2017 SONS Transfers - Part 1: Early Experiences

Transition into UC Berkeley
Academic and Personal Development
Goals and Aspirations
Berkeley Plans
Future Plans and Aspirations
Transfer College 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 303 17%
a very good start 369 21%
a good start 614 35%
just an OK start 354 20%
not a good start 111 6%

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 84 116 189 501 587 232
5% 7% 11% 29% 34% 14%
I am proud to be a student at this campus 46 32 42 246 625 715
3% 2% 3% 14% 37% 42%
This institution values students' opinions 91 83 135 382 678 337
5% 5% 8% 22% 40% 20%
Academic dishonesty is a problem on this campus 219 622 369 191 165 130
13% 37% 22% 11% 10% 8%
I feel that I belong at UC Berkeley 79 70 154 498 555 344
5% 4% 9% 29% 33% 20%
This campus values diversity 79 58 84 280 594 608
5% 3% 5% 16% 35% 36%
Diversity is important to me 47 30 39 224 564 805
3% 2% 2% 13% 33% 47%

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 33 55 114 429 650 362
2% 3% 7% 26% 40% 22%
Opportunities to connect my academic work with community-based experience at UC Berkeley are important to me 25 40 74 357 665 479
2% 2% 5% 22% 41% 29%
It's important to me to work toward goals that are larger than simply making money or acquiring prestige 23 24 52 248 544 744
1% 2% 3% 15% 33% 46%
It's important to me to make good choices while at UC Berkeley 20 6 30 143 559 874
1% 0% 2% 9% 34% 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 43 94 220 469 506 313
3% 6% 13% 29% 31% 19%
I regularly monitor how I am doing in order to gauge how well I'm progressing toward my goals 28 79 220 436 511 370
2% 5% 13% 27% 31% 23%
I reflect on my existing commitments before I decide to take on new tasks so I don't get overwhelmed 25 80 205 406 537 385
2% 5% 13% 25% 33% 24%
I find courses so interesting that I do more work than is required 103 183 341 423 367 225
6% 11% 21% 26% 22% 14%
I substantially revise papers before submitting to be graded 63 112 242 424 436 365
4% 7% 15% 26% 27% 22%

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) 109 151 117 139 442 408 215
- 10% 8% 9% 30% 28% 15%
Getting Your Bearings activities - (e.g., Calapalooza, open houses, ASUC events, Aug 23-Sep 9) 378 89 116 164 422 305 120
- 7% 10% 14% 35% 25% 10%
www.orientation.berkeley.edu 256 119 125 166 472 327 139
- 9% 9% 12% 35% 24% 10%
Cal Student Central (120 Sproul one-stop shop) 335 83 80 132 400 368 189
- 7% 6% 11% 32% 29% 15%
Cal Central (Student portal information dashboard) 36 44 46 89 437 557 381
- 3% 3% 6% 28% 36% 25%
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) 56 89 90 138 494 498 246
- 6% 6% 9% 32% 32% 16%
Golden Bear Prep (bCourses about university traditions, campus and Bay Area, diversity & inclusion, wellness, and first-year, mid-July to mid-August) 68 106 113 202 513 416 196
- 7% 7% 13% 33% 27% 13%
Transfer Edge (Summer Sessions) 1105 29 22 61 147 140 111
- 6% 4% 12% 29% 28% 22%
CE3 Transfer Student Center 796 32 30 62 235 279 152
- 4% 4% 8% 31% 35% 19%
CE3 Undocumented Student Program - (Academic Counselors, Dreamers Resource Center, Legal Support, etc.) 1194 28 24 53 123 114 73
- 7% 6% 13% 30% 28% 18%
CE3 Educational Opportunity Program - (Academic counseling, fee waivers, etc. Serving first-generation, low-income, or historically underrepresented students) 965 29 25 58 202 202 136
- 4% 4% 9% 31% 31% 21%
Other CE3 Programs - (Berkeley Hope Scholars, Cal Veteran Services Center, Re-entry Student Program, Student Parent Center) 1082 26 20 52 159 146 130
- 5% 4% 10% 30% 27% 24%

