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Student Experience Survey

The Penn State Student Experience Survey is an ongoing effort to obtain feedback from undergraduate students across all University campuses in a systematic way. Students are asked about their experiences in a variety of contexts, including the degree to which Penn State has helped them improve upon a number of skills. Understanding the student experience and level of satisfaction informs decisions that will make Penn State a more student-centered University. As such, the survey results serve as a diagnostic tool to improve our programs and services.

The Student Experience Survey was administered in 2017 and 2014. Its predecessor, the Student Satisfaction Survey, was administered in 2010, 2007, 2004, and 2002.

The survey is administered on a three-year cycle. Results of the 2017 are in progress, and the next administration will be in 2020.

2017 Student Experience Survey

Survey Instrument – View or download this document for a list of questions asked on the survey.

Survey Report on Student Engagement – View or download this document for a summary report of the sections of the survey that focused on student engagement.

Highlights from the report include:

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