prospects of it.
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4. Tuition Fee Table AY12-13 (N.A)
Check out how much you have to pay per year to study for each course in each university, with or without tuition grant, or if you are a foreigner/ PR/Citizen.
Don’t forget to refer to our guide on selecting university and course to find out how you can make use of the information provided to decide on a university and course that you won’t regret.