Entering Student Survey (ESS)

Over the summer of 2023, the Office of Academic Planning & Assesssment (OAPA) conducted the Entering Student Survey (ESS) for the first time since 2019. The survey was conducted entirely online from June 6th to September 5th. The response rate for first year students was 36% (n=1,910) and for transfer students was 22% (n=281). The survey includes questions about students’ pre-college activities, educational aspirations, mental health, personal values, anticipated need for support (e.g. life skills, wellness), and the extent to which they are looking forward to specific opportunities at the University. 

ESS 2023 Tableau Dashboard
Trained users have access to the interactive ESS 2023 Dashboard on the OAPA Tableau site (University sign-in required). View results by college/school, admission type, and a demographic breakdown including sex, race/ethnicity, first-generation status, or Honors College admission.

ESS 2023 Infographics

Previous Surveys of Entering Students