Transition into UC Berkeley
Academic and Personal Development
Goals and Aspirations
Berkeley Plans
Future Plans and Aspirations
High School Experiences

Transition into UC Berkeley

Please rate the start of your Berkeley experience by completing the following statement. Overall, I am off to ...

a great start 656 23%
a very good start 878 31%
a good start 944 33%
just an OK start 303 11%
not a good start 60 2%

As you begin your academic career at UC Berkeley, what is your level of agreement or disagreement with the statements below. Click here if you would like to review definitions of diversity and academic dishonesty.

 Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
I feel valued as an individual on this campus 39 124 257 933 1085 313
1% 5% 9% 34% 39% 11%
I am proud to be a student at this campus 17 17 34 272 994 1418
1% 1% 1% 10% 36% 52%
This institution values students' opinions 26 43 141 705 1204 624
1% 2% 5% 26% 44% 23%
Academic dishonesty is a problem on this campus 268 1087 790 361 140 94
10% 40% 29% 13% 5% 3%
I feel that I belong at UC Berkeley 32 67 184 743 1107 610
1% 2% 7% 27% 40% 22%
This campus values diversity 34 42 89 392 1019 1169
1% 2% 3% 14% 37% 43%
Diversity is important to me 38 56 76 471 999 1107
1% 2% 3% 17% 36% 40%

What is your level of agreement or disagreement with the statements below?

 Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
Opportunities to engage in community service while a UC Berkeley student are important to me 31 88 152 700 1005 612
1% 3% 6% 27% 39% 24%
Opportunities to connect my academic work with community-based experience at UC Berkeley are important to me 22 30 89 530 1125 791
1% 1% 3% 21% 44% 31%
It's important to me to work toward goals that are larger than simply making money or acquiring prestige 19 23 77 326 943 1200
1% 1% 3% 13% 36% 46%
It's important to me to make good choices while at UC Berkeley 17 3 16 145 823 1581
1% 0% 1% 6% 32% 61%

Using the scale from 1 to 6 below, please indicate how true each of the following statements is of you.

 Not at all true of me (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)Very true of me (6)
When I take on a new task, I make a plan with clear and measurable goals that must be reached before completion 47 171 440 823 756 350
2% 7% 17% 32% 29% 14%
I regularly monitor how I am doing in order to gauge how well I'm progressing toward my goals 36 124 395 758 847 423
1% 5% 15% 29% 33% 16%
I reflect on my existing commitments before I decide to take on new tasks so I don't get overwhelmed 41 126 294 634 903 581
2% 5% 11% 25% 35% 23%
I find courses so interesting that I do more work than is required 118 381 602 739 480 262
5% 15% 23% 29% 19% 10%
I substantially revise papers before submitting to be graded 63 231 504 697 664 425
2% 9% 20% 27% 26% 16%

To what extent do you agree that each of the following resources has helped with your transition into UC Berkeley? If you did not participate in the service listed, please select "N/A" in the left column.

