Participating in internships and community service projects and interacting with people from different social, cultural, and economic backgrounds are just a few ways students can enrich their educational experience. While our freshmen are on par with students at other baccalaureate granting colleges, Hampden-Sydney College seniors rate considerably higher than seniors at those schools. This shows how our programs provide a multitude of opportunities for our students to learn about communities and cultures other than their own.
Summary: With respect to their participation in enriching educational experiences, first-year Hampden-Sydney students are on par with students at other baccalaureate granting colleges, but ahead of the population of NSSE respondent schools. However, there are substantial and statistically significant differences between seniors at Hampden-Sydney and those from the other comparison groups, with the Hampden-Sydney seniors taking advantage of enriching educational experiences at levels far above the levels reported by other students.