2019 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 358 20%
a very good start 390 22%
a good start 597 34%
just an OK start 343 19%
not a good start 87 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 77 91 160 517 626 273
4% 5% 9% 30% 36% 16%
I am proud to be a student at this campus 48 29 47 244 543 827
3% 2% 3% 14% 31% 48%
This institution values students' opinions 61 47 120 417 657 426
4% 3% 7% 24% 38% 25%
Academic dishonesty is a problem on this campus 229 581 358 227 170 161
13% 34% 21% 13% 10% 9%
I feel that I belong at UC Berkeley 70 75 155 512 538 387
4% 4% 9% 30% 31% 22%
This campus values diversity 65 49 95 308 586 635
4% 3% 6% 18% 34% 37%
Diversity is important to me 42 19 45 233 536 865
2% 1% 3% 13% 31% 50%

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 52 63 81 442 607 482
3% 4% 5% 26% 35% 28%
Opportunities to connect my academic work with community-based experience at UC Berkeley are important to me 37 44 68 336 642 597
2% 3% 4% 20% 37% 35%
It's important to me to work toward goals that are larger than simply making money or acquiring prestige 40 24 55 216 567 823
2% 1% 3% 13% 33% 48%
It's important to me to make good choices while at UC Berkeley 32 14 15 143 507 1,014
2% 1% 1% 8% 29% 59%

Using the scale from 1 to 6 below, please indicate how true each of the following statements is of you.

Not true of me at all (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 69 226 474 527 372
3% 4% 13% 28% 31% 22%
I regularly monitor how I am doing in order to gauge how well I'm progressing toward my goals 36 67 187 423 546 452
2% 4% 11% 25% 32% 26%
I reflect on my existing commitments before I decide to take on new tasks so I don't get overwhelmed 34 63 214 400 531 466
2% 4% 13% 23% 31% 27%
I find courses so interesting that I do more work than is required 103 153 307 475 384 288
6% 9% 18% 28% 23% 17%
I substantially revise papers before submitting to be graded 58 105 228 427 459 436
3% 6% 13% 25% 27% 26%

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

Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
Golden Bear Orientation (GBO, August 21 - 27) 131 128 152 454 414 282
8% 8% 10% 29% 27% 18%
Getting Your Bearings activities (e.g., Calapalooza, open house, ASUC events, August 28 - September 15) 73 99 154 472 318 179
6% 8% 12% 36% 25% 14%
orientation.berkeley.edu 93 108 160 517 345 204
7% 8% 11% 36% 24% 14%
Cal Student Central (120 Sproul one-stop shop) 49 68 128 430 382 283
4% 5% 10% 32% 29% 21%
Cal Central (Student portal information dashboard) 32 30 55 396 598 549
2% 2% 3% 24% 36% 33%
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) 66 70 117 515 497 359
4% 4% 7% 32% 31% 22%
Golden Bear Prep (bCourses about university traditions, campus and Bay Area, diversity & inclusion, wellness, and first-year, mid-July to mid-August) 76 117 160 524 432 286
5% 7% 10% 33% 27% 18%
 Transfer Edge (Summer Sessions) 31 31 52 185 161 224
5% 5% 8% 27% 24% 33%
CE3 Transfer Student Center 21 23 63 266 302 230
2% 3% 7% 29% 33% 25%
CE3 Educational Opportunity Program (Academic counseling, fee waivers, etc. Serving first-generation, low-income, or historically underrepresented students) 18 26 65 248 256 254
2% 3% 8% 29% 30% 29%
Other CE3 Programs (Berkeley Hope Scholars, Cal Veteran Services Center, Re-entry Student Program, Student Parent Program, Undocumented Students Program) 16 26 62 170 208 206
2% 4% 9% 25% 30% 30%

