2022 Senior Survey results yield positive reviews about campus experiences at Vanderbilt; 2024 survey now open

Current seniors are invited to share their perspectives by taking the approximately 15-minute survey, which is now open through May 20, 11:59 p.m. Email invitations to complete the survey have been sent directly to eligible participants.

Participants’ unique perspectives on the quality of their Vanderbilt experience are crucial for the university’s effort to assess and improve the educational and extracurricular experiences of its students. Many faculty, staff and administrators rely on the senior survey to inform student programming and make changes where needed. All data collected is confidential.

Class of 2022 Senior Survey Results

Recent graduates of Vanderbilt University reported positive experiences during their undergraduate years on campus, according to newly released survey results from the Office of Undergraduate Education, Student Affairs and the Office of Data and Strategic Analytics.

The offices surveyed graduating students during spring 2022 about their experiences at  Vanderbilt. Thirty-four percent of the class responded to the survey.

Notable findings include:

  • 93% were satisfied with the level of intellectual excitement on campus.
  • 92% of respondents found faculty to be helpful outside the classroom.
  • 96% of respondents participated in learning outside the traditional classroom setting and 94% of those respondents were satisfied with these experiences.
  • Critical thinking, teamwork skills, creating original ideas and solutions were among the top skills students relayed that Vanderbilt helped them build for their future.

Tiffiny Tung, vice provost for undergraduate education and the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Social and Natural Sciences, said the survey indicates that students are excited about their learning opportunities, and they greatly appreciated the engagement with our world-class faculty. Recent graduates said in the survey that Vanderbilt prepared them well for life after college and that their critical thinking and problem-solving skills grew over time.

“Every Vanderbilt undergraduate takes a unique path during their time at Vanderbilt, shaped by their own interests and motivations,” Tung said. “We are pleased many of our students felt that Vanderbilt created the right conditions for them to have a superb student experience. We are also committed to continuous improvement and will strive to make changes to meet the needs of our diverse student body.”

If you have questions about the survey or would like more information, email and view the complete survey results.