2016 UCUES: Part 1

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Academic Engagement
Time Allocation
Educational Experiences
Campus Climate for Diversity
Evaluation of the Major & Educational Experience
Cocurricular Experiences
Academic and Personal Development
Overall Satisfaction and Agreement
Plans and Aspirations

Academic Engagement

During this academic year, how often have you done each of the following?

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Contributed to a class discussion 127 860 2,208 1,897 1,967 1,341
1.5% 10.2% 26.3% 22.6% 23.4% 16.0%
Brought up ideas or concepts from different courses during class discussions 376 1,526 2,360 1,825 1,520 785
4.5% 18.2% 28.1% 21.7% 18.1% 9.4%
Asked an insightful question in class 471 1,639 2,513 1,812 1,294 672
5.6% 19.5% 29.9% 21.6% 15.4% 8.0%
Found your courses so interesting that you did more work than was required 624 1,854 2,613 1,677 1,050 585
7.4% 22.1% 31.1% 20.0% 12.5% 7.0%
Communicated with the instructor outside of class about issues and concepts derived from a course 934 1,912 2,287 1,545 1,078 647
11.1% 22.8% 27.2% 18.4% 12.8% 7.7%
Made a class presentation 1,104 1,679 2,462 1,525 1,062 560
13.2% 20.0% 29.3% 18.2% 12.7% 6.7%
Had a class in which the professor knew or learned your name 753 1,370 1,979 1,580 1,398 1,335
8.9% 16.3% 23.5% 18.8% 16.6% 15.9%

How frequently have you engaged in these activities so far this academic year?

NeverOne timeTwo timesThree or more times
Taken a small research-oriented seminar with faculty 5,767 1,653 632 372
68.5% 19.6% 7.5% 4.4%
Chosen challenging courses 250 1,201 2,627 4,332
3.0% 14.3% 31.2% 51.5%
Worked with a faculty member on an activity other than coursework (e.g., student organization, campus committee, cultural activity) 4,810 1,782 920 914
57.1% 21.1% 10.9% 10.8%

How frequently during this academic year have you done each of the following?

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Turned in a course assignment late 3,636 2,886 1,069 342 182 174
43.9% 34.8% 12.9% 4.1% 2.2% 2.1%
Gone to class unprepared 842 2,656 2,871 1,103 552 255
10.2% 32.1% 34.7% 13.3% 6.7% 3.1%
Skipped class 821 2,868 2,496 1,026 617 424
9.9% 34.8% 30.2% 12.4% 7.5% 5.1%
Increased your academic effort due to the high standards of a faculty member 467 844 2,108 2,181 1,843 810
5.7% 10.2% 25.5% 26.4% 22.3% 9.8%
Substantially revised a paper before submitting it to be graded 697 1,094 1,969 1,650 1,633 1,229
8.4% 13.2% 23.8% 19.9% 19.7% 14.9%
Sought academic help from an instructor or tutor when needed 947 1,565 2,275 1,498 1,208 794
11.4% 18.9% 27.5% 18.1% 14.6% 9.6%
Studied with a group of classmates outside of class 618 1,323 2,083 1,547 1,414 1,300
7.5% 16.0% 25.1% 18.7% 17.1% 15.7%
Worked on class projects with classmates outside of class 712 1,172 2,016 1,678 1,481 1,225
8.6% 14.1% 24.3% 20.3% 17.9% 14.8%
Helped a classmate better understand the course material when studying together 396 895 2,262 1,890 1,669 1,176
4.8% 10.8% 27.3% 22.8% 20.1% 14.2%

On average, how much of your assigned course reading have you completed this academic year?

ResponseNumberPercent
0-10% 259 3.1%
11-20% 351 4.2%
21-30% 565 6.8%
31-40% 570 6.9%
41-50% 689 8.3%
51-60% 912 11.0%
61-70% 1,128 13.6%
71-80% 1,556 18.8%
81-90% 1,229 14.8%
91-100% 1,033 12.5%

Time Allocation

During this academic year, how many hours do you spend in a typical week (7 days) on the following activities? (Must be numeric, enter 0 for none)

- Paid employment (including internships) on campus:

ResponseNumberPercent
None 5,196 64.9%
Some other amount 2,806 35.1%

- Paid employment (including internships) off campus:

ResponseNumberPercent
None 5,822 75.1%
Some other amount 1,934 24.9%

Of your total hours spent working for pay, about how many hours were related to your academic interests? (Must be numeric, enter 0 for none)

ResponseNumberPercent
None 2,232 53.7%
Some other amount 1,922 46.3%

During this academic year, how many hours do you spend in a typical week (7 days) on the following activities?

