The National Student Survey results were released earlier this week. The NSS asks final year students what they think of their course.
"Overall satisfaction" in the survey, which this year attracted a record number of respondents, is usually based upon responses to the statement "Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of my course".
This year, 85% of respondents studying at Imperial said that they "definitely" or "mostly" agreed with this statement - an identical figure to that found last year. This left Imperial in joint 43rd place amongst the institutions participating.
Whilst there has been no improvement in Imperial's percentage score for this particular part of the survey, the national average satisfaction score has dropped by 1%; to 81% in the 2009 NSS.
Oxford University was not included in this year's results, as they did not reach the necessary 50% response rate required.
NUS President, Wes Streeting, said that "Tuition fees in England were trebled in 2006, but students have not seen a demonstrable improvement in the quality of their experience. Universities have a responsibility to deliver substantial improvements in return for the huge increase in income they are receiving from fees".
Diana Warwick, of Universities UK, said "we're pleased that so many students continue to rate their higher education experience so highly".
Minister for Higher Education, David Lammy, continued the praise. He said that the results showed that universities are "continuing to meet the challenge of providing a rewarding and quality experience to students across the country".
Full results for all questions in the survey will be available via the "UniStats.com" website during September.