2003 UCUES Survey Results

Survey Results

Cal is committed to providing programs and services that will make your academic and co-curricular experiences here rewarding. In order to help inform campus opinion, the Office of Student Research is surveying undergraduates about their actual experiences and concerns. You can help us by completing this survey and returning it as soon as possible. Your answers will be held in the strictest confidence and will not be identified with you individually. As a token of appreciation for your help, completed questionnaires will be entered in a random drawing for various prizes. Prizes will include two $500 prizes and twenty $50 prizes.

1. During this academic year, how many hours do you spend in a typical week doing the following?

Academic Activities

 None‹ 11-23-56-1011-1516-2021-30› 30
Attending classes / labs 20  (0.2%) 13  (0.1%) 39  (0.4%) 358  (3.5%) 1571  (15.5%) 3524  (34.9%) 3078  (30.4%) 1276  (12.6%) 231  (2.3%)
Studying / course assignments 17  (0.2%) 50  (0.5%) 294  (2.9%) 1407  (14.0%) 2832  (28.2%) 2122  (21.1%) 1591  (15.9%) 1053  (10.5%) 667  (6.6%)
Surfing the Internet related to course assignments 218  (2.2%) 1648  (16.5%) 3253  (32.5%) 2991  (29.9%) 1192  (11.9%) 386  (3.9%) 172  (1.7%) 66  (0.7%) 79  (0.8%)

2. During this academic year, how many hours do you spend in a typical week doing the following?

Employment/Other Obligations

 None‹ 11-23-56-1011-1516-2021-30› 30
Working for pay on campus 7272  (73.1%) 43  (0.4%) 96  (1.0%) 327  (3.3%) 881  (8.9%) 793  (8.0%) 367  (3.7%) 120  (1.2%) 44  (0.4%)
Working for pay off campus 7257  (73.5%) 95  (1.0%) 147  (1.5%) 404  (4.1%) 647  (6.6%) 539  (5.5%) 427  (4.3%) 241  (2.4%) 116  (1.2%)
Internship 8481  (87.5%) 38  (0.4%) 120  (1.2%) 309  (3.2%) 394  (4.1%) 157  (1.6%) 102  (1.1%) 51  (0.5%) 45  (0.5%)
Community service / Volunteer activities 4856  (49.1%) 744  (7.5%) 1354  (13.7%) 1635  (16.5%) 780  (7.9%) 261  (2.6%) 114  (1.2%) 73  (0.7%) 69  (0.7%)
Commuting to school and work 3511  (35.3%) 1981  (19.9%) 1635  (16.4%) 1528  (15.4%) 824  (8.3%) 311  (3.1%) 74  (0.7%) 28  (0.3%) 51  (0.5%)

3. During this academic year, how many hours do you spend in a typical week doing the following?

Social/Recreation

 None‹ 11-23-56-1011-1516-2021-30› 30
Intercollegiate or intramural sports, or physical exercise 2464  (24.5%) 1056  (10.5%) 1983  (19.7%) 2647  (26.3%) 1245  (12.4%) 305  (3.0%) 170  (1.7%) 124  (1.2%) 81  (0.8%)
Group oriented leisure 1614  (16.1%) 679  (6.8%) 1760  (17.6%) 3071  (30.7%) 1776  (17.8%) 682  (6.8%) 235  (2.3%) 97  (1.0%) 87  (0.9%)
Individual leisure 298  (3.0%) 469  (4.7%) 1503  (15.0%) 3349  (33.3%) 2575  (25.6%) 985  (9.8%) 443  (4.4%) 190  (1.9%) 240  (2.4%)

4. Are you an officer in any campus-based organizations, such as, a club, student government, a fraternity or sorority?

2720  (27.0%)   Yes
7364  (73.0%)   No

5. During this academic year, if you have done significant (that is, more than just a few hours) community service work either on or off campus, please check the item that best describes your situation.

5762  (57.4%)   No
3330  (33.2%)   Yes, as a volunteer
602  (6.0%)   Yes, for course credit
346  (3.4%)   Yes, for pay or a stipend

6. Which of the following skills and goals are important for you to develop further or acquire during college and to what extent have you already made progress doing so through your education and experiences at UC?