01-56-1011-1516-2021-2526-30More than 30
Attending classes, discussion sections, or labs 20 455 1,235 2,483 2,225 1,008 351 339
0.2% 5.6% 15.2% 30.6% 27.4% 12.4% 4.3% 4.2%
Studying and other academic activities outside of class 44 717 1,761 1,856 1,508 894 548 774
0.5% 8.8% 21.7% 22.9% 18.6% 11.0% 6.8% 9.6%
Attending cultural events, movies, concerts, sports or other entertainment with others 1,362 4,657 1,182 469 221 89 60 65
16.8% 57.5% 14.6% 5.8% 2.7% 1.1% 0.7% 0.8%
Performing community service or volunteer activities 3,448 3,028 847 375 177 106 59 68
42.5% 37.3% 10.4% 4.6% 2.2% 1.3% 0.7% 0.8%
Participating in physical exercise, recreational sports, or physically active hobbies 1,366 4,047 1,606 566 229 141 61 101
16.8% 49.9% 19.8% 7.0% 2.8% 1.7% 0.8% 1.2%
Participating in spiritual or religious activities 5,719 1,556 359 214 107 65 35 62
70.5% 19.2% 4.4% 2.6% 1.3% 0.8% 0.4% 0.8%
Participating in student clubs or organizations 2,234 3,002 1,451 719 316 172 72 140
27.6% 37.0% 17.9% 8.9% 3.9% 2.1% 0.9% 1.7%
Socializing with friends 316 2,949 2,463 1,217 591 232 111 216
3.9% 36.4% 30.4% 15.0% 7.3% 2.9% 1.4% 2.7%
Partying 3,967 2,979 669 235 115 56 36 56
48.9% 36.7% 8.2% 2.9% 1.4% 0.7% 0.4% 0.7%
Spending time with family 4,314 2,455 561 300 140 95 59 159
53.4% 30.4% 6.9% 3.7% 1.7% 1.2% 0.7% 2.0%
Spending time on entertainment from television, internet, and other media 256 2,531 2,425 1,431 672 329 134 331
3.2% 31.2% 29.9% 17.6% 8.3% 4.1% 1.7% 4.1%

During this academic year, what was the average number of hours per night you slept on weeknights?

ResponseNumberPercent
4 or less 318 3.9%
5 1,104 13.6%
6 2,516 30.9%
7 2,717 33.4%
8 1,254 15.4%
9 or more 223 2.7%

Educational Experiences

Have you completed or are you now participating in the following activities at UC Berkeley?

Yes, doing now or have doneNo
First-year seminar 3,069 4,964
38.2% 61.8%
Learning community (taking two or more linked classes with the same cohort of students) 2,492 5,487
31.2% 68.8%
Living-learning program(s) (where students with common interests live together and share learning experiences in and out of the classroom) 956 7,070
11.9% 88.1%
Writing-intensive/enriched course(s) 4,172 3,842
52.1% 47.9%
Academic experiences with a diversity (e.g., race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.) focus 4,162 3,860
51.9% 48.1%
Capstone or thesis project(s) 1,223 6,811
15.2% 84.8%
Academic service learning or community-based learning experience 2,155 5,860
26.9% 73.1%
Research or creative project outside of regular course requirements 3,444 4,592
42.9% 57.1%
Credit bearing internship, practicum, or field experience 1,920 6,100
23.9% 76.1%
Non-credit bearing internship, practicum, or field experience 3,109 4,907
38.8% 61.2%
Honors program 707 7,330
8.8% 91.2%
Leadership program 1,113 6,916
13.9% 86.1%
Entrepreneurial program 421 7,589
5.3% 94.7%
On-campus academic experiences with an international/global focus 1,260 6,768
15.7% 84.3%
Study abroad-academically-focused time outside of the U.S. in which at least 1 academic credit is accrued 1,164 6,873
14.5% 85.5%

Indicate the following scholarship, research, and creative activities that you are currently doing or have completed as a UC Berkeley student.

