Students Welcome Help When Starting University

January 16, 2007

The 2007 National Freshman Attitudes Report reveals that students are coming to PSE with high motivation: 95% of first-years have "a strong desire to complete their education." Female students are showing more effective study habits than males, but also exhibit less confidence in their understanding of science and math. 91.6% of girls, compared to 85.3% of boys, said they were willing to sacrifice for their educational goals. Less than 50% feel they have the financial resources required to complete their programs, and most first-years show an interest in support programs such as tips for college exams, career services and tutoring. The report is based on a survey by Noel-Levitz, including almost 100,000 students at 292 institutions. Inside Higher Education | Noel-Levitz (PDF)