(...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 1116 22 16 36 136 152 86
- 5% 4% 8% 30% 34% 19%
Academic Achievement Program Center (Includes Posse, McNair, Miller, & Sage Scholars Programs, Cal NERDS) 1193 11 18 43 122 123 83
- 3% 5% 11% 31% 31% 21%
Athletic Study Center 1248 12 21 39 112 91 68
- 4% 6% 11% 33% 27% 20%
Disabled Students Program 1176 13 20 31 110 115 108
- 3% 5% 8% 28% 29% 27%
Gender Equity Resource Center (LGBTQ, Women/Men, Sexual/Relationship Violence Advocacy & Education) 1194 14 17 34 123 120 83
- 4% 4% 9% 32% 31% 21%
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) 1138 16 21 27 141 138 108
- 4% 5% 6% 31% 31% 24%
A Multicultural Recruitment & Retention Center (e.g., Black Recruitment & Retention Center, Raza Recruitment & Retention Center) 1203 12 14 40 110 122 93
- 3% 4% 10% 28% 31% 24%
Student Learning Center 890 15 23 49 210 229 176
- 2% 3% 7% 30% 33% 25%
Residence Hall Staff (Resident Directors, Resident Assistants, Theme Program Advisors) 1097 29 25 47 171 139 92
- 6% 5% 9% 34% 28% 18%
Residential Education (Res. Ed.) (Includes Tutoring, Resident Faculty Programs, Academic Support) 1176 16 22 33 134 126 78
- 4% 5% 8% 33% 31% 19%
Another Berkeley student 185 19 16 54 308 507 506
- 1% 1% 4% 22% 36% 36%
A family member 490 32 38 75 300 333 322
- 3% 4% 7% 27% 30% 29%
A UC Berkeley major or departmental advisor 269 55 46 74 352 447 345
- 4% 4% 6% 27% 34% 26%
A UC Berkeley College advisor (e.g., Letters & Science, Natural Resources) 523 58 47 74 283 366 237
- 5% 4% 7% 27% 34% 22%
A 98 or 198 course for new students 727 27 32 72 213 287 233
- 3% 4% 8% 25% 33% 27%

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 7 20 197 512 514 307
0% 1% 13% 33% 33% 20%
Ability to be clear and effective when writing 13 34 247 542 436 283
1% 2% 16% 35% 28% 18%
Ability to read and comprehend academic material 11 28 225 532 481 273
1% 2% 15% 34% 31% 18%
Understanding of a specific field of study 10 15 194 557 498 272
1% 1% 13% 36% 32% 18%
Quantitative (mathematical and statistical) skills 37 94 392 474 317 237
2% 6% 25% 31% 20% 15%
Oral communication skills 19 67 275 497 388 305
1% 4% 18% 32% 25% 20%
Ability to understand international perspectives (economic, political, social, cultural) 9 42 235 504 430 335
1% 3% 15% 32% 28% 22%
Leadership skills 15 68 259 517 375 325
1% 4% 17% 33% 24% 21%
Ability to suspend judgment based on cultural differences when interacting with others 8 18 142 403 511 476
1% 1% 9% 26% 33% 31%
Ability to work with people from other cultures 4 7 106 374 475 587
0% 1% 7% 24% 31% 38%
Ability to collaborate (e.g., team participation, group work) well with others 9 20 132 446 469 477
1% 1% 9% 29% 30% 31%

Please rate your current level of proficiency in the following areas.

 Very poorPoorFairGoodVery goodExcellent
Library and online information research skills (e.g., finding books, articles, evaluating information sources) 17 61 291 550 369 271
1% 4% 19% 35% 24% 17%
Ability to design, conduct, and evaluate research 20 94 369 533 329 212
1% 6% 24% 34% 21% 14%
Ability to prepare and make a presentation 12 43 270 540 397 289
1% 3% 17% 35% 26% 19%
Interpersonal skills 14 34 211 532 426 331
1% 2% 14% 34% 28% 21%
Linguistic and cultural competency in at least one language other than my own 123 161 261 395 305 311
8% 10% 17% 25% 20% 20%