Yes, doing now or have doneNo
A research project or research paper as part of your coursework 5,840 2,190
72.7% 27.3%
At least one research methods course 3,564 4,461
44.4% 55.6%
At least one independent study course 1,845 6,168
23.0% 77.0%
Assist faculty in conducting research 2,346 5,638
29.4% 70.6%
A creative project as part of your coursework (e.g., musical or theatrical performance, marketing campaign, curating an art exhibit) 2,537 5,485
31.6% 68.4%
Assist faculty with their creative project 623 7,392
7.8% 92.2%

You indicated that you are assisting or have assisted faculty with research. Which of the following best describes the nature of that assistance?

ResponseNumberPercent
As a research participant 272 11.6%
As a research assistant 1,986 84.7%
Other 86 3.7%

Was your assistance with research for...

ResponseNumberPercent
Course credit 1,308 55.8%
Pay without course credit 313 13.4%
Volunteer without pay or course credit 721 30.8%

Was your assistance with the creative project for...

ResponseNumberPercent
Course credit 274 44.2%
Pay without course credit 73 11.8%
Volunteer without pay or course credit 273 44.0%

This academic year, how often have you done each of the following?

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Appreciate the world from someone else's perspective - In the classroom 208 602 1,751 1,846 2,136 1,454
2.6% 7.5% 21.9% 23.1% 26.7% 18.2%
Appreciate the world from someone else's perspective - Outside the classroom 116 336 1,360 1,733 2,422 2,005
1.5% 4.2% 17.1% 21.7% 30.4% 25.2%
Interact with someone with views that are different from your own - In the classroom 138 624 1,712 1,862 1,987 1,629
1.7% 7.8% 21.5% 23.4% 25.0% 20.5%
Interact with someone with views that are different from your own - Outside the classroom 75 399 1,396 1,875 2,248 1,949
0.9% 5.0% 17.6% 23.6% 28.3% 24.5%
Discuss and navigate controversial issues - In the classroom 402 1,155 1,869 1,659 1,644 1,237
5.0% 14.5% 23.5% 20.8% 20.6% 15.5%
Discuss and navigate controversial issues - Outside the classroom 147 622 1,625 1,815 2,025 1,734
1.8% 7.8% 20.4% 22.8% 25.4% 21.8%

Campus Climate for Diversity and Inclusiveness

Please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements in terms of yourself.

Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
Students of my race/ethnicity are respected on this campus 273 410 848 2,186 2,895 1,312
3.4% 5.2% 10.7% 27.6% 36.5% 16.6%
Students of my socio-economic status are respected on this campus 290 446 904 1,881 3,081 1,319
3.7% 5.6% 11.4% 23.7% 38.9% 16.7%
Students of my gender are respected on this campus 205 354 789 2,010 3,105 1,452
2.6% 4.5% 10.0% 25.4% 39.2% 18.3%
Students of my religious beliefs are respected on this campus 224 329 757 2,113 3,161 1,292
2.8% 4.2% 9.6% 26.8% 40.1% 16.4%
Students of my political beliefs are respected on this campus 330 339 632 1,591 3,066 1,941
4.2% 4.3% 8.0% 20.1% 38.8% 24.6%
Students of my sexual orientation are respected on this campus 114 134 315 1,133 3,387 2,829
1.4% 1.7% 4.0% 14.3% 42.8% 35.8%

Please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements in terms of yourself.

Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agreeNot Applicable
Students of my immigration background are respected on this campus 269 301 544 1,404 2,083 1,123 2,196
4.7% 5.3% 9.5% 24.5% 36.4% 19.6% -
Students with a physical, psychological, or learning disability like mine are respected on this campus 242 334 582 1,209 1,582 764 3,163
5.1% 7.1% 12.3% 25.7% 33.6% 16.2% -

Please select your level of agreement with the following statements.

Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
Overall, I feel comfortable with the climate for diversity and inclusiveness at UC Berkeley 375 504 974 2,414 2,695 965
4.7% 6.4% 12.3% 30.5% 34.0% 12.2%
Overall, I feel comfortable with the campus climate for diversity and inclusiveness in my major 251 360 671 1,470 1,804 754
4.7% 6.8% 12.6% 27.7% 34.0% 14.2%
Overall, I feel comfortable with the climate for diversity and inclusiveness in my classes 328 435 896 2,279 2,927 1,054
4.1% 5.5% 11.3% 28.8% 37.0% 13.3%
UC Berkeley is a safe and secure campus 709 1,216 1,978 2,325 1,262 428
9.0% 15.4% 25.0% 29.4% 15.9% 5.4%
UC Berkeley is a welcoming campus 301 474 1,074 2,729 2,423 921
3.8% 6.0% 13.6% 34.4% 30.6% 11.6%

Evaluation of the Major & Educational Experience

VERSION FOR SINGLE MAJOR:
The next section of this questionnaire asks you to evaluate your major based on your experience. Below is your major according to University records. Please select the major that you will evaluate. If you have changed majors and would like to evaluate your new major, please select that option and then choose your new major from the subsequent list.