 Not importantImportant but little or no progressImportant and some progressImportant and considerable progress
Writing 459  (4.5%) 1893  (18.8%) 4976  (49.3%) 2763  (27.4%)
Research 563  (5.6%) 3297  (32.7%) 3800  (37.7%) 2425  (24.0%)
Oral presentations 856  (8.5%) 4225  (42.0%) 3647  (36.2%) 1335  (13.3%)
Ability to effectively express my views 302  (3.0%) 2291  (22.7%) 5067  (50.3%) 2413  (24.0%)
Analytical and critical thinking skills 132  (1.3%) 1120  (11.1%) 4687  (46.6%) 4123  (41.0%)
Appreciation for the cultural arts 1161  (11.6%) 2596  (25.9%) 3779  (37.7%) 2482  (24.8%)
Understanding of basic science and math 1123  (11.2%) 2677  (26.6%) 3086  (30.7%) 3174  (31.5%)
Computer skills 872  (8.7%) 3603  (35.8%) 3641  (36.1%) 1959  (19.4%)
Understanding of culturally diverse viewpoints 806  (8.0%) 1598  (15.9%) 4302  (42.8%) 3348  (33.3%)
Interpersonal skills 418  (4.1%) 2060  (20.4%) 4779  (47.4%) 2816  (28.0%)
Leadership skills 698  (6.9%) 3529  (35.1%) 3660  (36.4%) 2159  (21.5%)
Acquiring a well-rounded general education 408  (4.1%) 1575  (15.7%) 4766  (47.4%) 3302  (32.8%)
Preparation for a specific career or job 835  (8.3%) 3593  (35.7%) 3730  (37.1%) 1905  (18.9%)
Preparation for graduate or professional school 748  (7.4%) 3303  (32.9%) 3885  (38.7%) 2112  (21.0%)
Enhancement of moral and ethical standards 1157  (11.5%)  2707  (26.9%)   4207  (41.8%)   1981  (19.7%)  
Preparation to be an informed citizen 690  (6.9%)   2476  (24.6%)   4286  (42.6%)   2602  (25.9%)  

7. A research university can provide research or other creative project opportunities for undergraduates. How important to you are the following research-related experiences and during this academic year how frequently have you engaged in them?

 Not ImportantImportant but have not done it yetImportant and have done it once or twiceImportant and have done it occasionallyImportant and have done it frequently
Take lecture classes from faculty who can refer to their own research in their courses 1178  (11.8%) 1820  (18.2%) 3082  (30.8%) 2279  (22.8%) 1656  (16.5%)
Take small research-oriented seminars from faculty 1524  (15.3%) 5229  (52.3%) 2080  (20.8%) 745  (7.5%) 410  (4.1%)
Conduct your own research as part of a course requirement 1261  (12.7%) 3519  (35.3%) 2697  (27.1%) 1484  (14.9%) 1004  (10.1%)
Conduct your own research for independent study course credit 2432  (24.4%) 5711  (57.4%) 865  (8.7%) 445  (4.5%) 502  (5.0%)
Work on a faculty-mentored research project as part of a class or for course credit (not for pay) 1869  (18.7%) 6077  (60.9%) 965  (9.7%) 470  (4.7%) 595  (6.0%)
Work for pay on a faculty research project 2703  (27.1%) 6141  (61.6%) 467  (4.7%) 318  (3.2%) 343  (3.4%)
Present research findings as part of a conference or symposium 2827  (28.5%) 5983  (60.2%) 663  (6.7%) 290  (2.9%) 168  (1.7%)
Produce or help produce your own creative project (for example, in the performing arts) as part of a course requirement 2694  (27.1%) 4856  (48.8%) 1454  (14.6%) 550  (5.5%) 403  (4.0%)
Produce or help produce your own creative project for independent study course credit 3359  (33.8%) 5446  (54.8%) 612  (6.2%) 312  (3.1%) 213  (2.1%)
Work on a faculty-produced creative project outside of a regular course 3115  (31.3%) 5721  (57.5%) 599  (6.0%) 275  (2.8%) 232  (2.3%)

8. Which of the following statements best describes your completion of assigned reading this academic year?

3003  (30.0%)   I completed all or virtually all assigned readings in my courses
4376  (43.7%)   I did NOT complete some assigned readings in my courses
1763  (17.6%)   I did NOT complete many of the assigned readings in my courses
880  (8.8%)   I did NOT complete half or more of the assigned readings in my courses

9. Looking back, do you think you have spent about the right amount of time reading, completing assignments, and studying for exams this academic year?

