Undergraduate Students: Parent Surveys
Every few years, MIT invites the parents of undergraduates to participate in a parent survey. This survey asks parents to share their perspectives about their child's college experience, the usefulness of information MIT sends to parents, satisfaction with various aspects of MIT, how they finance an MIT education, and perceptions of their child's abilities.
|2012 Parents of Undergraduates Survey||Web Mockup | PDF | Emails||57%||Survey Highlights & Overall Results|
|2007 Parents of Undergraduates Survey||Web Mockup | PDF | Emails||Overall Results|
|2005 Parents of Freshmen Survey||Overall Results|
|2002 Parents of Undergraduates Survey||Overall Results|
Recent Findings (2012 Parent Survey)
- Overall, 96% of respondents indicated that they were generally satisfied or very satisfied with their child's undergraduate education at MIT so far.
- Respondents were most satisfied with the intellectual atmosphere outside the classroom, with 96% indicating that they were generally satisfied or very satisfied.
- 86% of respondents indicated that they agreed somewhat or agreed strongly that their child is thriving at MIT.
- When asked whether they agreed that they are worried that their child will have trouble finding a job after graduation, only 19% of respondents indicated that they agreed somewhat or agreed strongly.
- For respondents, 99% believe that providing opportunities to conduct research with faculty as well as promoting personal growth and maturity are somewhat important or very important for MIT to do.
- 88% of respondents indicated that they agreed somewhat or agreed strongly that faculty research at MIT enriches the undergraduate experience.
- When asked if they would encourage high school senior who resembled their child to attend MIT, 93% of respondents said that they probably would or definitely would.
- Read more in the 2012 Survey Highlights.