Student Surveys

UC Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES)

The University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES) is given at all UC undergraduate campuses every two years. It solicits student opinions on a broad range of academic and co-curricular experiences, including instruction, advising and student services.

The survey provides information about student behaviors including time use and academic engagement and community involvement. It documents students' self-perceptions and goals, political beliefs and affiliation, and perceptions of the role of the research university. It also collects background demographic information, such as students' self-reported language background, family immigration experience and social class.

Data from the UCUES survey have been used in institutional and administrative research, as well as various instructional and scholarly research. They have been well-integrated into policy discussions and learning outcomes assessment at the University of California to guide the University on improving the undergraduate experience.

Campus UCUES Results

In 2016 UCUES was sent to 26,869 eligible UC Davis students and answered by 9,909 (37%). Links below contain the overall results. For results broken down by different populations or additional analyses of these data, please contact BIA.

2016 UCUESExcel | PDF | Instrument

Results from previous surveys are given here (Excel):

Upcoming UCUES

UCUES will next be given in the spring of 2018. Check back for further information.