2018 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 313 19%
a very good start 358 22%
a good start 585 36%
just an OK start 285 18%
not a good start 82 5%

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 59 75 145 490 572 248
4% 5% 9% 31% 36% 16%
I am proud to be a student at this campus 43 17 36 202 515 773
3% 1% 2% 13% 33% 49%
This institution values students' opinions 62 52 89 317 651 402
4% 3% 6% 20% 41% 26%
Academic dishonesty is a problem on this campus 243 538 354 166 159 114
15% 34% 23% 11% 10% 7%
I feel that I belong at UC Berkeley 48 64 150 443 514 356
3% 4% 10% 28% 33% 23%
This campus values diversity 64 42 74 248 540 607
4% 3% 5% 16% 34% 39%
Diversity is important to me 41 23 38 191 480 807
3% 2% 2% 12% 30% 51%

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 35 48 106 405 567 373
2% 3% 7% 26% 37% 24%
Opportunities to connect my academic work with community-based experience at UC Berkeley are important to me 34 38 56 307 620 477
2% 3% 4% 20% 41% 31%
It's important to me to work toward goals that are larger than simply making money or acquiring prestige 28 23 37 223 504 715
2% 2% 2% 15% 33% 47%
It's important to me to make good choices while at UC Berkeley 26 15 18 132 486 852
2% 1% 1% 9% 32% 56%

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 33 86 208 446 451 309
2% 6% 14% 29% 29% 20%
I regularly monitor how I am doing in order to gauge how well I'm progressing toward my goals 24 64 200 404 492 351
2% 4% 13% 26% 32% 23%
I reflect on my existing commitments before I decide to take on new tasks so I don't get overwhelmed 37 60 181 357 492 399
2% 4% 12% 23% 32% 26%
I find courses so interesting that I do more work than is required 94 178 276 413 344 228
6% 12% 18% 27% 22% 15%
I substantially revise papers before submitting to be graded 42 104 196 373 423 392
3% 7% 13% 24% 28% 26%

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 15-21) 110 90 101 123 352 405 295
- 7% 7% 9% 26% 30% 22%
Getting Your Bearings activities - (e.g., Calapalooza, open house, ASUC events, Aug 22-29) 358 54 95 142 376 314 161
- 5% 8% 12% 33% 28% 14%
orientation.berkeley.edu 216 57 104 148 430 373 178
- 4% 8% 12% 33% 29% 14%
Cal Student Central (120 Sproul one-stop shop) 325 36 62 113 352 366 227
- 3% 5% 10% 30% 32% 20%
Cal Central (Student portal information dashboard) 34 17 36 74 323 571 424
- 1% 3% 5% 22% 40% 29%
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) 42 53 68 118 406 524 294
- 4% 5% 8% 28% 36% 20%
Golden Bear Prep (bCourses about university traditions, campus and Bay Area, diversity & inclusion, wellness, and first-year, mid-July to mid-August) 75 70 87 149 444 444 236
- 5% 6% 10% 31% 31% 17%
Transfer Edge 963 27 32 43 133 150 157
- 5% 6% 8% 25% 28% 29%
CE3 Transfer Student Center 756 31 34 67 221 239 151
- 4% 5% 9% 30% 32% 20%
CE3 Educational Opportunity Program - (Academic counseling, fee waivers, etc. Serving first-generation, low-income, or historically underrepresented students) 804 33 32 52 190 225 171
- 5% 5% 7% 27% 32% 24%
Other CE3 Programs - (Berkeley Hope Scholars, Cal Veteran Services Center, Re-entry Student Program, Student Parent Program, Undocumented Students Program) 931 21 34 49 155 185 136
- 4% 6% 8% 27% 32% 23%

