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Heard: Unigo’s One-Stop, People-Powered College Resource Guide Scores $1.6 M — BetaBeat

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Unigo scored $1.6M from old school McGraw-Hill to expand the student-sourced repository of more qualitative experiences of going to school to include grad schools and go global. WiredAcademic’s quick search for reviews on the University of Phoenix and Capella came up empty. But this is a promising idea:

The student review section in the US News & World Report’s rankings and directories will also now be powered by Unigo. The funding will be used to expand into grad schools and accredited universities outside the US and develop partnerships with other publishers.

The site delves deeper than your traditional guides to cover not just finding, getting in, and paying for college, but also what to expect when you get there. Betabeat checked out a random assortment of schools on Unigo and in each case found the answer section for questions “What’s the dating scene like” and “What’s the best place to get work done on campus” robust. That might be because of the gamification elements Unigo has baked into the system to incentivize students and counselors to participate. We chatted with Unigo’s VP of strategy Chris Lake about how it works.

via Unigo’s One-Stop, People-Powered College Resource Guide Scores $1.6 M. from Newly-Splintered McGraw-Hill | Betabeat — News, gossip and intel from Silicon Alley 2.0..

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Paul Glader
Oct 3, 2011 12:32

Seems like Unigo is a rival to

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