Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Survey

The Rutgers University Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) survey is an online survey administered to all enrolled Rutgers undergraduates.

The SERU survey was developed for the University of California System by the UC Berkeley Center for Studies in Higher Education to broaden understanding of the undergraduate experience on the UC campuses and facilitate improvements on campus. The survey was tailored to research universities and has been administered regularly since 2004 to students on the UC campuses. This is the sixth year that Rutgers University has been invited to participate along with other research universities across the United States in the administration of SERU on their respective campuses. Rutgers University undergraduates will be joining undergraduates at institutions that include the Universities of California, Michigan, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Oregon, Southern California, Virginia, Iowa, Indiana, Washington plus Indiana, Texas A&M and Purdue Universities.

The SERU survey is now closed!

Please email Rutgers-IR_Surveys@instlres.rutgers.edu for any questions you may have regarding the survey.

Interested in previous results? Please click here to see reports from previous administrations.

Survey Eligibility

Students in the following categories are NOT eligible to take the SERU survey:

  • Students under the age of 18 as of April 5, 2014
  • Graduate students
  • Professional students
  • Non-degree seeking students
  • Correspondence students

SERU Incentives

Just announced! The SERU survey will be extended until July 15th! More prizes will be drawn at the end of the survey period and will be awarded on each campus. 

For New Brunswick students: Three $100 Visa gift cards and a pair of season tickets to the 2014 football season (parking pass included)

For Newark students: One $100, two $50, and four $25 Barnes and Noble gift cards

For Camden students: Four $75 Barnes and Noble gift cards

Congratulations to the winners this Spring!

Angelica Diodato (Marketing)
Emily Farber (English)
Moses Kim (Finance)
An Nguyen (Exercise Science and Sport Studies)
Katie O'Connell (Natural Resources Management and Policy)
Danielle Pierce (Public Health)
Gurdarshan Singh (Undeclared)
Eric Zhang (Materials Science and Engineering)