MIT Institutional Research


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Browse MIT Surveys

Institutional Research, often in conjunction with other offices, administers a variety of surveys to the MIT community. Past surveys and their results can be found below. If you are considering running a survey, please review our Survey Guidelines to help your survey development. You can use the Survey Questions Search to find survey questions by keywords.

Undergraduate Students

SurveyFrequencyNext SurveyLast survey administration
Survey of New Students2 yearsSummer 20202019
Undergraduates Enrolled Student Survey (ESS)4 yearsSpring 2023Spring 2019
Undergraduate Senior Survey2 yearsSpring 20202018
Perceptions of Academic Majors SurveyTBDTBDSpring 2018
Parents of Undergraduates Survey4 yearsSpring 20202016

Graduate Students

SurveyFrequencyNext SurveyLast survey administration
Admitted Graduate Student SurveyAnnual20192018
Incoming Graduate Student Survey2 yearsN/A2015
Enrolled Graduate Student Survey4 yearsSpring 20232019
Doctoral Exit SurveyOngoingOngoing2018

Both Undergraduate and Graduate Students

SurveyFrequencyNext SurveyLast survey administration
MIT Graduating Student SurveyAnnualOngoing2019
Student Quality of Life Survey4 yearsSpring 20212017


SurveyFrequencyNext SurveyLast survey administration
Undergraduate Alumni Survey~4 yearsSpring 20212017
Graduate Alumni SurveyTBDTBD2012
Recent Alumni SurveyAnnualOngoing2018
All Alumni: Impact of MIT SurveyAs needed 2014

Faculty & Staff

SurveyFrequencyNext SurveyLast survey administration
Faculty and Staff Quality of Life Survey~4 yearsJan/Feb 20202016
Faculty Survey4 yearsMerged into Faculty and Staff QOL2016
Postdoctoral Scholars SurveyTBD2010

MIT community

SurveyFrequencyNext SurveyLast survey administration
Academic Climate Survey4 years20222018
Commuting to MIT Survey2 yearsFall 20202018
Future of MIT Education Survey


Confidentiality Statement 

Surveys administered under the auspices of Institutional Research are voluntary. You may answer as few or as many questions as you wish. Please be assured that the data are confidential, and the results of any research or analysis using the data will be presented in a way that individual respondents cannot be identified. For the purposes of analysis, we may combine other data with your responses to our surveys.

For surveys administered in conjunction with peer schools: Some of our surveys are administered as part of a consortium of peer institutions in order to gather comparative data. The results of these surveys are shared with institutional research offices at peer institutions. The use of the data at peer institutions is limited and requires that results are only used internally and in aggregate form.

Occasionally, we receive requests to use administrative data sets — including survey results — for academic research projects. In those situations, we remove direct identifiers (e.g. name or email address) before sharing with the researchers. Any researchers using these data for academic research are bound by the same rules of confidentiality and reporting stated above. That is, they may not report results in a way that identifies an individual respondent.