2021 Graduate Student Survey

UCSC 2021 Graduate Student Survey 


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What is the survey about?

The UCSC Graduate Student Survey is conducted every other year, and was first held in 2007.

The main purpose of the Graduate Student Survey is to provide graduate students with a unique formal opportunity to share experiences and suggestions with campus decision makers. 

The survey focuses on different aspects of graduate student experience including faculty teaching and mentoring, program requirements, research opportunities, professional development, funding, campus climate, and TA training.

For the 2021 survey, all graduate students (Masters and Doctoral) enrolled in Winter or Spring 2021 were invited to participate in this campus-wide effort. 

Prizes During the Survey

Graduate students who completed the survey were eligible for prize drawings of Amazon gift cards ranging from $25 to $200, in drawings held throughout the survey.  See the Graduate Student Survey Prize Winners page for the dates that prize drawings were held.  


Responses are maintained securely and confidentially.  The Institutional Research, Assessment, and Policy Studies office at UCSC does not share individual-level survey data with anyone.  Please visit the campus surveys privacy and confidentiality page for additional information about privacy.

Who can I contact if I have questions about UCSC Graduate Student Survey?

If you have questions, please write to surveys@ucsc.edu.  In addition, see the Graduate Student Survey Frequently Asked Questions for more information.


The 2021 Graduate Student Survey is sponsored by the UCSC Division of Graduate Studies and by Institutional Research, Assessment, and Policy Studies.  The survey opened on April 15, 2021, and closed in July.  Since 2021, the UCSC survey is part of a systemwide survey titled the University of California Graduate Student Experience Survey (UCGSES).

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The mission of Graduate Studies is to attract, recruit and retain an outstanding cohort of diverse graduate students, while providing the highest quality educational experience possible as we support them towards their graduation and prepare them for successful careers.

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The Institutional Research, Assessment, and Policy Studies (IRAPS) is the primary office for the administration and analysis of campus-wide student surveys.