Accreditation & Ranking
In the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 issues of Elsevier magazine’s extensive survey among Dutch institutes of higher education, students rated UCU as the best university college in the country. Read more...
In the 2010 national student survey (Nationale Studentenenquete or NSE) UCU ranked highest among Utrecht University's bachelor programs.
The Keuzegids (study choice guide) 2013 rated University College Utrecht as the best bachelor program in the Netherlands. The Keuzegids assessed about 400 bachelor programs on success rates, quality of education, quality of teaching, facilities and more. Only ten programs scored 80 points or more, UCU received 100 points. Read more...
The 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities conducted by Shanghai University ranks Utrecht University as #1 in the Netherlands, #12 in Europe and #53 in the world. The research focused Shanghai ranking is an influential index of universities worldwide.
The World University Rankings 2011-12 conducted by British magazine Times Higher Education ranks Utrecht University as #1 in the Netherlands, #18 in Europe and #68 in the world.
UCU is accredited by the NVAO, the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders.