Not satisfied with providing a way for people to network, LinkedIn wants to tap into its user base to help people figure out where to go to college….
Not satisfied with providing a way for people to network, LinkedIn wants to tap into its user base to help people figure out where to go to college.
The newly launched University Pages lets users type in the name of the school they’re considering. LinkedIn will return a trove of data on the university in question. Much of this data is powered by LinkedIn’s user base of 200 million. Just below a cover image for the university, LinkedIn shows aggregate information on the school’s alumni, including where they live, where they work and what industries they’re employed in. Clicking on any of these sections shows a list of alumni from the school, with links to their profiles on LinkedIn.
Users can also look up basic information about the school, such as contact information, the number of students, graduation rates, student-to-faculty ratio and tuition rates. A sidebar on the page shows notable alumni, people you know with connections to the university and a list of similar schools.