Students who are actively engaged in their own learning are more likely to be successful in college. Thus, Cal State Northridge offers its students many opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom, to become involved with diverse ideas, people, and experiences. Student responses to periodic surveys, such as the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), tell us something about the types of activities and learning opportunities CSUN students take advantage of and find rewarding.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement v2 (NSSE2). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.