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

Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
Basic Needs Center 13 17 36 189 181 200
2% 3% 6% 30% 29% 31%
Berkeley International Office 11 20 43 166 141 112
2% 4% 9% 34% 29% 23%
Academic Achievement Program Center (Includes Posse, McNair, Miller, & Sage Scholars Programs, Cal NERDS) 14 22 42 147 146 106
3% 5% 9% 31% 31% 22%
Athletic Study Center 11 21 43 137 116 89
3% 5% 10% 33% 28% 21%
Disabled Students' Program 10 23 46 139 143 170
2% 4% 9% 26% 27% 32%
Gender Equity Resource Center (LGBTQ, Women/Men, Sexual/Relationship Violence Advocacy & Education) 11 19 48 133 127 107
3% 4% 11% 30% 29% 24%
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) 13 23 44 158 151 159
2% 4% 8% 29% 28% 29%
A Multicultural Recruitment & Retention Center (e.g., Black Recruitment & Retention Center, Raices Recruitment & Retention Center) 14 21 41 139 133 158
3% 4% 8% 28% 26% 31%
Student Learning Center 16 20 49 226 227 220
2% 3% 7% 30% 30% 29%
Residence Hall Staff (Resident Directors, Resident Assistants, Theme Program Advisors) 16 28 59 178 170 114
3% 5% 10% 32% 30% 20%
Residential Education (Res. Ed.) (Includes Tutoring, Resident Faculty Programs, Academic Support) 20 23 46 136 154 108
4% 5% 9% 28% 32% 22%
Another Berkeley student 9 17 59 305 435 557
1% 1% 4% 22% 32% 40%
A family member 35 31 67 295 365 377
3% 3% 6% 25% 31% 32%
A UC Berkeley major/departmental advisor 34 41 75 327 452 385
3% 3% 6% 25% 34% 29%
A UC Berkeley College advisor (e.g., Letters & Science, Natural Resources) 36 45 68 279 364 320
3% 4% 6% 25% 33% 29%
A 98 or 198 course for new students 26 27 68 225 269 229
3% 3% 8% 27% 32% 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:

[Contact OPA for more information]

Academic and Personal Development

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

Very poorPoorFairGoodVery goodExcellent
Analytical and critical thinking skills 6 25 157 547 584 323
0% 2% 10% 33% 36% 20%
Ability to be clear and effective when writing 12 39 220 559 498 313
1% 2% 13% 34% 30% 19%
Ability to read and comprehend academic material 8 46 212 539 528 304
1% 3% 13% 33% 32% 19%
Understanding of a specific field of study 7 27 184 544 550 325
0% 2% 11% 33% 34% 20%
Quantitative (mathematical and statistical) skills 35 110 375 505 370 243
2% 7% 23% 31% 23% 15%
Oral communication skills 19 57 242 515 465 342
1% 4% 15% 31% 28% 21%
Ability to understand international perspectives (economic, political, social, cultural) 9 45 216 482 514 372
1% 3% 13% 29% 31% 23%
Leadership skills 11 70 256 513 464 325
1% 4% 16% 31% 28% 20%
Ability to suspend judgment based on cultural differences when interacting with others 4 20 149 411 558 498
0% 1% 9% 25% 34% 30%
Ability to work with people from other cultures/backgrounds 4 8 87 336 538 666
0% 1% 5% 21% 33% 41%
Ability to collaborate (e.g., team participation, group work) well with others 5 22 111 397 576 527
0% 1% 7% 24% 35% 32%

Very poorPoorFairGoodVery goodExcellent
Library and online information research skills (e.g., finding books, articles, evaluating information sources) 12 57 268 512 456 333
1% 4% 16% 31% 28% 20%
Ability to design, conduct, and evaluate research 28 120 326 535 390 236
2% 7% 20% 33% 24% 14%
Ability to prepare and make a presentation 16 59 230 528 492 309
1% 4% 14% 32% 30% 19%
Interpersonal skills 15 37 192 493 484 416
1% 2% 12% 30% 30% 25%
Linguistic or cultural competency in at least one language other than my own 109 128 237 377 370 414
7% 8% 15% 23% 23% 25%