1976  (19.7%)   No, I should have spent much MORE time
4634  (46.2%)   No, I should have spent somewhat MORE time
2913  (29.0%)   Yes, I have spent about the right amount of time
403  (4.0%)   No, I should have spent somewhat LESS time
105  (1.0%)   No, I should have spent much LESS time

10. Thinking back on this academic year, how often have you done each of the following?

Faculty/TA Engagement

 NeverRarelySometimesOftenVery Often
Had a class where the professor knows your name 1694  (16.9%) 2989  (29.8%) 3039  (30.3%) 1344  (13.4%) 976  (9.7%)
Met with faculty in person, for example, during office hours 1417  (14.1%) 3269  (32.6%) 3350  (33.4%) 1265  (12.6%) 718  (7.2%)
Met with teaching assistants in person, for example, during office hours 837  (8.3%) 2458  (24.5%) 3698  (36.9%) 1960  (19.5%) 1076  (10.7%)
Sent an email to a faculty member 1422  (14.2%) 2938  (29.3%) 3542  (35.3%) 1450  (14.4%) 683  (6.8%)
Sent an email to a teaching assistant 651  (6.5%) 1922  (19.2%) 4037  (40.3%) 2350  (23.4%) 1064  (10.6%)
Received an individualized email from a faculty member 2757  (27.6%) 2950  (29.5%) 2689  (26.9%) 1025  (10.3%) 574  (5.7%)
Received an individualized email from a teaching assistant 1248  (12.5%) 2395  (23.9%) 3545  (35.4%) 1888  (18.9%) 928  (9.3%)
Had a class in which the professor (not just the teaching assistant) grades or evaluates your work 1791  (17.9%) 3071  (30.6%) 3197  (31.9%) 1251  (12.5%) 720  (7.2%)

11. Thinking back on this academic year, how often have you done each of the following?

 NeverRarelySometimesOftenVery Often
Made a class presentation 1799  (18.0%) 3286  (32.8%) 3303  (33.0%) 1121  (11.2%) 495  (4.9%)
Asked questions in class or contributed to a class discussion 354  (3.5%) 1943  (19.5%) 3720  (37.3%) 2393  (24.0%) 1564  (15.7%)
Turned in course assignments late or not at all 4685  (46.9%) 3476  (34.8%) 1343  (13.4%) 340  (3.4%) 149  (1.5%)
Prepared two or more drafts of a paper or assignment before turning it in 2676  (26.8%) 2786  (27.9%) 2465  (24.7%) 1326  (13.3%) 730  (7.3%)
Wrote a paper longer than 5 pages 1045  (10.5%) 1603  (16.1%) 3075  (30.9%) 2474  (24.8%) 1758  (17.7%)
Took an exam which required substantial written responses (more than short answers) 931  (9.3%) 1487  (14.9%) 2891  (29.0%) 2550  (25.6%) 2098  (21.1%)
Came to class without completing readings or assignments 445  (4.5%) 2310  (23.1%) 4005  (40.1%) 2232  (22.3%) 996  (10.0%)
Skipped class because of your work (paid employment) schedule 7001  (70.2%) 1408  (14.1%) 1076  (10.8%) 330  (3.3%) 156  (1.6%)
Skipped class because the lectures were available on-line or on the Web 5856  (58.7%) 1371  (13.7%) 1648  (16.5%) 719  (7.2%) 387  (3.9%)
Skipped class for other reasons 1006  (10.1%) 3863  (38.8%) 3643  (36.6%) 996  (10.0%) 457  (4.6%)
Worked with classmates outside of class to prepare class assignments 823  (8.3%) 2292  (23.0%) 4000  (40.2%) 1919  (19.3%) 917  (9.2%)
Studied for tests or exams with other students 1138  (11.4%) 2545  (25.5%) 3488  (35.0%) 1867  (18.7%) 928  (9.3%)
Had in-depth conversations with students of a different race or ethnicity than your own or from a different country than your own 683  (6.9%) 1752  (17.6%) 2980  (30.0%) 2232  (22.5%) 2289  (23.0%)
Had in-depth conversations with students whose political opinions and philosophy of life or personal values were very different from yours 754  (7.6%) 2136  (21.4%) 3477  (34.9%) 2024  (20.3%) 1576  (15.8%)
Had in-depth conversations with students whose religious beliefs were very different from your own 983  (9.9%) 2194  (22.1%) 3191  (32.1%) 2024  (20.4%) 1549  (15.6%)
Attended meetings or rallies related to local, state, or national politics 4398  (44.2%) 2539  (25.5%) 1915  (19.2%) 719  (7.2%) 385  (3.9%)
Engaged in protests or demonstrations 5956  (59.7%) 1800  (18.1%) 1420  (14.2%) 516  (5.2%) 279  (2.8%)

