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.

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