Unigo

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Unigo

Unigo is an online business matching students with colleges, scholarships, internships, student loans, majors and careers.

According to USA Today, “millions of students use Unigo to assist in their college search.”[1] Education publisher McGraw-Hill wrote “Unigo is the largest and most authoritative library of college reviews on the internet.”[2]

Website[edit]

Unigo’s consumer website, Unigo.com, includes 650,000 college reviews, 3.6 million scholarships, 90,000 internships and 3.3 million study materials,[3] as well as a marketplace of 20,000 academic tutors, professional college counselors and online courses.[4] The site has 2 million registered users and receives 14 million unique visitors per year.[5]

Media Partnerships[edit]

Unigo powers college information for many mainstream media brands including U.S. News & World Report,[6] ABC News,[7] Money Magazine[8] and The Huffington Post.[9] Unigo co-founded the brand WSJ On Campus with The Wall Street Journal[10] and created the 152-page print title "The USA Today / Unigo College Guide" with USA Today.[11] Unigo created curriculum and tutoring services with McGraw-Hill Education taught in high schools across the country.[12]

Education Services[edit]

At B2e.unigo.com,[13] Unigo provides enrollment and market research services to more than 50 colleges and universities. Unigo also owns and operates Cinergy Education, a leader in higher education marketing services.[14] Unigo owns and operates additional businesses called PrepTalk[15] and UnigoConnect[16] that license technology to colleges to help them improve their recruitment, student retention and alumni networking goals.

Student Loans[edit]

Unigo owns the student loan marketplace estudentloan.com[17] and powers student loan information for Bankrate.com.[18] Unigo also has a division called Unigo Student Funding that partners with colleges to originate and service student loans.[19]

Investors[edit]

Unigo’s investors include The Wall Street Journal,[10] McGraw-Hill Ventures[20] and Aequitas Capital.[21] The company has been awarded education grants by Facebook, The Gates Foundation and The NYC Board of Education.[22] It has received recognitions from The Webby Awards,[23] the Association of Educational Publishers, the Viacom Foundation and The White House.[24] Unigo reaches more than 50% of all college-bound students and provides services to approximately 9 million consumers each year.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USA Today College Guide". USA Today. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Unigo.com Attracts $1.6 Million in Institutional Capital". PRNewswire. September 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Unigo". Unigo. July 17, 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Unigo launches the Quickbooks of college admissions". Wired. January 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Unigo: The Only Resource You Will Need for College Applications". American Airlines In-Flight Magazine - Hemispheres. April 1, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Unigo". Inc. Magazine. July 27, 2011. 
  7. ^ "College Students Credit Cards Viewer Advice Financial Tips Jordan Goldman". ABC News. September 9, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Unigo Partners with MONEY Magazine to Launch MONEY College Planner". MarketWatch. July 21, 2013. 
  9. ^ "A College Guide for the Social Media Buff". Huffington Post. September 14, 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "Wall Street Journal Launches WSJ On Campus with Unigo". TheGlobeNewswire. October 26, 2009. 
  11. ^ "USA Today / Unigo College Guide". USA Today. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  12. ^ "Unigo and McGraw-Hill Announce Strategic Partnership to Create Curriculum on College and Career Readiness". PR Newswire. September 28, 2013. 
  13. ^ "B2e.unigo.com". Unigo. July 17, 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  14. ^ "Unigo Group Acquiring The Assets Of Cinergy Education To Further Elevate Students' Return On Education". PR Newswire. September 3, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Unigo Group Acquires PrepTalk". Dow Jones Newswire. April 8, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Unigo Connect". Unigo. July 17, 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  17. ^ "estudentloan". Unigo. July 17, 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  18. ^ "New Partnership Simplifies Student Loan Process with One-Stop Shopping". Reuters. March 19, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Unigo Group Launches Private Lending Initiative". Retrieved August 30, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Unigo.com Attracts $1.6 Million in Institutional Capital led by McGraw-Hill". PRNewswire. September 15, 2011. 
  21. ^ a b "Thesis on Education". Retrieved August 30, 2015. 
  22. ^ "The 17 Winners of the Facebook and Gates Foundation Education App Contest Are Making College Easier". Techcrunch. January 29, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Unigo Nominated for Webby Awards". Slideshare. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  24. ^ "Looking at Unigo". Slideshare. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 

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