Best University Websites

Each year the Web Marketing Association names the Best University web site as part of the annual WebAward Competition.  Since 1997, the WebAwards are recognized as the premier industry based Website Award program in the world.

Here is your chance to stand out from your competitors and win the recognition you deserve while receiving valuable independent feedback on your development efforts.

Best University websites are selected by judges who review the entered websites using the seven criteria below:

Luther College
2023 Best University Site
Luther College
Will your site be next?

2023 WebAward Trophy
  • Design
  • Ease of use
  • Copywriting
  • Interactivity
  • Use of technology
  • Innovation
  • Content


As a participant, you will receive:

  • An independent evaluation of your University Website by independent expert judges
  • Valuable feedback to help Benchmark your efforts against other University industry websites.


If your site wins recognition with the University WebAward, you will also get:  

  • A beautiful statue or certificate of achievement to display proudly
  • Higher visibility for your company
  • A great marketing opportunity to promote your site to the media
  • Links to your site from the highly ranked WebAward site to help SEO
  • The admiration of peers, friends and co-workers – maybe even a raise!
  • A personal achievement for your resume

Each year the Web Marketing Association's WebAward Competition names the Best University web site.  Best websites are selected by judging the entered websites using seven criteria - design, ease of use, copywriting, interactivity, use of technology, innovation and content.  Websites not selected as best University website are also eligible for an Outstanding Website Award or a Standard of Excellence Award.

Setting University Trends and making University News

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Entering the WebAwards can help keep you up on University Trends by showing you how other University websites compare to the WebAward standards. You also can make University news if you have the Best University website. University news letters will want to cover you win bringing you additional visibility within your industry.

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Here are the past Best University WebAward winners:

Year  Winner Site Name
2023 Luther College Luther College
2022 Office of Communications & Marketing CUNY Graduate Center
2021 mStoner, Inc. Marymount Manhattan College Website Redesign
2020 mStoner, Inc. University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Website Redesign
2019 Primacy Suffolk University Website
2018 Knowble Media Illinois College
2017 The Culinary Institute of America
2016 Ivy Tech Community College
2015 Westwerk
2014 Systems Alliance, Inc. Stevenson University
2013 Behavior Design The Cooper Union Website Redesign
2012 University Marketing and Communications 30 Days of EnTERPreneurship
2011 Denison University & Fahlgren Mortine TheDEN
2009 BrowserMedia University of Maryland Women's Basketball
2008 Market United Murdoch University Switching Campaign
2007 The Art Institute of Pittsburgh The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
2006 Xavier University & Hanson Dodge The Road to Xavier
2005 Geary Interactive San Diego State University Timeline
2004 School of Visual Arts School of Visual Arts Website
2003 160over90 Chestnut Hill College Admissions Site

*some URLs may no longer be valid, especially for older WebAward winners.

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