National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) 2020

UWaterloo hears you National Survey of Student Engagement

Who: First-year and Graduating Undergraduate Students (see details below )

What: Participate in the 2020 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

When: Survey is available from February 6 until April 3, 2020. 

Why: Your feedback is how we move ideas into action. It's time to share your feedback.

In 2017, you asked us to improve the quality of course instruction by professors.Since then we have implemented new instructor training workshops across campus
In 2017, you told us you wanted better quality study spaces.Since then, we've added or repurposed 5,500+ sq. m. of study space across campus
In 2017 you asked for more support to succeed academically.Since then we’ve introduced tutor training across campus, and increased the availability of writing and peer success coaches

It's time to share your feedback! It's easy:

Step 1: Log into your LEARN account using your WATIAM ID or check your e-mail account on February 6th for your NSSE invitation.

Step 2: Follow the survey link in the email, or look for the ongoing link "Participate in NSSE and receive $5".

Step 3: Fill out the survey, it only takes 15-25 minutes!


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If you wish to provide additional anonymous feedback about your experience at waterloo, please click here.

Quick Facts


  • FTE (Full-time equivalent) Enrolment (2019/20): 36,633

  • International Mix (2019/20):

    • Graduate: 40%

    • Undergraduate: 22%

  • Degrees Granted (2019): 8,691

Co-operative Education

  • Co-op work terms (2018/19): 21,826

Faculty and Staff

  • Faculty Members (2018): 1,311
  • Number of Staff (2019): 2,596


  • Tri-Agency Research Awards (2018/19): $96.3M
  • Total Sponsored Research Awards (2018/19): $258.3M


  • $538.3M raised (2018/19)

Source: Performance Indicators

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