2023 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

NSSE survey

In 2020, you asked for expanded or improved academic support services.Since then, we’ve created a Warriors Exam Checklist resource which includes peer success coaches, workshops and tutoring to help students prepare for exams.
In 2020, you told us you wanted better and more study spaces.Since then, we’ve added 15 more study rooms and 70,000 sq ft of new student space in the renovated SLC/PAC alone.
In 2020, you asked for a better social environment.In 2022, we opened an eSport Lounge in Village 1 Central Complex. Over 2,300 students have registered to use the high end gaming PCs and Nintendo Switches, enjoying over 4,500 gaming sessions.

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

What: Participate in the 2023 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

When: Survey is available from March 1 until April 10, 2023. 

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

Computer screen with graph39.6%UWaterloo response rate (as of April 10, 2023)

Keep the conversation going! It's easy:

email iconStep 1: Log into LEARN using your WATIAM ID or check your @UWaterloo.ca e-mail account on March 1st for your NSSE invitation (from nsse@nssesurvey.org).

click emailStep 2: Follow the @uwaterloo email survey link or look for the LEARN course or ongoing link - "Participate in NSSE 2023 and receive $5 and a chance to win a $100 Amazon.ca giftcard".


Submit your survey responses and get:

Hand holding card icon$5 added to your Watcard (within two weeks of survey submission)

hand placing card in ballot boxA chance to win one (1) of six (6) $100 Amazon.ca weekly prizes

5 weekly prizes have been claimed.

See the Incentive and Official Contest Rules below for more details


Quick Facts


  • FTE (Full-time equivalent) Enrolment (2022/23): 37,476

  • International Mix (2022/23):

    • Graduate: 41%

    • Undergraduate: 19%

  • Degrees Granted (2022): 9,523

Co-operative Education

  • Co-op work terms (2022/23): 25,123

Faculty and Staff

  • Faculty Members (2021): 1,352
  • Number of Staff (2022): 2,811


  • Tri-Agency Research Awards (2021/22): $98.3M
  • Total Sponsored Research Awards (2021/22): $231.2M


  • $39.5M raised (2021/22)

Source: Performance Indicators

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