Supportive Campus Environment

Students perform better and are more satisfied at colleges that are committed to their success and cultivate positive working and social relations among different groups on campus.

Conditions:

  • Campus environment provides support you need to help you succeed academically
  • Campus environment helps you cope with your non-academic responsibilities (work, family, etc.)
  • Campus environment provides the support you need to thrive socially
  • Quality of relationships with other students
  • Quality of relationships with faculty members
  • Quality of relationships with administrative personnel and offices

NIU Results

Supportive Campus Environment

How well do students get along with other students?
56% of FY students report that their peers are friendly, supportive, and help them feel as if they belong.

Are students satisfied with their overall educational experience?
84% of FY students report a favorable image of this institution; 80% of seniors would choose this school again if they could start their college career over.

How much time do students devote to co-curricular activities?
10% of FY students spend more than 15 hours a week participating in co-curricular activities. 41% spend no time participating in co-curricular activities.

How well do students get along with administrators and staff?
30% of FY students find the administrative personnel and offices helpful, considerate, and flexible.

To what extent does the school help students deal with their academic and social needs?
74% of FY students feel that this institution has a substantial commitment to their academic success. 51% feel well-supported by the institution regarding their social needs.