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 6 20 265 557 445 268
0% 1% 17% 36% 29% 17%
Drawing insights based on quantitative analysis of data 12 41 307 587 394 219
1% 3% 20% 38% 25% 14%
Making qualified conclusions based on quantitative data 10 46 296 577 408 221
1% 3% 19% 37% 26% 14%
Ability to apply theories or methods from one discipline to another 9 28 269 565 422 264
1% 2% 17% 36% 27% 17%
Ability to explore complex issues in original ways 12 40 292 546 407 260
1% 3% 19% 35% 26% 17%

Goals and Aspirations

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

 Not importantSomewhat importantVery important
Finding direction for my life 42 266 1247
3% 17% 80%
Become an innovative thinker 34 374 1144
2% 24% 74%
Discover what kind of person I really want to be 60 308 1186
4% 20% 76%
Develop a personal code of values and ethics 90 401 1063
6% 26% 68%
Prepare for graduate or professional school 125 457 972
8% 29% 63%
Obtain the skills I need to pursue my chosen career 19 243 1291
1% 16% 83%
Obtain the skills I need to function in the international arena 126 457 969
8% 29% 62%

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 49 177 370 396 341 204
3% 12% 24% 26% 22% 13%
Work with others on tasks that may at first seem difficult or even impossible 23 72 304 418 458 260
2% 5% 20% 27% 30% 17%
Initiate and develop interactions with students who are different (e.g. culturally, ethnically, socioeconomically, politically) 8 40 205 333 517 434
1% 3% 13% 22% 34% 28%
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) 8 31 176 345 504 472
1% 2% 12% 23% 33% 31%
Develop a friendship with a student from a country or state outside of your own 7 35 165 299 506 524
1% 2% 11% 20% 33% 34%
Attend lectures, symposia, workshops or conferences on international/global topics 35 116 245 340 412 385
2% 8% 16% 22% 27% 25%
Attend a performance with an international/global focus 60 146 278 354 369 330
4% 10% 18% 23% 24% 22%

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 11 17 26 250 530 680
1% 1% 2% 17% 35% 45%
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 13 11 26 246 522 693
1% 1% 2% 16% 35% 46%

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 23 78 253 407 393 362
2% 5% 17% 27% 26% 24%
Having courses with faculty members who refer to their own research as part of the class 33 117 262 443 378 279
2% 8% 17% 29% 25% 19%
Learning research methods 17 48 176 401 411 458
1% 3% 12% 27% 27% 30%
Assisting faculty members in their research, for pay or as a volunteer 24 68 209 372 425 415
2% 5% 14% 25% 28% 27%
Pursuing your own research 28 107 256 374 372 374
2% 7% 17% 25% 25% 25%
Working with a faculty member on a project with an international/global theme 45 125 281 383 371 303
3% 8% 19% 25% 25% 20%
Presenting a paper at a symposium or conference or participating in a panel on international / global topics 85 176 302 367 326 259
6% 12% 20% 24% 22% 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 78 81 159 350 481 350
5% 5% 11% 23% 32% 23%
I feel free to express my religious beliefs on campus 43 53 105 347 558 384
3% 4% 7% 23% 37% 26%
Students of my race/ethnicity are respected on this campus 43 44 99 332 591 392
3% 3% 7% 22% 39% 26%
Students of my socio-economic status are respected on this campus 40 45 98 338 617 361
3% 3% 7% 23% 41% 24%
Students of my gender are respected on this campus 21 20 72 277 658 449
1% 1% 5% 19% 44% 30%
Students of my religious beliefs are respected on this campus 38 31 79 299 633 401
3% 2% 5% 20% 43% 27%
Students of my political beliefs are respected on this campus 71 51 116 303 559 394
5% 3% 8% 20% 37% 26%
Students of my sexual orientation are respected on this campus 17 17 42 230 668 515
1% 1% 3% 15% 45% 35%
Students of my immigration background are respected on this campus 28 32 76 252 620 456
2% 2% 5% 17% 42% 31%
Students with a physical, psychological, or learning disability like mine are respected on this campus 34 38 58 300 584 413
2% 3% 4% 21% 41% 29%

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 178 12%
Disagree 85 6%
Somewhat disagree 134 9%
Somewhat agree 304 20%
Agree 354 23%
Strongly agree 456 30%

