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Learn more about the administration of the survey (such as contents, schedule, participants, response rates, and past instruments), in the "About" section below. Explore SAIRO's reporting (such as reports, dashboards and briefs) under each year of administration and to view longitudinal analysis, review the "Multi-Year and Longitudinal Data" section below.

To obtain any of these documents in a more accessible format, please contact SAIRO.

About GSS

Survey Reports:

Graduating Senior Survey (GSS)

Participants:

Graduating seniors

Latest Administration:

Year: 2017

Content:

• Academic and student life experiences at the university
• Student and campus life
• Academic majors and minors
• Quality of faculty and courses
• Research opportunities for undergraduates
• Overall UCLA experience
• Post-graduation plans for employment and continued education
• Plans for alumni involvement

Type of Data Collection:

Online survey

Administration Schedule:

Annually

Background:

Developed by the UCLA College of Letters and Sciences ; first administered in Spring 2005

Instruments:

Download instruments for: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

2009

2009 Data Summary

These bar charts summarize respondents’ satisfaction with their overall UCLA experience, the extent that UCLA experiences have provided opportunities to interact with other UCLA students, patterns and ratings of interaction with diverse others, perceptions of student groups and the educational environment, and views about the campus social climate. (Winter 2010)

UCLA Student Interactions

This brief provides a summary of UCLA student interactions from the 2009 Senior Survey. The brief specifically addresses the extent that UCLA provides the opportunity to engage in various types of interactions and frequency of participating in interactions with diverse others. (January 2010)

2007

2007 Data Summary

These bar charts summarize demographics, perceptions of campus climate, diversity, student values, and plans for employment. (Winter 2008)

Multi-Year and Longitudinal Data

Longitudinal Comparison of Graduating Seniors' Experiences (2012-2018)

These graphs compare the trends of students’ satisfaction, sense of belonging, and perspectives on their development, campus life, campus climate and engagement with other students from 2012 to 2018. (August 2018)

Longitudinal Comparison of Graduating Seniors' Experiences (2006-2013)

These graphs compare the trends of students’ satisfaction, sense of belonging, and perspectives on their development, campus life, campus climate and engagement with other students from 2006 to 2013. (February 2014)

Graduating Senior Survey: Experiences Leading to Understanding of Diverse Perspectives

This report summarizes findings from the UCLA Senior Survey for years 2009 and 2010 regarding students’ experiences that helped them understand people with backgrounds different than their own. This study examined over 4,000 open-ended responses to identify the nature and quality of experiences that promote diverse interactions and opportunities for students to engage with diverse perspectives. Findings were divided into four key areas: 1) type of interaction, 2) environmental context or location of interaction, 3) content or topic area around which the interaction occurred, and 4) negative or challenging interactions. (February 2013)