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The survey is now closed. Thank you! 


What is the survey about?

The UCSC Graduate Student Survey has been conducted every other year since 2007.  Over 55% of graduate students participated in 2015!  To view past years' results click here.

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

The main purpose of this survey is to provide graduate students with a unique formal opportunity to share their experiences and suggestions with campus decision makers.

For example, a report with a comprehensive analysis of graduate students’ training and experiences is provided to departments conducting a self-study for academic program review.  The Graduate Student Survey has also provided vital data for the Chancellor's Diversity Advisory Council that works on evaluating and improving the campus climate for diversity and inclusion for graduate students.

All currently-enrolled graduate students are invited to participate in this campus-wide effort.


Speak your mind & win an iPad!

Graduate students who complete the survey will have many opportunities to win a prize.  The Division of Graduate Studies sponsors WEEKLY drawings for $50 gift cards to the Bay Tree Bookstore and two grand prize drawings for an iPad. The first drawing for an iPad will be on June 30th. Don’t miss your chance!

Click here to see who has already won prizes!



Protecting Your Privacy

Please be assured that all of your responses will be maintained securely and confidentially!

The survey data files are stored and analyzed by the Institutional Research, Assessment, and Policy Studies office at UCSC and are not sent to individual departments.

No one will be able to discover your identity and data are only reported at the group level. For more information see our page about privacy and confidentiality.


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

Send email to You can also check the FAQs for more information.


The 2017 Graduate Student Survey is sponsored by the Division of Graduate Studies and by Institutional Research, Assessment, and Policy Studies.

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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.