(...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 1,018 13 19 40 125 159 92
- 3% 4% 9% 28% 36% 21%
Academic Achievement Program Center (Includes Posse, McNair, Miller, & Sage Scholars Programs, Cal NERDS) 1,093 16 18 37 110 133 75
- 4% 5% 10% 28% 34% 19%
Athletic Study Center 1,132 12 22 43 98 114 59
- 3% 6% 12% 28% 33% 17%
Disabled Students Program 1,049 15 22 41 105 133 109
- 4% 5% 10% 25% 31% 26%
Gender Equity Resource Center (LGBTQ, Women/Men, Sexual/Relationship Violence Advocacy & Education) 1,095 16 22 36 109 133 61
- 4% 6% 10% 29% 35% 16%
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) 1,042 16 26 40 114 165 86
- 4% 6% 9% 26% 37% 19%
A Multicultural Recruitment & Retention Center (e.g., Black Recruitment & Retention Center, Raza Recruitment & Retention Center) 1,087 18 21 47 106 134 77
- 5% 5% 12% 26% 33% 19%
Student Learning Center 861 14 23 48 174 213 140
- 2% 4% 8% 28% 35% 23%
Residence Hall Staff (Resident Directors, Resident Assistants, Theme Program Advisors) 879 30 23 51 201 199 96
- 5% 4% 9% 34% 33% 16%
Residential Education (Res. Ed.) (Includes Tutoring, Resident Faculty Programs, Academic Support) 1,047 20 20 52 119 149 76
- 5% 5% 12% 27% 34% 17%
Another Berkeley student 183 15 21 42 259 438 522
- 1% 2% 3% 20% 34% 40%
A family member 419 33 35 68 245 358 319
- 3% 3% 6% 23% 34% 30%
A UC Berkeley major or departmental advisor 248 35 36 63 281 435 387
- 3% 3% 5% 23% 35% 31%
A UC Berkeley College advisor (e.g., Letters & Science, Natural Resources) 460 42 29 67 226 372 289
- 4% 3% 7% 22% 36% 28%
A 98 or 198 course for new students 627 27 29 56 214 283 250
- 3% 3% 7% 25% 33% 29%

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 9 22 168 483 499 288
1% 2% 11% 33% 34% 20%
Ability to be clear and effective when writing 8 43 213 512 439 252
1% 3% 15% 35% 30% 17%
Ability to read and comprehend academic material 6 35 222 517 444 235
0% 2% 15% 35% 30% 17%
Understanding of a specific field of study 7 23 183 541 441 255
1% 2% 13% 37% 30% 18%
Quantitative (mathematical and statistical) skills 36 77 344 473 338 192
3% 6% 24% 32% 23% 13%
Oral communication skills 20 62 244 462 406 266
1% 4% 17% 32% 28% 18%
Ability to understand international perspectives (economic, political, social, cultural) 7 35 196 498 406 325
1% 2% 13% 34% 28% 22%
Leadership skills 15 64 257 459 392/td> 277
1% 4% 18% 31% 27% 19%
Ability to suspend judgment based on cultural differences when interacting with others 5 22 125 376 471 465
0% 2% 9% 26% 32% 32%
Ability to work with people from other cultures 4 6 105 313 473 559
0% 0% 7% 21% 32% 38%
Ability to collaborate (e.g., team participation, group work) well with others 6 13 136 382 470 455
0% 1% 9% 26% 32% 31%

Very poorPoorFairGoodVery goodExcellent
Library and online information research skills (e.g., finding books, articles, evaluating information sources) 15 66 248 520 367 252
1% 5% 17% 35% 25% 17%
Ability to design, conduct, and evaluate research 29 107 330 513 306 177
2% 7% 23% 35% 21% 12%
Ability to prepare and make a presentation 12 55 229 493 422 252
1% 4% 16% 34% 29% 17%
Interpersonal skills 11 40 194 472 408 336
1% 3% 13% 32% 28% 23%
Linguistic and cultural competency in at least one language other than my own 107 148 238 367 295 313
7% 10% 16% 25% 20% 21%

