Results from this year's National Student Survey showed 86 per cent of students were satisfied with their time at the university.
The level of satisfaction went even higher – 90 per cent or more – for a host of subjects including: architecture, design, fine art, teacher training, history, philosophy, geology, geography, physiotherapy, medicine, pharmacy, engineering and mathematics.
Courses scoring 100 per cent satisfaction included humanities, 3D Design (now Design and Craft), education, tourism, sport and leisure management, occupational therapy, podiatry, social science, ecology and biogeography, project management for construction, early years care and paramedic practice.
More University of Brighton students than ever responded to the survey – 3,043 or 72 per cent, up five per cent on the previous year and almost four per cent higher than the average for all universities in the country.
The NSS results, published annually by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, saw the University of Brighton improve or sustain its ratings in all questionnaire categories.
Students reserved their highest praise for the standard of teaching, academic support, learning resources, personal development and work placements which scored 85 per cent, three per cent up on last year.
Some 87 per cent of respondents said they would recommend the university, six per cent more than the national average. And 88 per cent said their courses had improved their career prospects, two per cent above the average.
University staff consistently rated highly for "explaining things", for "making the subject interesting" and for being "enthusiastic". Some 85 per cent of students reported their courses were "intellectually stimulating", and more than 80 per cent said they received sufficient advice and support. Almost 90 per cent said their contribution during their time on work placements was valued.
Brighton and Sussex Medical School, run jointly by the universities of Brighton and Sussex, scored 95 per cent overall satisfaction – nine per cent above average for UK medical schools. Quality of teaching and staff explaining the subject well both scored 97 per cent, with staff enthusiasm rated at 96 per cent. Students scored 'enhanced personal development' at 94 per cent, and there was a 95 per cent mark for improved communications skills and 96 per cent for enhanced confidence in tackling unfamiliar problems – essential skills for a career in medicine.
Professor Julian Crampton, the University of Brighton's Vice-Chancellor, said: "The results are very encouraging and show that the vast majority of students were happy and that they valued the quality and relevance of courses.
"Our aim is to ensure students graduate with skills required for their professional and personal development, and to help them make significant contributions to economic and social progress.
"To this end, we were particularly pleased to see that 88 per cent of students recognised that their courses had improved their career prospects.
"The university provides an excellent teaching and learning environment for students and this survey is a valuable tool in helping us understand what is working well and where we need to improve. We shall be studying the results in greater detail and feeding back some of the changes we will be introducing as a result of the 2013 survey to our students.
"More University of Brighton students responded to the survey than in 2012 and this too was encouraging. We urge all students to take part in this annual survey so that their views can help us make improvements when and where they may be needed.
"I would like to thank all our final year students who completed the survey and all staff for contributing to the quality of the student experience."