Why should students take the UTell Us survey?
How do students participate in the survey?
Are responses to the UTell Us survey kept confidential?
What types of questions are on the UTell Us survey?
Who is eligible to take the UTell Us survey?
How are the results of the UTell Us survey used?
Are students able to see the results of the UTell Us survey?
How long does the survey take to complete?
Who developed the survey?
Explain more about the prize drawings.
When students take the time to tell us about their experience at UT, we take their responses very seriously. In 2020, the focus of the survey was understanding the impact of COVID-19 on the student experience. Responses will be used to develop programs, policies, and services to address students' needs now and in the future.
When the survey is administered, students can access the survey online using a single sign-on link sent via email, shared via social media, and available on studentsuccess.utexas.edu/utellus.
Yes. Student identities and individual responses on the survey remain confidential.
The 2020 survey examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the student experience, as related to education, health and wellbeing, finances, and perceptions of the university’s response, among other topics. Responses will be used to gain a greater understanding of students’ experiences and needs and will be used to improve the university’s programs, policies, and services to better serve students.
Students in the following categories were not eligible to take the 2020 UTell Us survey:
- Students younger than 18
- Non-degree seeking students
- Professional students (Dell Medical School and Pharm.D.)
- Law School students
- Students who were not enrolled in Fall 2019 AND Spring 2020 (as of the 12th class day)
Results are used by UT to improve curricula, increase research opportunities, improve services, and inform policy. UT and other participating research universities will contribute their survey data as part of a research consortium. The aggregated data will be used to gain a better understanding of how to improve the college experience.
Yes. When the data is available, it is posted to this site.
It takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.
UT is part of the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium, which includes many peer universities, including the University of California System, the University of Michigan, the University of North Carolina, and the University of Virginia. The SERU survey is administered to gather information on student engagement, both curricular and co-curricular, and provides information to help the university improve programs and processes to better serve our students.
Students who completed the 2020 survey were entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of more than 50 Amazon gift cards. Winners are notified via email about how to claim their prize. Winning any prize eliminates a student from eligibility for all subsequent prize drawings.