2008 Spring UCUES: Results and Summary for Graduating Seniors: Part 1

Time Allocation

1. How many hours do you spend in a typical week (7 days) on the following activities?

 01-56-1011-1516-2021-2526-30More than 30
Attending classes, discussion sections or labs 3  (0.2%) 79  (4.0%) 442  (22.4%) 736  (37.3%) 494  (25.0%) 150  (7.6%) 45  (2.3%) 25  (1.3%)
Studying and other academic activities outside of class 11  (0.6%) 286  (14.6%) 503  (25.7%) 424  (21.6%) 322  (16.4%) 184  (9.4%) 91  (4.6%) 139  (7.1%)
Paid employment (include paid internships) 773  (39.6%) 173  (8.9%) 285  (14.6%) 305  (15.6%) 236  (12.1%) 98  (5.0%) 41  (2.1%) 40  (2.1%)
Of your total hours spent working for pay, about how many hours did you work on campus? 1207  (63.0%) 127  (6.6%) 229  (12.0%) 172  (9.0%) 108  (5.6%) 36  (1.9%) 16  (0.8%) 21  (1.1%)
Of your total hours spent working for pay, about how many hours were related to your academic interests? 1237  (64.1%) 222  (11.5%) 173  (9.0%) 137  (7.1%) 89  (4.6%) 42  (2.2%) 12  (0.6%) 18  (0.9%)

