National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
Recent results and reports
NSSE was completed by 452 first-years (54% of the first-year class) and 386 seniors (57% of the senior class) in Spring 2011. Results suggest that, similar to their peers at other selective institutions, St. Olaf students experience both a high level of academic challenge and a supportive campus environment, engage in active and collaborative learning, and participate in enriching educational experiences. However, St. Olaf students report somewhat less interaction with faculty than do students at similar institutions.
NSSE respondent characteristics - Spring 2011
Information about the St. Olaf sample and two comparison group samples
NSSE Benchmarks of Effective Educational Practice - Spring 2011
The NSSE Benchmarks are composite indicators of the extent to which an institution provides a high level of academic challenge, active and collaborative learning, positive student-faculty interactions, enriching educational experiences, and a supportive campus environment..
NSSE item results - Spring 2011
Responses of St. Olaf first-years and seniors to each item on the NSSE questionnaire, and comparisons with other institutions in the same Carnegie classification as St. Olaf
Other useful information