Results of the Fall 1999 UES and the Spring 2000 Undergraduate Experience Surveys Combined

1. How well do you think you are doing in each of the following areas?

a. Time management
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Poor 9.2% 8.9% 10.2% 69 52 17
Fair 33.4% 32.1% 37.7% 250 187 63
Good 44.5% 45.2% 41.9% 333 263 70
Excellent 13.0% 13.7% 10.2% 97 80 17
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 749 582 167
b. Managing finances
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Poor 7.3% 6.7% 9.6% 55 39 16
Fair 29.7% 27.8% 36.5% 223 162 61
Good 42.9% 43.6% 40.7% 322 254 68
Excellent 20.0% 22.0% 13.2% 150 128 22
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 750 583 167
c. Maintaining good physical health and fitness
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Poor 12.9% 13.1% 12.1% 96 76 20
Fair 37.6% 36.3% 42.4% 281 211 70
Good 37.5% 37.8% 36.4% 280 220 60
Excellent 12.0% 12.9% 9.1% 90 75 15
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 747 582 165
d. Handling stress
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Poor 9.3% 10.1% 6.6% 70 59 11
Fair 31.2% 29.8% 35.9% 234 174 60
Good 44.3% 44.9% 41.9% 332 262 70
Excellent 15.2% 15.1% 15.6% 114 88 26
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 750 583 167
e. Maintaining a high enough GPA
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Poor 16.1% 15.1% 19.3% 120 88 32
Fair 32.3% 32.0% 33.1% 241 186 55
Good 37.3% 37.3% 37.3% 279 217 62
Excellent 14.3% 15.5% 10.2% 107 90 17
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 747 581 166

2. To what extent is your Berkeley undergraduate education facilitating your development in the following areas?

a. Writing skills
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Not at all 6.1% 6.5% 4.8% 46 38 8
Slightly 18.4% 17.0% 23.5% 138 99 39
Moderately 36.5% 36.5% 36.7% 274 213 61
A great deal 31.3% 31.2% 31.9% 235 182 53
To the fullest extent 7.6% 8.9% 3.0% 57 52 5
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 750 584 166
b. Computer skills
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Not at all 10.1% 11.3% 6.0% 76 66 10
Slightly 23.7% 23.3% 25.1% 178 136 42
Moderately 31.3% 30.7% 33.5% 235 179 56
A great deal 25.6% 24.7% 28.7% 192 144 48
To the fullest extent 9.3% 10.1% 6.6% 70 59 11
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 751 584 167
c. Research skills
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Not at all 9.2% 9.6% 7.8% 69 56 13
Slightly 18.1% 18.7% 16.2% 136 109 27
Moderately 34.1% 33.1% 37.7% 256 193 63
A great deal 27.7% 27.1% 29.9% 208 158 50
To the fullest extent 10.8% 11.5% 8.4% 81 67 14
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 750 583 167
d. Speaking and oral presentation skills
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Not at all 14.1% 14.9% 11.4% 106 87 19
Slightly 25.6% 25.7% 25.1% 192 150 42
Moderately 35.7% 33.6% 43.1% 268 196 72
A great deal 20.0% 20.7% 17.4% 150 121 29
To the fullest extent 4.7% 5.1% 3.0% 35 30 5
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 751 584 167
e. Appreciation of art, music, and literature
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Not at all 13.2% 13.6% 12.0% 99 79 20
Slightly 20.9% 19.6% 25.1% 156 114 42
Moderately 26.5% 27.5% 22.8% 198 160 38
A great deal 26.2% 25.1% 29.9% 196 146 50
To the fullest extent 13.2% 14.1% 10.2% 99 82 17
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 748 581 167
f. Understanding the social sciences
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Not at all 5.7% 6.4% 3.6% 43 37 6
Slightly 16.2% 16.2% 16.2% 121 94 27
Moderately 30.2% 29.0% 34.1% 226 169 57
A great deal 31.5% 30.4% 35.3% 236 177 59
To the fullest extent 16.4% 18.0% 10.8% 123 105 18
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 749 582 167
g. Knowledge of science and technology
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Not at all 6.7% 7.8% 3.0% 50 45 5
Slightly 15.1% 14.3% 18.0% 113 83 30
Moderately 26.8% 27.4% 24.6% 200 159 41
A great deal 29.7% 27.8% 36.5% 222 161 61
To the fullest extent 21.7% 22.8% 18.0% 162 132 30
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 747 580 167
h. Interpersonal skills
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Not at all 6.3% 6.9% 4.2% 47 40 7
Slightly 16.0% 16.2% 15.7% 120 94 26
Moderately 30.7% 30.2% 32.5% 230 176 54
A great deal 32.5% 31.3% 36.7% 243 182 61
To the fullest extent 14.4% 15.5% 10.8% 108 90 18
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 748 582 166
i. Personal values
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Not at all 13.0% 13.6% 10.8% 97 79 18
Slightly 17.8% 16.3% 22.8% 133 95 38
Moderately 28.0% 27.0% 31.7% 210 157 53
A great deal 26.8% 27.8% 23.4% 201 162 39
To the fullest extent 14.4% 15.3% 11.4% 108 89 19
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 749 582 167
j. Sense of civic responsibility
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Not at all 11.9% 12.2% 10.8% 89 71 18
Slightly 23.2% 22.7% 25.1% 174 132 42
Moderately 31.0% 30.2% 33.5% 232 176 56
A great deal 21.8% 22.5% 19.2% 163 131 32
To the fullest extent 12.1% 12.4% 11.4% 91 72 19
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 749 582 167

