SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Uversity, formerly Inigral, today unveiled its new corporate brand, the expansion of its student engagement platform, and Uchat, a new student support solution for college admissions websites.
"We launched in 2008 as a Facebook application focused on helping students connect within the classroom," said Jamie Glenn, CEO of Uversity. "Today our solutions have expanded beyond Facebook, as a majority of students access their school's online community through the iPhone, Android and mobile web versions of our product. Our new brand, Uversity, reflects this platform expansion as well as the introduction of our new product for the university admissions website, Uchat, a live chat widget that connects prospective students with admissions counselors and current students at the university."
Uchat provides students and colleges the kind of personal, authentic interactions that have traditionally only been available at college fairs or campus visits. This widget instantly upgrades admissions websites with the realtime communication capabilities that today's collegebound students expect.
"Uversity has given social media a role in connecting Samford directly to the student which has allowed our admission office to better serve our students and utilize our time and resources in a more efficient way," said Brian Kennedy, Director of Recruitment at Samford University. "Every tool they develop is built with the express purpose of connecting with today's digital age student."
As university admissions offices receive record numbers of college applications, it's critical that they leverage new communications technologies to provide students with the personalized information they need to make the right college choice. Using the Enrollment Intelligence predictions built into all Uversity products, admissions offices can focus their efforts where they will have the biggest impact? those students who are still unsure of their decision to enroll.
"In this critical time of budget declines and focus on tuition revenue, colleges and universities need partners that can work with them to provide enrollment management solutions that will help them connect and engage with students," said Jamie Glenn. "Uversity better represents the role we play within higher education of transforming the student experience by helping students make the right connections and providing effective solutions to admissions professionals."
Uversity, formerly Inigral, is an industry leading student engagement platform currently partnered with over 140 colleges and universities to improve enrollment and retention. Uversity helps colleges connect students with the people and information they need to have a transformative college experience through its two products, Schools App and Uchat. Over 3.9 million student connections have been made helping schools provide a more personalized and engaging student experience. Founded in 2007, Uversity is privately held and based in San Francisco, California, funded by Founders Fund, Retro Ventures, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. For more information, visit www.uversity.com