ResponseNumberPercent
MAJOR_TEXT1 4,635 97.1%
Other
[Contact OPA for more information]
137 2.9%

VERSION FOR MULTIPLE MAJORS:
The next section of this questionnaire asks you to evaluate your major based on your experience. Below are listed your major(s) according to University records. Please select the major that you will evaluate. If you do not want to evaluate the first major listed, then you will need to make another selection. If you have changed majors and would like to evaluate your new major, please select that option and then choose your new major from the subsequent list.

ResponseNumberPercent
MAJOR_TEXT1 293 51.3%
MAJOR_TEXT2 276 48.3%
Other
[Contact OPA for more information]
2 0.4%

Note: On selecting "Other", the respondent is directed to "Please select your new major from the following list" question and asked to select a new major from a drop down list.

Were the following factors very important to you in deciding on your major?

NoYes
Intellectual curiosity 236 5,083
4.4% 95.6%
Leads to a high-paying job 2,729 2,568
51.5% 48.5%
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 744 4,567
14.0% 86.0%
Parental/family desires 3,858 1,438
72.8% 27.2%
Prestige 2,908 2,384
55.0% 45.0%
Could not get into my first-choice major 4,753 535
89.9% 10.1%
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 1,902 3,399
35.9% 64.1%
Other, please elaborate
[Contact OPA for more information]
1,246 388
76.3% 23.7%

Thinking back over your coursework in your major this academic year, how often were you required to do the following?

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Recognize or recall specific facts, terms, and concepts 21 124 538 862 1,670 2,073
0.4% 2.3% 10.2% 16.3% 31.6% 39.2%
Explain methods, ideas, or concepts and use them to solve problems 29 105 382 814 1,781 2,169
0.5% 2.0% 7.2% 15.4% 33.7% 41.1%
Break down course material into component parts to see the basis for different outcomes and conclusions 51 183 573 985 1,738 1,752
1.0% 3.5% 10.8% 18.6% 32.9% 33.2%
Judge the value of information, ideas, actions, and conclusions based on the soundness of sources, methods, and reasoning 108 283 626 1,016 1,573 1,676
2.0% 5.4% 11.9% 19.2% 29.8% 31.7%
Create or generate new ideas, products, or ways of understanding 146 477 823 1,094 1,348 1,399
2.8% 9.0% 15.6% 20.7% 25.5% 26.5%

Thinking back over your coursework this academic year, how often were you required to do the following?

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Recognize or recall specific facts, terms, and concepts 12 39 221 444 869 1,008
0.5% 1.5% 8.5% 17.1% 33.5% 38.9%
Explain methods, ideas, or concepts and use them to solve problems 11 50 206 446 944 935
0.4% 1.9% 7.9% 17.2% 36.4% 36.1%
Break down course material into component parts to see the basis for different outcomes and conclusions 27 110 387 570 850 648
1.0% 4.2% 14.9% 22.0% 32.8% 25.0%
Judge the value of information, ideas, actions, and conclusions based on the soundness of sources, methods, and reasoning 50 155 405 616 806 566
1.9% 6.0% 15.6% 23.7% 31.0% 21.8%
Create or generate new ideas, products, or ways of understanding 68 221 499 657 666 482
2.6% 8.5% 19.2% 25.3% 25.7% 18.6%

Thinking back over your coursework in your major this academic year, how often did you do each of the following?

