Umeå University ranked 1st in Europe for International Student Satisfaction
International students at Umeå University have spoken - and have been heard - that they are the most satisfied in Europe with their overall experience. This is also the fifth consecutive year that Umeå placed first in Sweden!
Top satisfaction rankings in: Learning, Living, Support and Arrival
Umeå University received a first place overall satisfaction ranking in Europe by international students according to the latest International Student Barometer, a voluntary questionnaire conducted at a total of 159 higher education institutions in 18 countries during the autumn of 2015.
This is the fifth consecutive year in which Umeå University had the highest overall satisfaction ranking among participating institutions in Sweden.
Furthermore, Umeå University received the highest marks of all participating universities in the world for its sports facilities, campus environment, social activities, campus buildings and international classroom. Umeå University was ranked first in Europe in 35 of the 78 sub-categories (individual questions).
|Category||Satisfaction %||European Rank|
|OVERALL SATISFACTION AVERAGE*||86.5%||1st|
|Making other friends||93.7%||1st (global)|
|Sport facilities||92.4%||1st (global)|
|International classroom||87.9%||1st (global)|
|Campus environment||97.1%||1st (global)|
|Good place to be||96.9%||1st (global)|
|Campus buildings||95.1%||1st (global)|
|International Office (Central)||97.6%||1st|
|International Office (Faculty)||97.5%||1st (global)|
*Average of all question elements asked in the relevant section.
**A single question where respondents are asked to rate their overall experience before seeing any of the elements, e.g. “Overall, how satisfied are you with the SUPPORT at this stage in the year?”
About the International Student Barometer
The ISB survey was developed and administered by the International Graduate Insight Group (i-graduate) - an independent benchmarking and research service - and has been responded by exchange students and other international students. A total of 141,628 students from 159 institutions in 18 countries participated in the ISB survey during October to December of 2015. Institutions from the United Kingdom were excluded from the global and European benchmark.