Academic and Personal Development

2. Please rate your level of proficiency in the following areas when you started at this campus and now.

 When you started hereCurrent ability level
Analytical and critical thinking skills
Very poor 19  (1.0%)
Poor 67  (3.4%)
Fair 574  (29.1%)
Good 867  (43.9%)
Very good 358  (18.1%)
Excellent 89  (4.5%)
Very poor 1  (0.1%)
Poor 4  (0.2%)
Fair 57  (2.9%)
Good 302  (15.4%)
Very good 1022  (52.0%)
Excellent 581  (29.5%)
Ability to be clear and effective when writing
Very poor 31  (1.6%)
Poor 149  (7.6%)
Fair 560  (28.4%)
Good 751  (38.1%)
Very good 388  (19.7%)
Excellent 93  (4.7%)
Very poor 5  (0.3%)
Poor 15  (0.8%)
Fair 160  (8.2%)
Good 512  (26.1%)
Very good 848  (43.2%)
Excellent 423  (21.5%)
Ability to read and comprehend academic material
Very poor 20  (1.0%)
Poor 181  (9.2%)
Fair 632  (32.1%)
Good 728  (36.9%)
Very good 324  (16.4%)
Excellent 86  (4.4%)
Very poor 4  (0.2%)
Poor 4  (0.2%)
Fair 83  (4.2%)
Good 408  (20.8%)
Very good 965  (49.1%)
Excellent 502  (25.5%)
Foreign language skills
Very poor 107  (5.4%)
Poor 337  (17.2%)
Fair 666  (33.9%)
Good 528  (26.9%)
Very good 221  (11.3%)
Excellent 105  (5.3%)
Very poor 119  (6.1%)
Poor 323  (16.5%)
Fair 526  (26.8%)
Good 483  (24.6%)
Very good 324  (16.5%)
Excellent 187  (9.5%)
Understanding of a specific field of study
Very poor 57  (2.9%)
Poor 393  (20.0%)
Fair 853  (43.4%)
Good 526  (26.8%)
Very good 115  (5.9%)
Excellent 20  (1.0%)
Very poor 2  (0.1%)
Poor 7  (0.4%)
Fair 59  (3.0%)
Good 362  (18.5%)
Very good 941  (48.0%)
Excellent 590  (30.1%)
Quantitative (mathematical and statistical) skills
Very poor 32  (1.6%)
Poor 115  (5.8%)
Fair 506  (25.7%)
Good 732  (37.2%)
Very good 442  (22.5%)
Excellent 140  (7.1%)
Very poor 32  (1.6%)
Poor 110  (5.6%)
Fair 446  (22.8%)
Good 674  (34.4%)
Very good 463  (23.6%)
Excellent 235  (12.0%)
Ability to speak clearly and effectively in English
Very poor 11  (0.6%)
Poor 41  (2.1%)
Fair 264  (13.4%)
Good 633  (32.1%)
Very good 562  (28.5%)
Excellent 458  (23.3%)
Very poor 4  (0.2%)
Poor 7  (0.4%)
Fair 95  (4.8%)
Good 399  (20.3%)
Very good 714  (36.4%)
Excellent 745  (37.9%)
Understanding international perspectives (economic political, social, cultural)
Very poor 54  (2.8%)
Poor 299  (15.2%)
Fair 770  (39.3%)
Good 576  (29.4%)
Very good 209  (10.7%)
Excellent 53  (2.7%)
Very poor 10  (0.5%)
Poor 38  (1.9%)
Fair 202  (10.3%)
Good 554  (28.3%)
Very good 747  (38.1%)
Excellent 410  (20.9%)
Leadership skills
Very poor 30  (1.5%)
Poor 187  (9.5%)
Fair 646  (32.9%)
Good 670  (34.1%)
Very good 330  (16.8%)
Excellent 103  (5.2%)
Very poor 12  (0.6%)
Poor 39  (2.0%)
Fair 273  (13.9%)
Good 623  (31.8%)
Very good 656  (33.5%)
Excellent 358  (18.3%)
Computer skills
Very poor 21  (1.1%)
Poor 115  (5.9%)
Fair 579  (29.5%)
Good 764  (38.9%)
Very good 326  (16.6%)
Excellent 160  (8.1%)
Very poor 4  (0.2%)
Poor 25  (1.3%)
Fair 223  (11.4%)
Good 677  (34.5%)
Very good 686  (34.9%)
Excellent 349  (17.8%)
Internet skills
Very poor 11  (0.6%)
Poor 47  (2.4%)
Fair 422  (21.5%)
Good 722  (36.8%)
Very good 464  (23.7%)
Excellent 294  (15.0%)
Very poor 3  (0.2%)
Poor 3  (0.2%)
Fair 83  (4.2%)
Good 454  (23.2%)
Very good 790  (40.3%)
Excellent 625  (31.9%)
Library research skills
Very poor 72  (3.7%)
Poor 369  (18.8%)
Fair 735  (37.5%)
Good 579  (29.5%)
Very good 160  (8.2%)
Excellent 45  (2.3%)
Very poor 15  (0.8%)
Poor 42  (2.2%)
Fair 254  (13.0%)
Good 657  (33.6%)
Very good 691  (35.4%)
Excellent 294  (15.1%)
Other research skills
Very poor 45  (2.3%)
Poor 281  (14.4%)
Fair 816  (41.8%)
Good 616  (31.5%)
Very good 157  (8.0%)
Excellent 38  (1.9%)
Very poor 6  (0.3%)
Poor 20  (1.0%)
Fair 244  (12.5%)
Good 663  (34.0%)
Very good 732  (37.5%)
Excellent 286  (14.7%)
Ability to prepare and make a presentation
Very poor 32  (1.6%)
Poor 167  (8.5%)
Fair 661  (33.8%)
Good 769  (39.3%)
Very good 263  (13.5%)
Excellent 63  (3.2%)
Very poor 7  (0.4%)
Poor 25  (1.3%)
Fair 176  (9.0%)
Good 621  (31.9%)
Very good 794  (40.8%)
Excellent 323  (16.6%)
Interpersonal (social) skills
Very poor 35  (1.8%)
Poor 142  (7.2%)
Fair 558  (28.5%)
Good 688  (35.1%)
Very good 353  (18.0%)
Excellent 185  (9.4%)
Very poor 14  (0.7%)
Poor 47  (2.4%)
Fair 187  (9.5%)
Good 560  (28.6%)
Very good 723  (36.9%)
Excellent 428  (21.8%)

