2005 UCUES: Results and Summary: Part 1

Time Use and Overall Satisfaction

1. During your TYPICAL 7-day (168 hour) week during the academic semester, how many hours do you spend doing the following?

 01-56-1011-1516-2021-2526-30>30
Attend class or labs 34  (0.3%) 316  (2.8%) 1377  (12.1%) 3880  (34.1%) 3591  (31.6%) 1437  (12.6%) 463  (4.1%) 265  (2.3%)
Study and other academic activities outside of class * 30  (0.3%) 1062  (9.3%) 2360  (20.6%) 2350  (20.5%) 2055  (17.9%) 1437  (12.5%) 929  (8.1%) 1248  (10.9%)

*completing reading or writing assignments or independent lab work, conducting research online or in the library, doing homework or lab work, analyzing data, rehearsing, or other academic activities, preparing for class or tests

 01-56-1011-1516-2021-2526-30>30
Work for pay on campus 7945  (71.6%) 476  (4.3%) 1061  (9.6%) 895  (8.1%) 472  (4.3%) 139  (1.3%) 56  (0.5%) 47  (0.4%)
Work for pay off campus 7868  (72.2%) 654  (6.0%) 774  (7.1%) 652  (6.0%) 455  (4.2%) 247  (2.3%) 106  (1.0%) 136  (1.2%)

2. Again during a TYPICAL 7-day (168 hour) week in this academic semester, how many hours do you spend doing the following?

 01-23-45-67-89-12>12
Commute to school and to work 3161  (27.3%) 4382  (37.8%) 2007  (17.3%) 885  (7.6%) 499  (4.3%) 395  (3.4%) 263  (2.3%)
Fulfill family responsibilities 4503  (39.0%) 3819  (33.1%) 1468  (12.7%) 745  (6.5%) 361  (3.1%) 207  (1.8%) 442  (3.8%)
Perform community service or volunteer activities 5931  (51.6%) 2468  (21.5%) 1585  (13.8%) 759  (6.6%) 344  (3.0%) 196  (1.7%) 205  (1.8%)
Participate in physical exercise, fitness activities or recreational sports 2067  (17.9%) 3303  (28.6%) 2806  (24.3%) 1657  (14.3%) 827  (7.2%) 397  (3.4%) 491  (4.3%)
Participate in student clubs or groups such as publications, cultural groups or student government 4940  (42.9%) 2468  (21.4%) 1718  (14.9%) 1053  (9.1%) 580  (5.0%) 318  (2.8%) 443  (3.8%)
Attend movies, concerts, sports or other events 2856  (24.7%) 5290  (45.7%) 2522  (21.8%) 635  (5.5%) 167  (1.4%) 57  (0.5%) 44  (0.4%)
Party 4588  (39.8%) 3027  (26.3%) 1980  (17.2%) 1082  (9.4%) 503  (4.4%) 188  (1.6%) 147  (1.3%)
Exchange email or instant messages 449  (3.9%) 3235  (28.0%) 3328  (28.8%) 1956  (16.9%) 1115  (9.7%) 534  (4.6%) 937  (8.1%)
Other socializing, talk with friends 186  (1.6%) 1621  (14.2%) 2974  (26.0%) 2676  (23.4%) 1712  (14.9%) 943  (8.2%) 1341  (11.7%)
Play video or computer games, shopping online, visiting chat rooms or surfing the Internet (non-academic) 2657  (23.0%) 3152  (27.3%) 2283  (19.8%) 1448  (12.5%) 795  (6.9%) 432  (3.7%) 777  (6.7%)
Watch TV 3417  (29.8%) 3120  (27.2%) 2226  (19.4%) 1291  (11.2%) 667  (5.8%) 348  (3.0%) 409  (3.6%)

3. And finally, during the regular academic semester, how many hours of sleep PER NIGHT do you average during the week (that is, not counting week-ends)?