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Used facts and examples to support your viewpoint 95 218 531 865 1,637 1,922
1.8% 4.1% 10.1% 16.4% 31.1% 36.5%
Incorporated ideas or concepts from different courses when completing assignments 78 316 804 1,115 1,538 1,418
1.5% 6.0% 15.3% 21.2% 29.2% 26.9%
Examined how others gathered and interpreted data and assessed the soundness of their conclusions 196 470 869 1,095 1,412 1,227
3.7% 8.9% 16.5% 20.8% 26.8% 23.3%
Reconsidered your own position on a topic after assessing the arguments of others 207 456 1,052 1,143 1,336 1,076
3.9% 8.7% 20.0% 21.7% 25.4% 20.4%

Thinking back over all of your coursework this academic year, how often did you do each of the following?

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Used facts and examples to support your viewpoint 15 43 237 492 927 869
0.6% 1.7% 9.2% 19.0% 35.9% 33.6%
Incorporated ideas or concepts from different courses when completing assignments 42 237 540 636 679 444
1.6% 9.2% 20.9% 24.7% 26.3% 17.2%
Examined how others gathered and interpreted data and assessed the soundness of their conclusions 74 268 564 677 645 355
2.9% 10.4% 21.8% 26.2% 25.0% 13.7%
Reconsidered your own position on a topic after assessing the arguments of others 43 188 548 684 715 402
1.7% 7.3% 21.2% 26.5% 27.7% 15.6%

Please answer the following questions about your major.

NoYes
Do you understand how the requirements of your major combine to produce a coherent understanding of a field of study? 471 4,798
8.9% 91.1%
Are the major requirements well defined? 405 4,863
7.7% 92.3%
Are department rules and policies clearly communicated? 719 4,551
13.6% 86.4%
Is the description of the major in the catalog accurate? 407 4,849
7.7% 92.3%

How often have you experienced the following?

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Open channels of communication between faculty and students regarding student needs, concerns, and suggestions 225 800 1,651 1,967 2,124 1,046
2.9% 10.2% 21.1% 25.2% 27.2% 13.4%
Students treated equitably and fairly by the faculty 76 259 986 1,886 3,073 1,527
1.0% 3.3% 12.6% 24.2% 39.4% 19.6%
Clear explanation of what constitutes plagiarism 105 332 838 1,300 2,548 2,679
1.3% 4.3% 10.7% 16.7% 32.7% 34.3%
Faculty providing prompt and useful feedback on student work 96 504 1,486 2,308 2,323 1,079
1.2% 6.5% 19.1% 29.6% 29.8% 13.8%
Faculty maintaining respectful interactions in classes 46 104 576 1,343 3,347 2,386
0.6% 1.3% 7.4% 17.2% 42.9% 30.6%
Opportunities for active participation in lecture and discussion classes 62 290 974 1,778 2,731 1,969
0.8% 3.7% 12.5% 22.8% 35.0% 25.2%
An instructor who increases your enthusiasm for the subject 101 435 1,213 1,791 2,332 1,943
1.3% 5.6% 15.5% 22.9% 29.8% 24.9%

How satisfied are you with each of the following aspects of your educational experience in the major?

Very dissatisfiedDissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedSomewhat satisfiedSatisfiedVery satisfiedNot Applicable-No courses taken
Variety of courses available in your major 146 227 577 1,219 1,710 1,277 60
2.8% 4.4% 11.2% 23.6% 33.2% 24.8% -
Quality of upper-division courses in your major 67 118 302 927 1,707 1,609 494
1.4% 2.5% 6.4% 19.6% 36.1% 34.0% -
Communication between students and the department 171 288 624 1,330 1,630 1,087 111
3.3% 5.6% 12.2% 25.9% 31.8% 21.2% -
Quality of lower-division courses in your major 180 384 722 1,258 1,253 662 722
4.0% 8.6% 16.2% 28.2% 28.1% 14.8% -

How satisfied are you with each of the following aspects of your educational experience overall?