3. Similarly, please rate your abilities now and when you first began at this university on the following dimensions.

 When you started hereCurrent ability level
Ability to appreciate, tolerate and understand racial and ethnic diversity
Very poor 9  (0.5%)
Poor 67  (3.4%)
Fair 334  (17.0%)
Good 663  (33.8%)
Very good 555  (28.3%)
Excellent 335  (17.1%)
Very poor 15  (0.8%)
Poor 23  (1.2%)
Fair 103  (5.3%)
Good 403  (20.6%)
Very good 754  (38.6%)
Excellent 655  (33.5%)
Ability to appreciate the fine arts (e.g., painting, music, drama, dance)
Very poor 28  (1.4%)
Poor 127  (6.5%)
Fair 455  (23.2%)
Good 625  (31.9%)
Very good 456  (23.3%)
Excellent 270  (13.8%)
Very poor 27  (1.4%)
Poor 71  (3.6%)
Fair 222  (11.4%)
Good 521  (26.7%)
Very good 612  (31.4%)
Excellent 499  (25.6%)
Ability to appreciate cultural and global diversity
Very poor 12  (0.6%)
Poor 64  (3.3%)
Fair 407  (20.8%)
Good 745  (38.1%)
Very good 481  (24.6%)
Excellent 246  (12.6%)
Very poor 12  (0.6%)
Poor 25  (1.3%)
Fair 140  (7.2%)
Good 473  (24.3%)
Very good 700  (35.9%)
Excellent 598  (30.7%)
Understanding the importance of personal social responsibility
Very poor 14  (0.7%)
Poor 117  (6.0%)
Fair 430  (22.0%)
Good 762  (38.9%)
Very good 416  (21.2%)
Excellent 219  (11.2%)
Very poor 10  (0.5%)
Poor 19  (1.0%)
Fair 122  (6.3%)
Good 440  (22.6%)
Very good 765  (39.3%)
Excellent 591  (30.4%)
Self awareness and understanding
Very poor 22  (1.1%)
Poor 122  (6.2%)
Fair 568  (29.0%)
Good 759  (38.7%)
Very good 355  (18.1%)
Excellent 134  (6.8%)
Very poor 3  (0.2%)
Poor 15  (0.8%)
Fair 97  (4.9%)
Good 449  (22.9%)
Very good 821  (41.9%)
Excellent 576  (29.4%)

Campus Climate for Diversity

4. Indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each of the following statements.

Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
I feel free to express my political beliefs on campus 35  (1.8%) 65  (3.3%) 132  (6.7%) 435  (22.2%) 816  (41.6%) 480  (24.5%)
I feel free to express my religious beliefs on campus 35  (1.8%) 72  (3.7%) 143  (7.3%) 450  (23.0%) 807  (41.3%) 447  (22.9%)
Students are respected here regardless of their economic or social class 47  (2.4%) 113  (5.8%) 219  (11.2%) 514  (26.3%) 705  (36.0%) 358  (18.3%)
Students are respected here regardless of their gender 27  (1.4%) 56  (2.9%) 126  (6.4%) 368  (18.8%) 885  (45.2%) 494  (25.3%)
Students are respected here regardless of their race or ethnicity 52  (2.7%) 89  (4.6%) 212  (10.8%) 515  (26.3%) 732  (37.4%) 355  (18.2%)
Students are respected here regardless of their religious beliefs 49  (2.5%) 96  (4.9%) 214  (11.0%) 534  (27.3%) 724  (37.1%) 337  (17.2%)
Students are respected here regardless of their political beliefs 82  (4.2%) 127  (6.5%) 284  (14.5%) 558  (28.5%) 609  (31.1%) 300  (15.3%)
Students are respected here regardless of their sexual orientation 26  (1.3%) 47  (2.4%) 133  (6.8%) 432  (22.1%) 829  (42.4%) 490  (25.0%)

