The article aims to reveal major determinants of life satisfaction among
university students in Azerbaijan. Employing Robust Least Squares with
M-Estimation method and survey data of 824 students (452 female, 372
male) from higher education institutions, authors investigate the impact
of age, gender status, strength of family ties, the level of religiosity and
tolerance to other religions, and hopefulness about the future over
students' life satisfaction. Results show no significant role of age.
Students' life satisfaction is positively associated with the level of trust in
family members, level of religiosity and tolerance to other religions (p <
0.05). Optimism about the future is also one of the major life satisfaction
determinants among students (p<0.01). To enhance life satisfaction of
students, universities are invited to maintain suitable environment for
students to pray, as well as establishing or increasing quality of free
psychological support unit. Research findings are highly useful for
policy purposes at institutional and national level.