 N/A; DID NOT USE THIS SERVICEStrongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
Cal Student Orientation (CalSO) 224 44 106 138 550 818 549
- 2% 5% 6% 25% 37% 25%
Getting Your Bearings activities - (New Student Convocation, Caltopia, Calapalooza, Bear Pact, Bear Perspectives, The Big Night) 71 67 146 220 866 790 323
- 3% 6% 9% 36% 33% 13%
New Student Services website 1001 55 171 257 566 327 118
- 4% 11% 17% 38% 22% 8%
Cal Student Central ("Sproul" - one-stop-shop) 761 84 122 208 642 481 187
- 5% 7% 12% 37% 28% 11%
Cal Central (Student portal information dashboard) 47 64 88 157 571 842 681
- 3% 4% 7% 24% 35% 28%
Summer workshops or webinars hosted by a UCB office 1052 29 49 69 138 102 51
- 7% 11% 16% 32% 23% 12%
Freshmen Edge (Summer Sessions) 429 9 37 37 61 65 61
- 3% 14% 14% 23% 24% 23%
Global Edge 445 8 37 34 40 35 17
- 5% 22% 20% 23% 21% 10%
Fall Program for Freshmen 160 8 37 33 57 42 24
- 4% 18% 16% 28% 21% 12%
Summer Bridge 437 7 33 31 48 43 136
- 2% 11% 10% 16% 14% 46%
CE3 Transfer Student Center 2323 7 37 29 48 29 17
- 4% 22% 17% 29% 17% 10%
CE3 Undocumented Student Program - (Academic Counselors, Dreamers Resource Center, Legal Support, etc.) 2293 7 34 32 41 49 42
- 3% 17% 16% 20% 24% 21%
CE3 Educational Opportunity Program - (Academic counseling, fee waivers, etc. Serving first-generation, low-income, or historically underrepresented students) 2084 10 39 38 101 103 128
- 2% 9% 9% 24% 25% 31%
Other CE3 Programs - (Berkeley Hope Scholars, Cal Veteran Services Center, Re-entry Student Program, Student Parent Center) 2325 9 31 29 44 33 26
- 5% 18% 17% 26% 19% 15%
A 98 or 198 course for new students 1873 9 36 42 179 194 156
- 2% 6% 7% 29% 32% 25%

(...continued) To what extent do you agree that each of the following resources has helped with your transition into UC Berkeley? If you did not participate in the service listed, please select "N/A" in the left column.

 N/A; DID NOT USE THIS SERVICEStrongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
Berkeley International Office 2125 10 20 27 79 113 79
- 3% 6% 8% 24% 35% 24%
Academic Achievement Program Center (Includes Posse, McNair, Miller, & Sage Scholars Programs, Cal NERDS) 2265 4 21 36 48 45 35
- 2% 11% 19% 25% 24% 19%
Athletic Study Center 2234 3 19 36 56 61 48
- 1% 9% 16% 25% 27% 22%
Disabled Students Program 2251 5 22 30 54 34 38
- 3% 12% 16% 30% 19% 21%
Gender Equity Resource Center (LGBTQ, Women/Men, Sexual/Relationship Violence Advocacy & Education) 2232 3 20 38 65 64 34
- 1% 9% 17% 29% 29% 15%
Multicultural Student Development (African American Student Development, Asian Pacific American Student Development, Chicanx Latinx Student Development, Multicultural Community Center, Multicultural Immigrant Student Program, Native American Student Development) 2221 4 22 33 56 63 62
- 2% 9% 14% 23% 26% 26%
A Multicultural Recruitment & Retention Center (e.g., Black Recruitment & Retention Center, Raza Recruitment & Retention Center) 2220 5 21 35 54 49 76
- 2% 9% 15% 23% 20% 32%
Student Learning Center 1349 15 30 55 286 403 317
- 1% 3% 5% 26% 36% 29%
Residence Hall Staff (Resident Directors, Resident Assistants, Theme Program Advisors) 524 24 66 122 642 737 340
- 1% 3% 6% 33% 38% 18%
Residential Education (Res. Ed.) (Includes Tutoring, Resident Faculty Programs, Academic Support) 1711 11 36 63 278 237 116
- 2% 5% 9% 38% 32% 16%
Another Berkeley student 152 4 11 53 367 880 1003
- 0% 1% 2% 16% 38% 43%
A family member 613 26 66 123 519 598 516
- 1% 4% 7% 28% 32% 28%
A UC Berkeley major/ departmental advisor 860 51 90 154 566 493 256
- 3% 6% 10% 35% 31% 16%
A UC Berkeley College advisor (e.g., Letters & Science, Natural Resources) 654 72 116 175 641 543 267
- 4% 6% 10% 35% 30% 15%

Please share with us any additional information regarding your transition into UC Berkeley, and the resources you found helpful, particularly those not asked about above:

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Academic and Personal Development

Please rate your current level of proficiency in the following areas.

