Office of Institutional Planning & Effectiveness
440 HFR Admninistration Building
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Student Experience in Brief
Level of Academic Challenge
Active and Collaborative Learning
Student Interactions with Faculty
Enriching Educational Experiences
Supportive Campus Environment
Who completed the survey?
In 2009, WCU had 252 first-year students and 360 seniors completed the survey. WCU respondent characteristics are different than the overall demographics of the university but the NSSE benchmark scores are weighted to account for this discrepancy. (See Guide to Your NSSE Institutional Report 2009 for more details). Below is an abbreviated table of our respondent characteristics. See the full Respondent Characteristics report for more details.
Nationally, 367,318 students (31% response rate) participated in the survey this year, from 640 institutions in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Since NSSE’s inception in 1999, more than 2,395,000 students have participated in the survey from almost 1,400 colleges and universities.
- The professors are great, and the class sizes make everyone's life easier. They know me by name, and I really enjoy that. (First-year, Female)
- I am pleased with my educational experience here so far and I feel that I will have all the education I need to start in the work field when I graduate (First-year, Male)
- Attending this institution has been such a wonderful experience, allowing me to pave the way to my future career. I have been able to prove to myself that I am capable of achieving my hopes and dreams and may be able to secure them for my children in the future because of doors opened by my education at Western Carolina University. Thank you, administrators and instructors. (Senior, Female)