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 7 29 201 534 437 252
1% 2% 14% 37% 30% 17%
Drawing insights based on quantitative analysis of data 13 58 277 536 393 185
1% 4% 19% 37% 27% 13%
Making qualified conclusions based on quantitative data 11 48 267 569 380 183
1% 3% 18% 39% 26% 13%
Ability to apply theories or methods from one discipline to another 6 41 226 521 424 240
0% 3% 16% 36% 29% 17%
Ability to explore complex issues in original ways 8 63 245 516 375 255
1% 4% 17% 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 35 215 1,213
2% 15% 83%
Become an innovative thinker 27 326 1,108
2% 22% 76%
Discover what kind of person I really want to be 55 269 1,137
4% 18% 78%
Develop a personal code of values and ethics 73 335 1,052
5% 29% 62%
Prepare for graduate or professional school 115 437 910
8% 28% 62%
Obtain the skills I need to pursue my chosen career 16 208 1,236
1% 14% 85%
Obtain the skills I need to function in the international arena 118 436 907
8% 30% 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 34 135 305 392 338 239
2% 9% 21% 27% 23% 17%
Work with others on tasks that may at first seem difficult or even impossible 19 76 259 374 429 282
1% 5% 18% 26% 30% 20%
Initiate and develop interactions with students who are different (e.g. culturally, ethnically, socioeconomically, politically) 10 30 163 307 512 421
1% 2% 11% 21% 36% 29%
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) 12 29 137 293 498 469
1% 2% 10% 20% 35% 33%
Develop a friendship with a student from a country or state outside of your own 7 23 139 265 470 534
1% 2% 10% 18% 33% 37%
Attend lectures, symposia, workshops or conferences on international/global topics 25 97 211 343 370 394
2% 7% 15% 24% 26% 27%
Attend a performance with an international/global focus 41 121 263 352 330 332
3% 8% 18% 25% 23% 23%

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 8 35 222 465 693
1% 1% 2% 16% 32% 48%
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 9 28 232 439 706
1% 1% 2% 16% 31% 50%

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 20 68 183 401 392 372
1% 5% 13% 28% 27% 26%
Having courses with faculty members who refer to their own research as part of the class 32 90 224 384 394 311
2% 6% 16% 27% 28% 22%
Learning research methods 13 36 155 349 395 483
1% 3% 11% 24% 28% 34%
Assisting faculty members in their research, for pay or as a volunteer 20 66 149 358 412 424
1% 5% 10% 25% 29% 30%
Pursuing your own research 20 98 206 361 378 366
1% 7% 14% 25% 27% 26%
Working with a faculty member on a project with an international/global theme 44 111 231 371 353 321
3% 8% 16% 26% 25% 22%
Presenting a paper at a symposium or conference or participating in a panel on international / global topics 76 167 243 348 314 284
5% 12% 17% 24% 22% 20%

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 52 59 96 341 490 377
4% 4% 7% 24% 35% 27%
I feel free to express my religious beliefs on campus 27 46 79 317 530 404
2% 3% 6% 23% 38% 29%
Students of my race/ethnicity are respected on this campus 21 29 84 274 573 433
2% 2% 6% 19% 41% 31%
Students of my socio-economic status are respected on this campus 22 35 86 308 568 397
2% 3% 6% 22% 40% 28%
Students of my gender are respected on this campus 8 21 52 251 607 473
1% 2% 4% 18% 43% 34%
Students of my religious beliefs are respected on this campus 12 24 58 255 625 429
1% 2% 4% 18% 45% 31%
Students of my political beliefs are respected on this campus 36 41 71 265 564 428
3% 3% 5% 19% 40% 31%
Students of my sexual orientation are respected on this campus 9 11 38 201 617 532
1% 1% 3% 14% 44% 38%
Students of my immigration background are respected on this campus 10 20 61 230 587 479
1% 1% 4% 17% 42% 35%
Students with a physical, psychological, or learning disability like mine are respected on this campus 19 27 63 260 574 415
1% 2% 5% 19% 42% 31%