12. Indicate your level of agreement with the statements below.

 Strongly DisagreeDisagreeAgreeStrongly Agree
I feel I can express my political beliefs 435  (4.4%) 1243  (12.4%) 5736  (57.5%) 2569  (25.7%)
Students are respected regardless of their religious beliefs 471  (4.7%) 2196  (22.0%) 5518  (55.4%) 1776  (17.8%)
Students are respected regardless of their sexual orientation 385  (3.9%) 2042  (20.5%) 5735  (57.5%) 1805  (18.1%)
Students are respected regardless of their racial or ethnic background 440  (4.4%) 2024  (20.3%) 5517  (55.4%) 1970  (19.8%)
I feel that I belong at this campus 413  (4.2%) 1258  (12.6%) 5601  (56.3%) 2676  (26.9%)
If I could do it over, I would still choose to enroll at Berkeley 429  (4.3%) 974  (9.8%) 4175  (41.9%) 4383  (44.0%)

13. Indicate if you have had a need for each service this academic year and, if you have used it, how satisfied you have been with the services.

 Have not heard aboutHave had no need to use these servicesMay have had a need but did not use these servicesUsed the services and was satisfied with the service providedUsed the services and was dissatisfied with the service provided
The Class Pass 269  (2.7%) 956  (9.6%) 654  (6.6%) 7734  (77.5%) 367  (3.7%)
Campus recreational facilities 388  (3.9%) 1498  (15.0%) 1971  (19.8%) 5438  (54.6%) 668  (6.7%)
Campus recreational programs 1138  (11.4%) 2981  (30.0%) 3017  (30.3%) 2528  (25.4%) 276  (2.8%)
Career Center 363  (3.6%) 2251  (22.6%) 3836  (38.5%) 2889  (29.0%) 612  (6.1%)
Cashier?s Office 1450  (14.6%) 3521  (35.5%) 1616  (16.3%) 2845  (28.7%) 481  (4.9%)
Child Care Services 1756  (17.7%) 7502  (75.7%) 439  (4.4%) 176  (1.8%) 35  (0.4%)
Counseling and Psychological Services 1338  (13.5%) 5950  (60.0%) 1449  (14.6%) 848  (8.5%) 337  (3.4%)
Disabled Student Program (DSP) 1192  (12.0%) 7872  (79.2%) 412  (4.1%) 378  (3.8%) 82  (0.8%)
Education Abroad Program (EAP) 483  (4.9%) 5561  (55.9%) 2369  (23.8%) 1228  (12.3%) 305  (3.1%)
Financial Aid Office 265  (2.7%) 3513  (35.4%) 1227  (12.4%) 3851  (38.8%) 1071  (10.8%)
First-generation/low-income student services (EOP) 2548  (25.7%) 5748  (58.0%) 864  (8.7%) 642  (6.5%) 105  (1.1%)
Health services (Tang Center) 194  (2.0%) 2491  (25.1%) 1296  (13.0%) 4244  (42.7%) 1717  (17.3%)
International Student Services 1950  (19.8%) 7101  (72.1%) 409  (4.2%) 331  (3.4%) 56  (0.6%)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Services 1583  (16.0%) 7610  (76.8%) 434  (4.4%) 232  (2.3%) 51  (0.5%)
Library services for undergraduates 656  (6.6%) 1324  (13.4%) 1188  (12.0%) 6280  (63.5%) 440  (4.4%)
Multi-cultural or cross cultural services 2885  (29.1%) 5280  (53.3%) 1046  (10.6%) 613  (6.2%) 80  (0.8%)
New student orientation 1156  (11.7%) 4530  (45.7%) 877  (8.8%) 2741  (27.6%) 610  (6.2%)
Personal safety programs such as the Night Escort PRogram 710  (7.2%) 5153  (52.1%) 2148  (21.7%) 1627  (16.5%) 248  (2.5%)
Re-entry Student Center 2395  (24.2%) 6337  (64.0%) 546  (5.5%) 556  (5.6%) 69  (0.7%)
Registrar, Office of 779  (7.9%) 3528  (35.7%) 1130  (11.4%) 3777  (38.2%) 669  (6.8%)
Residential life programs 2060  (20.9%) 5150  (52.3%) 958  (9.7%) 1375  (14.0%) 301  (3.1%)
Student Learning Center 745  (7.5%) 3913  (39.6%) 2068  (20.9%) 2819  (28.5%) 334  (3.4%)
Student Life (Sponsored Student Groups) 2414  (24.5%) 4421  (44.8%) 1075  (10.9%) 1742  (17.7%) 208  (2.1%)
Transfer Student Center 1600  (16.1%) 6584  (66.4%) 842  (8.5%) 774  (7.8%) 108  (1.1%)
Transportation services (busses/shuttles) 524  (5.3%) 2366  (24.0%) 1088  (11.0%) 5310  (53.8%) 581  (5.9%)
Tutoring or other learning assistance services 931  (9.4%) 4573  (46.2%) 2344  (23.7%) 1773  (17.9%) 281  (2.8%)
Undergraduate Affairs, Office of the Vice Chancellor 2311  (23.3%) 5593  (56.5%) 1269  (12.8%) 558  (5.6%) 175  (1.8%)
Womens Resource Center/Gender and Equality Center 3086  (31.2%) 5578  (56.4%) 897  (9.1%) 282  (2.9%) 44  (0.4%)

