The 2012 Survey of New Students was administered to the entering fall cohort of UC Berkeley transfer students, excluding students under 18 years of age. Of the 2,272 students invited, 1,141 (50%) responded to at least one of the first block of survey question and 830 (37% of those invited) made it through to the end of the survey and submitted it. Each student was randomly assigned to one of three topical modules (Academic Experience; Personal Development; Items of Special Interest to the Campus) in addition to the core Survey of New Students items.
This year's survey has four parts:
Part 1: Time use, academic and personal development, academic engagement, campus climate, satisfaction, and evaluation of the educational experience
Part 2: Background information
Part 3: A randomly assigned module emphasizing academic experience, civic engagement, personal development, or items of special interest to the campus
Part 4: Affordability