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 10 30 191 610 473 318
1% 2% 12% 37% 29% 20%
Drawing insights based on quantitative analysis of data 8 62 297 567 449 247
1% 4% 18% 35% 28% 15%
Making qualified conclusions based on quantitative data 12 58 292 562 452 255
1% 4% 18% 35% 28% 16%
Ability to apply theories or methods from one discipline to another 11 47 244 546 489 295
1% 3% 15% 34% 30% 18%
Ability to explore complex issues in original ways 11 46 279 542 462 290
1% 3% 17% 33% 28% 18%

Goals and Aspirations

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

Not importantSomewhat importantVery important
Finding direction for my life 40 267 1,323
3% 16% 81%
Become an innovative thinker 35 402 1,192
2% 25% 73%
Discover what kind of person I really want to be 76 324 1,225
5% 20% 75%
Develop a personal code of values and ethics 98 391 1,141
6% 24% 70%
Prepare for graduate or professional school 116 463 1,051
7% 28% 65%
Obtain the skills I need to pursue my chosen career 26 226 1,379
2% 14% 85%
Obtain the skills I need to function in the international arena 146 477 1,005
9% 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 37 130 379 414 357 300
2% 8% 23% 26% 22% 19%
Work with others on tasks that may at first seem difficult or even impossible 17 70 262 464 451 352
1% 4% 16% 29% 29% 22%
Initiate and develop interactions with students who are different (e.g. culturally, ethnically, socioeconomically, politically) 6 34 184 367 502 523
0% 2% 11% 23% 31% 32%
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) 10 41 182 331 495 556
1% 3% 11% 21% 31% 34%
Develop a friendship with a student from a country or state outside of your own 11 27 156 314 474 635
1% 2% 10% 19% 29% 39%
Attend lectures, symposia, workshops or conferences on international/global topics 38 92 260 326 398 502
2% 6% 16% 20% 25% 31%
Attend a performance with an international/global focus 57 149 305 350 344 411
4% 9% 19% 22% 21% 25%

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 10 15 37 257 474 826
1% 1% 2% 16% 29% 51%
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 10 15 38 245 453 856
1% 1% 2% 15% 28% 53%

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 28 78 213 422 394 477
2% 5% 13% 26% 24% 30%
Having courses with faculty members who refer to their own research as part of the class 36 101 251 430 399 391
2% 6% 16% 27% 25% 24%
Learning research methods 18 51 156 422 388 574
1% 3% 10% 26% 24% 36%
Assisting faculty members in their research, for pay or as a volunteer 26 72 205 378 388 538
2% 5% 13% 25% 24% 36%
Pursuing your own research 42 122 241 381 351 471
3% 8% 15% 24% 22% 29%
Working with a faculty member on a project with an international/global theme 53 123 245 395 381 41459
3% 8% 15% 25% 24% 26%
Presenting a paper at a symposium or conference or participating in a panel on international / global topics 79 201 262 395 311 364
5% 13% 16% 25% 19% 23%

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 55 84 123 388 501 449
3% 5% 8% 24% 31% 28%
I feel free to express my religious beliefs on campus 34 57 110 377 547 472
2% 4% 7% 24% 34% 30%
Students of my race/ethnicity are respected on this campus 36 42 82 335 594 506
2% 3% 5% 21% 37% 32%
Students of my socio-economic status are respected on this campus 38 40 105 352 600 461
2% 3% 7% 22% 38% 29%
Students of my gender are respected on this campus 17 20 75 308 622 552
1% 1% 5% 19% 29% 35%
Students of my religious beliefs are respected on this campus 30 22 93 326 632 487
2% 1% 6% 21% 40% 31%
Students of my political beliefs are respected on this campus 54 41 93 330 583 495
3% 3% 6% 21% 37% 31%
Students of my sexual orientation are respected on this campus 11 16 61 265 608 637
1% 1% 4% 17% 38% 40%
Students of my immigration background are respected on this campus 27 23 55 298 588 593
2% 2% 4% 19% 37% 37%
Students with a physical, psychological, or learning disability like mine are respected on this campus 35 31 70 327 567 523
2% 2% 5% 21% 37% 34%