3. Given your own needs and interests, how would you rate the access, availability or opportunity for the following items?

a. Contact with faculty outside the classroom
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Definitely not enough 10.8% 11.2% 9.5% 81 65 16
Not quite enough 26.5% 25.1% 31.5% 199 146 53
Sufficient 54.0% 54.1% 53.6% 405 315 90
More than enough 8.7% 9.6% 5.4% 65 56 9
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 750 582 168
b. Required courses in my major
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Definitely not enough 6.5% 6.5% 6.6% 49 38 11
Not quite enough 17.1% 18.5% 12.0% 128 108 20
Sufficient 58.0% 54.4% 70.7% 435 317 118
More than enough 18.4% 20.6% 10.8% 138 120 18
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 750 583 167
c. Breadth requirement courses
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Definitely not enough 3.6% 3.8% 3.0% 27 22 5
Not quite enough 15.7% 16.0% 15.0% 117 92 25
Sufficient 58.4% 56.4% 65.3% 434 325 109
More than enough 22.2% 23.8% 16.8% 165 137 28
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 743 576 167
d. Advising from faculty on academic issues
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Definitely not enough 17.2% 17.6% 16.1% 129 102 27
Not quite enough 38.1% 37.1% 41.7% 285 215 70
Sufficient 36.8% 36.7% 36.9% 275 213 62
More than enough 7.9% 8.6% 5.4% 59 50 9
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 748 580 168
e. Advising from staff on academic issues
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Definitely not enough 6.7% 3.8% 16.9% 49 21 28
Not quite enough 22.9% 19.5% 34.3% 166 109 57
Sufficient 52.8% 55.7% 42.8% 383 312 71
More than enough 17.6% 21.1% 6.0% 128 118 10
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 726 560 166
f. Advising from faculty on career or graduate school issues
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Definitely not enough 24.5% 24.5% 24.6% 180 139 41
Not quite enough 38.2% 37.5% 40.7% 281 213 68
Sufficient 31.4% 31.2% 32.3% 231 177 54
More than enough 5.9% 6.9% 2.4% 43 39 4
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 735 568 167
g. Advising from staff on career or graduate school issues
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Definitely not enough 22.8% 23.1% 21.8% 166 130 36
Not quite enough 36.9% 36.5% 38.2% 268 205 63
Sufficient 34.7% 34.2% 36.4% 252 192 60
More than enough 5.6% 6.2% 3.6% 41 35 6
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 727 562 165
h. Advising from staff or faculty on personal issues
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Definitely not enough 27.9% 29.4% 22.6% 202 165 37
Not quite enough 37.5% 37.4% 37.8% 272 210 62
Sufficient 32.3% 30.7% 37.8% 234 172 62
More than enough 2.3% 2.5% 1.8% 17 14 3
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 725 561 164
i. Student internships
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Definitely not enough 16.6% 16.8% 15.8% 122 96 26
Not quite enough 43.0% 41.6% 47.9% 316 237 79
Sufficient 33.1% 33.7% 30.9% 243 192 51
More than enough 7.3% 7.9% 5.5% 54 45 9
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 735 570 165
j. Employment that offers practical work experience
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Definitely not enough 17.6% 17.4% 18.6% 129 98 31
Not quite enough 41.0% 39.4% 46.7% 300 222 78
Sufficient 34.3% 35.3% 31.1% 251 199 52
More than enough 7.0% 8.0% 3.6% 51 45 6
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 731 564 167
k. Part-time employment
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Definitely not enough 11.0% 10.8% 11.4% 80 61 19
Not quite enough 24.5% 22.2% 32.5% 179 125 54
Sufficient 52.9% 53.9% 49.4% 386 304 82
More than enough 11.6% 13.1% 6.6% 85 74 11
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 730 564 166
l. Locations for informal socialization on campus
  Total 1999 Fall 2000 Spring Total 1999 Fall 2000 Spring
Definitely not enough 12.4% 12.8% 11.4% 92 73 19
Not quite enough 30.2% 29.4% 32.9% 223 168 55
Sufficient 44.0% 42.5% 49.1% 325 243 82
More than enough 13.4% 15.4% 6.6% 99 88 11
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 739 572 167
m. Off-campus housing            
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Definitely not enough 58.2% 57.1% 61.9% 434 330 104
Not quite enough 28.7% 29.8% 25.0% 214 172 42
Sufficient 11.0% 10.7% 11.9% 82 62 20
More than enough 2.1% 2.4% 1.2% 16 14 2
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 746 578 168