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  509  (4.4%)   0-4 
  1863  (16.1%)   5 
  3659  (31.6%)   6 
  3541  (30.6%)   7 
  1612  (13.9%)   8 
  399  (3.4%)   >8

4. Where do you live this semester?

  [129 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  635  (5.5%)   Home of a parent or other relative 
  2974  (25.8%)   University dormitory or residence hall 
  414  (3.6%)   University apartment or house 
  6259  (54.2%)   Off-campus non-university apartment, house, residence or room you are renting 
  192  (1.7%)   House you or your parents own or are buying 
  555  (4.8%)   Fraternity or sorority 
  514  (4.5%)   Co-op

5. Do you have a car with you here at Cal this semester?

3498  (30.2%)   Yes
8074  (69.8%)   No

6. Some students experience difficulties while attending college. A few of the potentially difficult areas are listed below. To what extent, if any, are you experiencing trouble in the following areas?

 No TroubleA little troubleSome troubleA lot of trouble
Time management 1694  (14.6%) 4685  (40.5%) 3444  (29.7%) 1758  (15.2%)
Managing finances 4229  (36.6%) 4076  (35.3%) 2252  (19.5%) 999  (8.6%)
Maintaining good physical health and fitness 2601  (22.5%) 4430  (38.3%) 3124  (27.0%) 1407  (12.2%)
Handling stress 1821  (15.8%) 4725  (41.0%) 3414  (29.6%) 1575  (13.7%)
Achieving a high enough gpa 1665  (14.4%) 3205  (27.7%) 3626  (31.4%) 3058  (26.5%)
Establishing meaningful friendships 4212  (36.4%) 3722  (32.2%) 2380  (20.6%) 1257  (10.9%)

