Columbia Student Well-Being Survey

Your Voice. Your Campus. Your Columbia.

Coming soon: 2018 survey results 


The overall goal of the Columbia Student Well-Being Survey is to improve campus life and the experience of every Columbia student.

Distributed to all full-time Columbia students in the Spring 2018 semester, the survey grew out of Columbia's commitment to student well-being across the University's school and campuses. The survey data complements and supplements what we have learned from other surveys and from student feedback.  

Individual goals include: 

  • Expand the understanding of the challenges facing students - especially those related to inclusion and belonging, mental health and gender-based misconduct. 
  • Identify opportunties and themes to promote student well-being.
  • Support implemenation and evaluation of efforts to achieve student well-being. 

Preliminary Analysis of 2018 Survey Results

Check back for more infomation on the 2018-19 preliminary survey findings and how you can offer your feedback. We want to hear from you! 

About the Survey

Conducted in Spring 2018, the University-wide, Columbia Student Well-Being Survey focused on areas of campus community, mental health and gender-based misconduct. 

Students were asked about community and feeling of belonging at Columbia; awareness and use of Columbia resources and services; financial well-being; mental health, including stress and experience with sexual assualt and gender-based misconduct. Responses are confidential.

This Survey was reviewed and approved by the Columbia University Institutional Review Board.

About Respondents

About 28% of the full time student population responded to the survey and responses were categorized by campus. 

In addition to respondents at Columbia, parts of the survey were adminstered in partnership with the World Health Organization's Mental Health Initiative to 19 universities across Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia and the United States. 

Campus Categories: 

Morningside undergraduate students

  • Columbia College
  • Engineering
  • General Studies 

Morningside graduate students

  • Architecture, Planning and Preservation
  • Arts
  • Business — MBA/EMBA
  • Engineering
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • International and Public Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Law — JD/LLM
  • Professional Studies
  • Social Work

CUIMC graduate students

  • Dental Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Physicians and Surgeons — Medicine/OT/PT
  • Human Nutrition
  • Psychoanalytic Training & Research
  • Public Health 

Want to Get More Involved?

Partner with the student survey leadership team and become a Well Being Survey ambassador! Help improve life on campus and work with students, faculty and staff from all over Columbia. If you're interested in getting more involved, write to 

Survey partners

Campus partners include: 

  • Columbia Health
  • Columbia University Medical Center Student Health Service
  • Campus Services
  • Columbia Libraries
  • Registrar
  • Student Financial Services
  • Columbia Athletics
  • International Students and Scholars Office
  • Columbia College
  • Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • School of General Studies
  • Columbia Business School
  • College of Dental Medicine
  • Columbia Journalism School
  • Columbia Law School
  • Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Mailman School of Public Health
  • School of the Arts
  • School of International and Public Affairs
  • School of Nursing
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • School of Professional Studies
  • School of Social Work

Find a Survey Event in Your School

Check back for 2019 dates!