4. How satisfied have you been with the quality of the following?

a. Faculty instruction
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Very dissatisfied 1.7% 1.9% 1.2% 13 11 2
Dissatisfied 11.4% 12.7% 7.1% 86 74 12
Satisfied 60.1% 58.7% 64.9% 452 343 109
Very satisfied 26.7% 26.7% 26.8% 201 156 45
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 752 584 168
b. Graduate student instruction
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Very dissatisfied 3.2% 3.8% 1.2% 23 21 2
Dissatisfied 19.1% 19.5% 17.9% 139 109 30
Satisfied 57.6% 55.7% 63.7% 419 312 107
Very satisfied 20.2% 21.1% 17.3% 147 118 29
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 728 560 168
c. Advising from faculty on academic issues
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Very dissatisfied 8.2% 8.7% 6.7% 61 50 11
Dissatisfied 32.2% 33.0% 29.3% 238 190 48
Satisfied 51.9% 50.3% 57.3% 384 290 94
Very satisfied 7.7% 8.0% 6.7% 57 46 11
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 740 576 164
d. Advising from staff on academic issues
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Very dissatisfied 7.6% 8.0% 6.1% 56 46 10
Dissatisfied 32.2% 32.5% 30.9% 237 186 51
Satisfied 52.2% 51.0% 56.4% 385 292 93
Very satisfied 8.0% 8.4% 6.7% 59 48 11
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 737 572 165
e. Advising from faculty on career or graduate school issues
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Very dissatisfied 13.7% 15.2% 8.6% 98 84 14
Dissatisfied 40.2% 39.8% 41.7% 288 220 68
Satisfied 39.5% 37.4% 46.6% 283 207 76
Very satisfied 6.6% 7.6% 3.1% 47 42 5
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 716 553 163
f. Advising from staff on career or graduate school issues
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Very dissatisfied 13.7% 15.2% 8.5% 98 84 14
Dissatisfied 38.3% 37.7% 40.2% 274 208 66
Satisfied 42.0% 40.6% 47.0% 301 224 77
Very satisfied 6.0% 6.5% 4.3% 43 36 7
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 716 552 164
g. Advising from staff or faculty on personal issues
  Total 1999 Fall 2000 Spring Total 1999 Fall 2000 Spring
Very dissatisfied 16.0% 17.4% 11.2% 112 94 18
Dissatisfied 34.9% 35.7% 32.3% 245 193 52
Satisfied 46.2% 43.6% 54.7% 324 236 88
Very satisfied 3.0% 3.3% 1.9% 21 18 3
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 702 541 161
h. Your current housing situation            
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Very dissatisfied 12.6% 12.2% 13.8% 94 71 23
Dissatisfied 20.5% 20.0% 22.2% 153 116 37
Satisfied 42.0% 41.5% 43.7% 314 241 73
Very satisfied 25.0% 26.3% 20.4% 187 153 34
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 748 581 167
i. Getting a major that you wanted
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Very dissatisfied 6.5% 6.2% 7.3% 47 35 12
Dissatisfied 12.8% 12.8% 12.7% 93 72 21
Satisfied 43.8% 41.7% 50.9% 319 235 84
Very satisfied 37.0% 39.3% 29.1% 269 221 48
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 728 563 165
j. Overall academic experience
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Very dissatisfied 2.4% 2.4% 2.4% 18 14 4
Dissatisfied 13.3% 13.0% 14.4% 100 76 24
Satisfied 55.2% 55.7% 53.3% 414 325 89
Very satisfied 29.1% 28.8% 29.9% 218 168 50