 Very poorPoorFairGoodVery goodExcellent
Analytical and critical thinking skills 9 34 237 811 892 408
0% 1% 10% 34% 37% 17%
Ability to be clear and effective when writing 11 74 407 834 746 318
1% 3% 17% 35% 31% 13%
Ability to read and comprehend academic material 10 39 286 855 852 344
0% 2% 12% 36% 36% 14%
Understanding of a specific field of study 10 34 293 910 825 308
0% 1% 12% 38% 35% 13%
Quantitative (mathematical and statistical) skills 24 78 313 730 776 461
1% 3% 13% 31% 33% 19%
Oral communication skills 19 109 439 791 668 351
1% 5% 19% 33% 28% 15%
Ability to understand international perspectives (economic, political, social, cultural) 15 82 403 769 707 408
1% 3% 17% 32% 30% 17%
Leadership skills 21 112 388 740 722 402
1% 5% 16% 31% 30% 17%
Ability to suspend judgment based on cultural differences when interacting with others 9 45 216 661 847 607
0% 2% 9% 28% 36% 26%
Ability to work with people from other cultures 4 11 122 541 937 768
0% 1% 5% 23% 39% 32%
Ability to collaborate (e.g., team participation, group work) well with others 7 26 182 608 937 619
0% 1% 8% 26% 39% 26%

 Very poorPoorFairGoodVery goodExcellent
Library and online information research skills (e.g., finding books, articles, evaluating information sources) 26 164 510 790 588 307
1% 7% 21% 33% 25% 13%
Ability to design, conduct, and evaluate research 38 209 596 837 476 229
2% 9% 25% 35% 20% 10%
Ability to prepare and make a presentation 14 65 358 852 729 363
1% 3% 15% 36% 31% 15%
Interpersonal skills 19 74 369 881 684 353
1% 3% 16% 37% 29% 15%
Linguistic and cultural competency in at least one language other than my own 166 310 417 533 524 435
7% 13% 18% 22% 22% 18%

As a beginning UC Berkeley student, how would you rate your competencies below?

 Very poorPoorFairGoodVery goodExcellent
Portraying information in ways that make it easier to interpret 9 43 359 950 736 262
0% 2% 15% 40% 31% 11%
Drawing insights based on quantitative analysis of data 10 53 363 958 693 278
0% 2% 15% 41% 29% 12%
Making qualified conclusions based on quantitative data 7 54 365 932 710 288
0% 2% 16% 40% 30% 12%
Ability to apply theories or methods from one discipline to another 9 66 436 873 686 287
0% 3% 19% 37% 29% 12%
Ability to explore complex issues in original ways 13 114 547 846 571 262
1% 5% 23% 36% 24% 11%

Goals and Aspirations

Indicate how important each of the following college goals is to you:

 Not importantSomewhat importantVery important
Finding direction for my life 29 300 2025
1% 13% 86%
Become an innovative thinker 34 509 1811
1% 22% 77%
Discover what kind of person I really want to be 62 363 1924
3% 16% 82%
Develop a personal code of values and ethics 138 727 1484
6% 31% 63%
Prepare for graduate or professional school 215 738 1399
9% 31% 60%
Obtain the skills I need to pursue my chosen career 19 269 2061
1% 12% 88%
Obtain the skills I need to function in the international arena 245 909 1194
10% 39% 51%

While attending UC Berkeley, how often would you like to...

