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Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning - George Mason University


Spring 2020 Mason Pulse Survey Results

The purpose of the Mason Pulse Survey, distributed to all Mason students enrolled in Spring 2020, was to capture student impressions and experiences when Mason abruptly moved to a 100% distance-learning format in response to the pandemic caused by COVID-19. The instrument included questions about the quality of virtual instruction, experiences with Blackboard (instruction platform), awareness of and needs for campus resources, COVID-19 impacts, and intent to re-enroll in Fall 2020. This information can be used to gauge the student experience, identify and address areas for improvement including providing additional student support, and plan for the future.
April 22-29, 2020
37,073 Mason Students
26,191 Undergraduates
10,296 Graduates
6,665 Mason Students
4,991 Undergraduate
1,576 Graduate
Response rates
18% Total
19% Undergraduate
15% Graduate
Mason Pulse Survey Report Overall (Excel)
Mason Pulse Survey Presentation (Highlights) (PPTX)

Mason Pulse Survey Instrument (PDF)

College Report
Volgenau School of Engineering Mason Pulse Survey Report – VSE (Excel)
SCHAR School of Policy and Government Mason Pulse Survey Report – SCHAR (Excel)
School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution Mason Pulse Survey Report – SCAR (Excel)
Antoin Scalia Law School Mason Pulse Survey Report – LAW) (Excel)
College of Visual and Performing Arts Mason Pulse Survey Report – CVPA (Excel)
College of Science Mason Pulse Survey Report – COS (Excel)
College of Humanities and Social Sciences Mason Pulse Survey Report – CHSS (Excel)
College of Health and Human Services Mason Pulse Survey Report – CHHS (Excel)
College of Education and Human Development Mason Pulse Survey Report – CEHD (Excel)
School of Business Mason Pulse Survey Report – BUS (Excel)