Wageningen studies highly valued by students, again

Published on
July 11, 2014

This year, students of Wageningen University are once again highly satisfied with their studies. In line with previous years, they rate their studies higher than the national average in most domains. This emerges from the National Student Survey, annually organised by the Dutch organisation Studiekeuze 123 (Study choice 123).

On a scale of 0 (very unsatisfied) to 5 (very satisfied), Wageningen students gave their university a 4.21 score (this was 4.19 in 2013). The overall atmosphere at their studies was rated at 4.44 (4.41 in 2013) by the students. The question “Would you recommend your studies to friends, family, or colleagues?” scored 4.42, whereas this was 4.36 last year.

Students were asked to rate their university in 17 different domains. The results show that Wageningen University scores higher than the national average on all domains, except for study environment. Reasons for this lower score on study environment are the poor accessibility of the university by public transport, the limited presence of restaurants and bars on campus, and the fact that Wageningen has fewer cultural events than other - larger - student cities.