Of the major universities, Wageningen students are the most satisfied with their institution. They give it a 4.2 out of 5 in the National Student Survey 2012. Only four small, faith-based institutions and the Dutch Open University score higher.
Van Hall Larenstein ended somewhere in the middle of the universities of applied sciences. It has a score of 3.7 within a range of 3.4 to 4.4.
Students give the lowest scores for study schedules and involvement. They are more satisfied with core aspects such as the teaching content and the lecturers.
The National Student Survey is paid for by the Ministry of Education. An email was sent to around 650 thousand students, a third of whom actually filled in the questionnaire.