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 129 8%
Disagree 63 4%
Somewhat disagree 111 7%
Somewhat agree 288 18%
Agree 521 32%
Strongly agree 494 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 72 5%
Disagree 37 2%
Somewhat disagree 83 5%
Somewhat agree 325 20%
Agree 667 42%
Strongly agree 420 26%

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

ResponseNumberPercent
Strongly disagree 79 5%
Disagree 51 3%
Somewhat disagree 69 5%
Somewhat agree 273 18%
Agree 597 40%
Strongly agree 425 28%

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

ResponseNumberPercent
Strongly disagree 73 5%
Disagree 38 2%
Somewhat disagree 101 6%
Somewhat agree 333 21%
Agree 737 46%
Strongly agree 321 20%

Your Berkeley Plans

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

ResponseNumberPercent
African American Studies 6 0%
American Studies 6 0%
Ancnt Egypt/NE Art & Archae 1 0%
Anthropology 25 2%
Applied Mathematics 30 2%
Architecture 38 2%
Art 29 2%
Asian Am & Asian Diasp St 1 0%
Asian Studies 1 0%
Astrophysics 11 1%
Atmospheric Science 1 0%
BioE/MSE Joint Major 1 0%
Bioengineering 9 1%
Business Administration 105 7%
Chem Eng/MSE Joint Major 1 0%
Chemical Biology 11 1%
Chemical Engineering 17 1%
Chemistry 16 1%
Chemistry (L&S) 3 0%
Chicano Studies 5 0%
Civil Engineering 12 1%
Classical Civilizations 1 0%
Cognitive Science 9 1%
Comparative Literature 10 1%
Computer Science (L&S) 66 4%
Conserv & Resource Stds 5 0%
Data Science 30 2%
EECS/MSE Joint Major 13 1%
EECS/NE Joint Major 2 0%
Eco Mgmt & For - Forestry 1 0%
Eco Mgmt & For - Nat Res Mgmt 2 0%
Economics 113 7%
Electrical Eng & Comp Sci 56 4%
Energy Engineering 2 0%
Eng Math & Statistics 1 0%
English 72 5%
Environ Econ & Policy 12 1%
Environ Econ & Policy (L&S) 4 0%
Environmental Earth Science 1 0%
Environmental Eng Science 2 0%
Environmental Sciences 9 1%
Ethnic Studies 8 1%
Film 19 1%
Gender & Womens Studies 3 0%
Genetics & Plant Biology 6 0%
Geography 7 0%
Geology 4 0%
Geophysics 2 0%
Global Studies 19 1%
History 30 2%
History of Art 5 0%
Industrial Eng & Ops Rsch 2 0%
Integrative Biology 14 1%
Interdisciplinary Studies 16 1%
Japanese Language 5 0%
Legal Studies (L&S) 24 1%
Linguistics 11 1%
MCB-Biochem & Mol Biol 17 1%
MCB-Cell & Dev Biology 26 2%
MCB-Genetics 4 0%
MCB-Immunology 10 1%
MCB-Neurobiology 16 1%
ME/NE Joint Major 2 0%
MSE/ME Joint Major 2 0%
Materials Science & Eng 4 0%
Mathematics 40 3%
Mechanical Engineering 35 2%
Media Studies 74 5%
Microbial Biology 9 1%
Molecular Environ Biology 9 1%
Music 6 0%
Nuclear Engineering 4 0%
Nut Sci-Physio & Metabol 4 0%
Nut Sci-Dietetics 2 0%
Nutritional Science 1 0%
Ops Research & Mgmt Sci (L&S) 1 0%
Peace & Conflict Studies 1 0%
Philosophy 33 2%
Physics 25 2%
Political Economy 10 1%
Political Science 88 6%
Psychology 46 3%
Public Health (L&S) 22 1%
Rhetoric 11 1%
Slavic Lang & Lit 1 0%
Social Welfare (L&S) 18 1%
Society and Environment 12 1%
Sociology 62 4%
South & SE Asian Studies 2 0%
Spanish & Portuguese 7 0%
Statistics 25 2%
Sustainable Environ Dsgn 2 0%
Theater & Perf Studies 12 1%
Urban Studies 1 0%
Other, Not listed 4 0%
NOT CURRENTLY KNOWN 11 1%