Academic Engagement

5. How frequently during this academic year have you done each of the following?

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Turned in a course assignment late 1002  (51.0%) 669  (34.1%) 202  (10.3%) 51  (2.6%) 30  (1.5%) 10  (0.5%)
Gone to class without completing assigned reading 79  (4.0%) 273  (13.9%) 496  (25.3%) 446  (22.8%) 385  (19.7%) 278  (14.2%)
Gone to class unprepared 101  (5.2%) 485  (24.8%) 613  (31.3%) 370  (18.9%) 247  (12.6%) 142  (7.3%)
Skipped class 206  (10.6%) 748  (38.3%) 565  (29.0%) 219  (11.2%) 128  (6.6%) 85  (4.4%)
Raised your standard for acceptable effort due to the high standards of a faculty member 138  (7.1%) 193  (9.9%) 538  (27.6%) 480  (24.6%) 444  (22.7%) 159  (8.1%)
Extensively revised a paper at least once before submitting it to be graded 155  (7.9%) 298  (15.2%) 420  (21.4%) 345  (17.6%) 407  (20.8%) 335  (17.1%)
Sought academic help from instructor or tutor when needed 296  (15.1%) 413  (21.1%) 517  (26.4%) 303  (15.5%) 273  (14.0%) 154  (7.9%)
Worked on class projects or studied as a group with other classmates outside of class 116  (5.9%) 316  (16.1%) 508  (26.0%) 373  (19.1%) 354  (18.1%) 290  (14.8%)
Helped a classmate better understand the course material when studying together 113  (5.8%) 276  (14.1%) 600  (30.6%) 429  (21.9%) 357  (18.2%) 185  (9.4%)

6. How frequently have you engaged in these activities so far this academic year?

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Taken a small research-oriented seminar with faculty 1087  (55.6%) 257  (13.1%) 213  (10.9%) 137  (7.0%) 152  (7.8%) 109  (5.6%)
Communicated with a faculty member by email or in person 40  (2.0%) 240  (12.3%) 585  (29.9%) 376  (19.2%) 345  (17.7%) 368  (18.8%)
Talked with the instructor outside of class about issues and concepts derived from a course 277  (14.2%) 500  (25.6%) 510  (26.1%) 278  (14.2%) 208  (10.7%) 179  (9.2%)
Interacted with faculty during lecture class sessions 262  (13.4%) 505  (25.9%) 501  (25.7%) 276  (14.1%) 191  (9.8%) 217  (11.1%)
Worked with a faculty member on an activity other than coursework (e.g., student organization, campus committee, cultural activity) 1091  (55.9%) 324  (16.6%) 195  (10.0%) 129  (6.6%) 105  (5.4%) 107  (5.5%)

7. During this academic year, how often have you done each of the following?

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Contributed to a class discussion 46  (2.3%) 257  (13.1%) 572  (29.2%) 399  (20.3%) 344  (17.5%) 344  (17.5%)
Brought up ideas or concepts from different courses during class discussions 184  (9.4%) 403  (20.6%) 556  (28.4%) 309  (15.8%) 283  (14.5%) 221  (11.3%)
Asked an insightful question in class 172  (8.8%) 436  (22.3%) 609  (31.1%) 305  (15.6%) 236  (12.1%) 199  (10.2%)
Found a course so interesting that you did more work than was required 284  (14.6%) 511  (26.2%) 530  (27.2%) 274  (14.1%) 206  (10.6%) 142  (7.3%)
Chosen challenging courses, when possible, even though you might lower your GPA by doing so 133  (6.8%) 271  (13.8%) 481  (24.6%) 376  (19.2%) 359  (18.3%) 338  (17.3%)
Made a class presentation 143  (7.3%) 358  (18.3%) 639  (32.8%) 387  (19.8%) 261  (13.4%) 163  (8.4%)
Had a class in which the professor knew or learned your name 108  (5.5%) 270  (13.8%) 446  (22.8%) 365  (18.7%) 340  (17.4%) 427  (21.8%)