14. Which of the above student services have provided you the most outstanding services or has been especially instrumental in making your undergraduate experience a positive one. Please explain why you have chosen this service or these services.

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15. How satisfied are you with each of the following aspects of your educational experience?

 Very DissatisfiedDissatisfiedSatisfiedVery Satisfied
Advising by faculty on academic matters (courses, requirements, etc.) 768  (7.8%) 2564  (26.1%) 5643  (57.4%) 849  (8.6%)
Advising by faculty on other matters (careers, life plans, etc.) 807  (8.3%) 3297  (33.9%) 5019  (51.6%) 610  (6.3%)
Advising by staff in your major or school/college 760  (7.8%) 2467  (25.2%) 5289  (54.1%) 1259  (12.9%)
Accessibility of faculty outside of class 430  (4.4%) 2193  (22.4%) 6327  (64.5%) 854  (8.7%)
Availability of courses needed for graduation 784  (8.0%) 2637  (26.9%) 5621  (57.3%) 767  (7.8%)
Access to small classes 1296  (13.2%) 3818  (38.8%) 4190  (42.6%) 526  (5.4%)
Variety of courses and subjects at this campus 290  (3.0%) 1241  (12.6%) 5900  (60.1%) 2385  (24.3%)
Ability to get into a major that you want 714  (7.3%) 1380  (14.1%) 5709  (58.4%) 1967  (20.1%)
Availability of courses for general education or breadth requirements 445  (4.6%) 1872  (19.2%) 6312  (64.7%) 1126  (11.5%)
Your overall UC GPA 1445  (14.7%) 3230  (32.8%) 4173  (42.4%) 993  (10.1%)
Overall quality of faculty instruction 244  (2.5%) 1352  (13.7%) 6450  (65.5%) 1797  (18.3%)
Overall quality of teaching by TA?s 380  (3.9%) 1880  (19.1%) 6273  (63.7%) 1315  (13.4%)
Overall academic experience 275  (2.8%) 1356  (13.8%) 6267  (63.6%) 1951  (19.8%)
Overall social experience 500  (5.1%) 1876  (19.1%) 5298  (53.8%) 2172  (22.1%)
Overall cultural and life experience 345  (3.5%) 1366  (13.9%) 5578  (56.7%) 2552  (25.9%)
Overall UC experience 241  (2.4%) 1101  (11.2%) 6112  (62.1%) 2392  (24.3%)

