Metric for Graduate Student Happiness / Satisfaction?

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Metric for Graduate Student Happiness / Satisfaction?

Post by tiyusufaly » Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:42 pm

Hi all,

I know in many ways this is not really a useful question, because the answer depends largely on the individual and especially on whom your research advisor is.

However, I am wondering if there is any way to gauge how happy, on average, the typical graduate student at a particular physics program is. I'm talking about average satisfaction with the department, student life, support, etc... Is there some sort of online metric that I can use as a rough guide to see where students tend to be happiest?

In addition, if anyone has personal opinions on this issue regarding top 30-40 schools (i.e., you have an opinion that a certain school's students tend to be happier, or not happier), I'd be glad to hear those as well.

Thank you.

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