2017 SONS FPF - Part 1: Early Experiences

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 ...

ResponseNumberPercent
a great start 152 22%
a very good start 199 29%
a good start 241 35%
just an OK start 84 12%
not a good start 14 2%

As you begin your academic career at UC Berkeley, what is your level of agreement or disagreement with the statements below.

 Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
I feel valued as an individual on this campus 27 34 55 192 251 110
4% 5% 8% 29% 38% 16%
I am proud to be a student at this campus 18 6 9 76 246 309
3% 1% 1% 11% 37% 47%
This institution values students' opinions 23 20 33 148 270 172
4% 3% 5% 22% 41% 26%
Academic dishonesty is a problem on this campus 89 239 149 85 59 44
13% 36% 22% 13% 9% 7%
I feel that I belong at UC Berkeley 20 22 40 170 253 160
3% 3% 6% 26% 38% 24%
This campus values diversity 21 7 24 76 219 319
3% 1% 4% 11% 33% 48%
Diversity is important to me 15 11 6 61 212 362
2% 2% 1% 9% 32% 54%

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 13 12 24 131 251 195
2% 2% 4% 21% 40% 31%
Opportunities to connect my academic work with community-based experience at UC Berkeley are important to me 11 6 26 104 255 218
2% 1% 4% 17% 41% 35%
It's important to me to work toward goals that are larger than simply making money or acquiring prestige 11 4 18 77 229 286
2% 1% 3% 12% 37% 46%
It's important to me to make good choices while at UC Berkeley 10 0 8 45 221 339
2% 0% 1% 7% 36% 54%

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 12 32 89 185 180 128
2% 5% 14% 30% 29% 20%
I regularly monitor how I am doing in order to gauge how well I'm progressing toward my goals 12 28 89 162 205 130
2% 5% 14% 26% 33% 21%
I reflect on my existing commitments before I decide to take on new tasks so I don't get overwhelmed 11 23 77 141 226 147
2% 4% 12% 23% 36% 24%
I find courses so interesting that I do more work than is required 54 100 140 156 101 75
9% 16% 22% 25% 16% 12%
I substantially revise papers before submitting to be graded 22 49 120 153 154 127
4% 8% 19% 25% 25% 20%

To what extent do you agree that each of the following resources has helped with your transition into UC Berkeley?

 N/A; DID NOT USE THIS SERVICEStrongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
Golden Bear Orientation (GBO, Aug 15-22) 0 18 31 42 128 205 167
0% 3% 5% 7% 22% 35% 28%
Getting Your Bearings activities - (e.g., Calapalooza, open houses, ASUC events, Aug 23 - Sep 9) 0 9 32 66 188 184 91
0% 2% 6% 12% 33% 32% 16%
www.orientation.berkeley.edu 0 14 44 61 139 127 62
0% 3% 10% 14% 31% 28% 14%
Cal Student Central (120 Sproul one-stop shop) 0 13 35 55 124 131 86
0% 3% 8% 12% 28% 30% 19%
Cal Central (Student portal information dashboard) 0 6 15 22 147 232 178
0% 1% 3% 4% 25% 39% 30%
Golden Bear Advising (bCourses: "Welcome to GBA," "Tools for Searching and Planning," "College Info and Advising," "Enrollment, Adjustment, and Next Steps," mid-May to mid-July) 0 11 22 44 182 224 116
0% 2% 4% 7% 30% 37% 19%
Golden Bear Prep (bCourses about university traditions, campus and Bay Area, diversity & inclusion, wellness, and first-year, mid-July to mid-August) 0 14 32 75 175 196 97
0% 2% 5% 13% 30% 33% 17%
Freshmen Edge (Summer Sessions) 0 5 4 11 27 25 33
0% 5% 4% 11% 26% 24% 31%
Global Edge 0 4 3 15 26 24 26
0% 4% 3% 15% 27% 25% 27%
Fall Program for Freshmen 0 18 22 54 136 187 187
0% 3% 4% 9% 23% 31% 31%
Summer Bridge 0 8 5 12 22 28 34
0% 7% 5% 11% 20% 26% 31%
CE3 Transfer Student Center 0 7 4 12 23 20 27
0% 8% 4% 13% 25% 22% 29%
CE3 Undocumented Student Program - (Academic Counselors, Dreamers Resource Center, Legal Support, etc.) 0 5 2 13 22 26 30
0% 5% 2% 13% 22% 27% 31%
CE3 Educational Opportunity Program - (Academic counseling, fee waivers, etc. Serving first-generation, low-income, or historically underrepresented students) 0 5 5 14 40 39 48
0% 3% 3% 9% 27% 26% 32%
Other CE3 Programs - (Berkeley Hope Scholars, Cal Veteran Services Center, Re-entry Student Program, Student Parent Center) 0 4 3 12 25 23 29
0% 4% 3% 13% 26% 24% 30%