16. How well do you think you are doing in the following areas?

 PoorFairGoodExcellent
Time management 1635  (16.5%) 3644  (36.8%) 3505  (35.4%) 1117  (11.3%)
Managing finances 1130  (11.4%) 3423  (34.6%) 3858  (39.0%) 1485  (15.0%)
Maintaining good physical health 1216  (12.3%) 3469  (35.1%) 3905  (39.5%) 1303  (13.2%)
Handling stress 1281  (13.0%) 3556  (36.0%) 3860  (39.0%) 1193  (12.1%)

17. How could the University have made your undergraduate education better up to this point?

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18. What would you have done differently to make your undergraduate education better up to this point?

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19. Which language(s) did you learn to speak first?

4977  (50.2%)   English only (Go to Question 21)
2575  (25.9%)   English and another language
2369  (23.9%)   Another language

20. What was the primary language other than English that you learned?

  4992  (49.8%)   (Click here to choose) 
  2  (0.0%)   Afrikaans 
  14  (0.1%)   Amharic 
  10  (0.1%)   American Sign Language 
  31  (0.3%)   Arabic 
  23  (0.2%)   Armenian 
  6  (0.1%)   Assyrian 
  1  (0.0%)   Asturian 
  1  (0.0%)   Azerbaijani 
  8  (0.1%)   Bahasa (Indonesia) 
  1  (0.0%)   Basque 
  16  (0.2%)   Bengali 
  1  (0.0%)   Berber 
  4  (0.0%)   Bosnian 
  7  (0.1%)   Bulgarian 
  12  (0.1%)   Burmese 
  20  (0.2%)   Cambodian (Khmer) 
  915  (9.1%)   Cantonese (Chinese) 
  3  (0.0%)   Catalan 
  5  (0.0%)   Cherokee (Native American) 
  3  (0.0%)   Creole 
  7  (0.1%)   Croatian 
  7  (0.1%)   Czech 
  4  (0.0%)   Danish 
  13  (0.1%)   Dari (Afghanistan) 
  3  (0.0%)   Dutch 
  2  (0.0%)   Esperanto 
  140  (1.4%)   Farsi (Persian) 
  1  (0.0%)   Finnish 
  75  (0.7%)   French 
  1  (0.0%)   Frisian 
  1  (0.0%)   Georgian 
  55  (0.5%)   German 
  11  (0.1%)   Greek 
  68  (0.7%)   Gujarati 
  42  (0.4%)   Hebrew 
  70  (0.7%)   Hindi 
  11  (0.1%)   Hmong 
  4  (0.0%)   Hokkien 
  1  (0.0%)   Holooe 
  5  (0.0%)   Hungarian 
  3  (0.0%)   Ibo 
  2  (0.0%)   Ilocano, Iloko 
  23  (0.2%)   Indonesian 
  3  (0.0%)   Irish 
  14  (0.1%)   Italian 
  118  (1.2%)   Japanese 
  12  (0.1%)   Kannada 
  6  (0.1%)   Khmer (Cambodian) 
  434  (4.3%)   Korean 
  18  (0.2%)   Lao 
  5  (0.0%)   Lithuanian 
  1  (0.0%)   Luganda 
  4  (0.0%)   Malayalam 
  4  (0.0%)   Malaysian 
  1087  (10.8%)   Mandarin (Chinese) 
  17  (0.2%)   Marathi 
  19  (0.2%)   Mien 
  3  (0.0%)   Norwegian 
  20  (0.2%)   Polish 
  16  (0.2%)   Portugese (Brazil) 
  8  (0.1%)   Portugese (Portugal) 
  35  (0.3%)   Punjabi 
  1  (0.0%)   Quechua (Native American) 
  15  (0.1%)   Romanian 
  130  (1.3%)   Russian 
  3  (0.0%)   Serbain 
  6  (0.1%)   Serbian 
  2  (0.0%)   Sindhi 
  3  (0.0%)   Sinhala 
  4  (0.0%)   Slovak 
  1  (0.0%)   Slovenian 
  1  (0.0%)   Somali 
  592  (5.9%)   Spanish (Latin and South America) 
  44  (0.4%)   Spanish (Spain) 
  3  (0.0%)   Swahili 
  10  (0.1%)   Swedish 
  147  (1.5%)   Tagalog 
  94  (0.9%)   Taiwanese 
  18  (0.2%)   Tamil 
  2  (0.0%)   Tatar 
  6  (0.1%)   Telugu 
  19  (0.2%)   Teochew (Chao Chow) 
  32  (0.3%)   Thai 
  1  (0.0%)   Tigrinya 
  11  (0.1%)   Toisan 
  6  (0.1%)   Turkish 
  1  (0.0%)   Twi 
  8  (0.1%)   Ukrainian 
  31  (0.3%)   Urdu 
  303  (3.0%)   Vietnamese 
  8  (0.1%)   Visayan 
  3  (0.0%)   Welsh 
  2  (0.0%)   Xhosa 
  1  (0.0%)   Yiddish 
  1  (0.0%)   Yoruba 
  64  (0.6%)   Other

