Rankings & recognition
UCM is the #2 Liberal Arts and Sciences programme in the Netherlands: Keuzegids
UCM has been ranked as the #2 Liberal Arts and Sciences programme in the Dutch University Guide: Keuzegids 2020 with a score of 84 points making it a top rated programme.
Here is how UCM scored in the areas that were evaluated:
Above national average National average Below national average Programme (++) Survival first year (o) Examination (+) Instructors (++) Academic training (+) Skills development (+) Study programme feasibility (+) Facilities (+) Expert evaluation (+)
The Keuzegids Universiteiten offers rankings of all bachelor’s programmes in the Netherlands. These rankings are based on the results from the Dutch National Student Survey, combined with expert evaluations. The Keuzegids Universiteiten is published annually by the Dutch Higher Education Information Centre. It is an independent publication that allows you to compare all accredited bachelor’s programmes in the Netherlands.
Learn more by visiting the Keuzegids website (in Dutch)
UCM is the highest rated Liberal Arts and Sciences programme in the Netherlands
Elsevier ‘Best Studies’ 2019 has ranked University College Maastricht (UCM) as the best Liberal Arts and Sciences programme in the Netherlands.
UCM received a score of 80%, making it the highest rated University College in the country. The students particularly praised the teaching staff, the facilities and the organisation of education. Elsevier awarded UCM with a golden medal because of our long-term student satisfaction rates.
- 90% of students indicated they would recommend the programme to their friends
- 88% of students indicated they are (very) happy with their teachers
- 79% of students indicated they are (very) happy with the organisation of education
The Elsevier Best Studies Guide is published once a year by the Dutch magazine Elsevier. It contains student evaluations of each programme's education, contact hours, facilities, structure, instructors and assessment methods, as well as its organisation and communication. The guide is largely based on the results of the Dutch National Student Survey.
For more information, visit the Elsevier website (in Dutch)