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 750 583 167
k. Overall quality of student life on campus
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Very dissatisfied 3.9% 4.0% 3.6% 29 23 6
Dissatisfied 17.0% 18.1% 13.2% 127 105 22
Satisfied 54.7% 53.4% 59.3% 408 309 99
Very satisfied 24.4% 24.5% 24.0% 182 142 40
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 746 579 167
l. UC Berkeley overall
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Very dissatisfied 1.9% 1.9% 1.8% 14 11 3
Dissatisfied 10.7% 10.7% 10.8% 80 62 18
Satisfied 51.5% 52.1% 49.7% 386 303 83
Very satisfied 35.9% 35.4% 37.7% 269 206 63
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 749 582 167

5. During the current academic year, how many hours per week do you expect to spend on the following activities?

a. Employed for pay on-campus
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
None 66.5% 65.8% 68.9% 496 381 115
1-5 6.3% 6.0% 7.2% 47 35 12
6-10 11.3% 11.6% 10.2% 84 67 17
11-15 10.9% 11.9% 7.2% 81 69 12
16-20 3.9% 3.1% 6.6% 29 18 11
21 or more 1.2% 1.6% 0.0% 9 9  
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 746 579 167
b. Employed for pay off-campus
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
None 71.1% 70.5% 73.2% 527 404 123
1-5 6.5% 5.6% 9.5% 48 32 16
6-10 7.4% 7.9% 6.0% 55 45 10
11-15 7.2% 7.5% 6.0% 53 43 10
16-20 0.0% 4.2% 5.4%   24 9
21 or more 0.0% 4.4% 0.0%   25  
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 741 573 168
c. Helping out at home or with a family business
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
None 73.3% 73.2% 73.7% 543 420 123
1-5 18.4% 18.1% 19.2% 136 104 32
6-10 4.2% 3.7% 6.0% 31 21 10
11-15 1.6% 1.9% 0.6% 12 11 1
16-20 0.7% 0.7% 0.6% 5 4 1
21 or more 1.9% 2.4% 0.0% 14 14  
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 741 574 167
d. Unpaid internship
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
None 80.7% 80.8% 80.4% 599 464 135
1-5 9.8% 10.1% 8.9% 73 58 15
6-10 5.9% 5.6% 7.1% 44 32 12
11-15 1.5% 1.2% 2.4% 11 7 4
16-20 0.7% 0.5% 1.2% 5 3 2
21 or more 1.3% 1.7% 0.0% 10 10  
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 742 574 168
e. Volunteer activities or community service
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
None 42.8% 41.5% 47.0% 317 238 79
1-5 43.3% 45.0% 37.5% 321 258 63
6-10 10.8% 11.0% 10.1% 80 63 17
11-15 2.0% 1.2% 4.8% 15 7 8
16-20 0.7% 0.7% 0.6% 5 4 1
21 or more 0.4% 0.5% 0.0% 3 3  
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 741 573 168
f. In a leadership role (such as officer) in co-curricular services
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
None 62.9% 61.9% 66.3% 466 356 110
1-5 23.1% 24.0% 19.9% 171 138 33
6-10 8.6% 8.5% 9.0% 64 49 15
11-15 2.7% 2.3% 4.2% 20 13 7
16-20 1.3% 1.6% 0.6% 10 9 1
21 or more 1.3% 1.7% 0.0% 10 10  
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 741 575 166
g. As a participant in co-curricular activities
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
None 39.8% 38.2% 45.2% 294 218 76
1-5 39.2% 41.0% 33.3% 290 234 56
6-10 11.8% 11.4% 13.1% 87 65 22
11-15 3.8% 2.8% 7.1% 28 16 12
16-20 2.8% 3.3% 1.2% 21 19 2
21 or more 2.6% 3.3% 0.0% 19 19  
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 739 571 168

