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Level of Academic Challenge 2010

The following responses were provided by 907 randomly selected Santa Clara University first-year (FY) and senior students on the 2010 NSSE Survey

How much does coursework emphasize analyzing the basic elements of an idea, experience or theory?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2010
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2010
Very Much
51%
37%
61%
45%
How much does coursework emphasize making judgments about the value of information, arguments or methods?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2010 Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2010
Very Much
41%
29%
38%
35%

How often does coursework emphasize applying theories or concepts to practical problems or in new situations?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2010
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2010
Often
36%
39%
41%
39%
Very Often
46%
36%
58%
46%
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