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 79 5%
Disagree 59 4%
Somewhat disagree 130 9%
Somewhat agree 337 22%
Agree 613 41%
Strongly agree 296 20%

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

ResponseNumberPercent
Strongly disagree 82 6%
Disagree 39 3%
Somewhat disagree 79 6%
Somewhat agree 254 18%
Agree 591 42%
Strongly agree 358 26%
N/A - I don't have a declared major 111 -

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

ResponseNumberPercent
Strongly disagree 73 5%
Disagree 53 4%
Somewhat disagree 95 6%
Somewhat agree 303 20%
Agree 673 45%
Strongly agree 317 21%

Your Berkeley Plans

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

ResponseNumberPercent
African American Studies 1 0%
Ancnt Egypt/NE Art & Archae 1 0%
Anthropology 3 1%
Applied Mathematics 6 2%
Architecture 1 0%
Art 4 1%
Asian Studies - China 1 0%
Business Administration 5 2%
Chemical Biology 1 0%
Chemical Engineering 3 1%
Chemistry (L&S) 1 0%
Chicano Studies 1 0%
Chinese Language 1 0%
Cognitive Science 3 1%
Comparative Literature 1 0%
Computer Science (L&S) 8 3%
Conserv & Resource Stds 3 1%
Economics 40 15%
Electrical Eng & Comp Sci 2 1%
Energy Engineering 1 0%
English 15 5%
Environ Econ & Policy 3 1%
Environ Econ & Policy (L&S) 2 1%
Environmental Sciences 2 1%
Ethnic Studies 2 1%
Film 1 0%
Gender & Womens Studies 1 0%
Geography 2 1%
Geophysics 2 1%
Global Studies 3 1%
History 2 1%
History of Art 2 1%
Integrative Biology 2 1%
Interdisciplinary Studies 3 1%
Japanese Language 1 0%
L&S Environ Econ & Policy 1 0%
L&S Legal Studies 1 0%
L&S Public Health 1 0%
Legal Studies (L&S) 1 0%
Linguistics 2 1%
MCB-Biochem & Mol Biol 2 1%
MCB-Cell & Dev Biology 1 0%
MCB-Genetics 1 0%
MCB-Neurobiology 3 1%
Materials Science & Eng 2 1%
Mathematics 8 3%
Mechanical Engineering 5 2%
Media Studies 11 4%
Microbial Biology 4 1%
Molecular Environ Biology 2 1%
Near Eastern Civilizations 1 0%
Nuclear Engineering 1 0%
Nutritional Sci-Toxicology 1 0%
Philosophy 4 1%
Physics 2 1%
Political Economy 7 3%
Political Science 15 5%
Psychology 9 3%
Rhetoric 2 1%
Social Welfare (L&S) 2 1%
Society and Environment 5 2%
Sociology 24 9%
Statistics 7 3%
Theater & Perf Studies 3 1%
Urban Studies 1 0%
Other, Not listed 4 1%
NOT CURRENTLY KNOWN 13 5%

Is that the major with which you expect to graduate?