(...continued) To what extent do you agree that each of the following resources has helped with your transition into UC Berkeley?

 N/A; DID NOT USE THIS SERVICEStrongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
Berkeley International Office 0 3 6 9 41 51 29
0% 2% 4% 7% 30% 37% 21%
Academic Achievement Program Center (Includes Posse, McNair, Miller, & Sage Scholars Programs, Cal NERDS) 0 2 9 8 28 26 27
0% 2% 9% 8% 28% 26% 27%
Athletic Study Center 0 2 9 7 22 22 25
0% 2% 10% 8% 25% 25% 29%
Disabled Students Program 0 2 9 9 24 21 31
0% 2% 9% 9% 25% 22% 32%
Gender Equity Resource Center (LGBTQ, Women/Men, Sexual/Relationship Violence Advocacy & Education) 0 3 5 9 30 30 31
0% 3% 5% 8% 28% 28% 29%
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) 0 2 4 10 34 36 39
0% 2% 3% 8% 27% 29% 31%
A Multicultural Recruitment & Retention Center (e.g., Black Recruitment & Retention Center, Raza Recruitment & Retention Center) 0 3 5 11 30 27 32
0% 3% 5% 10% 28% 25% 30%
Student Learning Center 0 5 6 16 67 111 74
0% 2% 2% 6% 24% 40% 27%
Residence Hall Staff (Resident Directors, Resident Assistants, Theme Program Advisors) 0 14 19 25 150 147 88
0% 3% 4% 6% 34% 33% 20%
Residential Education (Res. Ed.) (Includes Tutoring, Resident Faculty Programs, Academic Support) 0 8 13 19 54 67 51
0% 4% 6% 9% 26% 32% 24%
Another Berkeley student 0 4 9 8 116 203 206
0% 1% 2% 2% 21% 37% 38%
A family member 0 7 11 23 130 151 126
0% 2% 3% 5% 29% 34% 28%
A UC Berkeley major or departmental advisor 0 10 11 31 101 93 65
0% 3% 4% 10% 33% 30% 21%
A UC Berkeley College advisor (e.g., Letters & Science, Natural Resources) 0 12 11 29 116 131 81
0% 3% 3% 8% 31% 35% 21%
A 98 or 198 course for new students 0 3 7 14 38 27 29
0% 3% 6% 12% 32% 23% 25%

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 6 11 57 225 203 97
1% 2% 10% 38% 34% 16%
Ability to be clear and effective when writing 5 17 95 220 175 84
1% 3% 16% 37% 29% 14%
Ability to read and comprehend academic material 6 10 68 220 207 86
1% 2% 11% 37% 35% 14%
Understanding of a specific field of study 5 7 76 225 187 93
1% 1% 13% 38% 32% 16%
Quantitative (mathematical and statistical) skills 7 31 118 196 156 88
1% 5% 20% 33% 26% 15%
Oral communication skills 6 16 89 192 170 121
1% 3% 15% 32% 29% 20%
Ability to understand international perspectives (economic, political, social, cultural) 3 7 78 176 206 128
1% 1% 13% 29% 34% 21%
Leadership skills 5 23 78 181 177 130
1% 4% 13% 31% 30% 22%
Ability to suspend judgment based on cultural differences when interacting with others 4 7 43 154 220 169
1% 1% 7% 26% 37% 28%
Ability to work with people from other cultures 3 2 29 116 219 229
1% 0% 5% 19% 37% 38%
Ability to collaborate (e.g., team participation, group work) well with others 3 2 45 143 217 185
1% 0% 8% 24% 37% 31%