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 148 10%
Disagree 46 3%
Somewhat disagree 100 7%
Somewhat agree 258 18%
Agree 436 31%
Strongly agree 441 31%

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 64 5%
Disagree 40 3%
Somewhat disagree 62 4%
Somewhat agree 280 20%
Agree 613 43%
Strongly agree 368 26%

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

ResponseNumberPercent
Strongly disagree 68 5%
Disagree 38 3%
Somewhat disagree 71 5%
Somewhat agree 255 19%
Agree 533 40%
Strongly agree 360 27%
N/A - I don't have a declared major 101 -

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

ResponseNumberPercent
Strongly disagree 73 5%
Disagree 32 2%
Somewhat disagree 82 6%
Somewhat agree 291 20%
Agree 647 45%
Strongly agree 304 21%

Your Berkeley Plans

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

ResponseNumberPercent
African American Studies 3 0%
American Studies 6 0%
Ancnt Egypt/NE Art & Archae 1 0%
Anthropology 22 2%
Applied Mathematics 22 2%
Architecture 33 2%
Art 31 2%
Asian Studies 1 0%
Asian Studies - China 1 0%
Astrophysics 5 0%
Bioengineering 6 0%
Business Administration 114 8%
CED Individual Major 3 0%
Celtic Studies 1 0%
Chemical Biology 7 1%
Chemical Engineering 17 1%
Chemistry 16 1%
Chemistry (L&S) 1 0%
Civil Engineering 15 1%
Classical Civilizations 2 0%
Cognitive Science 12 1%
Comparative Literature 7 1%
Computer Science (L&S) 60 4%
Conserv & Resource Stds 9 1%
Data Science 12 1%
Development Studies 1 0%
E Asian Rel, Thought, & Cul 2 0%
EECS/MSE Joint Major 19 1%
EECS/NE Joint Major 2 0%
Eco Mgmt & For - Forestry 2 0%
Eco Mgmt & For - Nat Res Mgmt 1 0%
Economics 104 7%
Electrical Eng & Comp Sci 77 6%
Engineering Physics 6 0%
English 54 4%
Environ Econ & Policy 16 1%
Environ Econ & Policy (L&S) 4 0%
Environmental Eng Science 2 0%
Environmental Sciences 9 1%
Ethnic Studies 3 0%
Film 16 1%
Gender & Womens Studies 2 0%
Genetics & Plant Biology 4 0%
Geography 7 1%
Geology 3 0%
Geophysics 1 0%
German 1 0%
Global Studies 15 1%
History 15 1%
History of Art 7 1%
Industrial Eng & Ops Rsch 2 0%
Integrative Biology 14 1%
Interdisciplinary Studies 10 1%
Japanese Language 5 0%
L&S Computer Science 2 0%
L&S Legal Studies 5 0%
L&S Social Welfare 2 0%
Landscape Architecture 3 0%
Legal Studies (L&S) 16 1%
Linguistics 11 1%
MCB-Biochem & Mol Biol 13 1%
MCB-Cell & Dev Biology 15 1%
MCB-Genetics 4 0%
MCB-Immunology 6 0%
MCB-Neurobiology 10 1%
MSE/ME Joint Major 1 0%
Marine Science 2 0%
Materials Science & Eng 4 0%
Mathematics 39 3%
Mechanical Engineering 20 1%
Media Studies 62 4%
Microbial Biology 8 1%
Molecular Environ Biology 3 0%
Music 5 0%
Nuclear Engineering 1 0%
Nut Sci-Physio & Metabol 4 0%
Nutritional Sci-Dietetics 3 0%
Nutritional Sci-Toxicology 1 0%
Nutritional Science 1 0%
Ops Research & Mgmt Sci (L&S) 3 0%
Peace & Conflict Studies 1 0%
Philosophy 30 2%
Physics 25 2%
Planetary Science 2 0%
Political Economy 16 1%
Political Science 87 6%
Psychology 37 3%
Public Health (L&S) 22 2%
Rhetoric 5 0%
Social Welfare (L&S) 17 1%
Society and Environment 9 1%
Sociology 47 3%
South & SE Asian Studies 2 0%
Spanish & Portuguese 3 0%
Statistics 23 2%
Sustainable Environ Dsgn 2 0%
Theater & Perf Studies 6 0%
Urban Studies 3 0%
Other, Not listed 6 0%
NOT CURRENTLY KNOWN 12 1%

Is that the major with which you expect to graduate?