6. To what extent is your paid employment this academic year related to your academic interests or skills?

 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Do not work 43.6% 41.3% 51.2% 316 231 85
Not Related 22.5% 24.7% 15.1% 163 138 25
Slightly related 11.7% 11.6% 12.0% 85 65 20
Somewhat related 12.6% 13.1% 10.8% 91 73 18
Highly related 90.3% 9.3% 10.8% 655 52 18
  100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 725 559 166

7. Students work for a variety of reasons. If you are working or are considering working while at Cal, how important are the following in determining if and how much you work?

a. Earn money for essentials such as academic fees, food, or housing
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Not important 15.6% 15.3% 16.4% 107 81 26
Somewhat important 17.2% 15.9% 21.4% 118 84 34
Important 22.0% 19.7% 29.6% 151 104 47
Very important 45.3% 49.1% 32.7% 311 259 52
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 687 528 159
b. Earn money for social or recreational activities
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Not important 10.9% 10.6% 11.9% 75 56 19
Somewhat important 26.5% 24.7% 32.7% 182 130 52
Important 37.8% 37.0% 40.3% 259 195 64
Very important 24.8% 27.7% 15.1% 170 146 24
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 686 527 159
c. Obtain work experience (for example, for my resume)
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Not important 8.0% 9.1% 4.4% 55 48 7
Somewhat important 15.6% 15.3% 16.4% 107 81 26
Important 31.9% 30.7% 35.8% 219 162 57
Very important 44.5% 44.9% 43.4% 306 237 69
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 687 528 159
d. Provide money for my parents or family
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Not important 59.4% 61.7% 51.9% 406 324 82
Somewhat important 21.7% 19.8% 27.8% 148 104 44
Important 10.7% 10.3% 12.0% 73 54 19
Very important 8.2% 8.2% 8.2% 56 43 13
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 683 525 158

8. If you are currently working, how much per hour does your job pay?

 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Zero/ Do not work 41.0% 49.7% 44.0% 291 290 55
Less than $6 8.7% 1.2% 0.8% 62 7 1
$6-$6.99 3.7% 4.3% 4.8% 26 25 6
$7-$7.99 7.8% 8.4% 7.2% 55 49 9
$8-$8.99 5.2% 4.8% 6.4% 37 28 8
$9-$9.99 6.2% 6.2% 7.2% 44 36 9
$10-$10.99 10.2% 10.8% 20.0% 72 63 25
$11-$11.99 6.2% 3.3% 1.6% 44 19 2
$12-$12.99 3.1% 3.4% 3.2% 22 20 4
$13-$14.99 2.3% 2.1% 2.4% 16 12 3
$15-$19.99 2.8% 2.9% 1.6% 20 17 2
$20.-$29.99 2.1% 2.2% 0.8% 15 13 1
$30 and above 0.7% 0.9% 0.0% 5 5  
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 709 584 125