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Advocate for ideas or solutions that you believe in but may be unpopular or risky 44 285 644 606 483 245
2% 12% 28% 26% 21% 11%
Work with others on tasks that may at first seem difficult or even impossible 8 76 409 624 798 388
0% 3% 18% 27% 35% 17%
Initiate and develop interactions with students who are different (e.g. culturally, ethnically, socioeconomically, politically) 6 39 214 488 866 690
0% 2% 9% 21% 38% 30%
Interact with students from a country or state outside your own in social settings (e.g., in clubs or student organizations, or in informal settings) 7 30 182 407 865 817
0% 1% 8% 18% 38% 35%
Develop a friendship with a student from a country or state outside of your own 6 25 152 357 831 933
0% 1% 7% 16% 36% 41%
Attend lectures, symposia, workshops or conferences on international/global topics 35 164 368 529 660 548
2% 7% 16% 23% 29% 24%
Attend a performance with an international/global focus 45 217 459 545 560 479
2% 9% 20% 24% 24% 21%

What are your values and beliefs with regards to your interaction with other students while attending UC Berkeley? Please tell us your level of agreement with the following statements:

 Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
I believe that exposure to students from other states and countries will help me interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures 8 15 45 330 810 1049
0% 1% 2% 15% 36% 47%
I believe that exposure to students from other states and countries will help me be more open to and understanding of different opinions and points of view 8 16 37 315 783 1092
0% 1% 2% 14% 35% 49%

How important to you are the following aspects of being an undergraduate at a research university like UC Berkeley?

 Not important at allNot very importantSomewhat importantImportantVery importantEssential
Learning about faculty research 18 99 327 629 676 508
1% 4% 15% 28% 30% 23%
Having courses with faculty members who refer to their own research as part of the class 35 186 470 658 554 349
2% 8% 21% 29% 25% 16%
Learning research methods 13 51 230 569 699 689
1% 2% 10% 25% 31% 31%
Assisting faculty members in their research, for pay or as a volunteer 16 69 242 516 675 731
1% 3% 11% 23% 30% 33%
Pursuing your own research 20 140 369 560 591 576
1% 6% 16% 25% 26% 26%
Working with a faculty member on a project with an international/global theme 45 227 488 595 507 389
2% 10% 22% 26% 23% 17%
Presenting a paper at a symposium or conference or participating in a panel on international / global topics 98 365 512 546 424 309
4% 16% 23% 24% 19% 14%

Please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements in terms of yourself. Answer only those items that apply to you.

 Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
I feel free to express my political beliefs on campus 57 78 145 454 845 645
3% 4% 7% 20% 38% 29%
I feel free to express my religious beliefs on campus 25 57 100 445 891 673
1% 3% 5% 20% 41% 31%
Students of my race/ethnicity are respected on this campus 23 36 82 347 974 758
1% 2% 4% 16% 44% 34%
Students of my socio-economic status are respected on this campus 18 43 108 314 996 735
1% 2% 5% 14% 45% 33%
Students of my gender are respected on this campus 7 16 67 298 1021 818
0% 1% 3% 13% 46% 37%
Students of my religious beliefs are respected on this campus 12 26 83 366 950 746
1% 1% 4% 17% 44% 34%
Students of my political beliefs are respected on this campus 48 50 100 303 929 788
2% 2% 5% 14% 42% 36%
Students of my sexual orientation are respected on this campus 5 7 39 209 961 973
0% 0% 2% 10% 44% 44%
Students of my immigration background are respected on this campus 14 15 52 294 912 830
1% 1% 3% 14% 43% 39%
Students with a physical, psychological, or learning disability like mine are respected on this campus 23 31 62 348 839 679
1% 2% 3% 18% 42% 34%

Please select your level of agreement with the following statements.

Overall, I feel comfortable with the climate for diversity and inclusiveness at UC Berkeley.

Strongly disagree 98 4%
Disagree 30 1%
Somewhat disagree 85 4%
Somewhat agree 319 14%
Agree 1062 48%
Strongly agree 642 29%

Overall, I feel comfortable with the climate for diversity and inclusiveness in my major.

Strongly disagree 97 6%
Disagree 60 3%
Somewhat disagree 117 7%
Somewhat agree 361 21%
Agree 696 40%
Strongly agree 427 24%
N/A - I don't have a declared major 0 0%

Overall, I feel comfortable with the climate for diversity and inclusiveness in my classes.