ResponseNumberPercent
Yes 1,137 81%
No 275 20%

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

ResponseNumberPercent
African American Studies 1 0%
American Studies 3 1%
Anthropology 6 2%
Applied Mathematics 8 3%
Architecture 2 1%
Art 2 1%
Asian Studies - China 1 0%
Business Administration 3 1%
Chem Eng/MSE Joint Major 1 0%
Chemical Biology 3 1%
Chemical Engineering 5 2%
Classical Civilizations 1 0%
Classical Languages 1 0%
Cognitive Science 4 1%
Comparative Literature 2 1%
Computer Science (L&S) 5 2%
Conserv & Resource Stds 5 2%
Data Science 3 1%
Eco Mgmt & For - Forestry 1 0%
Economics 26 9%
Electrical Eng & Comp Sci 7 3%
Engineering Physics 1 0%
English 14 5%
Environ Econ & Policy 4 1%
Environ Econ & Policy (L&S) 2 1%
Ethnic Studies 2 1%
Film 1 0%
Genetics & Plant Biology 1 0%
Geology 1 0%
Global Studies 3 1%
History 3 1%
History of Art 3 1%
Industrial Eng & Ops Rsch 1 0%
Integrative Biology 2 1%
Interdisciplinary Studies 3 1%
Japanese Language 1 0%
L&S Public Health 1 0%
L&S Social Welfare 2 1%
Landscape Architecture 1 0%
Legal Studies (L&S) 2 1%
Linguistics 1 0%
MCB-Biochem & Mol Biol 3 1%
MCB-Genetics 1 0%
MCB-Neurobiology 1 0%
Materials Science & Eng 1 0%
Mathematics 3 1%
Mechanical Engineering 3 1%
Media Studies 19 7%
Microbial Biology 2 1%
Molecular Environ Biology 1 0%
Nuclear Engineering 2 1%
Philosophy 7 3%
Physics 4 1%
Planetary Science 1 0%
Political Economy 12 4%
Political Science 25 9%
Psychology 4 1%
Rhetoric 3 1%
Social Welfare (L&S) 1 0%
Society and Environment 5 2%
Sociology 18 6%
Spanish & Portuguese 3 1%
Statistics 5 2%
Sustainable Environ Dsgn 2 1%
Theater & Perf Studies 1 0%
NOT CURRENTLY KNOWN 15 5%

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

First:

ResponseNumberPercent
Intellectual curiosity in the subject 527 38%
Enjoyment or Passion for the subject 535 39%
Leads to a high paying job 85 6%
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 116 8%
Parental desires 10 1%
Allows time for other activities 5 0%
Provides international opportunities 18 1%
Prestige 12 1%
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 53 4%
Other (please specify) 
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24 2%

Second:

ResponseNumberPercent
Intellectual curiosity in the subject 333 24%
Enjoyment or Passion for the subject 376 27%
Leads to a high paying job 150 11%
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 242 18%
Parental desires 25 2%
Allows time for other activities 41 3%
Provides international opportunities 76 6%
Prestige 20 2%
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 100 7%
Other (please specify) 
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14 1%

Third:

ResponseNumberPercent
Intellectual curiosity in the subject 155 11%
Enjoyment or Passion for the subject 162 12%
Leads to a high paying job 160 12%
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 320 24%
Parental desires 40 3%
Allows time for other activities 65 5%
Provides international opportunities 130 10%
Prestige 58 4%
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 216 16%
Other (please specify)
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56 4%