9. How often do you use the following for note taking and reviewing class materials this semester?

a. Notes I take by hand
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Not at all 1.5% 1.4% 1.8% 11 8 3
Rarely 5.5% 5.3% 6.0% 41 31 10
Sometimes 13.7% 12.8% 16.7% 103 75 28
Often 79.4% 80.5% 75.6% 597 470 127
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 752 584 168
b. Notes I take on a laptop or portable computer
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Not at all 91.6% 92.4% 88.7% 685 536 149
Rarely 5.1% 5.0% 5.4% 38 29 9
Sometimes 2.1% 1.6% 4.2% 16 9 7
Often 1.2% 1.0% 1.8% 9 6 3
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 748 580 168
c. Black Lightning notes
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Not at all 68.9% 71.6% 59.9% 515 415 100
Rarely 15.4% 15.3% 15.6% 115 89 26
Sometimes 12.6% 10.3% 20.4% 94 60 34
Often 3.1% 2.8% 4.2% 23 16 7
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 747 580 167
d. Notes from a UC Berkeley course sponsored internet site
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Not at all 66.6% 67.8% 62.5% 499 394 105
Rarely 11.9% 12.6% 9.5% 89 73 16
Sometimes 13.0% 12.0% 16.1% 97 70 27
Often 8.5% 7.6% 11.9% 64 44 20
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 749 581 168
e. Notes from the Berkeley Internet Broadcasting System
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Not at all 87.6% 90.3% 78.0% 655 524 131
Rarely 4.4% 3.6% 7.1% 33 21 12
Sometimes 4.1% 3.1% 7.7% 31 18 13
Often 3.9% 2.9% 7.1% 29 17 12
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 748 580 168
f. Notes from internet sites such as versity.com
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Not at all 94.6% 95.0% 93.5% 707 550 157
Rarely 3.3% 2.8% 5.4% 25 16 9
Sometimes 1.3% 1.6% 0.6% 10 9 1
Often 0.7% 0.7% 0.6% 5 4 1
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 747 579 168
g. Notes borrowed from classmates
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Not at all 25.2% 25.9% 22.8% 189 151 38
Rarely 50.1% 51.4% 45.5% 376 300 76
Sometimes 21.8% 20.0% 28.1% 164 117 47
Often 2.9% 2.7% 3.6% 22 16 6
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 751 584 167

10. What type of housing do you live in?

 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
University owned residence hall 31.2% 28.3% 41.3% 234 165 69
University owned apartment 0.7% 0.7% 0.6% 5 4 1
Fraternity or sorority 4.9% 4.8% 5.4% 37 28 9
International House 0.9% 1.0% 0.6% 7 6 1
Cooperative 5.2% 4.8% 6.6% 39 28 11
With parents or relatives 4.1% 4.8% 1.8% 31 28 3
Private apartment 39.5% 40.8% 35.3% 297 238 59
Private house or duplex 8.8% 10.1% 4.2% 66 59 7
Room in private house 4.4% 4.6% 3.6% 33 27 6
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.6% 2 1 1
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 751 584 167

11. How did you hear about your current housing?

 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Community living office 23.0% 20.5% 29.4% 128 81 47
Friends 42.6% 44.9% 36.9% 237 178 59
Newspaper 2.9% 3.3% 1.9% 16 13 3
Other commercial listing 11.9% 12.4% 10.6% 66 49 17
Internet 3.2% 3.8% 1.9% 18 15 3
Other 16.4% 15.2% 19.4% 91 60 31
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 556 396 160

12. About how much do you spend on housing (rent or housing payments plus utilities) per month?

 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
$1-$299 2.4% 2.1% 3.4% 13 8 5
$300-$399 7.7% 9.3% 3.4% 41 36 5
$400-$499 13.7% 14.2% 12.4% 73 55 18
$500-$599 25.0% 27.7% 17.9% 133 107 26
$600-$699 21.5% 22.8% 17.9% 114 88 26
$700-$799 15.4% 13.0% 22.1% 82 50 32
$800-$899 5.8% 3.4% 12.4% 31 13 18
$900-$1000 3.6% 3.1% 4.8% 19 12 7
Over $1000 4.7% 4.4% 5.5% 25 17 8
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 531 386 145