Skill Development

7. Please rate your level of proficiency in the following areas: 1) When you started at UC and 2) Now.

 When you started at CalCurrent
Ability to write clearly and effectively   [126 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  335  (2.9%)   Very poor 
  666  (5.8%)   Poor 
  2862  (24.8%)   Fair 
  3449  (29.9%)   Good 
  2689  (23.3%)   Very good 
  1359  (11.8%)   Excellent 
  186  (1.6%)   Expert
  [124 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  71  (0.6%)   Very poor 
  197  (1.7%)   Poor 
  1396  (12.1%)   Fair 
  3397  (29.4%)   Good 
  3699  (32.0%)   Very good 
  2447  (21.2%)   Excellent 
  341  (3.0%)   Expert
Research skills   [143 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  620  (5.4%)   Very poor 
  1574  (13.7%)   Poor 
  4430  (38.4%)   Fair 
  3341  (29.0%)   Good 
  1189  (10.3%)   Very good 
  310  (2.7%)   Excellent 
  65  (0.6%)   Expert
  [171 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  117  (1.0%)   Very poor 
  331  (2.9%)   Poor 
  1842  (16.0%)   Fair 
  4043  (35.2%)   Good 
  3426  (29.8%)   Very good 
  1523  (13.2%)   Excellent 
  220  (1.9%)   Expert
Oral presentation skills   [338 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  520  (4.6%)   Very poor 
  1330  (11.7%)   Poor 
  3616  (31.9%)   Fair 
  3209  (28.3%)   Good 
  1689  (14.9%)   Very good 
  771  (6.8%)   Excellent 
  200  (1.8%)   Expert
  [343 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  166  (1.5%)   Very poor 
  507  (4.5%)   Poor 
  2557  (22.6%)   Fair 
  3832  (33.8%)   Good 
  2662  (23.5%)   Very good 
  1314  (11.6%)   Excellent 
  292  (2.6%)   Expert
Ability to effectively express my views in discussions with others   [208 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  421  (3.7%)   Very poor 
  1204  (10.5%)   Poor 
  3483  (30.4%)   Fair 
  3488  (30.4%)   Good 
  1822  (15.9%)   Very good 
  846  (7.4%)   Excellent 
  201  (1.8%)   Expert
  [222 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  128  (1.1%)   Very poor 
  448  (3.9%)   Poor 
  1853  (16.2%)   Fair 
  3665  (32.0%)   Good 
  3206  (28.0%)   Very good 
  1805  (15.8%)   Excellent 
  346  (3.0%)   Expert
Analytical and critical thinking skills   [187 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  171  (1.5%)   Very poor 
  533  (4.6%)   Poor 
  2824  (24.6%)   Fair 
  4400  (38.3%)   Good 
  2455  (21.4%)   Very good 
  918  (8.0%)   Excellent 
  185  (1.6%)   Expert
  [199 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  55  (0.5%)   Very poor 
  125  (1.1%)   Poor 
  812  (7.1%)   Fair 
  3057  (26.6%)   Good 
  4028  (35.1%)   Very good 
  2920  (25.4%)   Excellent 
  477  (4.2%)   Expert
Quantitative skills   [229 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  173  (1.5%)   Very poor 
  489  (4.3%)   Poor 
  2674  (23.4%)   Fair 
  4452  (38.9%)   Good 
  2413  (21.1%)   Very good 
  1063  (9.3%)   Excellent 
  180  (1.6%)   Expert
  [257 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  124  (1.1%)   Very poor 
  348  (3.0%)   Poor 
  1942  (17.0%)   Fair 
  3994  (35.0%)   Good 
  2992  (26.2%)   Very good 
  1659  (14.5%)   Excellent 
  357  (3.1%)   Expert
Understanding of culturally diverse viewpoints   [204 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  210  (1.8%)   Very poor 
  753  (6.6%)   Poor 
  2952  (25.7%)   Fair 
  3713  (32.4%)   Good 
  2266  (19.8%)   Very good 
  1249  (10.9%)   Excellent 
  326  (2.8%)   Expert
  [222 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  95  (0.8%)   Very poor 
  97  (0.8%)   Poor 
  742  (6.5%)   Fair 
  2693  (23.5%)   Good 
  3960  (34.6%)   Very good 
  3216  (28.1%)   Excellent 
  648  (5.7%)   Expert
Interpersonal skills   [196 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  141  (1.2%)   Very poor 
  585  (5.1%)   Poor 
  2717  (23.7%)   Fair 
  4347  (37.9%)   Good 
  2382  (20.8%)   Very good 
  1047  (9.1%)   Excellent 
  256  (2.2%)   Expert
  [220 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  83  (0.7%)   Very poor 
  200  (1.7%)   Poor 
  1337  (11.7%)   Fair 
  3715  (32.4%)   Good 
  3612  (31.5%)   Very good 
  2077  (18.1%)   Excellent 
  427  (3.7%)   Expert
Leadership skills   [228 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  267  (2.3%)   Very poor 
  968  (8.5%)   Poor 
  3262  (28.5%)   Fair 
  3611  (31.6%)   Good 
  2084  (18.2%)   Very good 
  1053  (9.2%)   Excellent 
  200  (1.7%)   Expert
  [242 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  163  (1.4%)   Very poor 
  481  (4.2%)   Poor 
  2298  (20.1%)   Fair 
  3645  (31.9%)   Good 
  2806  (24.5%)   Very good 
  1695  (14.8%)   Excellent 
  343  (3.0%)   Expert
Understanding of a specific field of study   [219 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  370  (3.2%)   Very poor 
  1513  (13.2%)   Poor 
  4465  (39.0%)   Fair 
  3719  (32.5%)   Good 
  1045  (9.1%)   Very good 
  273  (2.4%)   Excellent 
  69  (0.6%)   Expert
  [227 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  78  (0.7%)   Very poor 
  150  (1.3%)   Poor 
  1130  (9.9%)   Fair 
  3396  (29.7%)   Good 
  3937  (34.4%)   Very good 
  2370  (20.7%)   Excellent 
  385  (3.4%)   Expert
Being an informed citizen   [215 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  618  (5.4%)   Very poor 
  2045  (17.8%)   Poor 
  3968  (34.6%)   Fair 
  2875  (25.1%)   Good 
  1265  (11.0%)   Very good 
  553  (4.8%)   Excellent 
  134  (1.2%)   Expert
  [232 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  274  (2.4%)   Very poor 
  811  (7.1%)   Poor 
  2471  (21.6%)   Fair 
  3568  (31.2%)   Good 
  2702  (23.6%)   Very good 
  1328  (11.6%)   Excellent 
  287  (2.5%)   Expert
Ability to appreciate the cultural arts   [212 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  314  (2.7%)   Very poor 
  1023  (8.9%)   Poor 
  2960  (25.8%)   Fair 
  3432  (29.9%)   Good 
  2051  (17.9%)   Very good 
  1279  (11.2%)   Excellent 
  402  (3.5%)   Expert
  [226 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  209  (1.8%)   Very poor 
  456  (4.0%)   Poor 
  1752  (15.3%)   Fair 
  3168  (27.7%)   Good 
  2992  (26.1%)   Very good 
  2290  (20.0%)   Excellent 
  580  (5.1%)   Expert
Internet skills   [179 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  149  (1.3%)   Very poor 
  413  (3.6%)   Poor 
  2159  (18.8%)   Fair 
  3706  (32.2%)   Good 
  2439  (21.2%)   Very good 
  1711  (14.9%)   Excellent 
  917  (8.0%)   Expert
  [183 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  36  (0.3%)   Very poor 
  71  (0.6%)   Poor 
  748  (6.5%)   Fair 
  2835  (24.7%)   Good 
  3503  (30.5%)   Very good 
  2888  (25.1%)   Excellent 
  1409  (12.3%)   Expert
Desktop computer skills   [190 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  150  (1.3%)   Very poor 
  496  (4.3%)   Poor 
  2220  (19.3%)   Fair 
  3670  (32.0%)   Good 
  2317  (20.2%)   Very good 
  1683  (14.7%)   Excellent 
  947  (8.2%)   Expert
  [207 missing]     (Click here to choose) 
  47  (0.4%)   Very poor 
  129  (1.1%)   Poor 
  1001  (8.7%)   Fair 
  3124  (27.2%)   Good 
  3176  (27.7%)   Very good 
  2615  (22.8%)   Excellent 
  1374  (12.0%)   Expert