ResponseNumberPercent
Yes 1235 82%
No 270 18%

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

ResponseNumberPercent
American Studies 10 1%
Anthropology 34 2%
Applied Mathematics 17 1%
Architecture 39 3%
Art 21 1%
Asian Am & Asian Diasp St 2 0%
Asian Studies 1 0%
Asian Studies - China 1 0%
Astrophysics 9 1%
BioE/MSE Joint Major 3 0%
Bioengineering 6 0%
Business Administration 94 6%
Celtic Studies 1 0%
Chem Eng/MSE Joint Major 3 0%
Chemical Biology 15 1%
Chemical Engineering 13 1%
Chemistry 13 1%
Chemistry (L&S) 1 0%
Chicano Studies 1 0%
Chinese Language 1 0%
Civil Engineering 8 1%
Classical Civilizations 1 0%
Classical Languages 1 0%
Cognitive Science 15 1%
Comparative Literature 4 0%
Computer Science (L&S) 52 4%
Conserv & Resource Stds 8 1%
Dance & Perf Studies 4 0%
Development Studies 1 0%
E Asian Rel, Thought, & Cul 1 0%
EECS/MSE Joint Major 6 0%
Economics 133 9%
Electrical Eng & Comp Sci 76 5%
Energy Engineering 3 0%
Eng Math & Statistics 2 0%
Engineering Physics 4 0%
English 87 6%
Environ Econ & Policy 10 1%
Environ Econ & Policy (L&S) 7 1%
Environmental Earth Science 2 0%
Environmental Sciences 5 0%
Ethnic Studies 3 0%
Film 20 1%
Forestry & Natural Resources 1 0%
French 1 0%
Gender & Womens Studies 3 0%
Genetics & Plant Biology 2 0%
Geography 6 0%
German 2 0%
Global Studies 8 1%
History 17 1%
History of Art 10 1%
Industrial Eng & Ops Rsch 4 0%
Integrative Biology 20 1%
Interdisciplinary Studies 15 1%
Japanese Language 4 0%
L&S Legal Studies 4 0%
L&S Ops Research & Mgmt Sci 2 0%
L&S Public Health 2 0%
L&S Social Welfare 1 0%
Landscape Architecture 2 0%
Latin American Studies 1 0%
Legal Studies (L&S) 12 1%
Linguistics 10 1%
MCB-Biochem & Mol Biol 12 1%
MCB-Cell & Dev Biology 10 1%
MCB-Genetics 4 0%
MCB-Immunology 10 1%
MCB-Neurobiology 9 1%
ME/NE Joint Major 1 0%
Materials Science & Eng 1 0%
Mathematics 32 2%
Mechanical Engineering 26 2%
Media Studies 73 5%
Microbial Biology 5 0%
Middle Eastern Studies 1 0%
Molecular Environ Biology 11 1%
Music 7 1%
Native American Studies 1 0%
Near Eastern Lang & Lit 2 0%
Nuclear Engineering 4 0%
Nut Sci-Physio & Metabol 5 0%
Nutritional Sci-Dietetics 5 0%
Nutritional Science 1 0%
Ops Research & Mgmt Sci (L&S) 2 0%
Peace & Conflict Studies 1 0%
Philosophy 31 2%
Physics 19 1%
Planetary Science 2 0%
Political Economy 17 1%
Political Science 88 6%
Psychology 43 3%
Public Health (L&S) 19 1%
Rhetoric 11 1%
Slavic Lang & Lit 1 0%
Social Welfare (L&S) 21 1%
Society and Environment 13 1%
Sociology 58 4%
South & SE Asian Studies 1 0%
Spanish-Hisp Lang/Biling Iss 2 0%
Spanish-Latin-Amer Lang & Lit 1 0%
Spanish-Spanish Lang & Lit 2 0%
Statistics 36 2%
Sustainable Environ Dsgn 4 0%
Theater & Perf Studies 5 0%
Urban Studies 7 1%
Other, Not listed 4 0%
NOT CURRENTLY KNOWN 31 2%

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

First:

ResponseNumberPercent
Intellectual curiosity in the subject 908 62%
Leads to a high paying job 129 9%
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 204 14%
Parental desires 18 1%
Allows time for other activities 12 1%
Provides international opportunities 54 4%
Prestige 20 1%
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 79 5%
Other (please specify)
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46 3%

Second:

ResponseNumberPercent
Intellectual curiosity in the subject 216 15%
Leads to a high paying job 176 12%
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 504 35%
Parental desires 33 2%
Allows time for other activities 65 5%
Provides international opportunities 153 11%
Prestige 46 3%
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 228 16%
Other (please specify)
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31 2%

Third:

ResponseNumberPercent
Intellectual curiosity in the subject 128 9%
Leads to a high paying job 204 14%
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 285 20%
Parental desires 56 4%
Allows time for other activities 110 8%
Provides international opportunities 182 13%
Prestige 94 7%
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 276 19%
Other (please specify)
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97 7%

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 600 40%
Somewhat unlikely 184 12%
Neither unlikely nor likely 297 20%
Somewhat likely 271 18%
Very likely 147 10%

