What is the AGGIE EXPERIENCE Survey?

The AGGIE EXPERIENCE Survey focuses on undergraduate student experience at Texas A&M University.  Texas A&M is one of several top-tier research intensive universities that uses this survey to learn more about the student experience at a research university (SERU).  Students’ responses specifically help leadership across Texas A&M:
  • UNDERSTAND WHO TEXAS A&M STUDENTS ARE: Create a much fuller understanding of our undergraduate population – their familial, academic, cultural, and ethnic background as well as their self-identity.
  • EXAMINE THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE AT TEXAS A&M: Explore how undergraduates’ experience in terms of their behaviors, expectations, and satisfaction levels is affected by the academic and administrative practices of the university and, conversely, how their behaviors and interests influence the academic milieu.
  • TRANSLATE WHAT WE KNOW INTO POLICY: Analyze and use the data gathered to help identify strengths and weaknesses of the undergraduate experience that can be integrated into new programs, resources, and policies.
The research provides important information about how students of diverse backgrounds and with varying economic pressures and competing obligations organize their time, define their academic purposes, respond to the curriculum and the extra-curricular opportunities for intellectual development, and make use of the resources of the institution.
Based at the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley, SERU is a consortium of AAU research universities who share data and generate knowledge to help further the goals of higher education.
SERU consortium members administer an online census survey customized for each campus. The Texas A&M version, the Aggie Experience Survey, is a comprehensive survey of all undergraduate students at Texas A&M University intended to give faculty, students and administration in-depth insights into the undergraduate experience.

SERU Schools

  • Michigan State University
  • Purdue University
  • Rutgers University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Merced
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Florida
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington