Brown Community Surveys
The Office of Institutional Research and senior administrators are regularly informed by surveying various constituencies within the University community. We conduct these surveys independently, as well as in conjunction with outside consortiums and other University offices.
Surveys of undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni are conducted on a regular schedule. Occasionally, we will survey other groups, such as parents.
Brief descriptions of a few surveys are below. In some cases, links to additional information or a summary of results are also provided.
Conducted every spring, the First-Year Survey is an assessment of the first-year experience and important dimensions of undergraduate life.
Conducted every other spring, the Senior Survey provides graduating seniors with the opportunity to rate various aspects of undergraduate life, and to suggest ways to strengthen and enhance the Brown experience for future undergraduates.
The Enrolled Student Survey includes questions about academics, advising, campus life, and other social and intellectual experiences. It is administered to all active undergraduates every four years.
The Alumni Survey provides information that is vital to the understanding of the experiences and perceptions of alumni ten years after graduation. It is available every five years.
The Parent Survey asks parents to evaluate the undergraduate experience, as well as provide information about their experiences with financing education.