Is that the major with which you expect to graduate?

ResponseNumberPercent
Yes 1,362 85%
No 233 15%

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

ResponseNumberPercent
American Studies 2 1%
Anthropology 3 1%
Applied Mathematics 7 3%
Architecture 4 2%
Art 1 0%
Asian Am & Asian Diasp St 1 0%
Bioengineering 1 0%
Business Administration 8 4%
Chemical Biology 2 1%
Chemical Engineering 3 1%
Chemistry 4 2%
Civil Engineering 2 1%
Cognitive Science 3 1%
Comparative Literature 1 0%
Computer Science (L&S) 7 3%
Conserv & Resource Stds 8 4%
Data Science 5 2%
EECS/MSE Joint Major 1 0%
Economics 23 10%
Electrical Eng & Comp Sci 1 0%
English 8 4%
Environ Econ & Policy 3 1%
Environ Econ & Policy (L&S) 1 0%
Environmental Eng Science 1 0%
Environmental Sciences 2 1%
Ethnic Studies 1 0%
Film 1 0%
Gender & Womens Studies 1 0%
Global Studies 4 2%
History 3 1%
Integrative Biology 1 0%
Interdisciplinary Studies 3 1%
Legal Studies (L&S) 5 2%
Linguistics 2 1%
MCB-Biochem & Mol Biol 2 2%
MCB-Cell & Dev Biology 4 2%
MCB-Genetics 1 0%
MCB-Immunology 3 1%
MCB-Neurobiology 2 1%
ME/NE Joint Major 1 0%
Mathematics 3 1%
Mechanical Engineering 7 3%
Media Studies 13 6%
Molecular Environ Biology 1 0%
Philosophy 9 4%
Physics 1 0%
Political Economy 8 4%
Political Science 9 4%
Psychology 7 3%
Rhetoric 2 1%
Social Welfare (L&S) 1 0%
Society and Environment 1 0%
Sociology 24 10%
South & SE Asian Studies 1 0%
Spanish & Portuguese 2 1%
Statistics 1 0%
Theater & Perf Studies 2 1%
Urban Studies 1 0%
NOT CURRENTLY KNOWN 2 1%

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

First:

ResponseNumberPercent
Intellectual curiosity in the subject 484 31%
Enjoyment or Passion for the subject 603 39%
Leads to a high paying job 111 7%
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 166 11%
Parental desires 20 1%
Allows time for other activities 18 1%
Provides international opportunities 41 3%
Prestige 15 1%
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 72 5%
Other (specify) [Contact OPA for more information] 22 1%

Second:

ResponseNumberPercent
Intellectual curiosity in the subject 390 25%
Enjoyment or Passion for the subject 454 29%
Leads to a high paying job 143 9%
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 268 17%
Parental desires 19 1%
Allows time for other activities 37 2%
Provides international opportunities 97 6%
Prestige 35 2%
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 97 6%
Other (specify) [Contact OPA for more information] 6 0%

Third:

ResponseNumberPercent
Intellectual curiosity in the subject 227 15%
Enjoyment or Passion for the subject 167 11%
Leads to a high paying job 208 14%
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 379 25%
Parental desires 29 2%
Allows time for other activities 63 4%
Provides international opportunities 126 8%
Prestige 64 4%
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 235 15%
Other (specify) [Contact OPA for more information] 37 2%