21. When did you come to the United States to live?

6861  (69.9%)   Born in the United States
184  (1.9%)   2000 or later
161  (1.6%)   1999
179  (1.8%)   1998
130  (1.3%)   1997
148  (1.5%)   1996
133  (1.4%)   1995
105  (1.1%)   1994
100  (1.0%)   1993
121  (1.2%)   1992
143  (1.5%)   1991
196  (2.0%)   1990
1355  (13.8%)   1989 or earlier

22. Were your parents born in the United States?

3477  (35.0%)   Both mother and father born in U.S.
433  (4.4%)   Mother born in U.S., father not born in U.S.
487  (4.9%)   Father born in U.S., mother not born in U.S.
5530  (55.7%)   Both mother and father NOT born in U.S.

23. How many of your biological grandparents were born in the United States?

5736  (57.7%)   0
335  (3.4%)   1
984  (9.9%)   2
563  (5.7%)   3
2323  (23.4%)   4

24. To the best of your knowledge, which category includes the total annual combined income of your parent(s) before taxes in 2002?

1115  (11.7%)   Less than $20,000
1146  (12.0%)   $20,000 to $34,999
959  (10.0%)   $35,000 to $49,999
965  (10.1%)   $50,000 to $64,999
910  (9.5%)   $65,000 to $79,999
1130  (11.8%)   $80,000 to $99,999
1390  (14.5%)   $100,000 to $124,999
543  (5.7%)   $125,000 to $149,999
607  (6.3%)   $150,000 to $199,999
801  (8.4%)   $200,000 or more

25. What is the highest academic degree that you plan to earn?

1053  (10.6%)   Bachelor's degree
2204  (22.2%)   Academic Master's (MA, MS)
501  (5.1%)   Professional Master's (MSW, MLW, MPP)
1145  (11.5%)   Business (MBA)
1167  (11.8%)   Medical (MD, OD, DDS)
1199  (12.1%)   Law (LLB, JD)
2134  (21.5%)   Doctorate (Ph.D., Ed.D.)
512  (5.2%)   Doctorate plus other professional degree

