National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
Previous results and reports
St. Olaf has participated in NSSE four times since Spring 2001. In Spring 2008, NSSE was completed by 389 first-years (53% of the first-year class) and 342 seniors (50% of the senior class). Results suggested that, similar to their peers at other selective institutions, St. Olaf students experienced both a high level of academic challenge and a supportive campus environment, engaged in active and collaborative learning, and participated in enriching educational experiences. However, St. Olaf students reported somewhat less interaction with faculty than did students at similar institutions. For results prior to those provided below, please contact the Office of Institutional Research and Evaluation.
NSSE respondent characteristics - Spring 2008
Information about the St. Olaf sample and two comparison group samples
NSSE Benchmarks of Effective Educational Practice - Spring 2008
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 2008
Responses of St. Olaf first-years and seniors to each item on the NSSE questionaire, and comparisons with other institutions in the same Carnegie classification as St. Olaf
Other useful information