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.

Take the SERU Survey Now

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 seventh 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, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Texas, and Virginia as well as Purdue and Michigan State Universities.

Please email 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, 2018
Graduate students
Non-degree seeking students
Correspondence students

SERU Incentives

All students at Rutgers University that complete the SERU survey will be eligible for the following prizes:
  3 - $500 Visa gift cards
  10 - $100 Visa gift cards
  Drawings for the Visa gift cards will be held on
  March 26 (1-$500 and 3-$100)
  April 3 (1-$500 and 3-$100)
  April 27 (1-$500 and 4-$100)

Prizes will be drawn throughout the survey period so the earlier you complete the survey, the more likely you are to win one of the prizes.


All winners will be notified via email


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