Undergraduate Enrolled Student Survey (ESS)

University of Pennsylvania

The Enrolled Student Survey (ESS) and the Perception of Undergraduate Life and Student Engagement (PULSE) assess students' general satisfaction with the collegiate experience, as well as their perceived acquisition of knowledge, skills and abilities as a result of attending college. This information is gathered through 40 core questions in ESS and 60 core questions in PULSE, covering the academic environment, faculty and advisors, intellectual gains and progress, employment, extracurricular activities, health and well-being, and demographics. Institutions may independently, or collaboratively with other participating institutions, append additional questions. Penn includes a set of questions related to the culture and climate of the institution.