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Enriching Educational Experiences 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 often do students have serious conversations with students of a different race or ethnicity than their own?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2010
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2010
Very Often
38%
25%
35%
27%
How often have students had serious conversations with students who are very different from them in terms of religious beliefs, political opinions or personal values?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2010 Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2010
Very Often
38%
26%
36%
27%

What percentage of students said they did community service or volunteer work?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2010 Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2010
Done
39%
40%
78%
60%
What percentage of students said they participated in a learning community ?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2010 Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2010
Done
44%
16%
51%
26%

What percentage of students said they have had foreign language coursework?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2010 Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2010
Done
25%
21%
72%
40%

What percentage of students said they were planning to or have studied abroad?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2010 Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2010
Plan to Do or Have Done
67%
45%
48%
23%
What percentage of students said they planned to or had a culminating* senior experience?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2010 Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2010
Plan to Do or Have Done
77%
51%
91%
66%

How much understanding did students say they developed of other racial and ethnic backgrounds?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2010 Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2010
Very Much
28%
24%
29%
25%
How much development of a personal code of values and ethics did students report?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2010 Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2010
Very Much
35%
26%
47%
30%
How much development of a 'deepened sense of spirituality' did students report?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2010 Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2010
Very Much
20%
17%
21%
15%


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