Umeå University ranked 1st in Sweden for International Student Satisfaction - Again!
International students at Umeå University have spoken - and have been heard - that they are the most satisfied in Sweden with their overall experience for the fourth consecutive year!
Top overall satisfaction ranking: 1st in Learning, Living, Support and Arrival
Umeå University received a first place overall average satisfaction ranking* in Sweden by international students according to the latest International Student Barometer, a voluntary questionnaire conducted at a total of 209 higher education institutions in 18 countries (including six in Sweden) in autumn 2014.
Umeå University had the highest overall satisfaction ranking in Sweden for the ISB survey given in 2011, 2012 and 2013, making this the fourth consecutive year it has topped the survey.
Furthermore, Umeå University received the highest marks of all participating universities in Europe for its sports facilities and accomondation office during arrival. Umeå University was ranked first in Sweden in 23 sub-categories, and among the top three in Europe in 12 sub-categories.
|Category||Satisfaction %||Sweden Rank
|OVERALL SATISFACTION (AVERAGE)*||86%||1st||4th|
*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 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.
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 164,863 students from 209 institutions in 18 countries participated in the International Student Barometer survey during October to December of 2014. Institutions from the United Kingdom were excluded from the global and European benchmark.