No progress for TU/e in Keuzegids ranking

In the ‘other universities’ category of the Keuzegids 2023 for universities, which was published today, TU/e only outperforms TU Delft in the ranking based on a survey among students. TU/e’s score dropped slightly from 59 last year to 58.5 this year on a scale of 100. Utrecht and Wageningen retain their positions as highest-ranking universities. Their bachelor’s programs receive the highest scores.

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The editors of the higher education selection guide have assessed and ranked the Bachelor’s degree programmes of the Netherlands. Utrecht once again occupies first place in the ranking of general universities. The institution receives praise for the fields of health, law and governance. In second place is Radboud University Nijmegen, also scoring well in these areas.

Leiden University has bumped Groningen and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam from their shared third place. Just like last year, the University of Amsterdam is last. The Keuzegids states that this is mainly due to low scores for the economics & business programmes.


In the category “other universities”, Wageningen has further increased its lead on the Open University. Even though the University of Twente’s score of 64.5 points remained unchanged, it still climbed to third place because Maastricht University’s score decreased with 2.5 points.

A striking climber in this ranking is Erasmus University Rotterdam, receiving an impressive 3.5 more points than last year. As a result, Delft University of Technology now takes last place, with Eindhoven University of Technology just ahead. When it comes to the total score of the six ‘general universities,’ VU (57.5), Groningen (56.5) and UvA (55) score just below TU/e.

The following four individual programs at TU/e perform above average: Mathematics, Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, and Sustainable Innovation. They were all awarded four out of five stars by the Keuzegids. Three programs received just two stars, which amounts to a below average score: Computer Science, Data Science and Electrical Engineering. All other programs received three stars, which is an average score.

Keuzegids rankings 2023

The scores (on a scale of one to a hundred) of Dutch universties, according to Keuzegids:

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