8. On average, how much of your assigned course reading have you completed this academic year?

  54  (2.8%)   0-10%
  79  (4.0%)   11-20%
  123  (6.3%)   21-30%
  97  (5.0%)   31-40%
  131  (6.7%)   41-50%
  167  (8.6%)   51-60%
  272  (13.9%)   61-70%
  380  (19.5%)   71-80%
  345  (17.7%)   81-90%
  304  (15.6%)   91-100%
  [37 missing]     (Select one)

Plans and Aspirations

9. What do you plan to do when you graduate?

529  (27.0%)   Enroll in graduate or professional school
894  (45.6%)   Work full-time
51  (2.6%)   Work part-time
24  (1.2%)   Be self-employed
75  (3.8%)   Study or work abroad
9  (0.5%)   Join armed forces
80  (4.1%)   Work in an internship or volunteer position
159  (8.1%)   Take a year off
40  (2.0%)   Do something else
101  (5.1%)   I have no idea at this point

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

  178  (9.1%)   Artistic, creative professions
  284  (14.5%)   Business, finance-related professions
  158  (8.1%)   Education
  216  (11.1%)   Engineering, computer programming
  198  (10.1%)   Law
  303  (15.5%)   Medicine, health-related professions
  65  (3.3%)   Psychology, helping professions
  175  (9.0%)   Researcher, scientist
  230  (11.8%)   Other (please specify below)
  146  (7.5%)   I have no idea whatsoever
  [36 missing]     (Select one)

If other [Open-ended text field]

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

  106  (5.4%)   Bachelor's degree (BA, BS, etc.)
  16  (0.8%)   Teaching credential
  278  (14.2%)   Business master's (MBA)
  167  (8.5%)   Other professional master's (MEd, MPP, MPH, MFA, MLIS, MSN, MSW, M.ARCH, etc)
  297  (15.2%)   Academic master's (MA, MS, etc.)
  201  (10.3%)   Law degree (LLB or JD)
  61  (3.1%)   Medical doctorate other than MD (DO, DDS, DVM, etc)
  146  (7.5%)   Medical doctor (MD)
  387  (19.8%)   Doctorate (PhD, EdD, etc)
  55  (2.8%)   Multiple doctoral degrees (MD/PhD)
  245  (12.5%)   I don't know yet
  [30 missing]     (Select one)

12. Indicate the following research and creative activities that you are currently doing or have completed as a UC student.

Yes, doing now or have doneNo
A research project, creative activity, or paper as part of your coursework 1785  (91.2%) 173  (8.8%)
At least one student research course (e.g., course 99) 742  (38.1%) 1205  (61.9%)
At least one independent study course (e.g., 199) 738  (37.9%) 1209  (62.1%)
Assist faculty in research with course credit 574  (29.4%) 1376  (70.6%)
Assist faculty in research for pay without course credit 300  (15.4%) 1644  (84.6%)
Assist faculty in research as a volunteer without course credit 422  (21.7%) 1522  (78.3%)
Work on creative projects under the direction of faculty with course credit 501  (25.7%) 1447  (74.3%)
Work on creative projects under the direction of faculty for pay without course credit 101  (5.2%) 1844  (94.8%)
Work on creative projects under the direction of faculty as a volunteer without course credit 208  (10.7%) 1736  (89.3%)

Overall Satisfaction and Agreement

13. Please rate your level of satisfaction with the following aspects of your University education.

 Very dissatisfiedDissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedSomewhat satisfiedSatisfiedVery satisfied
UC grade point average 99  (5.1%) 203  (10.4%) 321  (16.4%) 483  (24.6%) 586  (29.9%) 268  (13.7%)
Overall social experience 48  (2.5%) 107  (5.5%) 245  (12.5%) 531  (27.1%) 673  (34.4%) 355  (18.1%)
Overall academic experience 23  (1.2%) 44  (2.3%) 135  (6.9%) 467  (23.9%) 821  (42.0%) 465  (23.8%)
Value of your education for the price you're paying 59  (3.0%) 72  (3.7%) 161  (8.2%) 401  (20.5%) 647  (33.1%) 616  (31.5%)