Strongly disagree 96 4%
Disagree 49 2%
Somewhat disagree 108 5%
Somewhat agree 469 21%
Agree 1071 48%
Strongly agree 440 20%

Your Berkeley Plans

If you were assured admittance to any major, what major would you choose?

African American Studies 1 0%
American Studies 1 0%
Ancnt Egypt/NE Art & Archae 2 0%
Anthropology 5 0%
Applied Mathematics 39 2%
Architecture 22 1%
Art 6 0%
Astrophysics 25 1%
BioE/MSE Joint Major 7 0%
Bioengineering 65 3%
Business Administration 254 11%
Chem Eng/MSE Joint Major 6 0%
Chemical Biology 23 1%
Chemical Engineering 69 3%
Chemistry 17 1%
Chemistry (L&S) 5 0%
Chicano Studies 1 0%
Civil Engineering 53 2%
Classical Civilizations 1 0%
Cognitive Science 33 2%
Comparative Literature 3 0%
Computer Science (L&S) 220 10%
Conserv & Resource Stds 8 0%
Development Studies 5 0%
Dutch Studies 1 0%
EECS/MSE Joint Major 13 1%
EECS/NE Joint Major 8 0%
Economics 55 3%
Electrical Eng & Comp Sci 166 8%
Energy Engineering 12 1%
Eng Math & Statistics 4 0%
Engineering Physics 15 1%
English 15 1%
Environ Econ & Policy 11 1%
Environ Econ & Policy (L&S) 3 0%
Environmental Earth Science 1 0%
Environmental Eng Science 10 0%
Environmental Sciences 36 2%
Film 7 0%
Forestry & Natural Resources 5 0%
French 1 0%
Gender & Womens Studies 1 0%
Genetics & Plant Biology 9 0%
Geography 1 0%
Geology 1 0%
German 2 0%
Global Studies 2 0%
History 14 1%
History of Art 2 0%
Industrial Eng & Ops Rsch 15 1%
Integrative Biology 42 2%
Interdisciplinary Studies 2 0%
Japanese Language 1 0%
L&S Chemistry 1 0%
L&S Computer Science 4 0%
L&S Environ Econ & Policy 1 0%
L&S Legal Studies 3 0%
L&S Ops Research & Mgmt Sci 1 0%
L&S Public Health 2 0%
Landscape Architecture 3 0%
Legal Studies (L&S) 8 0%
Linguistics 7 0%
MCB-Biochem & Mol Biol 48 2%
MCB-Cell & Dev Biology 21 1%
MCB-Genetics 25 1%
MCB-Immunology 39 2%
MCB-Neurobiology 58 3%
MSE/ME Joint Major 1 0%
Marine Science 7 0%
Materials Science & Eng 13 1%
Mathematics 30 1%
Mechanical Engineering 61 3%
Media Studies 23 1%
Microbial Biology 10 0%
Molecular Environ Biology 32 1%
Music 2 0%
NOT CURRENTLY KNOWN 138 6%
Nuclear Engineering 5 0%
Nut Sci-Physio & Metabol 7 0%
Nutritional Sci-Dietetics 5 0%
Nutritional Sci-Toxicology 2 0%
Nutritional Science 3 0%
Ops Research & Mgmt Sci (L&S) 6 0%
Other, Not listed 11 1%
Peace & Conflict Studies 5 0%
Philosophy 5 0%
Physics 51 2%
Planetary Science 2 0%
Political Economy 14 1%
Political Science 70 3%
Psychology 46 2%
Public Health (L&S) 57 3%
Rhetoric 2 0%
Social Welfare (L&S) 7 0%
Society and Environment 10 0%
Sociology 16 1%
Statistics 24 1%
Sustainable Environ Dsgn 7 0%
Theater & Perf Studies 4 0%
Urban Studies 4 0%

Is that the major with which you expect to graduate?

Yes 1814 83%
No 369 17%

IF NO: In which major do you expect to graduate?