13. When did you move into your current housing?

 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Fall 1998 or earlier 32.3% 34.9% 23.5% 235 196 39
Spring 1999 5.9% 6.2% 4.8% 43 35 8
Summer 1999 17.6% 17.6% 17.5% 128 99 29
Fall 1999 43.3% 41.3% 50.0% 315 232 83
Spring 2000 1.0% 0.0% 4.2% 7   7
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 728 562 166

14. In choosing off-campus housing, there are various considerations or tradeoffs to make. Suppose you were looking for off-campus housing. Please rate how important the following considerations would be to you.

a. Within a block or two of public transportation
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Not that important 20.7% 21.5% 18.0% 151 121 30
Important 28.3% 25.6% 37.1% 206 144 62
Very Important 26.3% 26.5% 25.7% 192 149 43
Essential 24.7% 26.3% 19.2% 180 148 32
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 729 562 167
b. Within a couple of miles or so from campus
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Not that important 3.1% 3.2% 3.0% 23 18 5
Important 10.3% 9.2% 13.9% 75 52 23
Very Important 20.1% 18.8% 24.7% 147 106 41
Essential 66.5% 68.8% 58.4% 486 389 97
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 731 565 166
c. Rent of no more than $600 per month
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Not that important 7.2% 6.0% 11.4% 53 34 19
Important 20.4% 19.3% 24.0% 149 109 40
Very Important 24.2% 23.2% 27.5% 177 131 46
Essential 48.2% 51.5% 37.1% 353 291 62
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 732 565 167
d. A nice place, for example, spacious, in good condition, consistent with your tastes
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Not that important 5.1% 4.3% 7.8% 37 24 13
Important 27.8% 26.3% 32.9% 203 148 55
Very Important 35.8% 36.2% 34.1% 261 204 57
Essential 31.4% 33.2% 25.1% 229 187 42
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 730 563 167
e. In an especially safe neighborhood
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Not that important 7.8% 7.4% 9.0% 57 42 15
Important 30.3% 29.7% 32.3% 222 168 54
Very Important 30.9% 31.0% 30.5% 226 175 51
Essential 31.0% 31.9% 28.1% 227 180 47
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 732 565 167

15. Suppose you were looking for off-campus housing. If relatively affordable newly constructed student apartments were available in downtown Oakland only a few blocks from a BART station, how willing would you be to consider living there?

 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
a. Very willing 8.9% 8.8% 9.0% 66 51 15
b. Willing 19.4% 19.2% 19.8% 144 111 33
c. Somewhat willing 35.5% 35.9% 34.1% 264 207 57
d. Not willing 36.3% 36.0% 37.1% 270 208 62
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 744 577 167

16. Do you have an AC Transit bus pass?

 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Yes 77.1% 80.2% 66.5% 576 465 111
No 22.9% 19.8% 33.5% 171 115 56
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 747 580 167

17. If you have an AC transit bus pass, about how many times per week do you use it?

(Percents excluding Zero row)

 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Zero/ No AC Transit Pass       256 228 28
1 26.7% 26.7% 26.7% 123 95 28
2 17.4% 17.7% 16.2% 80 63 17
3 10.2% 10.4% 9.5% 47 37 10
4 8.2% 8.1% 8.6% 38 29 9
5 9.5% 11.0% 4.8% 44 39 5
6 3.3% 2.8% 4.8% 15 10 5
7 2.0% 1.1% 4.8% 9 4 5
8 3.5% 3.1% 4.8% 16 11 5
9 1.1% 0.0% 4.8% 5   5
10 8.0% 9.6% 2.9% 37 34 3
11-14 4.1% 4.2% 3.8% 19 15 4
15-19 4.1% 3.7% 5.7% 19 13 6
20-28 2.0% 1.7% 2.9% 9 6 3
Totals 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 717 584 133

18. If you drive to campus, where do you typically park?

(Percents exclude the Don't drive row.)