14. Please rate your level of agreement with the following statements.

 Strongly disagreeDisagreeDisagree somewhatAgree somewhatAgreeStrongly agree
I feel that I belong at this campus 37  (1.9%) 55  (2.8%) 119  (6.1%) 410  (21.0%) 732  (37.5%) 601  (30.8%)
Knowing what I know now, I would still choose to enroll at this campus 44  (2.2%) 46  (2.3%) 96  (4.9%) 263  (13.4%) 595  (30.4%) 915  (46.7%)

[LD] Evaluation of the Educational Experience

[UD] Evaluation of the Major

[UD] The next section of this questionnaire asks you to evaluate your major based on your experience. Below are listed your major(s) according to University records. Please select the major that you will evaluate. If you have changed majors and would like to evaluate your new major, please write your new major in the space provided and select that major.

1745  (92.1%) [first major appears here]

[Open-ended text field]

141  (7.4%) [second major appears here for double majors]

[Open-ended text field]

9  (0.5%) [Open-ended text field] (write in new major to evaluate, if applicable)

[UD] 15. Were the following factors very important to you in deciding on your major?

 YesNo
Intellectual curiosity 1838  (94.2%) 114  (5.8%)
Leads to a high paying job 633  (32.5%) 1317  (67.5%)
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 1440  (73.8%) 511  (26.2%)
Complements desire to study abroad 482  (24.8%) 1462  (75.2%)
Parental desires 308  (15.8%) 1637  (84.2%)
Easy requirements 332  (17.1%) 1615  (82.9%)
Allows time for other activities 597  (30.8%) 1344  (69.2%)
Provides international opportunities 803  (41.3%) 1141  (58.7%)
Prestige 849  (43.6%) 1098  (56.4%)
Couldn't get into my first choice of major 151  (7.8%) 1785  (92.2%)
Interest in subject area 1887  (96.9%) 60  (3.1%)
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 1285  (66.2%) 655  (33.8%)
Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field] 136  (28.4%) 343  (71.6%)

[UD] Answer the following questions about courses in your major.

[LD] Answer the following questions about your coursework in general.

16. Thinking back over your coursework this academic year, how often were you REQUIRED to do the following?

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Recognize or recall specific facts, terms and concepts 11  (0.6%) 43  (2.2%) 177  (9.1%) 317  (16.2%) 593  (30.4%) 812  (41.6%)
Explain methods, ideas, or concepts and use them to solve problems 20  (1.0%) 71  (3.7%) 162  (8.3%) 295  (15.2%) 583  (30.0%) 813  (41.8%)
Break down material into component parts or arguments into assumptions to see the basis for different outcomes and conclusions 29  (1.5%) 129  (6.6%) 257  (13.2%) 376  (19.3%) 548  (28.2%) 605  (31.1%)
Judge the value of information, ideas, actions, and conclusions based on the soundness of sources, methods and reasoning 30  (1.5%) 131  (6.7%) 262  (13.5%) 385  (19.8%) 539  (27.7%) 596  (30.7%)
Create or generate new ideas, products or ways of understanding 51  (2.6%) 173  (8.9%) 334  (17.1%) 400  (20.5%) 447  (22.9%) 544  (27.9%)

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

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Used facts and examples to support your viewpoint 11  (0.6%) 32  (1.6%) 145  (7.4%) 312  (16.0%) 552  (28.3%) 897  (46.0%)
Incorporated ideas or concepts from different courses when completing assignments 20  (1.0%) 82  (4.2%) 255  (13.1%) 427  (21.9%) 571  (29.3%) 596  (30.5%)
Examined how others gathered and interpreted data and assessed the soundness of their conclusions 47  (2.4%) 181  (9.3%) 348  (17.9%) 433  (22.2%) 458  (23.5%) 481  (24.7%)
Reconsidered your own position on a topic after assessing the arguments of others 42  (2.2%) 138  (7.1%) 446  (22.9%) 452  (23.2%) 481  (24.7%) 390  (20.0%)

[LD] 18. Please answer the following questions about your educational experience overall.

