The University of Iowa has a long history of making changes based on student input:
- You needed more places to study on campus. We expanded access to study spaces throughout campus and transformed the first floor of the Main Library into the Learning Commons.
- You wanted more help with some of your most difficult classes. The Academic Resource Center now provides supplemental instruction and tutoring for many classes, a tutor referral service when you need one-on-one help, and a directory of Help Labs around campus.
- We know that the cost of college is a major concern for students and families. UI leaders have been working to keep costs from going up and created more opportunities to help you understand your options for financing your education.
When we surveyed all undergraduates about their UI experiences in previous years, we gained valuable information about important topics such as:
- Student employment and financial concerns
- Student satisfaction and interaction with faculty
- Student perceptions of majors
- Student commitments to community service
- Campus climate for diversity
This survey is a great opportunity to make sure student voices are heard more widely throughout the university. Information from the undergraduate survey in previous years has been reported to every undergraduate degree program on campus, as well as numerous offices that are interested in supporting students -- including:
- Academic Advising
- Academic Success and Retention
- Center for Diversity and Enrichment
- Faculty Senate
- Financial Aid
- International Student and Scholar Services
- Information Technology Services (ITS)
- Office of the President
- Office of the Provost
- Office of the Vice President for Student Life
- Student-Athlete Academic Services
- UI Student Government (UISG)
For examples of what we learned the last time students took this survey, see "What are students telling us?"
Participation in the survey is voluntary and confidential. The survey is open to all degree-seeking students who are age 18 or over.
Students on average take 25-30 minutes to complete the survey. Most students find it easiest to take the survey on a laptop or desktop computer using Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome.
Students who complete the survey will be entered in a weekly prize drawing. Everyone who completes the survey will also be entered in a grand prize drawing at the end of the survey.
Tell Us More
We invite you to participate in a campus survey that will let us hear from all students about your experiences at UI:
-- SERU --
for all students in
Bachelor's degree programs
-- gradSERU --
for all student in
Master's and PhD programs
We are no longer collecting responses for the 2018 surveys.