Very dissatisfiedDissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedSomewhat satisfiedSatisfiedVery satisfied
Academic advising by faculty 318 570 1,113 2,610 2,280 857
4.1% 7.4% 14.4% 33.7% 29.4% 11.1%
Academic advising by school or college staff 448 676 1,180 2,389 2,137 901
5.8% 8.7% 15.3% 30.9% 27.6% 11.7%
Academic advising by departmental staff 348 528 1,008 2,362 2,311 1,164
4.5% 6.8% 13.1% 30.6% 29.9% 15.1%
Quality of faculty instruction 106 239 648 2,095 3,219 1,408
1.4% 3.1% 8.4% 27.2% 41.7% 18.3%
Quality of teaching by graduate students (TAs, AIs) 147 275 699 2,235 2,975 1,430
1.9% 3.5% 9.0% 28.8% 38.3% 18.4%
Availability of courses for general education or breadth requirements 204 462 1,005 2,349 2,827 905
2.6% 6.0% 13.0% 30.3% 36.5% 11.7%
Availability of courses needed for graduation 218 421 1,011 2,152 2,985 967
2.8% 5.4% 13.0% 27.8% 38.5% 12.5%
Access to small classes 597 1,026 1,603 2,096 1,838 590
7.7% 13.2% 20.7% 27.0% 23.7% 7.6%
Access to faculty outside of class 273 544 1,210 2,487 2,477 747
3.5% 7.0% 15.6% 32.1% 32.0% 9.7%
Ability to get into a major that you want 483 388 746 1,626 2,920 1,584
6.2% 5.0% 9.6% 21.0% 37.7% 20.4%
Opportunities for research experience or to produce creative products 398 699 1,461 2,398 1,993 782
5.1% 9.0% 18.9% 31.0% 25.8% 10.1%
Educational enrichment programs (e.g., service-learning, study abroad, internships) 274 496 1,156 2,676 2,357 758
3.6% 6.4% 15.0% 34.7% 30.5% 9.8%
Availability of library research resources 109 171 508 2,110 3,133 1,685
1.4% 2.2% 6.6% 27.3% 40.6% 21.8%

How many professors do you know well enough to ask for a letter of recommendation in support of an application for a job or for graduate or professional school?

ResponseNumberPercent
Zero 2,910 37.4%
1 2,159 27.7%
2 1,610 20.7%
3 697 9.0%
4 or more 409 5.3%

Cocurricular Experiences

While a student at UC Berkeley have you been involved or are you currently involved in a student organization(s)?

ResponseNumberPercent
Yes 5,725 73.3%
No 2,081 26.7%

Are you or have you been an officer of a student organization?

ResponseNumberPercent
Yes 3,118 55.1%
No 2,536 44.9%

During the current academic year, how often have you done the following activities in a student club or organization of which you are a member? Note: People sometimes talk about "co-curricular learning," meaning the learning that students do outside of the classroom, focusing on student clubs and organizations.

Never1-2 times3-5 timesMore than 5 times
Chaired a meeting 2,875 940 539 1,310
50.8% 16.6% 9.5% 23.1%
Planned an event 1,615 1,631 1,100 1,328
28.5% 28.7% 19.4% 23.4%
Promoted or marketed an event 1,373 1,519 1,128 1,648
24.2% 26.8% 19.9% 29.1%
Led or facilitated a discussion 1,904 1,399 859 1,487
33.7% 24.8% 15.2% 26.3%
Recruited new members for the organization/club 1,494 1,692 961 1,533
26.3% 29.8% 16.9% 27.0%
Mediated a dispute 2,814 1,509 667 677
49.7% 26.6% 11.8% 11.9%
Partnered with a community organization or organized community outreach 2,418 1,629 828 805
42.6% 28.7% 14.6% 14.2%
Developed a budget 3,275 1,265 541 600
57.6% 22.3% 9.5% 10.6%
Delegated tasks to others 1,821 1,282 946 1,636
32.0% 22.6% 16.6% 28.8%

Please rate how important your interactions with other students in student clubs and organizations have been to each of the following:

Of no importanceSomewhat importantVery importantEssential
Becoming more dependable and reliable 420 1,423 2,180 1,633
7.4% 25.2% 38.5% 28.9%
Learning how to resolve disputes 757 1,632 1,893 1,352
13.4% 29.0% 33.6% 24.0%
Developing an ability to work with others to accomplish a goal 337 1,042 2,181 2,078
6.0% 18.5% 38.7% 36.9%
Developing your knowledge of how organizations work 352 1,253 2,243 1,795
6.2% 22.2% 39.7% 31.8%
Understanding how to succeed in competitive situations 820 1,504 1,923 1,397
14.5% 26.6% 34.1% 24.8%
Developing oral presentation skills 674 1,337 1,883 1,750
11.9% 23.7% 33.4% 31.0%
Developing networking skills 489 1,256 2,011 1,888
8.7% 22.3% 35.6% 33.5%
Developing writing skills 1,369 1,670 1,490 1,119
24.2% 29.6% 26.4% 19.8%

Academic and Personal Development

Please rate your level of proficiency in the following areas when you started at this campus and now.

