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Institutional Analysis - Student Opinion Survey

The Student Opinion Survey (SOS) has been administered by SUNY since 1985 to undergraduate students of all 4-year SUNY institutions on a 3-year cycle. This survey helps UB assess various areas of the academic experience, including quality of instructors, usefulness of assignments, college atmosphere and facilities, and UB's contribution to achieving individual goals. It identifies areas of student satisfaction and opportunities for improvement.


Survey Example


Here, you will find the results of the most recent survey (Spring 2012). Questions are grouped according to similarity in the first drop-down box and results can be customized with the filters in the right-hand column.  The next administration of the Student Opinion Survey will be Spring 2015.  Should you have further inquiries, please contact our office:




Trends in Undergraduate Student Satisfaction with Services, Facilities and the Community (2000-2012) (pdf) 

        Graphs - Student Opinion Survey results compares some items over the past 5 cycles – the cycle is every 3 years). 

Learning Goal Comparisons (2009-2012) (pdf) - Learning goals from the 2009 and 2012 administration of this survey.


Student Opinion Survey Reports