The UCLA Senior Survey provides insight into students’ academic and co-curricular experiences at the University. Since 2006, the survey has been administered annually to graduating seniors in the UCLA College of Letters and Science, School of the Arts and Architecture, School of Theater, Film and Television, and Herb Alpert School of Music. Findings from the Senior Survey are used to improve the UCLA experience for future generations of Bruins.
The survey instrument consists of approximately 70 questions, in both closed- and open-ended response formats. Every year, students are asked to reflect on their UCLA experience with regard to their overall UCLA experience, academic experiences, student and campus life, and post-graduate plans.
Annual reports are produced for each participating college or school (L&S, SOAA, TFT, HASOM) and are further disaggregated by division and field for all major and minor programs with at least 15 survey respondents. These reports are shared with University constituents including the Academic Senate, Faculty Executive Committee, and Undergraduate Council, as well as with deans and department chairs. Findings from these reports allow faculty, staff, and administrators to better understand the experiences of students in their academic units. Report data are also used for academic program review.
General results from the UCLA College survey are available at http://www.college.ucla.edu/seniorsurvey/.
The Center for Educational Assessment also conducts analyses of Senior Survey data to accommodate the specific needs of campus partners (e.g., for grant writing, program evaluation, curricular innovation) and to share notable findings with the larger research community.
For more information about the Senior Survey, please contact us at SeniorSurvey@teaching.ucla.edu.