Qualtrics Survey

Qualtrics is the industry leading solution for surveys and research.  Qualtrics allows you to create and distribute surveys quickly and easily.  The tool offers a simple to use interface that allows you to easily create complex surveys without coding or programming knowledge. Qualtrics offers 100+ question types, and allows you to distribute surveys using email, mobile, website, social media - virtually any channel you can imagine.

The UCSC Campus License includes the Qualtrics Research Suite.

Access Qualtrics

Qualtrics is a web-based service.  Visit the Custom UC Santa Cruz Qualtrics Login Page:


Log in using your CruzID Gold account.  Your Qualtrics account will be created automatically when you log in for the first time.

Features and Benefits

  • Quick Survey Builder that guides beginners through creating a survey
  • Survey Library with templates that you can customize to meet your specific needs
  • Integrated statistics tools
  • Integrated survey mailer that tracks and thanks respondents
  • Ability to export data into multiple formats, including PDF, Word, Excel, SPSS, XML, and CSV
  • Collaboration ability between users on surveys, including collaborators outside of UC Santa Cruz
  • Advanced survey capabilities including audio/video insertion, branching, looping, advanced randomization, piping questions, and trigger-based responses
  • API for integrating Qualtrics with other web services and locally-developed applications
  • Approved for Protection Level 4 (P4) Data


All UCSC faculty, students, and staff are eligible to use Qualtrics.


Qualtrics licenses are provided to the campus free of charge.

Get Help

Visit the Qualtrics Support Site

Qualtrics Community

Campus support is provided Monday-Friday, 8AM to 5PM through the ITS Support Center.

Policy Information

Regarding Electronic Communications

UCSC Implementation of the UC Electronic Communications Policy (ECP)

Regarding use of Qualtrics for research involving human subjects

Human Research Protections Program/Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Regarding use of institutional data, including employee, student and alumni information

Protection Levels for UC Institutional Information