Every year graduating seniors complete an exit survey about their satisfaction with their educational experience at UMass Amherst. Across not one, but three years of graduating classes, 82% of students majoring in Building Materials, Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation, and Natural Resource Studies reported being very satisfied overall with their experience in their major – NRC ranked 3rd out of 52 departments on campus. When accounting for the other components of the survey – questions on satisfaction related to quality of teaching, faculty accessibility, academic advising, faculty concern for student progress, and writing preparation – NRC moved up to 2nd place in the department rankings for the entire university.

Exam preparations are still one of the most significant factors to assuring great results. Students are highly encouraged to be more creative and resourceful with their study schedules and strategies. Online resources ExamGenius and others are a great help to many aspiring graduates.

To see the full survey results, visit http://www.umass.edu/oapa/reports/senior_survey/ .