 Very poorPoorFairGoodVery goodExcellent
Library and online information research skills (e.g., finding books, articles, evaluating information sources) 10 32 123 213 142 79
2% 5% 21% 36% 24% 13%
Ability to design, conduct, and evaluate research 9 36 151 207 124 72
2% 6% 25% 35% 21% 12%
Ability to prepare and make a presentation 5 11 72 196 192 121
1% 2% 12% 33% 32% 20%
Interpersonal skills 6 16 86 172 175 143
1% 3% 14% 29% 29% 24%
Linguistic and cultural competency in at least one language other than my own 24 62 111 136 133 132
4% 10% 19% 23% 22% 22%

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 3 9 85 238 178 80
1% 2% 14% 40% 30% 14%
Drawing insights based on quantitative analysis of data 3 12 95 246 167 69
1% 2% 16% 42% 28% 12%
Making qualified conclusions based on quantitative data 4 9 91 240 181 67
1% 2% 15% 41% 31% 11%
Ability to apply theories or methods from one discipline to another 4 4 101 229 170 84
1% 1% 17% 39% 29% 14%
Ability to explore complex issues in original ways 4 14 106 224 158 85
1% 2% 18% 38% 27% 14%

Goals and Aspirations

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

 Not importantSomewhat importantVery important
Finding direction for my life 9 82 504
2% 14% 85%
Become an innovative thinker 7 133 454
1% 22% 76%
Discover what kind of person I really want to be 10 85 500
2% 14% 84%
Develop a personal code of values and ethics 28 142 424
5% 24% 71%
Prepare for graduate or professional school 44 162 388
7% 27% 65%
Obtain the skills I need to pursue my chosen career 8 77 507
1% 13% 86%
Obtain the skills I need to function in the international arena 38 204 349
6% 35% 59%

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 16 67 148 139 132 90
3% 11% 25% 24% 22% 15%
Work with others on tasks that may at first seem difficult or even impossible 4 18 90 165 201 107
1% 3% 15% 28% 34% 18%
Initiate and develop interactions with students who are different (e.g. culturally, ethnically, socioeconomically, politically) 5 4 47 105 232 197
1% 1% 8% 18% 39% 33%
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) 6 2 37 93 205 247
1% 0% 6% 16% 35% 42%
Develop a friendship with a student from a country or state outside of your own 5 5 29 82 210 259
1% 1% 5% 14% 36% 44%
Attend lectures, symposia, workshops or conferences on international/global topics 11 30 91 130 165 162
2% 5% 15% 22% 28% 28%
Attend a performance with an international/global focus 15 42 102 120 170 141
3% 7% 17% 20% 29% 24%

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 4 2 9 62 200 310
1% 0% 2% 11% 34% 53%
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 6 2 8 66 183 315
1% 0% 1% 11% 32% 54%

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 3 32 87 158 159 147
1% 6% 15% 27% 27% 25%
Having courses with faculty members who refer to their own research as part of the class 4 42 96 176 152 116
1% 7% 16% 30% 26% 20%
Learning research methods 2 17 59 145 183 179
0% 3% 10% 25% 31% 31%
Assisting faculty members in their research, for pay or as a volunteer 5 21 61 134 180 183
1% 4% 10% 23% 31% 31%
Pursuing your own research 6 31 92 130 157 169
1% 5% 16% 22% 27% 29%
Working with a faculty member on a project with an international/global theme 10 41 78 173 150 135
2% 7% 13% 30% 26% 23%
Presenting a paper at a symposium or conference or participating in a panel on international / global topics 17 60 118 156 135 100
3% 10% 20% 27% 23% 17%