Very poorPoorFairGoodVery goodExcellent
Analytical and critical thinking skills (when you started here) 95 442 2,501 3,018 1,282 349
1.2% 5.7% 32.5% 39.3% 16.7% 4.5%
Analytical and critical thinking skills (now) 27 66 504 2,328 3,530 1,220
0.4% 0.9% 6.6% 30.3% 46.0% 15.9%
Ability to be clear and effective when writing (when you started here) 172 645 2,313 2,684 1,416 424
2.2% 8.4% 30.2% 35.1% 18.5% 5.5%
Ability to be clear and effective when writing (now) 35 152 920 2,579 2,941 1,023
0.5% 2.0% 12.0% 33.7% 38.4% 13.4%
Ability to read and comprehend academic material (when you started here) 197 779 2,485 2,707 1,132 341
2.6% 10.2% 32.5% 35.4% 14.8% 4.5%
Ability to read and comprehend academic material (now) 36 119 689 2,374 3,140 1,272
0.5% 1.6% 9.0% 31.1% 41.2% 16.7%
Understanding your field of study (i.e., college major) (when you started here) 724 1,676 2,728 1,796 551 164
9.5% 21.9% 35.7% 23.5% 7.2% 2.1%
Understanding your field of study (i.e., college major) (now) 64 136 670 1,927 3,186 1,649
0.8% 1.8% 8.8% 25.2% 41.7% 21.6%
Quantitative (mathematical and statistical) skills (when you started here) 308 760 2,426 2,640 1,165 351
4.0% 9.9% 31.7% 34.5% 15.2% 4.6%
Quantitative (mathematical and statistical) skills (now) 163 475 1,677 2,550 2,044 738
2.1% 6.2% 21.9% 33.3% 26.7% 9.7%
Oral communication skills (when you started here) 207 792 2,494 2,503 1,189 480
2.7% 10.3% 32.5% 32.7% 15.5% 6.3%
Oral communication skills (now) 67 204 1,024 2,569 2,617 1,178
0.9% 2.7% 13.4% 33.5% 34.2% 15.4%

Please rate your level of proficiency in the following areas when you started at this campus and now.

Very poorPoorFairGoodVery goodExcellent
Ability to understand international perspectives (economic, political, social, cultural) (when you started here) 339 1,313 2,701 2,122 832 364
4.4% 17.1% 35.2% 27.7% 10.8% 4.7%
Ability to understand international perspectives (economic, political, social, cultural) (now) 60 180 990 2,430 2,795 1,206
0.8% 2.3% 12.9% 31.7% 36.5% 15.7%
Leadership skills (when you started here) 169 783 2,507 2,546 1,236 419
2.2% 10.2% 32.7% 33.2% 16.1% 5.5%
Leadership skills (now) 76 321 1,355 2,513 2,372 1,016
1.0% 4.2% 17.7% 32.8% 31.0% 13.3%
Library and online information research skills (e.g., finding books, articles, evaluating information sources (when you started here) 381 1,285 2,730 2,193 782 273
5.0% 16.8% 35.7% 28.7% 10.2% 3.6%
Library and online information research skills (e.g., finding books, articles, evaluating information sources (now) 70 299 1,302 2,694 2,290 983
0.9% 3.9% 17.0% 35.3% 30.0% 12.9%
Ability to prepare and make a presentation (when you started here) 127 572 2,531 2,799 1,212 403
1.7% 7.5% 33.1% 36.6% 15.9% 5.3%
Ability to prepare and make a presentation (now) 47 167 1,131 2,755 2,518 1,023
0.6% 2.2% 14.8% 36.1% 33.0% 13.4%
Ability to design, conduct, and evaluate research (when you started here) 598 1,670 2,902 1,815 529 138
7.8% 21.8% 37.9% 23.7% 6.9% 1.8%
Ability to design, conduct, and evaluate research (now) 174 499 1,572 2,440 2,204 750
2.3% 6.5% 20.6% 31.9% 28.9% 9.8%
Interpersonal skills (when you started here) 148 580 2,313 2,729 1,328 571
1.9% 7.6% 30.2% 35.6% 17.3% 7.4%
Interpersonal skills (now) 82 210 953 2,416 2,695 1,308
1.1% 2.7% 12.4% 31.5% 35.2% 17.1%

Overall Satisfaction and Agreement

How satisfied are you with the following aspects of your campus experiences/ education?

