UW-River Falls Achieves High Marks in Student Satisfaction

Jan. 23, 2012 – More than fifty percent of UW-River Falls students responding to a recent national survey indicated that if they could start over again they would definitely attend UWRF. This figure is significantly higher than the average score earned by colleges and universities nation-wide and by UWRF's University of Wisconsin System peers.   

When asked on the 2011 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), "If you could start over again, would you go to the same institution you are now attending?" fifty percent of first-year UWRF students responded "definitely yes." Forty-one percent of first year-students attending UW System comprehensive universities and forty-five percent of first-year students nation-wide provided the same answer to this question.   

UW-River Falls achieved even higher marks among seniors responding to the NSSE. Fifty-three percent of seniors answered "definitely yes" to the question, compared to forty-four percent of seniors at UW System comprehensive universities and forty-five percent of seniors nation-wide.   

With "probably yes" answers included, 91 percent of first-year students and 88 percent of seniors indicated that if given the opportunity to start over, they would once again choose to attend UW-River Falls. These percentages are higher than those indicated by students attending UW System comprehensive universities and colleges and universities nation-wide.   

Through its student survey, The College Student Report, NSSE annually collects information at hundreds of four-year colleges and universities about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The results provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college.   

In 2011, 747 UW-River Falls students provided responses to the NSSE. More than 350,000 students nationally completed the NSSE in 2011 and more than three million students have completed the survey since 2000.   

For more information, contact Blake Fry at 715-425-3711.

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