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 21 29 42 124 216 152
4% 5% 7% 21% 37% 26%
I feel free to express my religious beliefs on campus 7 17 31 118 243 157
1% 3% 5% 21% 42% 27%
Students of my race/ethnicity are respected on this campus 7 9 18 109 257 181
1% 2% 3% 19% 44% 31%
Students of my socio-economic status are respected on this campus 9 7 17 106 265 176
2% 1% 3% 18% 46% 30%
Students of my gender are respected on this campus 4 3 16 89 264 204
1% 1% 3% 15% 46% 35%
Students of my religious beliefs are respected on this campus 4 9 19 115 258 165
1% 2% 3% 20% 45% 29%
Students of my political beliefs are respected on this campus 18 21 29 99 229 184
3% 4% 5% 17% 40% 32%
Students of my sexual orientation are respected on this campus 3 3 8 77 237 251
1% 1% 1% 13% 41% 43%
Students of my immigration background are respected on this campus 7 2 12 84 246 215
1% 0% 2% 15% 44% 38%
Students with a physical, psychological, or learning disability like mine are respected on this campus 4 6 21 87 238 192
1% 1% 4% 16% 43% 35%

Please select your level of agreement with this statement: The university has the responsibility to provide equal access to safe and secure venues for guest speakers of all viewpoints - even if the ideas are found offensive by some or conflict with the values held by the UC Berkeley community.

ResponseNumberPercent
Strongly disagree 54 9%
Disagree 30 5%
Somewhat disagree 43 7%
Somewhat agree 113 19%
Agree 175 30%
Strongly agree 170 29%

Please select your level of agreement with the following statements:

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

ResponseNumberPercent
Strongly disagree 21 4%
Disagree 10 2%
Somewhat disagree 33 6%
Somewhat agree 117 20%
Agree 250 43%
Strongly agree 154 26%

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

ResponseNumberPercent
Strongly disagree 23 6%
Disagree 15 4%
Somewhat disagree 26 7%
Somewhat agree 75 19%
Agree 156 40%
Strongly agree 95 24%
N/A - I don't have a declared major 7 -

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

ResponseNumberPercent
Strongly disagree 27 5%
Disagree 11 2%
Somewhat disagree 29 5%
Somewhat agree 104 18%
Agree 265 46%
Strongly agree 147 25%

Your Berkeley Plans

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

ResponseNumberPercent
African American Studies 1 0%
Anthropology 1 0%
Applied Mathematics 16 3%
Architecture 2 0%
Art 1 0%
Asian Studies 1 0%
Asian Studies - China 1 0%
Astrophysics 7 1%
BioE/MSE Joint Major 5 1%
Bioengineering 3 1%
Business Administration 90 16%
Chemical Biology 1 0%
Chemical Engineering 1 0%
Chemistry 4 1%
Chemistry (L&S) 4 1%
Cognitive Science 18 3%
Computer Science (L&S) 54 9%
Conserv & Resource Stds 2 0%
EECS/MSE Joint Major 4 1%
EECS/NE Joint Major 1 0%
Economics 28 5%
Electrical Eng & Comp Sci 6 1%
Eng Math & Statistics 1 0%
English 11 2%
Environ Econ & Policy 1 0%
Environ Econ & Policy (L&S) 1 0%
Environmental Earth Science 1 0%
Environmental Sciences 3 1%
Gender & Womens Studies 1 0%
Genetics & Plant Biology 1 0%
Geography 2 0%
Global Studies 5 1%
History 4 1%
Industrial Eng & Ops Rsch 1 0%
Integrative Biology 8 1%
L&S Computer Science 4 1%
L&S Legal Studies 1 0%
L&S Public Health 1 0%
Legal Studies (L&S) 2 0%
Linguistics 4 1%
MCB-Biochem & Mol Biol 13 2%
MCB-Cell & Dev Biology 12 2%
MCB-Genetics 11 2%
MCB-Immunology 16 3%
MCB-Neurobiology 30 5%
Marine Science 3 1%
Mathematics 10 2%
Mechanical Engineering 1 0%
Media Studies 8 1%
Molecular Environ Biology 1 0%
Music 2 0%
Nutritional Sci-Dietetics 2 0%
Ops Research & Mgmt Sci (L&S) 2 0%
Peace & Conflict Studies 1 0%
Philosophy 1 0%
Physics 12 2%
Planetary Science 3 1%
Political Economy 5 1%
Political Science 29 5%
Psychology 21 4%
Public Health (L&S) 21 4%
Social Welfare (L&S) 6 1%
Society and Environment 3 1%
Sociology 5 1%
Spanish-Spanish Lang & Lit 1 0%
Statistics 9 2%
Urban Studies 1 0%
Other, Not listed 4 1%
NOT CURRENTLY KNOWN 44 8%

