Student Surveys

Gathering insights on the undergraduate experience

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Berkeley regularly surveys undergraduate students about their experience and makes survey results available to the campus community.

Division of Undergraduate Education Surveys

Student Pulse Survey

The Division of Undergraduate Education and Graduate Division administer brief surveys to undergraduate and graduate students each semester. Each survey includes questions on timely topics and provides actionable information for campus leadership.

Golden Bear Orientation Survey

The Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs survey undergraduate students each semester about their experience in Golden Bear Orientation (GBO), the university’s new student transition program.

Additional Student Surveys

UC Undergraduate Experience Survey

The UC Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES) is a UC system-wide survey that provides a detailed portrait of students' background, academic and co-curricular activities, goals and aspirations, experiences with academic and administrative units, self-assessments of gains in academic and social skills, interactions with other students, engagement in community service and civic activities, perceived obstacles to academic success and many other topics. 

Survey of New Students

The Survey of New Students (SONS) collects information from new undergraduates on previous academic experiences, interests and first impressions of Berkeley. SONS is administered by the Office of Planning & Analysis, which releases results by Freshman, Transfers, and Fall Program for First Semester (FPF) students

First Destination Survey

The Career Center conducts a survey of the initial postgraduate activities of Bachelor's degree recipients, including plans for employment and graduate school attendance.

International Student Surveys

The Berkeley International Office administers various student experience surveys to the international student population.