The Senior Survey for Undergraduates

Each year Villanova collects important data from the graduating full-time and part-time undergraduate Seniors through a two-part Senior Survey, outlined below.

 This year, for each completed Senior Survey (both parts), the University will make a $1 donation to charity in honor of the Class of 2014. You will be able to select from one of three charities on the Survey itself:

 • Augustinian Volunteers – college graduates serving in the U.S. and abroad

• Victor's Vision – an afterschool program for disadvantaged children in Chulucanas, Peru

• Villanova University Interfraternity and Panhellenic Council Community Charities

Part I - The Senior Survey


Part I of the Senior Survey includes questions about the enhancement of your skills and abilities and satisfaction with many aspects of academic and campus life. These data will help us look at trends comparing your class with the Classes of 2007 and 2011. In addition, we are taking a more in-depth look at spirituality and community service through your experiences during your college years here at Villanova.

 Part I of the Senior Survey is being administered by Villanova’s Office of Institutional Research (OPIR). In mid-April, graduating seniors will receive an email from OPTIR@villanova.edu (or it may have appeared as noreply@qemailserver.com) with a link directly to the Senior Survey. Graduating seniors are asked to complete the survey as soon as possible after receiving the email notification. All responses to the Senior Survey will remain confidential. Graduating Seniors who have not completed the survey through the initial email will receive follow-up emails with the following text as the subject: "A reminder to complete Villanova’s Senior Survey."

The online survey will be available until May 12th. After that time the survey will be available as a paper survey. Those who did not complete the survey online will be asked to complete a paper survey at Cap & Gown distribution.

Part II - The Senior Survey: Career Center, Placement Statistics

Part II of the Senior Survey is administered online each year by the Career Center to learn more about the career choices made by Villanova graduates. Specifically, the survey is designed to identify the numbers of students who are employed, seeking employment and going to graduate school within six months of graduation. This survey also assists the Career Center in assessing the initial salary levels offered in various fields and in various cities. This information is helpful to the Career Center staff in counseling and advising students and alumni, and provides valuable insight for faculty, students and parents about the wide range of opportunities currently available to Villanova students.

Graduating Seniors are asked to complete Part II of the Senior Survey online prior to Cap and Gown distribution.

Why the University asks for your participation
Villanova faculty, staff and administrators are committed to a process of continually working to enhance the experiences of students and improve university processes and the services we provide. In turn, we regularly seek to collect feedback from students in order to help us assess the University's academic programs, encourage open communication between students and the colleges and University, and evaluate the student experience both in and outside of the classroom. The input of graduating seniors is particularly important in this regard.  Your feedback will provide Villanova with the opportunity to examine its programs and practices, and improve the educational and overall experience of future students. All responses to the Senior Survey will remain confidential.

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