African American Studies 1 0%
American Studies 1 0%
Applied Mathematics 7 2%
Architecture 3 1%
Asian Am & Asian Diasp St 1 0%
Astrophysics 3 1%
BioE/MSE Joint Major 2 1%
Bioengineering 7 2%
Business Administration 9 3%
Chem Eng/MSE Joint Major 2 1%
Chemical Biology 4 1%
Chemical Engineering 5 1%
Chemistry 8 2%
Chemistry (L&S) 2 1%
Civil Engineering 5 1%
Cognitive Science 9 3%
Comparative Literature 1 0%
Computer Science (L&S) 40 11%
Dutch Studies 1 0%
Economics 24 7%
Electrical Eng & Comp Sci 3 1%
Eng Math & Statistics 1 0%
English 2 1%
Environ Econ & Policy 9 3%
Environ Econ & Policy (L&S) 2 1%
Environmental Earth Science 1 0%
Environmental Eng Science 1 0%
Environmental Sciences 8 2%
Forestry & Natural Resources 1 0%
French 1 0%
Genetics & Plant Biology 3 1%
Geography 3 1%
Integrative Biology 12 3%
Interdisciplinary Studies 1 0%
L&S Computer Science 3 1%
L&S Legal Studies 1 0%
L&S Public Health 1 0%
Landscape Architecture 1 0%
Legal Studies (L&S) 1 0%
Linguistics 1 0%
MCB-Biochem & Mol Biol 10 3%
MCB-Cell & Dev Biology 2 1%
MCB-Immunology 8 2%
MCB-Neurobiology 6 2%
Marine Science 1 0%
Materials Science & Eng 1 0%
Mathematics 6 2%
Mechanical Engineering 8 2%
Media Studies 2 1%
Microbial Biology 1 0%
Middle Eastern Studies 1 0%
Molecular Environ Biology 4 1%
NOT CURRENTLY KNOWN 67 19%
Nuclear Engineering 1 0%
Nut Sci-Physio & Metabol 1 0%
Nutritional Sci-Dietetics 1 0%
Nutritional Sci-Toxicology 2 1%
Nutritional Science 3 1%
Other, Not listed 9 3%
Peace & Conflict Studies 1 0%
Physics 7 2%
Political Economy 2 1%
Political Science 7 2%
Psychology 5 1%
Public Health (L&S) 5 1%
Rhetoric 1 0%
Society and Environment 3 1%
Sociology 1 0%
Statistics 2 1%
Sustainable Environ Dsgn 2 1%

Please select the top 3 factors in deciding on your major.

First:

Intellectual curiosity in the subject 1441 65%
Leads to a high paying job 195 9%
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 349 16%
Parental desires 12 1%
Allows time for other activities 6 0%
Provides international opportunities 36 2%
Prestige 10 1%
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 113 5%
Other (please specify)
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40 2%

Second:

Intellectual curiosity in the subject 292 13%
Leads to a high paying job 398 18%
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 884 40%
Parental desires 32 2%
Allows time for other activities 46 2%
Provides international opportunities 159 7%
Prestige 71 3%
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 276 13%
Other (please specify)
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32 2%

Third:

Intellectual curiosity in the subject 199 9%
Leads to a high paying job 477 22%
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 441 20%
Parental desires 90 4%
Allows time for other activities 132 6%
Provides international opportunities 233 11%
Prestige 158 7%
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 354 16%
Other (please specify)
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89 4%

Please indicate how much you agree or disagree that the following factors influenced your decision to choose UC Berkeley: UC Berkeley would...

 Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
Challenge and/or change my perspective 30 104 138 501 852 567
1% 5% 6% 23% 39% 26%
Prepare me to succeed in a career 4 10 25 192 850 1107
0% 1% 1% 9% 39% 51%
Prepare me to build a better life for myself and/or my family 7 24 62 300 884 910
0% 1% 3% 14% 40% 42%
Teach me to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures 38 66 128 432 874 652
2% 3% 6% 20% 40% 30%
Prepare me to make a difference in this world 13 22 70 343 838 900
1% 1% 3% 16% 38% 41%
Allow me to create own field of study (combine disciplines, create own major, etc.) 96 216 333 579 546 408
4% 10% 15% 27% 25% 19%
Prepare me to get the job I desire 5 15 33 306 916 906
0% 1% 2% 14% 42% 42%
Help increase my social consciousness (e.g., be more aware of diversity in people and issues; doing things for the public good) 44 76 127 411 783 749
2% 4% 6% 19% 36% 34%
Help me to be more open to and understanding of different opinions and points of view (e.g., openness, freedom) 31 54 125 391 854 730
1% 3% 6% 18% 39% 33%

Future Plans and Aspirations

What do you anticipate you will be doing within a year after you graduate?

Enroll in graduate or professional school 935 43%
Work full-time 629 29%
Work part-time 34 2%
Be self-employed 29 1%
Study or work abroad 69 3%
Join armed forces 11 1%
Join Peace Corps 41 2%
Paid internship 57 3%
Unpaid internship/volunteer 5 0%
Take a year off (travel/gap year, etc.) 57 3%
Other 9 0%
I have no idea at this point 311 14%

In what career field do you hope to eventually work after you've completed your education?

Architecture 33 2%
Business/Finance 327 15%
Communications/Arts/Entertainment 53 2%
Education/Teaching 52 2%
Electrical Engineering/Computers 309 14%
Engineering 266 12%
Environmental/Natural Resources 93 4%
Government/Nonprofit/Social Services 84 4%
I have no idea whatsoever 205 9%
Law 105 5%
Medicine 365 17%
Other
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65 3%
Other Health-Related Field 53 2%
Research 172 8%

What is the HIGHEST academic degree or credential that you plan to eventually earn?

Academic master's (MA, MS, etc.) 268 12%
Bachelor's degree (BA, BS, etc.) 191 9%
Business master's (MBA) 275 13%
Doctorate (PhD, EdD, etc.) 460 21%
I don't know yet 454 21%
Law degree (LLB or JD) 104 5%
Medical doctor (MD) 229 11%
Medical doctorate other than MD (DO, DDS, DVM, etc.) 42 2%
Multiple doctoral degrees (MD/PhD) 71 3%
Other professional master's (MEd, MPP, MPH, MFA, MLIS, MSN, MSW, M.ARCH, etc.) 80 4%
Other, Not listed 2 0%
Teaching credential 7 0%

High School Experiences

Thinking back over your senior year coursework, how often were you REQUIRED to do the following?

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Recognize or recall specific facts, terms and concepts 8 18 101 260 830 943
0% 1% 5% 12% 38% 44%
Explain methods, ideas, or concepts and use them to solve problems 10 40 120 385 862 736
1% 2% 6% 18% 40% 34%
Break down material into component parts or arguments into assumptions to see the basis for different outcomes and conclusions 35 114 274 497 746 493
2% 5% 13% 23% 35% 23%
Judge the value of information, ideas, actions, and conclusions based on the soundness of sources, methods and reasoning 24 122 241 470 772 526
1% 6% 11% 22% 36% 24%
Create or generate new ideas, products or ways of understanding 74 217 373 483 590 419
3% 10% 17% 22% 27% 19%

Thinking back on your senior year, how often did you do each of the following?

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Used facts and examples to support your viewpoint 5 18 49 210 772 1107
0% 1% 2% 10% 36% 51%
Incorporated ideas or concepts from different courses when completing assignments 28 135 264 501 657 570
1% 6% 12% 23% 31% 27%
Examined how others gathered and interpreted data and assessed the soundness of their conclusions 55 164 295 492 683 470
3% 8% 14% 23% 32% 22%
Reconsidered your own position on a topic after assessing the arguments of others 24 112 271 476 736 538
1% 5% 13% 22% 34% 25%