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UC Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES)

The 2020 University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES) is currently underway. UCUES is an official UC survey. It is an opportunity for you to provide honest and confidential feedback about your UCSB experience. It is important that as many of our students complete this survey as possible, because it has the potential to provide valuable feedback to improve our campus. To participate, please click here:

"DID YOU KNOW? 82% of UC Santa Barbara undergraduates are satisfied with their Academic Experience – among the most highly rated of all the UC campuses. [Spring 2018 UCUES]"


The University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES) is an online survey administered every other Spring quarter at UC Santa Barbara and each of the other undergraduate UC campuses. This survey is a unique tool for better understanding the academic and co-curricular experiences of undergraduates at UC Santa Barbara.


The survey asks about being a student at UC Santa Barbara: your academic work, access to classes, your interactions with faculty and peers, and your satisfaction with different aspects of your college experience.


All undergraduates across the University of California are invited to participate in the survey. In fact, over 40,000 UC Santa Barbara students have participated in UCUES since 2008. Across the UC system, about 160,000 students participate in any given year.


The survey will be open throughout the remainder of Spring Quarter, and daily drawings (Monday through Friday only) for $50 Amazon e-Gift Cards* will be done starting April 27th, 2020 until July 3rd, 2020. In addition, if you complete the survey by July 3rd, 2020 you will automatically be entered into the drawings for a grand prize of an Apple iPad.


A description of the survey methodology and how the data is used can be found at the UC Office of the President (UCOP) UCUES website.
UC Santa Barbara’s results from the last UCUES survey can be found here.
If you have questions or problems logging in, contact: Chris Seaman at or 893-2730.

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