MIT Institutional Research

Survey of New Students

First-year students are surveyed on a range of topics before they arrive on campus.

First-year students are surveyed on a range of topics before they arrive on campus.

The topics include demographic characteristics, expectations of the college experience, secondary school experiences, degree goals and career plans, college finances, attitudes, values, and life goals, and reasons for attending college.


SurveyInstrumentResponseResults
2019 Survey of New StudentsPreview76%Results
2018 Survey of New StudentsPreview80%Results
2016 Survey of New Studentslink on report cover page84%Results
2014 Survey of New StudentsWeb Preview | PDF86%Highlights | Overall Results
2012 Survey of New StudentsWeb Preview | PDF93%Highlights | Overall Results
2010 First Year SurveyPDF | E-mail92%Overall Results
2008 First Year SurveyPDF90%Overall Results
2007 First Year SurveyPDF94%Survey Summary | Overall Results
2006 Fall Freshman SurveyPDF
2006 CIRP Freshman SurveyPDF92%Overall Results
2004 CIRP Freshman Survey 80%Overall Results