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University of California, Santa Cruz—2021 Alumni Survey

Welcome to the 2021 UC Santa Cruz Alumni Survey! Your input is vital to helping us understand alumni sentiment toward the university and continue to build an engaged and mutually supportive UC Santa Cruz community both on campus and extending to our 140,000 alumni worldwide. We are so grateful for your time and insights. We are committed to taking action on the feedback that you and your fellow alumni provide, and will report the results of the survey as we launch into the New Year.

This survey is optimized for desktop and laptop computers. If you are taking the survey on your phone, please turn the device sideways to the landscape orientation. The survey is divided into four sections, and should take about 15 minutes to complete. None of the questions are required. Survey data are for the exclusive use of UC Santa Cruz and will not be shared with any outside party.

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Section I

Let's start with some general questions.
1. Which of the following describes your opinion of UC Santa Cruz?
2. How often do you promote UC Santa Cruz to others?
NeverOccasionallyRegularlyAll the time
3. Which of the following best describes your experience as a student?
4. Which of the following best describes your experience as an alum?
5. How would you rate your decision to attend UC Santa Cruz?
Bad decisionFair decisionGood decisionGreat decision
6. On a scale from 0 to 10, with 0 being the lowest, how likely are you to recommend UC Santa Cruz to a prospective student?
7. How well did your UC Santa Cruz education prepare you for each of the following?
Space Cell Poor preparationFair preparationGood preparationExcellent preparation
a. Getting a job I wanted soon after I graduated
b. Pursuing a graduate degree
c. Deepening my commitment to personal growth
d. Contributing to my community
e. Being a leader
f. Becoming an entrepreneur
9. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements regarding UC Santa Cruz:
Space Cell Strongly disagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeStrongly agree
a. UCSC has a well articulated mission and vision
b. UCSC has engaged alumni volunteers
c. Alumni of UCSC are well informed about the impact of their giving
d. I feel good about the experience I had as a student at UCSC
e. Graduates of UCSC are likely to be successful in their career(s)
f. I am or want to become involved and support my alma mater
g. UCSC faculty are excellent
10. Please indicate how much each of the following affects your overall opinion of UC Santa Cruz:
Space Cell No impactSome impactSignificant impactCritical impact
a. Value/respect for degree
b. Campus aesthetics
c. Media visibility (e.g. newspaper, magazine articles, viral videos, etc.)
d. History/campus tradition
e. Accomplishments of alumni
f. School rankings (e.g. U.S. News & World Report)
g. Accomplishments of faculty
h. Engagement with local community
i. Accomplishments of students
j. A diverse and inclusive environment
k. UCSC compared to other UCs
l. Innovative research
11. Please indicate how connected you feel to each of the following:
Space Cell No connectionSome connectionHigh connectionVery high connection
a. UC Santa Cruz in general
b. My college within UCSC
c. My major or degree program
d. A faculty member or instructor
e. A staff member or advisor
f. A student organization or activity I was associated with
g. UCSC athletics and recreation opportunities
12. Please review the list and check off the three (3) qualities that you feel best describe UC Santa Cruz alumni: