It goes without saying that the UK is one of the top European destinations for Business studies, along with countries like France and Germany. The UK attracts a large number of foreign students because UK degrees and qualifications are internationally recognized. In addition to that, the country offers a wide range of Business courses and a multicultural experience. In the next few paragraphs, we will be talking about Business Schools’ Student Rankings.
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With over 15,000 unique & verified student reviews on EDUopinions, the UK is the country with the highest number of student contributions on the platform. A recent analysis of the data shows that the UK has an overall score of 4.2 stars out of 5 against the 4.1 average for both France and Germany.
Business Schools’ Student Rankings: UK VS Germany & France
UK business students rate facilities as some of the best in Europe
As students spend most of their day at university, campus facilities are very important. Evidently, the most valuable facility is the library, full of resources within everyone’s reach. These resources are aimed to support both learning & teaching and include books, movies, laptops, printers but also individual study rooms, conference rooms, and, at times, even seminars. Other facilities include the canteen, stadiums, labs and auditoriums. Students in the UK rate the facilities as 4.3 out of 5 compared to 4.1 in France and 3.9 in Germany.
Business students in France and the UK love the lifestyle
In the UK, many restaurants, pubs, clubs and also cafés and museums offer discounts to students so that they can enjoy their host cities as much as possible while studying. For those who have varying interests, UK universities are home to many sports clubs and societies. These activities enable students, especially freshers, to make friends and feel included while doing something they particularly enjoy. It is also why UK students rate their lifestyle as 4.2 out of 5. French students also share this lifestyle appreciation with a slightly higher ranking of 4.3, whereas Germany sits with an average score of 4.0.
UK business students rate their accommodation above-average
There are numerous student accommodation types in the UK. The most popular, especially for first-year students, are halls of residence. They are broken down into several other types: double rooms, single rooms, en-suites (with a private bathroom), and studios (no shared facilities). Alternatively, Universities might also own other properties throughout the city and let them to students. Typically, they look like proper houses rather than dormitories. Students in the UK have rated the accommodation overall as 3.8 out of 5, compared with 3.7 in France and 3.5 in Germany.
UK business students love how international the country is
Internationality in the UK scores 4.4 out of 5 and it’s not difficult to see why. More or less, 500,000 students in the UK are foreigners. ¾ of them come from countries outside the European Union. Most Non-EU students come from India, the USA, and Hong Kong. On the other hand, most EU students come from Italy, France but also Germany and Spain. In comparison, France and Germany sit with a score of 4.3.
Business Schools’ students in the UK rate their professors highly
The quality of the teaching faculty is conducive to a good education and one of the most critical elements for students to consider. Reviews on EDUopinions.com spoke about factors such as research contributions, contact hours, teaching style and more. Students across France, Germany and the UK have, on average, awarded similar rankings for their professors. With the UK scoring 4.4, Germany and France 4.3.
Overall, students from Business Schools in the UK, Germany and France all rate the quality of their student experience highly. Students in the UK are particularly appreciative, scoring highest in accommodation, facilities, professors and internationality. Students in Germany appear to enjoy a similar standard of professors to the UK, whereas French students top the ratings for lifestyle.