The 2010 Survey of New Students was administered to the entering fall cohort of UC Berkeley freshmen, as well as Fall Program for Freshmen students. Of the 4,959 students invited, 2660 (54%) responded to at least one of the first block of survey questions and 2,295 (46% of those invited) made it through to the end of the survey and submitted it.

Each student was randomly assigned to one of three topical modules (Academic Experience; Civic Engagement; Student Development) in addition to the core Survey of New Students items.

This year's survey has four parts:

Part 1:  Time use, academic and personal development, academic engagement, campus climate, satisfaction, and evaluation of the educational experience

Part 2:  Background information

Part 3:  A randomly assigned module emphasizing academic experience, civic engagement, personal development, or items of special interest to the campus

Part 4:  Affordability