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 53 79 318 516 395
2% 4% 6% 23% 37% 28%
Prepare me to succeed in a career 12 11 22 196 520 633
1% 1% 2% 14% 37% 45%
Prepare me to build a better life for myself and/or my family 11 12 25 205 508 630
1% 1% 2% 15% 37% 45%
Teach me to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures 32 44 68 286 490 476
2% 3% 5% 21% 35% 34%
Prepare me to make a difference in this world 15 21 45 262 488 560
1% 2% 3% 19% 35% 40%
Allow me to create own field of study (combine disciplines, create own major, etc.) 59 108 120 348 407 352
4% 7% 9% 25% 29% 25%
Prepare me to get the job I desire 14 14 33 270 514 549
1% 1% 2% 19% 37% 39%
Help increase my social consciousness (e.g., be more aware of diversity in people and issues; doing things for the public good) 34 43 60 295 487 475
2% 3% 4% 21% 35% 34%
Help me to be more open to and understanding of different opinions and points of view (e.g., openness, freedom) 31 42 58 291 500 473
2% 3% 4% 21% 36% 34%

Future Plans and Aspirations

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

ResponseNumberPercent
Be self-employed 22 2%
Enroll in graduate or professional school 506 36%
Join Peace Corps 17 1%
Join armed forces 3 0%
Paid internship 59 4%
Unpaid internship/volunteer 10 1%
Study or work abroad 60 4%
Take a year off (travel/gap year, etc.) 61 4%
Work full-time 486 35%
Work part-time 33 2%
Other 8 1%
I have no idea at this point 124 9%

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

ResponseNumberPercent
Architecture 38 3%
Business/Finance 230 17%
Communications/Arts/Entertainment 130 10%
Education/Teaching 112 8%
Electrical Engineering/Computers 116 8%
Engineering 83 6%
Environmental/Natural Resources 60 4%
Government/Nonprofit/Social Services 106 8%
Law 137 10%
Research 90 7%
Medicine 86 6%
Other Health-Related Field 34 3%
Other
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62 5%
I have no idea whatsoever 89 7%

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

ResponseNumberPercent
Academic master's (MA, MS, etc.) 206 15%
Bachelor's degree (BA, BS, etc.) 179 13%
Business master's (MBA) 134 10%
Doctorate (PhD, EdD, etc.) 304 22%
Law degree (LLB or JD) 139 10%
Medical doctor (MD) 47 3%
Medical doctorate other than MD (DO, DDS, DVM, etc.) 22 2%
Multiple doctoral degrees (MD/PhD) 46 3%
Other professional master's (MEd, MPP, MPH, MFA, MLIS, MSN, MSW, M.ARCH, etc.) 75 5%
Teaching credential 9 1%
Other, Not listed 4 0%
I don't know yet 213 16%

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 3 18 93 249 530 483
0% 1% 7% 18% 39% 35%
Explain methods, ideas, or concepts and use them to solve problems 5 31 108 257 535 433
0% 2% 8% 19% 39% 32%
Break down material into component parts or arguments into assumptions to see the basis for different outcomes and conclusions 8 65 151 285 495 367
1% 5% 11% 21% 36% 27%
Judge the value of information, ideas, actions, and conclusions based on the soundness of sources, methods and reasoning 8 48 136 295 512 373
1% 4% 10% 22% 37% 27%
Create or generate new ideas, products or ways of understanding 29 110 182 309 433 302
2% 8% 13% 23% 32% 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 4 10 63 199 528 572
0% 1% 5% 15% 38% 42%
Incorporated ideas or concepts from different courses when completing assignments 12 48 125 298 479 412
1% 4% 9% 22% 35% 30%
Examined how others gathered and interpreted data and assessed the soundness of their conclusions 20 75 162 296 498 322
2% 6% 12% 22% 36% 24%
Reconsidered your own position on a topic after assessing the arguments of others 16 48 147 293 512 358
1% 4% 11% 21% 37% 26%

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