Is that the major with which you expect to graduate?

ResponseNumberPercent
Yes 464 82%
No 102 18%

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

ResponseNumberPercent
African American Studies 4 4%
Ancnt Egypt/NE Art & Archae 1 1%
Applied Mathematics 4 4%
Asian Studies - Japan 1 1%
BioE/MSE Joint Major 1 1%
Bioengineering 1 1%
Business Administration 3 3%
Chemistry (L&S) 2 2%
Cognitive Science 2 2%
Comparative Literature 1 1%
Computer Science (L&S) 11 11%
Economics 12 12%
English 1 1%
Global Studies 2 2%
History 1 1%
Integrative Biology 1 1%
L&S Computer Science 1 1%
L&S Legal Studies 1 1%
L&S Public Health 1 1%
Legal Studies (L&S) 2 2%
MCB-Biochem & Mol Biol 2 2%
MCB-Cell & Dev Biology 1 1%
MCB-Immunology 1 1%
MCB-Neurobiology 1 1%
Mathematics 3 3%
Media Studies 3 3%
Physics 3 3%
Political Economy 2 2%
Political Science 3 3%
Psychology 2 2%
Public Health (L&S) 4 4%
Sociology 1 1%
Statistics 4 4%
NOT CURRENTLY KNOWN 18 18%

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

First:

ResponseNumberPercent
Intellectual curiosity in the subject 354 62%
Leads to a high paying job 57 10%
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 96 17%
Parental desires 7 1%
Allows time for other activities 0 0%
Provides international opportunities 13 2%
Prestige 4 1%
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 33 6%
Other (please specify)
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8 1%

Second:

ResponseNumberPercent
Intellectual curiosity in the subject 86 15%
Leads to a high paying job 100 18%
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 207 37%
Parental desires 21 4%
Allows time for other activities 10 2%
Provides international opportunities 41 7%
Prestige 14 3%
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 82 15%
Other (please specify)
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5 1%

Third:

ResponseNumberPercent
Intellectual curiosity in the subject 51 9%
Leads to a high paying job 105 19%
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 114 20%
Parental desires 24 4%
Allows time for other activities 32 6%
Provides international opportunities 64 11%
Prestige 50 9%
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 101 18%
Other (please specify)
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21 4%

DATA SCIENCE is a new field of study that blends statistical and computational thinking to draw conclusions from data about the real world. Berkeley is creating new courses and planning a Data Science major and minor. Compared to the major, the minor would be available to students with a broader range of prerequisites.

It if were possible to major in Data Science at Berkeley, how likely is it that you would want to major in it?

ResponseNumberPercent
Very unlikely 191 33%
Somewhat unlikely 91 16%
Neither unlikely nor likely 122 21%
Somewhat likely 109 19%
Very likely 66 11%

If it were possible to minor in Data Science at Berkeley, how likely is it that you would want to minor in it?