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 40 65 85 353 568 458
3% 4% 5% 23% 36% 29%
Prepare me to succeed in a career 10 17 28 222 552 736
1% 1% 2% 14% 35% 47%
Prepare me to build a better life for myself and/or my family 12 15 37 238 535 733
1% 1% 2% 15% 34% 47%
Teach me to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures 29 45 79 343 543 522
2% 3% 5% 22% 35% 33%
Prepare me to make a difference in this world 17 15 57 279 539 662
1% 1% 4% 18% 34% 42%
Allow me to create own field of study (combine disciplines, create own major, etc.) 73 93 152 357 456 433
5% 6% 10% 23% 29% 28%
Prepare me to get the job I desire 12 15 42 266 567 664
1% 1% 3% 17% 36% 42%
Help increase my social consciousness (e.g., be more aware of diversity in people and issues; doing things for the public good) 35 37 78 307 521 584
2% 2% 5% 20% 33% 37%
Help me to be more open to and understanding of different opinions and points of view (e.g., openness, freedom) 30 35 65 314 542 583
2% 2% 4% 20% 35% 37%

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 585 38%
Work full-time 566 37%
Work part-time 30 2%
Be self-employed 20 1%
Study or work abroad 63 4%
Join armed forces 8 1%
Join Peace Corps 13 1%
Paid internship 50 3%
Unpaid internship/volunteer 11 1%
Take a year off (travel/gap year, etc.) 60 4%
Other 17 1%
I have no idea at this point 126 8%

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

ResponseNumberPercent
Architecture 39 3%
Business/Finance 247 16%
Communications/Arts/Entertainment 142 9%
Education/Teaching 124 8%
Electrical Engineering/Computers 110 7%
Engineering 102 7%
Environmental/Natural Resources 51 3%
Government/Nonprofit/Social Services 125 8%
Law 150 10%
Research 128 8%
Medicine 120 8%
Other Health-Related Field 38 3%
Other 60 4%
I have no idea whatsoever 112 7%

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

ResponseNumberPercent
Bachelor's degree (BA, BS, etc.) 220 14%
Academic master's (MA, MS, etc.) 215 14%
Business master's (MBA) 160 10%
Other professional master's (MEd, MPP, MPH, MFA, MLIS, MSN, MSW, M.ARCH, etc.) 107 7%
Doctorate (PhD, EdD, etc.) 336 22%
Law degree (LLB or JD) 156 10%
Medical doctor (MD) 66 4%
Medical doctorate other than MD (DO, DDS, DVM, etc.) 13 1%
Multiple doctoral degrees (MD/PhD) 52 3%
Teaching credential 9 1%
Other, not listed 12 1%
I don't know yet 199 13%

If you selected "Other" to any of the above, please provide a brief description.

[Contact OPA for more information]

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 4 17 109 261 617 541
0% 1% 7% 17% 40% 35%
Explain methods, ideas, or concepts and use them to solve problems 5 31 105 299 560 544
0% 2% 7% 19% 36% 35%
Break down material into component parts or arguments into assumptions to see the basis for different outcomes and conclusions 9 65 146 327 553 448
1% 4% 9% 21% 36% 29%
Judge the value of information, ideas, actions, and conclusions based on the soundness of sources, methods and reasoning 11 44 157 308 573 456
1% 3% 10% 20% 37% 29%
Create or generate new ideas, products or ways of understanding 30 126 179 323 518 373
2% 8% 12% 21% 33% 24%

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 3 13 70 205 546 709
0% 1% 5% 13% 35% 46%
Incorporated ideas or concepts from different courses when completing assignments 12 59 138 304 522 512
1% 4% 9% 20% 34% 33%
Examined how others gathered and interpreted data and assessed the soundness of their conclusions 26 78 168 324 530 419
2% 5% 11% 21% 34% 27%
Reconsidered your own position on a topic after assessing the arguments of others 16 65 170 310 535 448
1% 4% 11% 20% 35% 29%

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