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Enriching Educational Experiences

The following responses were provided by 787 randomly selected Santa Clara University first-year (FY) and senior students on the 2008 NSSE Survey

How often do students have serious conversations with students of a different race or ethnicity than their own?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2008
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2008
Very Often
36%
24%
35%
26%
How often have students had serious conversations with students who are very different from then in terms of religious beliefs, political opinions or personal values?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2008
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2008
Very Often
38%
26%
34%
26%

How many students said they did community service or volunteer work?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2008
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2008
Done
43%
38%
75%
60%
How many students said they participated in a learning community ?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2008
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2008
Done
44%
16%
54%
26%
How many students said they participated in a learning community ?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2008
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2008
Done
44%
16%
54%
26%
How many students said they participated in a learning community ?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2008
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2008
Done
44%
16%
54%
26%
How many students said they have had done foreign language coursework?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2008
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2008
Done
33%
22%
76%
41%

How many students said they said they were planning to or have studied abroad?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2008
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2008
Plan to Do or Have Done
69%
46%
42%
24%
How many students have said they planned to or had a culminating* senior experience?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2008
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2008
Plan to Do or Have Done
71%
50%
87%
63%
How much encouraging contact did students report having with different economic, social or ethnic backgrounds?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2008
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2008
Very Much
33%
24%
25%
19%
How much understanding did students say they developed of other racial and ethnic backgrounds?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2008
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2008
Very Much
27%
23%
31%
24%
How much development of a personal code of values and ethics did students report having?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2008
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2008
Very Much
39%
25%
46%
28%
How much development of a 'deepened sense of self' did students report going though?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2008
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2008
Very Much
24%
16%
26%
14%


Notes
  • *culminating refers to a capstone course, senior project or thesis, comprehensive exam
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