Very dissatisfiedDissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedSomewhat satisfiedSatisfiedVery satisfied
My UC Berkeley grade point average 834 1,234 1,561 1,846 1,511 678
10.9% 16.1% 20.4% 24.1% 19.7% 8.8%
Overall social experience 346 687 1,239 2,307 2,185 897
4.5% 9.0% 16.2% 30.1% 28.5% 11.7%
Overall academic experience 241 462 1,053 2,407 2,600 900
3.1% 6.0% 13.7% 31.4% 33.9% 11.7%
Value of your education for the price you are paying 557 684 1,255 2,090 1,916 1,154
7.3% 8.9% 16.4% 27.3% 25.0% 15.1%

Please select your level of agreement with the following statements.

Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
I feel valued as an individual at this campus 583 822 1,442 2,606 1,701 500
7.6% 10.7% 18.8% 34.0% 22.2% 6.5%
I feel that I belong at UC Berkeley 398 522 902 2,110 2,418 1,297
5.2% 6.8% 11.8% 27.6% 31.6% 17.0%
Knowing what I know now, I would still choose to enroll at UC Berkeley 327 338 748 1,623 2,222 2,392
4.3% 4.4% 9.8% 21.2% 29.0% 31.3%

Please select your level of agreement with the following statements.

Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
At UC Berkeley, I have been excluded from study groups because of my group membership (e.g., gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious belief, etc.) 3,494 2,384 710 609 309 150
45.6% 31.1% 9.3% 8.0% 4.0% 2.0%
Channels for expressing discrimination or harassment complaints are readily available to students at UC Berkeley 544 848 1,349 2,616 1,755 510
7.1% 11.1% 17.7% 34.3% 23.0% 6.7%
Top campus administrators are genuinely committed to promoting respect for and understanding of group differences at UC Berkeley 648 827 1,422 2,650 1,560 516
8.5% 10.8% 18.7% 34.8% 20.5% 6.8%
Faculty are genuinely committed to promoting respect for and understanding of group differences at UC Berkeley 265 461 979 2,763 2,303 863
3.5% 6.0% 12.8% 36.2% 30.2% 11.3%

Plans & Aspirations

Which of the following best represents your plans for after graduation?

ResponseNumberPercent
Enroll in graduate or professional school 2,605 33.8%
Work full-time 2,983 38.7%
Work part-time 79 1.0%
Be self-employed 74 1.0%
Study or work abroad 271 3.5%
Join armed forces 31 0.4%
Paid internship 205 2.7%
Unpaid internship/volunteer 52 0.7%
Take a year off 345 4.5%
Do something else 37 0.5%
I have no idea at this point 868 11.3%
Other, please specify
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149 1.9%

What career do you hope to eventually have after you have completed your education?

ResponseNumberPercent
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources 204 2.7%
Arts, Audio/Visual Technology, and Communications 342 4.4%
Business Management and Administration 572 7.4%
Education and Training 429 5.6%
Finance 349 4.5%
Government and Public Administration 397 5.2%
Health Science 1,161 15.1%
Hospitality and Tourism 14 0.2%
Human Services 197 2.6%
Information Technology 128 1.7%
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security 448 5.8%
Manufacturing 26 0.3%
Marketing, Sales, and Service 173 2.2%
Architecture and Construction 122 1.6%
Military Service 24 0.3%
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics 2,069 26.9%
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics 11 0.1%
Other, please specify
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447 5.8%
I have no idea whatsoever 576 7.5%

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

ResponseNumberPercent
Bachelor's degree (B.A., B.S., etc.) 939 14.2%
Teaching credential 55 0.8%
Business master's (M.B.A.) 902 13.6%
Other professional master's (M.Ed., M.PP., M.PH., M.FA., M.LIS., M.SN., M.SW., M.ARCH., etc.) 590 8.9%
Academic master's (M.A., M.S., etc.) 918 13.9%
Law degree (L.L.B. or J.D.) 544 8.2%
Medical doctorate other than M.D. (D.O., D.D.S., D.V.M., etc.) 179 2.7%
Medical doctor (M.D.) 648 9.8%
Doctorate (Ph.D., Ed.D., etc.) 1,499 22.6%
Multiple doctoral degrees (M.D./Ph.D.) 289 4.4%
Other, please elaborate
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60 0.9%

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