Umeå University ranked 1st in International Student Satisfaction - in Sweden and Europe!
International students at Umeå University have spoken and are being heard loud and clear that they are the most satisfied in Sweden with their overall experience for the third consecutive year. This time, they gave the highest satisfaction response of all participating universities in Europe.
Top overall satisfaction ranking and in many categories
Umeå University received a first place overall average satisfaction ranking* in Sweden and Europe by international students according to the latest International Student Barometer, a volunatary questionnaire conducted at a total of 178 universities in 13 countries (including 8 in Sweden) in autumn 2013.
Umeå University had the highest overall satisfaction ranking in Sweden for the ISB survey given in 2011 and 2012, making this the third consecutive year it has topped the survey.
Furthermore, Umeå University received the highest marks of all participating universities in the world for its campus environment, support staff helpfulness, English skills of its support staff, and finding other friends upon arrival. Umeå University was ranked first in Sweden in 21 categories, and first in Europe in 10 categories.
|Category||Satisfaction %||Sweden Rank
(top 12 placement)
|OVERALL SATISFACTION (AVERAGE)**||86%||1st||9th||1st|
|Support Staff Helpfulness||97%||1st||1st||1st|
|English of Support Staff||97%||1st||1st||1st|
*Umeå University had the highest overall average score of participating universities in Sweden when factoring all questions included in the ISB survey, which can be seen as the most accurate indicator of overall student satisfaction.
**Average of all question elements asked in the relevant section.
***A single question where respondents are asked to rate their overall experience for support before seeing any of the elements, e.g. “Overall, how satisfied are you with the SUPPORT at this stage in the year?”
91% Recommendation Rate
Highly recommended: 91% of survey respondents would recommend people to apply to Umeå University (2nd in Sweden, 3rd in Europe, 9th of all institutions).
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 143,952 students from 178 institutions in 13 countries participated in the International Student Barometer survey during October to December of 2013. Eight were not included in the benchmark ranking due to a low student reponsse rate.