ResponseNumberPercent
Very unlikely 156 27%
Somewhat unlikely 77 13%
Neither unlikely nor likely 98 17%
Somewhat likely 137 24%
Very likely 110 19%

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 11 22 26 123 231 160
2% 4% 5% 22% 40% 28%
Prepare me to succeed in a career 5 3 2 49 218 295
1% 1% 0% 9% 38% 52%
Prepare me to build a better life for myself and/or my family 4 1 8 65 230 265
1% 0% 1% 11% 40% 46%
Teach me to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures 10 11 16 98 210 228
2% 2% 3% 17% 37% 40%
Prepare me to make a difference in this world 5 6 14 84 204 259
1% 1% 2% 15% 36% 45%
Allow me to create own field of study (combine disciplines, create own major, etc.) 21 41 71 140 165 135
4% 7% 12% 24% 29% 24%
Prepare me to get the job I desire 6 7 9 73 218 258
1% 1% 2% 13% 38% 45%
Help increase my social consciousness (e.g., be more aware of diversity in people and issues; doing things for the public good) 12 10 22 97 207 225
2% 2% 4% 17% 36% 39%
Help me to be more open to and understanding of different opinions and points of view (e.g., openness, freedom) 13 11 21 87 213 228
2% 2% 4% 15% 37% 40%

Future Plans and Aspirations

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

ResponseNumberPercent
Be self-employed 13 2%
Enroll in graduate or professional school 261 46%
Join Peace Corps 10 2%
Join armed forces 1 0%
Paid internship 17 3%
Study or work abroad 15 3%
Take a year off (travel/gap year, etc.) 23 4%
Unpaid internship/volunteer 4 1%
Work full-time 143 25%
Work part-time 10 2%
Other 2 0%
I have no idea at this point 74 13%

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

ResponseNumberPercent
Architecture 1 0%
Business/Finance 111 19%
Communications/Arts/Entertainment 24 4%
Education/Teaching 19 3%
Electrical Engineering/Computers 51 9%
Engineering 16 3%
Environmental/Natural Resources 8 1%
Government/Nonprofit/Social Services 38 7%
Law 46 8%
Research 36 6%
Medicine 107 19%
Other Health-Related Field 24 4%
Other
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20 4%
I have no idea whatsoever 69 12%

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

ResponseNumberPercent
Academic master's (MA, MS, etc.) 64 11%
Bachelor's degree (BA, BS, etc.) 50 9%
Business master's (MBA) 90 16%
Doctorate (PhD, EdD, etc.) 88 15%
Law degree (LLB or JD) 48 8%
Medical doctor (MD) 63 11%
Medical doctorate other than MD (DO, DDS, DVM, etc.) 10 2%
Multiple doctoral degrees (MD/PhD) 35 6%
Other professional master's (MEd, MPP, MPH, MFA, MLIS, MSN, MSW, M.ARCH, etc.) 19 3%
Teaching credential 2 0%
Other, Not listed 0 0%
I don't know yet 104 18%

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 36 5 28 83 164 145
8% 1% 6% 18% 36% 32%
Explain methods, ideas, or concepts and use them to solve problems 36 6 27 96 154 139
8% 1% 6% 21% 34% 30%
Break down material into component parts or arguments into assumptions to see the basis for different outcomes and conclusions 39 17 37 100 154 112
9% 4% 8% 22% 34% 24%
Judge the value of information, ideas, actions, and conclusions based on the soundness of sources, methods and reasoning 41 15 31 95 160 117
9% 3% 7% 21% 35% 26%
Create or generate new ideas, products or ways of understanding 40 22 44 87 153 110
9% 5% 10% 19% 34% 24%

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 38 2 21 66 162 159
9% 0% 5% 15% 36% 36%
Incorporated ideas or concepts from different courses when completing assignments 41 11 36 94 154 113
9% 2% 8% 21% 34% 25%
Examined how others gathered and interpreted data and assessed the soundness of their conclusions 41 11 37 88 164 109
9% 2% 8% 20% 36% 24%
Reconsidered your own position on a topic after assessing the arguments of others 39 9 29 92 165 116
9% 2% 6% 20% 37% 26%

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