Office of the Provost

Freshmen and Seniors: Your Voice Counts!

nsse-screen-saver-spring-2015-opt.jpgGive us your feedback on NSSE!

What is the NSSE?

NSSE, the National Survey of Student Engagement, is a questionnaire for college students in schools across the country. Second-semester freshmen and second-semester seniors are invited to participate. The survey includes questions about your experience as an undergraduate at UMass Lowell and will take about 15 minutes to complete. Survey responses are confidential.

Why invest my 15 minutes?

The data from the survey (we see cumulative results but no individual surveys) gives key faculty and administrators a snapshot of what the undergraduate experience actually is. We can compare this data to the University’s goals. We can see how freshmen assess their experience compared to seniors. And we can see how our students’ responses compare to the responses from students at hundreds of other participating schools.

Participation Goal: 1,000 Students
This year, we hope at least 1,000 students will complete the survey. The analysis of survey data influences the decisions designed to improve the undergraduate experience at UMass Lowell. The greater the number of participants, the more accurate and valuable the survey data will be.

Incentives and Prizes

Your chances of winning depend on how many complete the survey; the last time we administered this survey, about 1,000 students responded. Based on this estimate, your odds of winning are 1 in 100. Here's what you can win:

  • IPad
  • Pebbles watch
  • UMass Lowell dining card worth $100
  • one of ten UMass Lowell dining cards worth $20 each
  • one of ten iTunes cards worth $20 each
  • 20 Starbucks gift cards worth $10 each
Your feedback is doubly valuable: 

A generous donor will contribute one dollar for each completed survey to a scholarship fund in honor of the freshman and senior classes. Be part of this legacy.

How do I take the survey?

This is the location of the survey and here’s the link to look up your username and password. These credentials can also be found in a “NSSE” message to your student email account dated Feb. 20, 2014. 

When can I take this survey?

Now! The survey will be available online until the end of May, but please take 15 minutes to complete the survey now.  

Did you know?

In a recent NSSE survey, when UMass Lowell respondents were asked if they were satisfied with their overall educational experience, 82 percent of first year students responded “good or “excellent,” while 82 percent of seniors said they would choose this school again if they could start their college career over.