For Vanguard University, an enviable location on the California coast lends itself to some pretty impressive imagery, but this site is so much more than just beautiful photography. It's a modern, immersive website experience that guides its varied visitors down clear paths to information and conversion. Vanguard's website recently took home Gold — the highest award — in the Fall 2017 Davey Awards.
Colleges and universities choose Finalsite to create a website experience that exceeds expectations for their prospective students. With innovative designs and an easy-to-use CMS, your college's brand can reach new heights with us by your side.
Lenior-Rhyne is a growing university in North Carolina and needed a website to showcase expanding programs. To get a true feel of campus life, our team did a two-day on-site visit to kick-off the design process, which led to this innovative, award-winning, Best-in-Class Design.
"Finalsite provides our users with a familiar interface that makes it easy for a novice user to get up and running in about an hour. At the same time, it’s rich enough to satisfy the needs of our most demanding users."
Paul Hearn, Web Developer
College of Coastal Georgia
"We selected Finalsite, in part, because of their design-first approach--rather than having to select a design firm and then make that design work with a new content management system, Finalsite is creating a design that will reflect our school’s mission and culture.”
Susan Miller, Director of Web Strategy
"Finalsite offered all the necessary elements from competitive pricing, a stable and secure platform, a strong design team, ample flexibility, but ultimately, it was personalized attention coupled with a robust list of intensely satisfied clients that sealed the deal."
Linsey Carbone, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications
"The project was amazingly fast. We started in December, and were up by the following August. I look at the site and go ‘Whee!’"
Angela Reiter, Marketing & Communications
Bethel College, a Christian liberal arts college in Indiana that draws students from all around the world, switched from an open source solution, MODX, to Finalsite in August of 2018. Within a few months of making the change, there were a number of positive results."Finalsite played a role in increasing the number of people taking actions [scheduling a visit, applying to the college, and requesting information] we want them to take through the website," says Susan Miller, Director of Web Strategy at the school. Alumni engagement has also increased. Miller credits the website as it has, "provided more opportunities to connect with alumni and made it easier to register and attend events." You can read the full case study here.
Cleveland University-Kansas City turned to Finalsite to share its broad offerings to the outside world. The University offers a personalized approach to education for a rewarding career in chiropractic, a baccalaureate in health sciences or a masters in health promotion — all of which Finalsite needed to capture via a compelling and engaging design and an interactive responsive website. The Finalsite Platform is a perfect fit for colleges and universities like CUKC with software that's quick, easy and flexible, allowing the team there to spend that much more time telling its unique story.
Vanguard University, with a mission to pursue knowledge, cultivate character, deepen faith, and equip each student for a spirit-empowered life of Christ-centered leadership and service, turned to Finalsite to revamp its website to reflect the richness and diversity of the student experience. A fundamental goal of the design was to give users a path into each of the three divisions (undergraduate, graduate and professional studies), which provides a coherent aesthetic and navigational devices. A best-in-class design with a variety of interactive elements and special treatments propelled the University's online presence to something as unique as they are.
Misericordia University, in Dallas, PA, has been a Finalsite client for nealy five years and a frequent user of the Finalsite platform to update their website easily, advance their communications goals, and grow the site as their needs change. A responsive website means that mobile users have an equally compelling experience on their phone as they do on their desktop, which is fundamental to Finalsite's "Mobile First" approach to web development.
Lenoir-Rhyne University's website redesign began with a two-day design onsite, where out team was able to immerse themselves in the community to get a real feel for what made LRU stand out. While the campus is quickly growing and expanding, to consolidate the campuses under one "roof," while maintaining a clean interface and navigation structure. The site features numerous compelling design elements, including an interactive content dropdown that personalizes homepage content based on the visitor's desire, an infographic, and a custom social media mash-up. Additionally, special attention was paid to the academic majors and admission sections to engage the site visitors with the site for a more interactive experience.
A client for over seven years, St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, NYC, turned to Finalsite recently for a best-in-class redesign, while still being able to use the latest tools and technology to update content, leverage critical functionality, and build their web presence. Infographics, featured testimonials, great photography and an intuitive navigation all come together into a great homepage and interiors that drive engagement. Finalsite's 24/7 support is always there when the college needs it and ongoing webinars, blogs, white papers and a deep knowledgebase ensures that staff can stay current with trends and best practices.
With a compelling homepage video, simplified tier one navigation, great design and an intuitive, responsive interface, the College of Coastal Georgia's website helps them stand apart from the crowd. The Finalsite Platform makes page and content editing easy, with extended functionality to handle a variety of unique scenarios.
This microsite for Baruch College Alumni provides all the information the 100,000+ alumni need to stay connected with the business school. The College has been working with Finalsite for many years, leveraging Composer and other modules to assist with its alumni program, update content easily, build pages and manage important functionality to keep communication levels high.
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