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Spring 2021 Student Pulse Survey Results

We are administering three Pulse Surveys to undergraduate and graduate students during the Spring 2021 semester. Each survey will take approximately 1-3 minutes to complete and will ask about well-being and one or two special topics. The goal of the Pulse Surveys are to give quick and actionable information to leadership to address student needs.


Pulse Survey #1 - ZOOM, In-person Instruction, Remote Learning, Well-being

Administered between the 2nd and 4th weeks of classes, 8,637 (29%) undergraduates and 3,396 (28%) graduate students completed the semester's first survey. Congratulations to our first prize winners of the random drawing for Apple AirPods: Shriniket Maddipatla (Undergraduate, Letters & Science), Lizbeth Cosio Vazquez (Undergraduate, Letters & Science) and Caroline Haber (Graduate student, Law).

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Pulse Survey #2 - Future Advising Preference, FASO & CalCentral Tools, Academic Dishonesty, Basic Needs & Well-being

Administered between the 6th and 8th weeks of classes, 6,391 (22%) undergraduates and 2,836 (25%) graduate students completed the semester's second survey. Congratulations to our winners of the random drawing for Apple AirPods: Sonali Ranaweera (Undergraduate, Economics), Cantika Sasono (Undergraduate, Psychology) and Christopher Barnes (Graduate student, Chemical Engineering).

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Pulse Survey #3 - Fall 2021 Enrollment & Intentions for In-Person instruction, Commute options, Well-being

Administered between the 12th and 14th weeks of classes, 8,684 (30%) undergraduates and 2,819 (25%) graduate students completed the semester's third and final survey. Congratulations to our winners of the random drawing for Apple AirPods: Ben Plate (Undergraduate, Letters & Science), Khuslen Sugarbat (Undergraduate, Energy Engineering) and Jacob Binder (Graduate student, Law).

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Fall 2020 Student Pulse Survey Results

We are administering four Pulse Surveys to undergraduate and graduate students during the Fall 2020 semester. Each survey will take approximately 1-3 minutes to complete and will ask about well-being and one or two special topics. The goal of the Pulse Surveys are to give quick and actionable information to leadership to address student needs.


Pulse Survey #1 - Special Topic: Instruction & Resources

Administered between the 3rd and 5th weeks of classes, 10,760 (34%) undergraduates and 4,484 (38%) graduate students completed the first survey. Congratulations to our first prize winners of the random drawing for Apple AirPods: Sarah Jarrett (graduate student, Landscape Architecture), Ray Altenberg (undergraduate, Computer Science) and Amr Eissa (undergraduate, L&S).

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Pulse Survey #2 - Special Topics: Community, November travel, Spring Recess, Work Study

During the 7th and 8th week of classes, all undergraduate (N = 30,799) and graduate students (N = 11,548) were invited to take the second Pulse Survey. The response rate was 47% (n = 14,413) for undergraduates and 34% (n = 3,914) for graduate students. Congratulations to the winners in our second prize drawing for Apple AirPods: Pammy Kazi (undergraduate, L&S), Jonathan Garcia (undergraduate, EECS) and Richard Liou (graduate student, EECS).

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Pulse Survey #3 - Special Topics: Spring '21 enrollment, Advising tools, Basic needs, plus more

During the 11th and 12th week of classes, all undergraduate (N = 30,799) and graduate students (N = 11,548) were invited to take the third Pulse Survey. The response rate was 33% (n = 10,212) for undergraduates and 34% (n = 3,890) for graduate students. Congratulations to the winners in our third prize drawing for Apple AirPods: Nitin Pillai (graduate student, Info & Data Science), Lois Yoo (undergraduate, L&S) and Jordan Dudas (undergraduate, Architecture).

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Pulse Survey #4 - Special Topics: Spring '21 enrollment & housing plans, Instruction, Silver linings

During week 16 through exam week, all undergraduate (N = 30,799) and graduate students (N = 11,548) were invited to take the fourth and final Pulse Survey of the semester. The response rate was 28% (n = 8,594) for undergraduates and 29% (n = 3,389) for graduate students. Congratulations to the winners in our final prize drawing for Apple AirPods: Veronica Bognot (graduate student, Law), Nico Galin (undergraduate, Computer Science) and [Anonymous] (undergraduate, Applied Math and Economics).

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Please contact us at ucbsurveys@berkeley.edu with any questions.