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Contact: Christine Payton Nov. 8, 2010
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
 
UL LAFAYETTE STUDENTS GIVE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE HIGH MARKS
 
Eighty-seven percent of first-year students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette rate their entire educational experience as “good” or “excellent” in a recent survey.

Eighty-three percent of UL Lafayette senior described their entire educational experience as “good” or “excellent.”

TheNational Survey of Student Engagement conducts an annual survey. This year 362,000 students at 564 U.S. colleges and universities completed its questionnaire.

“ We continually strive to create learning environments that help our students succeed,” said Dr. Carolyn Bruder, interim vice president of Academic Affairs at UL Lafayette. “ It’s gratifying to know that our students rate their college experience this high.”

Asked if they would attend the same university if they were starting over, 87 percent of first-year students said they definitely or probably would choose UL Lafayette.

Of the senior surveyed, 78 percent said they "definitely" or "probably" would attend UL Lafayette if they were starting college again.

Other significant findings for UL Lafayette first-year students include:

• 78 percent said they are acquiring a broad, general education “very much” and “quite a bit;”
• 72 percent said they are writing clearly and effectively “very much” and “quite a bit;”
• 70 percent said they are analyzing quantitative problems “very much” and “quite a bit.

Findings for senior students include:

• 83 percent said they are acquiring a broad, general education “very much” and “quite a bit;”
• 72 percent said they are acquiring job- or work-related knowledge and skills “very much: and “quite a bit;”
• 76 percent said they are writing clearly and effectively “very much” and “quite a bit;”
• 85 percent said they are thinking critically and analytically in class “very much” and “quite a bit;” and
• 76 percent said they are analyzing quantitative problems “very much” and “quite a bit.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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