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.
|Survey||Frequency||Next Survey||Last survey administration|
|Survey of New Students||2 years||Summer 2020||2018|
|Undergraduates Enrolled Student Survey (ESS)||4 years||Spring 2023||Spring 2019|
|Undergraduate Senior Survey||2 years||Spring 2020||2018|
|Perceptions of Academic Majors Survey||TBD||TBD||Spring 2018|
|Parents of Undergraduates Survey||4 years||Spring 2020||2016|
Both Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Faculty & Staff
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.