"Happy with everything", "Furtwangen is cool", "The best decision I ever made", "Super interesting, future-oriented programme" - these are some of the headings on the evaluations which Furtwangen University students have given our university on Germany's largest university rankings portal, www.StudyCheck.de.
Furtwangen University (HFU) has landed in 2nd place in Baden-Württemberg and in 10th place nationwide. In total, 516 universities and 16,000 degree programmes were evaluated. To be placed in the ranking at all, the university has to have a recommendation rate of at least 90%. The statements given by students from all three of our university campuses – Furtwangen, Villingen-Schwenningen and Tuttlingen – show how happy they are with our university. Here are a couple of examples: "Very competent teaching staff with a lot of experience. Varied lecture content and a lot of cooperation with many different firms." "Super atmosphere, everyone is ready to help if I have a problem. Highly recommended for both creative out-of-the-box thinkers and theorists. "Furtwangen is super. At first I was sceptical because the town is very small." "After dropping out of a practically identical course at another university, I decided to try again at a university of applied sciences. Although I had acceptances from 6 other universities, I decided to come to HFU and I've never once regretted my decision."
Over 45,000 testimonials of current students and alumni from 2017 were used in the ranking. The degree programmes were evaluated using 8 different criteria such as curricula or lectures, all of which could be given between 1 and 5 stars.