Ten of the best – SharePoint University websites

After the list of school websites built on SharePoint from earlier in the week, here’s another handy (and subjective!) list of Ten University SharePoint websites. These websites are all public facing, and by building them on SharePoint, it means the universities can manage the content in exactly the same way as they manage their other resources - and use SharePoint’s workflow to manage the publishing process. But enough of the SharePoint Content Management story - let’s get down to the pictures:

Click on any of the images to link to the live website

  1. Northern State University, USA
    Northern State University website

  2. Saïd Business School – University of Oxford, UK 
    Saïd Business School – University of Oxford

  3. Coventry University, UK 
    Coventry University

  4. University College London Hospitals, UK 
    University College London Hospitals

  5. Harvard Business School Executive Education, USA 
    Harvard Business School Executive Education

  6. Furman University, USA 
    Furman University

  7. University of Wales, Newport, UK
    University of Wales

  8. The University of Colorado Denver Business School, USA 
    University of Colorado

  9. Chalmers University, Sweden
    Chalmers University

  10. Washington University in St. Louis - Olin Business School, USA

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Comments (11)

  1. Jonathan Potts says:

    FYI — only RMU's intranet is built and maintained on SharePoint. The public-facing site you are showing is built with a proprietary CMS.

    Jonathan Potts,

    Senior Director, Public Relations

    Robert Morris University

  2. Ray Fleming says:

    Thanks for info Jonathan – so now it's the Top 9, and with a 'situation vacant' for a Number 10.

    Anybody any nominations?


  3. Roger Boone says:

    My team built Washington University, Olin School of Business on SharePoint; take a look.  http://www.olin.wustl.edu/…/default.aspx

  4. Ray Fleming says:

    So that's it – the tenth place is filled by the Olin School of Business team – with a nice looking site that makes it very easy to find the info that you need without having to hunt all over the page.


  5. Ian Morrish says:

    See the largest list of Internet sites built using sharepoint @ http://aka.ms/SPInternetSites where you can filter by Industry (Education – University is one of the industries).

  6. Rebecca Ward says:

    Could you please change the name of the university on Number 8 to:

    The University of Colorado Denver Business School

    We are part of the University of Colorado system, but there are 3 business schools. One in Denver, one in Boulder, and one in Colorado Springs. They are different, and we would like to help your readers avoid confusion. Thanks!

  7. Ray Fleming says:

    Hi Rebecca,

    Done – I think the confusion sat in my head too, not just the readers'!


  8. Best Universities in Chandigarh says:

    Nice post !! These websites are all public facing, and by building them on SharePoint.THANK YOU.

  9. Best Universities in Chandigarh says:

    Nice post !!Use SharePoint workflow to manage the publishing process.These websites are all public facing.

  10. Graham says:

    I would rather this list be named Ten of the 'slowest' university websites. Each website taking between 2000-5000 milliseconds to load, each with an amazing amount of dom elements due to bloated SP code. That would mean about a 2-5 seconds or longer wait on your mobile device. That is really bad and not great for the universities with the main goal of having a website is to make conversions into students of it's visitors. I've yet to see any good examples of where Sharepoint can perform like a real CMS.

  11. Geoff Talbot says:

    The University College of London Hospitals site is primo!

    I love the branding, the way they have used the negative space/white space. I think this is critical when it comes to focussing the eyes of the USER.

    SharePoint is so powerful and yet very raw. I know Emgage, has a product called Prime that very quickly allows you to brand and style.


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