[UD] 18. Please answer the following questions about your major.

 YesNo
Do you understand how the requirements of your major combine to produce a coherent understanding of a field of study? 1753  (90.3%) 189  (9.7%)
Are the program requirements well defined? 1796  (92.5%) 146  (7.5%)
Are department rules and policies clearly communicated? 1742  (89.7%) 201  (10.3%)
Is the description of the major in the catalog accurate? 1801  (93.5%) 125  (6.5%)
Are there open channels of communication between faculty and students regarding student needs, concerns, and suggestions? 1662  (85.4%) 285  (14.6%)
Are students treated equitably and fairly by the faculty? 1756  (90.3%) 189  (9.7%)
Do faculty clearly explain what constitutes plagiarism and its consequences? 1801  (92.5%) 147  (7.5%)
Do faculty provide prompt and useful feedback on student work? 1557  (80.0%) 389  (20.0%)

[LD] 19. How satisfied are you with each of the following aspects of your educational experience?

[UD] 19. How satisfied are you with each of the following aspects of your educational experience in the major?

 Very dissatisfiedDissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedSomewhat satisfiedSatisfiedVery satisfied
Variety of courses available in your major 50  (2.6%) 110  (5.7%) 228  (11.7%) 506  (26.0%) 706  (36.3%) 344  (17.7%)
Quality of lower-division courses in your major 67  (3.5%) 113  (5.9%) 308  (16.2%) 551  (28.9%) 630  (33.0%) 238  (12.5%)
Quality of upper-division courses in your major 21  (1.1%) 36  (1.9%) 107  (5.5%) 375  (19.3%) 829  (42.7%) 573  (29.5%)
Advising by faculty on academic matters 58  (3.0%) 119  (6.1%) 221  (11.4%) 561  (29.0%) 686  (35.5%) 290  (15.0%)
Advising by student peer advisors on academic matters 50  (2.7%) 99  (5.4%) 293  (15.9%) 776  (42.1%) 504  (27.3%) 123  (6.7%)
Advising by school or college staff on academic matters 86  (4.5%) 107  (5.6%) 256  (13.4%) 625  (32.6%) 626  (32.7%) 217  (11.3%)
Advising by departmental staff on academic matters 62  (3.2%) 74  (3.9%) 203  (10.6%) 547  (28.5%) 677  (35.2%) 358  (18.6%)
Quality of faculty instruction 18  (0.9%) 28  (1.4%) 91  (4.7%) 355  (18.2%) 903  (46.4%) 551  (28.3%)
Quality of teaching by graduate student GSI's (TA's) 32  (1.7%) 59  (3.0%) 147  (7.6%) 495  (25.5%) 791  (40.8%) 414  (21.4%)
Availability of courses for general education or breadth requirements 37  (1.9%) 58  (3.0%) 176  (9.1%) 508  (26.4%) 838  (43.5%) 309  (16.0%)
Availability of courses needed for graduation 29  (1.5%) 41  (2.1%) 156  (8.0%) 436  (22.5%) 895  (46.1%) 384  (19.8%)
Access to small classes 108  (5.6%) 152  (7.8%) 325  (16.7%) 510  (26.2%) 587  (30.2%) 262  (13.5%)
Access to faculty outside of class 43  (2.2%) 76  (3.9%) 178  (9.2%) 557  (28.8%) 779  (40.2%) 304  (15.7%)
Ability to get into a major that you want 30  (1.6%) 37  (1.9%) 71  (3.7%) 252  (13.0%) 873  (45.1%) 672  (34.7%)
Opportunities for research experience or to produce creative products 41  (2.1%) 96  (5.0%) 288  (15.0%) 524  (27.3%) 635  (33.1%) 337  (17.5%)
Educational enrichment programs (e.g., study abroad, UCDC, internships) 46  (2.4%) 84  (4.4%) 255  (13.5%) 618  (32.7%) 644  (34.0%) 245  (12.9%)
Accessibility of library staff 16  (0.8%) 29  (1.5%) 119  (6.2%) 595  (31.1%) 848  (44.4%) 304  (15.9%)
Availability of library research materials 17  (0.9%) 24  (1.2%) 97  (5.0%) 441  (22.9%) 865  (45.0%) 478  (24.9%)

20. How many professors do you know well enough to ask for a letter of recommendation in support of an application for a job or for graduate or professional school?

