The CHE University Ranking is the most comprehensive and detailed university ranking in German-speaking countries. More than 300 higher education institutions in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Netherlands are regularly assessed by the Centre for Higher Education (Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung). In addition to looking at facts relating to programs of study, teaching, equipment, and research, the ranking also takes student opinions on the study conditions at their institution into account. Each year, one third of the subjects are assessed. The outcome is published online at ranking.zeit.de/che/en/ and in the print edition of the ZEIT-Studienführer.
When it comes to Economics, the University of Mannheim is in 2023 one of the higher education institutions with the most top scores nationwide. It is ranked among the top entries in 17 of the 20 categories and performed extremely well in the categories “student affairs and teaching” as well as “equipment”. The programs in Economics are successful in the categories “general study conditions”, “study organization”, “examination organization”, “support for students” and “library”.
Business Administration at the University of Mannheim is in 2023 ranked among the top entries in 18 of the 20 categories. Students evaluate the general study conditions with 4.5 of 5 stars – the best result a public higher education institution achieved. The Business School is highly successful in the categories “research reputation”, “support in studying abroad” and “support for students”.
The Department of Law did in 2023 especially well with regard to the category “student affairs and teaching” and achieved top scores in 19 of the 20 categories. The department achieved top results in the categories “support for first-year students”, “supervision by teachers”, “study organization”, and “exam preparation”. According to the ranking, the University of Mannheim and another university are the best universities in the category “general study conditions”.
The programs in Business Informatics at the University of Mannheim in 2023 are ranked among the top entries in 17 of 20 categories. It scored very high in the categories “general study conditions”, “graduation in due time”, “study organization”, and “services to support the transition to professional life”.
The 2022 CHE University Ranking of master's programs has shown that the University of Mannheim is an excellent place to study Psychology at master’s level. The subject Psychology ranks in the leading group in all eight categories and thus received the most top grades of all German universities.The subject Psychology ranks in the leading group in all eight categories and thus received the most top grades of all German universities. In the categories “general study situation”, “course offer”, “organization of studies”, “support during studies”, “support through teaching staff”, “research orientation”, “digital teaching elements”, and “transition from bachelor’s to master's studies”, the Psychology programs at the University of Mannheim scores higher than the German average, often significantly so (especially regarding the general study situation, course offer, and support through teaching staff).
The Humanities at the University of Mannheim have also achieved excellent results in the recent edition of the CHE Ranking (2022). The bachelor's and master's programs “Culture and Economy: German Studies” and “Culture and Economy: Romance Studies”, the bachelor's program in “German Studies: Language, Literature, Media” and “Romance Studies: Language, Literature, Media”, and the master's program in “Intercultural German Studies” have been analyzed. Overall, the degree programs at the School of Humanities have received top grades in the main category “organization of studies” and for its services for first-year students.
With its bachelor’s program in Political Science, the University of Mannheim ranked among the best three public universities in the 2018 CHE University Ranking. Student opinions confirm that the overall study situation at the university is very good. It has also received top grades in other categories, such as “scholars’ reputation”, “international orientation”, “support for stays abroad”, and “career guidance services”.