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Undergraduate Senior Survey

Every two years, MIT administers a Senior Survey during the spring semester. All undergraduate seniors are invited to answer. The on-line survey asks students to describe their plans after college, to rate their satisfaction with various aspects of their education, to indicate how their abilities changed since enrolling at MIT, and how they financed their education.

Survey Instrument Response Results
2018 Senior Survey Web Preview 59% Overall Results
2016 Senior Survey link on report cover page 64% Full report (Tableau)
2014 Senior Survey Web Preview 70% Survey Highlights & Overall Results
2002-2012 Senior Survey Trends     2002-2012 Survey Highlights & Overall Results
2012 Senior Survey Web Mockup 73% Survey Highlights & Overall Results
2010 Senior Survey PDF 70% Overall Results
2008 Senior Survey PDF 65% Overall Results
Senior Survey Trend: 2002, 2004 & 2006     Overall Results
2006 Senior Survey PDF 61% Overall Results
2004 Senior Survey PDF 61% Overall Results
2002 Senior Survey PDF   Overall Results

Other Senior Surveys
The MIT Careers Office asks all graduating students to complete a survey at the end of the spring semester to learn about post graduation plans, including where MIT graduates work and pursue graduate study, salaries, and other career-related topics. The School of Engineering administers the EBI Engineering Exit Survey to all engineering seniors every two years to understand satisfaction with quality of instruction, coursework, advising, skill development, major design experience, course comparisons, and plans after graduation.