  300  (15.6%)   Zero
  395  (20.5%)   1
  570  (29.6%)   2
  404  (21.0%)   3
  259  (13.4%)   4 or more
  [61 missing]     (Select one)

21. You told us earlier how much time you spend studying and working in a week. How many hours do you spend on each of these other activities in a typical 7 day week?

 01-56-1011-1516-2021-2526-30More than 30
Attending movies, concerts, sports, or other entertainment events 475  (24.4%) 1229  (63.2%) 169  (8.7%) 43  (2.2%) 15  (0.8%) 6  (0.3%) 2  (0.1%) 5  (0.3%)
Performing community service or volunteer activities 972  (50.1%) 663  (34.2%) 195  (10.0%) 67  (3.5%) 28  (1.4%) 7  (0.4%) 2  (0.1%) 7  (0.4%)
Participating in physical exercise, recreational sports, or physically active hobbies 288  (14.8%) 1050  (54.0%) 412  (21.2%) 120  (6.2%) 36  (1.9%) 20  (1.0%) 8  (0.4%) 10  (0.5%)
Participating in spiritual or religious activities 1361  (70.0%) 409  (21.0%) 85  (4.4%) 44  (2.3%) 24  (1.2%) 11  (0.6%) 4  (0.2%) 5  (0.3%)
Participating in student clubs or organizations 807  (41.9%) 618  (32.1%) 262  (13.6%) 119  (6.2%) 73  (3.8%) 18  (0.9%) 7  (0.4%) 20  (1.0%)
Pursuing a recreational or creative interest (arts/crafts, reading, music, hobbies, etc.) 300  (15.4%) 960  (49.4%) 396  (20.4%) 159  (8.2%) 75  (3.9%) 19  (1.0%) 11  (0.6%) 25  (1.3%)
Socializing with friends 43  (2.2%) 674  (34.7%) 596  (30.7%) 343  (17.7%) 141  (7.3%) 57  (2.9%) 28  (1.4%) 60  (3.1%)
Partying 761  (39.1%) 809  (41.6%) 230  (11.8%) 83  (4.3%) 29  (1.5%) 13  (0.7%) 7  (0.4%) 12  (0.6%)
Spending time with family 943  (49.1%) 636  (33.1%) 149  (7.8%) 99  (5.2%) 34  (1.8%) 13  (0.7%) 9  (0.5%) 38  (2.0%)
Using the computer for non-academic purposes (games, shopping, email/instant messaging, etc.) 41  (2.1%) 575  (29.6%) 570  (29.4%) 328  (16.9%) 192  (9.9%) 82  (4.2%) 45  (2.3%) 107  (5.5%)
Watching TV 525  (27.1%) 760  (39.3%) 373  (19.3%) 164  (8.5%) 59  (3.0%) 25  (1.3%) 12  (0.6%) 18  (0.9%)
Commuting to school and to work 534  (27.5%) 1041  (53.6%) 258  (13.3%) 75  (3.9%) 22  (1.1%) 5  (0.3%) 4  (0.2%) 2  (0.1%)

22. During this academic year, what was the average number of hours per night you slept on weeknights?

  6  (0.3%)   0-2
  57  (2.9%)   3-4
  784  (40.2%)   5-6
  1012  (51.9%)   7-8
  90  (4.6%)   9-10
  2  (0.1%)   11+
  [38 missing]     (Select one)

23. What is the SINGLE, MOST IMPORTANT thing that your campus could realistically do to create a better undergraduate experience for students like you?

Please describe only one:

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