Recently published statistics have pushed the University of Chichester up 38 places in the UK league tables.
The National Student Survey (NSS) results show the university at 53rd out of the 157 universities and colleges involved.
Chichester performed well across the board, with its education courses being ranked first for overall satisfaction.
Counselling also topped the list, while art ranked third in the UK and overall satisfaction of the university was rated at 85 per cent, the national average being 83.
Teacher training quality was one of the best in the country at sixth place.
University vice-chancellor, Professor Jane Longmore, said: “It is extremely pleasing to receive national recognition for our commitment to creating a student-centred learning community.
“To have risen to the top third of the NSS table is also a great credit to our staff and their commitment to our students.”
The survey, completed by over 330,000 students from across the country, was commissioned by the Office for Students.
Moyin Ekundayo, the Student Union’s president, said: “When I ask what makes Chichester special they tell me about the sense of belonging they experience.
“Being here is being part of a community where everyone knows everyone else and everyone is included.”
The results were published last Friday.