University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey



Thank you to every student who completed the University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey in 2022!

UC Undergraduate Experience Survey

Take the UC Undergraduate Experience Survey!

The UC Undergraduate Experience Survey is about being a student at UC Santa Cruz -- your academic work, access to classes, satisfaction with advising and campus services, and future plans. 

Your responses help improve life for students by giving important feedback to academic programs and campus student services.  All undergraduate students at UC Santa Cruz and other UC campuses are invited to participate in the UC Undergraduate Experience Survey every other spring.

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Many prize drawings will be held for the UC Undergraduate Experience Survey!

Students who complete the survey will be eligible for prize drawings of giftcards, ranging from $50 all the way up to $200. 

The first TEN $50 giftcard prize drawings will take place Friday, April 15, so complete the survey today!

Prize drawings overall include:

  • THIRTY $50 Amazon giftcards!
  • FIVE $100 Apple giftcards!
  • FIVE grand prize $200 Amazon giftcards!

See this year's prize winners at the Prize Winners webpage!  The prize drawings are held in appreciation for students' time and as an incentive for participation.  Drawings will occur throughout the survey.  Take the survey early to be eligible for all future drawings in the survey! 

If you are selected in a prize drawing, you will receive an email from

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Results from the UC Undergraduate Experience Survey are used all throughout campus:

  1. The UC Undergraduate Experience Survey is an important way for students to provide feedback to faculty, student services, campus leaders, and campus centers about what is working well and what should be changed It is the only comprehensive campus-wide student survey that allows students to provide feedback on the quality of academic experience, used in formal evaluations of each major.
  2. Survey results help faculty and staff understand trends in the student experience at UC Santa Cruz.  Since 2006, results have been used to evaluate major curriculum, teaching practices, advising, student programs, campus services, and the climate for inclusion and belonging on campus.
  3. The UC Undergraduate Experience Survey is designed especially for UC students and allows comparative analysis of UC Santa Cruz and other UC campuses.  Over 21,000 UC Santa Cruz undergraduates took the survey in the last four survey years.  Across the UC system, about 160,000 students participate each year of the survey.
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Responses are confidential and secured:

Your responses are confidential, meaning that responses are only reported in a way that is not personally identifiable.  Additional measures are also in place to ensure the security of survey response data.  For more information, please see the Institutional Research, Assessment, and Policy Studies Surveys Privacy and Confidentiality Policy.

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For questions or technical support:

Please write to the IRAPS Student Surveys Team at