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 465 31%
Somewhat unlikely 160 11%
Neither unlikely nor likely 238 16%
Somewhat likely 352 24%
Very likely 283 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 34 58 94 341 519 439
2% 4% 6% 23% 35% 30%
Prepare me to succeed in a career 10 12 22 216 541 684
1% 1% 2% 15% 36% 46%
Prepare me to build a better life for myself and/or my family 10 13 35 221 538 671
1% 1% 2% 15% 36% 45%
Teach me to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures 29 53 86 308 521 490
2% 4% 6% 21% 35% 33%
Prepare me to make a difference in this world 20 18 59 257 530 597
1% 1% 4% 17% 36% 40%
Allow me to create own field of study (combine disciplines, create own major, etc.) 81 107 150 370 426 350
6% 7% 10% 25% 29% 24%
Prepare me to get the job I desire 8 14 45 249 560 602
1% 1% 3% 17% 38% 41%
Help increase my social consciousness (e.g., be more aware of diversity in people and issues; doing things for the public good) 30 50 74 293 533 507
2% 3% 5% 20% 36% 34%
Help me to be more open to and understanding of different opinions and points of view (e.g., openness, freedom) 35 45 81 293 532 499
2% 3% 6% 20% 36% 34%

Future Plans and Aspirations

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

ResponseNumberPercent
Enroll in graduate or professional school 548 37%
Work full-time 488 33%
Work part-time 27 2%
Be self-employed 30 2%
Study or work abroad 67 5%
Join armed forces 10 1%
Join Peace Corps 17 1%
Paid internship 66 5%
Unpaid internship/volunteer 17 1%
Take a year off (travel/gap year, etc.) 73 5%
Other 13 1%
I have no idea at this point 118 8%

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

ResponseNumberPercent
Architecture 48 3%
Business/Finance 265 18%
Communications/Arts/Entertainment 149 10%
Education/Teaching 137 9%
Electrical Engineering/Computers 102 7%
Engineering 83 6%
Environmental/Natural Resources 39 3%
Government/Nonprofit/Social Services 126 9%
Law 131 9%
Medicine 86 6%
Other Health-Related Field 46 3%
Research 100 7%
Other
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55 4%
I have no idea whatsoever 100 7%

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

ResponseNumberPercent
Academic master's (MA, MS, etc.) 202 14%
Bachelor's degree (BA, BS, etc.) 181 12%
Business master's (MBA) 171 12%
Doctorate (PhD, EdD, etc.) 321 22%
Law degree (LLB or JD) 142 10%
Medical doctor (MD) 57 4%
Medical doctorate other than MD (DO, DDS, DVM, etc.) 17 1%
Multiple doctoral degrees (MD/PhD) 43 3%
Other professional master's (MEd, MPP, MPH, MFA, MLIS, MSN, MSW, M.ARCH, etc.) 104 7%
Teaching credential 13 1%
Other, Not listed 7 1%
I don't know yet 209 14%

Transfer College Experiences

Thinking back over your transfer college coursework, how often were you REQUIRED to do the following?

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Recognize or recall specific facts, terms and concepts 6 14 91 255 610 488
0% 1% 6% 17% 42% 33%
Explain methods, ideas, or concepts and use them to solve problems 7 27 127 282 563 457
1% 2% 9% 19% 39% 31%
Break down material into component parts or arguments into assumptions to see the basis for different outcomes and conclusions 13 55 164 311 535 385
1% 4% 11% 21% 37% 26%
Judge the value of information, ideas, actions, and conclusions based on the soundness of sources, methods and reasoning 11 42 172 318 526 391
1% 3% 12% 22% 36% 27%
Create or generate new ideas, products or ways of understanding 37 106 210 326 447 325
3% 7% 15% 23% 31% 22%

Thinking back on your transfer college experience, how often did you do each of the following?

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Used facts and examples to support your viewpoint 6 14 78 202 569 592
0% 1% 5% 14% 39% 41%
Incorporated ideas or concepts from different courses when completing assignments 18 58 149 291 513 432
1% 4% 10% 20% 35% 30%
Examined how others gathered and interpreted data and assessed the soundness of their conclusions 20 84 174 318 523 343
1% 6% 12% 22% 36% 24%
Reconsidered your own position on a topic after assessing the arguments of others 16 67 165 300 526 385
1% 5% 11% 21% 36% 26%

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