Student satisfaction

We take pride in your student satisfaction. From teacher quality, to campus experience, to future employability, we'll make sure your time at Deakin hits the high notes.

When we get great feedback year on year, it's thanks to thousands of positive individual experiences.

Overall student satisfaction – Victorian university rankings

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  • Our undergraduate and postgraduate coursework graduates have the highest level of overall satisfaction across Victorian universities.
  • The majority of our current students consider the quality of their overall experience as 'good' or 'excellent'. Values for both undergraduates (83.2%) and postgraduates (79.2%) are the highest of Victorian universities.

Undergraduate students who rate their overall experience as 'good' or 'excellent'


Postgraduate students who rate their overall experience as 'good' or 'excellent'


Sources: QILT 2018 update, Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS)

Overall satisfaction by study area

Deakin undergraduates from the following nine study areas were significantly more positive about the quality of their overall experience than the national average:

  • agriculture and environmental studies
  • business and management
  • creative arts
  • health services and support
  • humanities, culture and social sciences
    • nursing
    • psychology
    • science and mathematics
    • teacher education.

Source: QILT 2018 update, SES

Satisfaction with teaching and learning

Compared to the national average our students were more satisfied with:

  • teaching
  • learning resources
  • student support
  • skills development*
  • learner engagement**.

Satisfaction of current students at Deakin is the highest of Victorian universities for:

  • teacher quality
  • skills development
  • learning resources (five years in a row).

* undergraduates only
** postgraduate coursework only

Sources: QILT 2018 update, University Experience Survey 2013, SES 2014–17 and GOS

Students are our best advocates

New students who recommended Deakin


Higher degree by research students who recommended Deakin


Sources: 2017 Getting Started at Deakin Survey and 2016 Higher Degree by Research Survey

Globally competitive rankings

Deakin has an international reputation. We are recognised globally for our high-quality facilities, teaching and research.

  • Deakin was awarded a five-star rating by the prestigious university ranking organisation Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The rating indicates Deakin is world-class in a broad range of areas, has cutting-edge facilities and is internationally renowned for its research and teaching (see QS Stars).
  • We are number 31 in the QS World University Rankings of Universities Under 50 Years.
  • Deakin is in the top 1% of the world's universities according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2018. This indicates world-class facilities, research and teaching, as well as employability, innovation and inclusiveness.

Special focus rankings

Online MBA

For the last three years, Deakin has been in the top 20 globally in the QS Distance Online MBA Rankings. This ranking of online MBAs uses 18 indicators including: employer reputation, work experience of the students, accreditation and completion rate.

Find out more about our MBA

School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

For the last two years Deakin's School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences has been ranked the best in the world in the ARWU Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments. This ranking uses several indicators of academic or research performance, including the quality of research publications and the number of times research work is cited by others globally.

Find out more about our School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Sources: QS Distance Online MBA Rankings 2015, 2016, 2017 and ARWU Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2016, 2017