2020 University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES)



See the 2020 UCUES Prize Winners here!

There is a new deadline for completing the survey and in the last drawing on August 10 for four $100 Amazon cards.

Early August, four additional $100 Amazon gift cards - four $100 Amazon gift cards will also be given out in prize drawings in early August.  Take the survey by August 10 to be eligible for this last set of prize drawings.

Four $300 Gift Card Grand Prizes - $300 Amazon gift cards - will be given away in random drawings to students who have completed the survey. Drawings for a $300 Amazon gift card occurred on May 13, May 27, and June 25.  One final $300 gift card drawing will occur after August 1!

Regular $50 Gift Card Drawings - during summer session, there are regular drawings for a $50 Amazon gift card.  During spring quarter, these were every week, and three students each week won a $50 Amazon gift card. 

Taking the survey earlier increases your chances of winning a prize.  

Students who have completed the survey will be entered into drawings for these prizes, which are being offered in appreciation for your time and as an incentive for participation.  

What is the survey about?

It’s about being a student at UCSC: your academic work, access to classes, your interaction with faculty and peers, your satisfaction with advising and services, and your future plans.

Who participates in the survey?

All undergraduate students at UCSC and other UC campuses are invited to participate in UCUES every other year in Spring Quarter.  In fact, over 21,000 Santa Cruz undergraduates took the survey in the last four years of data collection.  Across the UC system, about 160,000 students participate in any given year.

What is unique about UCUES and how are the results used?

  1. UCUES survey is one of a kind, and has become an important tool that faculty and administration rely on to collect vital feedback from students.  It is the only campus-wide student survey that provides comprehensive student feedback on the quality of academic experience that is used in formal and informal evaluation of academic programs (majors).
  2. UCUES survey allows us to look for trends and to evaluate changes in student experience at UCSC.  Since 2006 results from this survey have been used to evaluate academic curriculum, teaching practices and advising, student programs and services, and the campus climate for the expression of diverse ideas, beliefs and experiences.
  3. UCUES is designed especially for UC students and provides cross-campus comparative data for UCSC and other UC campuses.


Who can I contact if I have questions or problems logging in?

Email IRAPS surveys staff at surveys@ucsc.edu.