 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Don't drive       258 146 112
UC structure/lot 77.5% 81.7% 28.9% 369 358 11
On street meter 5.3% 4.6% 13.2% 25 20 5
Other paid parking 5.9% 4.6% 21.1% 28 20 8
Hill Area 2.7% 2.7% 2.6% 13 12 1
On street unpaid 3.2% 1.4% 23.7% 15 6 9
Other 4.4% 3.9% 10.5% 21 17 4
  1.1% 1.1% 0.0% 5 5  
Total       734 584 150

19. While a Berkeley undergraduate, what are your plans for the summer of 2000? (Check all that apply)

a. Will have graduated by then
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Yes 22.3% 25.0% 13.1% 165 143 22
No or Blank 77.7% 75.0% 86.9% 574 428 146
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 739 571 168
b. Attend summer session(s) at Berkeley
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Yes 29.7% 28.1% 35.1% 219 160 59
No or Blank 70.3% 71.9% 64.9% 518 409 109
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 737 569 168
c. Attend summer session(s) elsewhere in California, the USA, or abroad
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Yes 21.7% 21.2% 23.2% 160 121 39
No or Blank 78.3% 78.8% 76.8% 578 449 129
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 738 570 168
d. Work full-time
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Yes 37.0% 37.1% 36.7% 272 211 61
No or Blank 63.0% 62.9% 63.3% 463 358 105
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 735 569 166
f. Work part-time
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Yes 40.4% 38.8% 45.8% 298 221 77
No or Blank 59.6% 61.2% 54.2% 440 349 91
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 738 570 168
g. Stay in the Bay Area
 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Yes 39.4% 38.2% 43.5% 291 218 73
No or Blank 60.6% 61.8% 56.5% 447 352 95
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 738 570 168

20. When do you estimate you will graduate? Select a term and a year.

 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Fall 1999 3.2% 4.1% 0.0% 24 24  
Spring 2000 19.2% 21.4% 11.3% 143 125 18
Summer 2000 2.4% 2.2% 3.1% 18 13 5
Fall 2000 6.1% 6.0% 6.3% 45 35 10
Spring 2001 17.2% 18.7% 11.9% 128 109 19
Summer 2001 1.1% 0.9% 1.9% 8 5 3
Fall 2001 4.4% 3.6% 7.5% 33 21 12
Spring 2002 21.1% 21.1% 21.3% 157 123 34
Summer 2002 0.7% 0.5% 1.3% 5 3 2
Fall 2002 1.5% 1.4% 1.9% 11 8 3
Spring 2003 16.2% 14.8% 21.3% 120 86 34
Summer 2003 1.6% 0.5% 5.6% 12 3 9
Fall 2003 2.6% 2.6% 2.5% 19 15 4
Spring 2004 1.9% 1.7% 2.5% 14 10 4
Summer 2004 0.1% 0.0% 0.6% 1   1
Fall 2004 0.7% 0.5% 1.3% 5 3 2
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 743 583 160

21. How concerned are you about the extent of student loan debt you will have by the time you graduate?

 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
I do not have any student loans 45.0% 44.2% 47.9% 337 257 80
No concern 7.1% 6.9% 7.8% 53 40 13
Some concern 23.0% 24.1% 19.2% 172 140 32
Worried 13.8% 13.2% 15.6% 103 77 26
Very worried 11.2% 11.7% 9.6% 84 68 16
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 749 582 167

22. Based on your experience at Berkeley, would you advise someone close to you, for example, a younger brother or sister, to attend Cal?

 Total1999 Fall2000 SpringTotal1999 Fall2000 Spring
Definitely 49.3% 48.8% 50.9% 363 282 81
Probably 41.8% 42.0% 40.9% 308 243 65
Probably not 7.7% 8.1% 6.3% 57 47 10
Definitely not 1.2% 1.0% 1.9% 9 6 3
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 737 578 159

23. Why would you offer this advice about attending or not attending Cal? Please explain why in your own words.

Open-ended response.

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