The quality of VHL hovers below the average, according to the selection guide for applied sciences universities in 2013 released last Tuesday.
The selection guide ranks institutions based on the results of the National Student Survey (NSS), data from accredited organization NVAO and objective figures such as pass rates. In general, small applied sciences universities have the highest scores. Very few semi-big and, in particular, big institutions are able to score high across the board. In the already published Elsevier ranking, student opinion for VHL has fallen dramatically compared to previous years. VHL ended up 25 th out of 26 institutions. It is worth mentioning that this evaluation is based on the NSS data also used by the selection guide. This goes to show that each methodology churns out slightly different lists.