Survey Results

Graduate & Professional Students

Respondent demographics were consistent with the population of graduate and professional students at the time the survey was administered. The response rate for the survey was 28% (out of a sample of 2100 graduate/professional students, 598 completed the survey).

Current Housing:

  • More respondents anticipated living on campus their first year than actually did (Anticipated 32%; Actual 18%).
  • All respondents were generally satisfied (3.8 out of 5 ) with their current housing (Rated from (1) Not at all satisfied, to (5) very satisfied)

Future Housing:

  • Downtown (26%) and Collegetown (24%) were preferred locations by all respondents for more housing.
  • Most respondents selected an apartment (88%) as their preferred type of housing.
  • Mean rent + utilities for desired housing was $955, which is lower than the current mean rent +utilities ($1024)
  • Top four desired amenities were Wi-Fi, private bath, laundry in building, and mail/package delivery.
  • Top three desired services were: on-site bus stop, sidewalk connections to campus, and no separate parking fees.

Undergraduate Students

Respondent demographics were consistent with the population of undergraduate students at the time the survey was administered. The response rate for the survey was 36% (out of a sample of 3900 undergraduate students, 1393 completed the survey).

Current Housing:

  • Many more respondents wanted to live on campus than actually did (78% want vs. 56% actual).
  • Dining services had a positive impact on satisfaction for most respondents (78%).
  • Overall satisfaction with housing was moderate. 

Future Housing:

  • Most respondents selected an apartment (45%) as their preferred type of housing.
  • Maximum mean rent + utilities for ideal housing was $830. This is higher than the mean rent + utilities respondents currently pay ($780). These two together are confusing.
  • All respondents prioritized Wi-Fi, mail/package delivery, quiet place to study, laundry in unit, and dining nearby in their top 5 features for ideal housing.
  • All respondents indicated a desire for more on-campus housing, including apartments for sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and additional houses like the House System.

Download a PDF of the complete survey results.