Level of Academic Challenge (NSSE Benchmark)

In order to learn, students must be challenged. By asking questions like how much time they spend preparing for classes, how often they are required to complete writing assignments, and whether or not they have had to work harder than they expected to meet a professor's expectations, the survey data show that Hampden-Sydney College students rate the academic challenge they experience higher than do students at similar colleges and considerably higher than all of the participants in the survey.

NSSE Academic Challenge 2011

Summary:  Hampden-Sydney students, first-year as well as seniors, rate the academic challenge they experience more highly than do those students from other baccalaureate-granting arts and sciences schools and considerably more than students from the entire population of NSSE respondent schools.

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