Future Plans

8. What do you plan to do when you graduate from Cal?

5650  (48.9%)   Enroll in graduate or professional school
3192  (27.7%)   Work full-time
614  (5.3%)   Do something else
2087  (18.1%)   I have no idea at this point

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

605  (5.2%)   Bachelor's Degree
1545  (13.4%)   Academic Master's (e.g., MA, MS)
163  (1.4%)   Teaching Credential
542  (4.7%)   Professional Master's (e.g., MSW, MLS, MPP, MFA)
1130  (9.8%)   Business Master's (e.g., MBA)
1134  (9.8%)   MD
359  (3.1%)   Other health-related degree (e.g., OD, DDS)
1198  (10.4%)   Law (e.g., LLB, JD)
2440  (21.1%)   Doctorate (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D.)
2444  (21.1%)   I do not know yet

Satisfaction with Academic and Overall Experience

10. Have you formally declared a major?

1781  (15.4%)   Yes, I'm a declared double major
5950  (51.5%)   Yes, I'm a declared major
3818  (33.1%)   No [Go to 11]

10a. If you have declared a major, what is the BEST thing about your major so far?

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10b. And what is the WORST thing so far?

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

IF YOU ARE A DECLARED MAJOR, please answer the following questions about your MAJOR.

IF YOU ARE A DOUBLE MAJOR, please answer for the major you declared first (or, if you declared them at the same time, the one you consider your PRIMARY major).

IF YOU HAVE NOT YET DECLARED A MAJOR, please answer them for your OVERALL educational experience at Cal.

