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Students give UW high marks for campus safety, satisfaction
Nov 16, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press
CHEYENNE -- A greater percentage of University of Wyoming students are satisfied with their college experience and safety on campus than students at other universities around the nation, according to surveys.
Three separate surveys of UW students at its Laramie and satellite campuses were conducted to measure their thoughts on a host of campus issues and experiences at the state's only public four-year university. UW has about 13,100 students.
In the 2012 surveys, the percentage of UW students expressing satisfaction with their education and experience was above the national average.
More than 95 percent of students expressed approval of their education at UW, according to the UW Student Opinion Survey, which is administered by the university. And 85 percent told the American Collegiate Testing student survey that they were satisfied with UW in general, compared to the national average of 76 percent.
In addition, UW students rate campus safety and security higher than their counterparts at other public universities. In the ACT survey, 77 percent of UW students were satisfied with campus safety and 4 percent dissatisfied, compared to 62 percent satisfied and 11 percent dissatisfied nationally.
The separate Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory, which is conducted by a national college consulting firm, found that UW students ranked safety and security second in their 10 most positive impressions of the university.