26. What career do you hope to eventually have after you've completed your education?

  313  (3.1%)   (Click here to choose) 
  105  (1.0%)   Accountant 
  234  (2.3%)   Architect 
  126  (1.2%)   Artist/Designer 
  109  (1.1%)   Banker/Investment Banker 
  135  (1.3%)   Biochemist/Engineer 
  446  (4.4%)   Business Exes/CEO 
  258  (2.5%)   Business Owner/Proprietor 
  53  (0.5%)   Business Sales/Buyer 
  149  (1.5%)   Chemist/Chemical Engineer 
  10  (0.1%)   College Administrator 
  451  (4.4%)   College Professor/Instructor 
  230  (2.3%)   Computer/Software Engineer 
  45  (0.4%)   Computer Graphic Artist/Designer 
  105  (1.0%)   Computer Programmer/Analyst 
  155  (1.5%)   Consultant (general) 
  74  (0.7%)   Dentist 
  86  (0.8%)   Educational Administrator 
  675  (6.6%)   Engineer (all) 
  49  (0.5%)   Entertainer/Actor 
  94  (0.9%)   Environmental Scientist 
  137  (1.3%)   Foreign Service/Diplomat 
  139  (1.4%)   Government Official/Politician 
  30  (0.3%)   Human Resource Specialist 
  37  (0.4%)   Law Enforcement/Criminologist 
  919  (9.0%)   Lawyer/Judge 
  138  (1.4%)   Marketing Rep/Advertising 
  45  (0.4%)   Media Specialist/Broadcasting 
  37  (0.4%)   Medical Technician 
  23  (0.2%)   Military Service (career) 
  64  (0.6%)   Musician/Performer 
  36  (0.4%)   Nurse 
  84  (0.8%)   Optometrist 
  139  (1.4%)   Pharmacist 
  17  (0.2%)   Photo Journalist/Photographer 
  26  (0.3%)   Physical Therapist 
  821  (8.1%)   Physician 
  78  (0.8%)   Physicist 
  55  (0.5%)   Producer/Filmmaker/Director 
  41  (0.4%)   Psychiatrist 
  203  (2.0%)   Psychologist 
  69  (0.7%)   Public Health Administrator 
  42  (0.4%)   Public Relations Specialist 
  60  (0.6%)   Research Analyst 
  314  (3.1%)   Scientific Researcher 
  89  (0.9%)   Social/Welfare Worker 
  20  (0.2%)   Software Developer/Engineer 
  9  (0.1%)   Speech Pathologist 
  42  (0.4%)   Stockbroker/Financial Analyst 
  338  (3.3%)   Teacher (elementary/secondary) 
  32  (0.3%)   Veterinarian 
  10  (0.1%)   Web Developer 
  255  (2.5%)   Writer/Journalist 
  695  (6.8%)   Other 
  1210  (11.9%)   I have no idea whatsoever

27. Which of the following best characterizes your political views?

599  (6.1%)   Far left
4159  (42.2%)   Liberal
3878  (39.4%)   Middle-of-the-road
1155  (11.7%)   Conservative
54  (0.5%)   Far right

28. How strong are your political views?

1469  (14.8%)   Very strong
4776  (48.1%)   Strong
3092  (31.2%)   Weak
585  (5.9%)   Very weak

29. Which of the following best describes your social class when you were growing up?

228  (2.3%)   Wealthy
3378  (34.1%)   Upper-middle or professional middle class
3588  (36.2%)   Middle-class
1771  (17.9%)   Working-class
954  (9.6%)   Low income or poor

30. When you graduate, do you think you will join an association for Cal alumni?

3477  (34.9%)   Yes
1352  (13.6%)   No
5141  (51.6%)   Not sure

31. If yes, which ones? (Check all that apply)

567  (5.6%)   Special Interest Group Association
140  (1.4%)   Living Group Association
1106  (10.9%)   School/Department Association
3826  (37.6%)   California Alumni Association
661  (6.5%)   Other Associations

32. How important do you believe alumni gifts are in general?

2068  (21.1%)   Very Important
3759  (38.3%)   Important
3028  (30.9%)   Slightly Important
955  (9.7%)   Not Important at All

33. Finally, here are some additional student services and operations that we would like your feedback on. Indicate if you have had a need for each service this academic year and, if you have used it, how satisfied you have been with the service?

Have not heard aboutHave had no need to use these servicesMay have had a need but did not use these servicesUsed the services and was satisfied with the service providedUsed the services and was dissatisfied with the service provided
Bear Facts 13  (0.3%) 20  (0.4%) 47  (1.0%) 4261  (94.1%) 185  (4.1%)
CARS (Campus Accounts Receivable System) 65  (1.4%) 245  (5.4%) 311  (6.9%) 3462  (76.5%) 441  (9.7%)
Emergency Loan Program 1488  (32.9%) 1952  (43.2%) 522  (11.5%) 513  (11.3%) 46  (1.0%)
Student Parent Center 1999  (44.2%) 2032  (45.0%) 272  (6.0%) 173  (3.8%) 42  (0.9%)
Tele-BEARS 17  (0.4%) 19  (0.4%) 46  (1.0%) 3414  (75.9%) 1003  (22.3%)
Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) 1673  (37.0%) 1157  (25.6%) 1132  (25.1%) 388  (8.6%) 167  (3.7%)

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