 Very dissatisfiedDissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedSomewhat satisfiedSatisfiedVery satisfied
Advising by faculty on academic matters (courses, requirements, etc.) 451  (3.9%) 963  (8.4%) 1781  (15.5%) 3498  (30.5%) 3521  (30.7%) 1269  (11.1%)
Advising by faculty on other matters (careers, life plans, etc.) 548  (4.8%) 1261  (11.1%) 2404  (21.1%) 3894  (34.1%) 2522  (22.1%) 781  (6.8%)
Advising by staff on academic matters (courses, requirements, etc.) 463  (4.1%) 945  (8.3%) 1749  (15.4%) 3548  (31.1%) 3403  (29.9%) 1285  (11.3%)
Advising by staff on other matters (careers, life plans, etc.) 593  (5.2%) 1240  (10.9%) 2524  (22.2%) 3983  (35.0%) 2389  (21.0%) 638  (5.6%)
Accessibility of faculty outside of class 232  (2.0%) 606  (5.3%) 1632  (14.2%) 3515  (30.7%) 4095  (35.7%) 1387  (12.1%)
Availability of courses needed for graduation 385  (3.4%) 892  (7.8%) 1826  (15.9%) 3166  (27.6%) 3954  (34.5%) 1239  (10.8%)
Access to small classes 805  (7.0%) 1494  (13.0%) 2409  (21.0%) 3012  (26.3%) 2838  (24.7%) 915  (8.0%)
Opportunities for research experience 456  (4.0%) 1102  (9.7%) 2492  (21.9%) 3491  (30.7%) 2861  (25.2%) 962  (8.5%)
Quality of faculty instruction 188  (1.6%) 465  (4.1%) 1047  (9.1%) 2642  (23.0%) 4536  (39.5%) 2598  (22.6%)
Quality of teaching by TA's 281  (2.4%) 568  (4.9%) 1354  (11.8%) 3247  (28.3%) 4282  (37.3%) 1746  (15.2%)

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

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Had a class in which the professor knows your name 1771  (15.4%) 2875  (25.0%) 2744  (23.8%) 1549  (13.5%) 1419  (12.3%) 1150  (10.0%)
Had a class in which the professor (rather than the teaching assistant) grades or evaluates your work 1923  (16.8%) 3723  (32.5%) 2859  (25.0%) 1492  (13.0%) 916  (8.0%) 538  (4.7%)
Gained a deeper understanding of different perspectives through conversations with students of the SAME race or ethnicity than your own 783  (6.9%) 1544  (13.5%) 3231  (28.3%) 2459  (21.5%) 2293  (20.1%) 1116  (9.8%)
Gained a deeper understanding of different perspectives through conversations with students of a DIFFERENT race or ethnicity than your own 518  (4.5%) 1356  (11.8%) 3197  (27.9%) 2682  (23.4%) 2473  (21.6%) 1235  (10.8%)
Gained a deeper understanding of different perspectives through conversations with students whose political opinions were very different from yours 890  (7.8%) 2425  (21.2%) 3429  (29.9%) 2330  (20.3%) 1634  (14.3%) 745  (6.5%)
Gained a deeper understanding of different perspectives through conversations with students whose religious beliefs were very different from yours 1106  (9.7%) 2321  (20.3%) 3227  (28.2%) 2317  (20.2%) 1646  (14.4%) 832  (7.3%)

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

 Very dissatisfiedDissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedSomewhat satisfiedSatisfiedVery satisfied
Value of the education you are getting given how much you have to pay for it 313  (2.7%) 630  (5.5%) 1414  (12.3%) 3010  (26.3%) 3641  (31.8%) 2449  (21.4%)
Availability of courses for general education or breadth requirements 229  (2.0%) 633  (5.6%) 1639  (14.4%) 3397  (29.8%) 4140  (36.3%) 1358  (11.9%)
Your overall UC GPA 1296  (11.3%) 1740  (15.2%) 2415  (21.1%) 2876  (25.1%) 2224  (19.4%) 918  (8.0%)
Ability to get into a major that you want 364  (3.2%) 502  (4.4%) 1103  (9.7%) 2267  (19.9%) 4203  (36.9%) 2940  (25.8%)
Overall academic experience 197  (1.7%) 469  (4.1%) 1192  (10.4%) 3086  (27.0%) 4599  (40.2%) 1898  (16.6%)
Overall social experience 382  (3.3%) 753  (6.6%) 1684  (14.7%) 2960  (25.8%) 3561  (31.1%) 2119  (18.5%)
Overall UC experience 178  (1.6%) 354  (3.1%) 995  (8.7%) 2878  (25.1%) 4627  (40.4%) 2425  (21.2%)

14. Indicate your level of agreement with each of the following statements:

 Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
I feel that I belong at this campus 311  (2.7%) 480  (4.2%) 988  (8.7%) 2767  (24.3%) 3912  (34.4%) 2917  (25.6%)
Knowing what I know now, I would still choose to enroll at Berkeley 359  (3.1%) 399  (3.5%) 804  (7.0%) 1879  (16.4%) 3370  (29.4%) 4634  (40.5%)

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