The University of Passau has been awarded the "TOP Award 2022" by StudyCHECK.de and is thus in the top 10 of all universities with 5000 to 15000 students nationwide. In the overall German ranking, the University of Passau is in a very pleasing position 26 out of a total of 96 universities evaluated.
The complete overview of all quality criteria assessed is available at https://www.studycheck.de/hochschulen/uni-passau/bewertungen.
All evaluations published on StudyCHECK in the last 3 years are included in the calculation of the most popular universities. The total number of points is determined by 3 values: the star rating of the institute, the recommendation rate and the number of published reports.
For each of these calculation factors, a university can achieve a maximum of 5 points and thus receive a maximum of 15 points in the ranking. For example, if an institution has an overall rating of 4.5 stars, this corresponds to a score of 4.5. We proceed similarly with the recommendation rate. A recommendation rate of 80% corresponds to 4.0 points.
The points awarded for the number of testimonials submitted are based on a fixed target value. To receive the full 5 points, an institution needs at least 1500 published reviews. Below that, points are awarded on a pro-rata basis. For example, a university with 750 testimonials will receive 2.5 points.
Graduates and students can rate their degree programmes according to different criteria and pass on individual experiences during their studies with a field report. The following areas can be evaluated:
Study content, lecturers, courses, facilities, campus life, organisation (obligatory up to here) as well as library and refectory (the last two not obligatory).