Aalen University among the top universities 2023Top marks from the evaluation portal StudyCheck.de

Students at Aalen University can be sure that they are studying at one of the ten best universities in the country. Photo: © Aalen University | Jan Walford

We, 25. January 2023

According to StudyCheck.de, Aalen University is once again one of the ten most popular universities in Germany. In the ranking of the independent evaluation portal, it takes fourth place among the universities of applied sciences in Baden-Württemberg. In their evaluations, students emphasize the high quality of teaching, the practical relevance of the courses offered, and the good contact with the university's lecturers. Aalen University is also at the forefront of digitization: in the Digital Readiness Ranking, it achieved fourth place nationwide and first place in Baden-Württemberg.

The new year starts with a success story for Aalen University: For the fourth time in a row, it is one of the ten most popular universities in Germany. The independent evaluation portal StudyCheck.de honored Aalen University twice: As a Top University 2023 - that's what the ten best universities can call themselves - and in the Digital Readiness Ranking, for which students rate the digitalization of their university.

Prof. Dr. Harald Riegel, Rector of Aalen University, is delighted with the awards: "Around 96 percent of all students would recommend us to others. This is a top result and for us a confirmation of our efforts to offer the best study conditions. However, we are not just going to stop here. In the future, we will continue to work on optimally setting up teaching at the university for our students."

The rankings of the independent evaluation portal StudyCheck.de for 2023 are based on around 80,000 evaluations submitted by students last year. The study content, teaching staff, courses, facilities, organization, library and digital studying were all examined carefully.

The students and alumni of Aalen University were particularly satisfied with the course content, the lecturers and the practical relevance of their studies. "Interesting learning content that corresponds to the state of technology and development in industry," is one comment, for example. Or, "A variety of future-based content enables a safe transition into a field of work." Likewise, the students praised the teaching: "The lecturers at Aalen University are always helpful and stand by students with advice and support." The practical relevance of the courses and the good equipment in the laboratories also scored points.

Digital and modern

How accessible are professors online? Is the course material available online as well? In StudyCheck.de's Digital Readiness Ranking, students evaluated the digitalization of their university. Aalen University once again achieved fourth place in the overall ranking and even took first place in this category in Baden-Württemberg. Aalen University thus proves its competence as a modern, future-oriented university.


The independent evaluation portal StudyCheck.de says it offers one of the largest student databases in Germany. This invites students and alumni to rate their college or university. The placements for the 2023 ranking are based on the analysis of around 80,000 evaluations submitted on StudyCheck.de in 2022. The rankings are based on the so-called score value, which is determined from the star ratings and the recommendation rate.

An overview of the most popular colleges and universities can be found here: https://www.studycheck.de/hochschulranking