2003 SONS Freshmen: Results and Summary: Part 1

Your Decision to Come to Berkeley

1. At the time you learned that you were admitted to UC Berkeley, what choice was Berkeley among all the colleges you were admitted to?

[Q1_at_time_learned_that_we: 1] 29  (1.1%)   Only accepted by Berkeley
[Q1_at_time_learned_that_we: 2] 1600  (60.4%)   1st choice
[Q1_at_time_learned_that_we: 3] 1020  (38.5%)   2nd choice or lower

2. When did you make your final decision to attend UC Berkeley this fall? (Statement of Intent to Register deadline was May 1, 2003)

[Q2_when_did_make_final_dec: 1] 632  (23.9%)   April 6 or earlier
[Q2_when_did_make_final_dec: 2] 1131  (42.7%)   April 7 - 24
[Q2_when_did_make_final_dec: 3] 884  (33.4%)   April 25 or later

3. How difficult was it to choose Berkeley over other colleges that admitted you?

[Q3_how_difficul_was_choose: 1] 31  (1.2%)   Only accepted by Berkeley
[Q3_how_difficul_was_choose: 2] 940  (35.4%)   Not at all difficult
[Q3_how_difficul_was_choose: 3] 1045  (39.4%)   Somewhat difficult
[Q3_how_difficul_was_choose: 4] 356  (13.4%)   Difficult
[Q3_how_difficul_was_choose: 5] 281  (10.6%)   Very difficult

4. When you made your final decision to attend Berkeley, which of the colleges that admitted you ended up being your second choice?

[Q4_when_made_final_decisio: 1] 47  (42.0%)   Only applied to Berkeley (Skip to Question 7)
[Q4_when_made_final_decisio: 2] 65  (58.0%)   Only accepted by Berkeley (Skip to Question 7)

[Q4: 0] 79  (3.0%)   Select second-choice college here

  [Q4: 1] 291  (11.0%)   UC Davis 
  [Q4: 2] 58  (2.2%)   UC Irvine 
  [Q4: 3] 721  (27.2%)   UCLA 
  [Q4: 4] 11  (0.4%)   UC Riverside 
  [Q4: 5] 397  (15.0%)   UC San Diego 
  [Q4: 6] 108  (4.1%)   UC Santa Barbara 
  [Q4: 7] 61  (2.3%)   UC Santa Cruz 
  [Q4: 8] 4  (0.2%)   California Community College 
  [Q4: 9] 15  (0.6%)   California Institute of Technology 
  [Q4: 10] 4  (0.2%)   California State University, Fresno 
  [Q4: 11] 1  (0.0%)   California State University, Fullerton 
  [Q4: 12] 2  (0.1%)   California State University, Hayward 
  [Q4: 13] 2  (0.1%)   California State University, Long Beach 
  [Q4: 14] 35  (1.3%)   California State University, Los Angeles 
  [Q4: 15] 19  (0.7%)   California State University, San Diego 
  [Q4: 16] 41  (1.5%)   California State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) 
  [Q4: 17] 27  (1.0%)   California State University, Other 
  [Q4: 18] 9  (0.3%)   Claremont McKenna College 
  [Q4: 19] 18  (0.7%)   Harvey Mudd College 
  [Q4: 20] 7  (0.3%)   Loyola Marymount University 
  [Q4: 21] 5  (0.2%)   Mills College 
  [Q4: 22] 5  (0.2%)   Occidental College 
  [Q4: 23] 7  (0.3%)   Pomona College 
  [Q4: 24] 13  (0.5%)   Santa Clara University 
  [Q4: 25] 2  (0.1%)   Scripps College 
  [Q4: 26] 4  (0.2%)   St. Mary's College of California 
  [Q4: 27] 21  (0.8%)   Stanford University 
  [Q4: 28] 10  (0.4%)   University of the Pacific 
  [Q4: 29] 16  (0.6%)   University of San Diego 
  [Q4: 30] 83  (3.1%)   University of Southern California 
  [Q4: 31] 13  (0.5%)   Other California 
  [Q4: 32] 3  (0.1%)   Amherst College 
  [Q4: 33] 4  (0.2%)   Barnard college 
  [Q4: 34] 9  (0.3%)   Boston College 
  [Q4: 35] 18  (0.7%)   Boston University 
  [Q4: 36] 6  (0.2%)   Brandeis University 
  [Q4: 38] 8  (0.3%)   Brown University 
  [Q4: 40] 1  (0.0%)   Carleton College 
  [Q4: 41] 12  (0.5%)   Carnegie Mellon University 
  [Q4: 42] 14  (0.5%)   Columbia University 
  [Q4: 43] 51  (1.9%)   Cornell University 
  [Q4: 44] 4  (0.2%)   Dartmouth College 
  [Q4: 45] 10  (0.4%)   Duke University 
  [Q4: 46] 12  (0.5%)   Georgetown University 
  [Q4: 47] 4  (0.2%)   Harvard College 
  [Q4: 48] 13  (0.5%)   Johns Hopkins University 
  [Q4: 49] 9  (0.3%)   Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
  [Q4: 50] 2  (0.1%)   Mount Holyoke College 
  [Q4: 51] 36  (1.4%)   New York University 
  [Q4: 52] 30  (1.1%)   Northwestern University 
  [Q4: 53] 12  (0.5%)   Reed College 
  [Q4: 54] 6  (0.2%)   Rice University 
  [Q4: 55] 2  (0.1%)   Smith College 
  [Q4: 56] 3  (0.1%)   Swarthmore College 
  [Q4: 57] 10  (0.4%)   The University of Chicago 
  [Q4: 58] 5  (0.2%)   Tufts University 
  [Q4: 59] 2  (0.1%)   United States Air Force Academy 
  [Q4: 60] 28  (1.1%)   University of Michigan 
  [Q4: 61] 6  (0.2%)   University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
  [Q4: 62] 5  (0.2%)   University Of Notre Dame 
  [Q4: 63] 13  (0.5%)   University of Pennsylvania 
  [Q4: 64] 8  (0.3%)   Washington University in St.Louis 
  [Q4: 65] 14  (0.5%)   Wellesley College 
  [Q4: 66] 2  (0.1%)   Wesleyan University 
  [Q4: 67] 2  (0.1%)   Williams College 
  [Q4: 68] 3  (0.1%)   Yale University 
  [Q4: 69] 198  (7.5%)   Other Out-of-State

5. Below are three lists of factors and activities that can influence which college a student decides to attend. Think of your second-choice college on the one hand, and Berkeley on the other. For each factor, please tell us how much it influenced your decision.

General College Features

 1) Made me lean much more toward my second-choice college2) Made me lean somewhat more toward my second-choice college3) No influence4) Made me lean somewhat more toward Berkeley5) Made me lean much more toward Berkeley
Academic prestige and reputation [Q5a_acad_prestige_and_repu: 1] 40  (1.5%)   [Q5a_acad_prestige_and_repu: 2] 88  (3.4%)   [Q5a_acad_prestige_and_repu: 3] 169  (6.5%)   [Q5a_acad_prestige_and_repu: 4] 657  (25.4%)   [Q5a_acad_prestige_and_repu: 5] 1631  (63.1%)  
Academic competition not too intense [Q5b_acad_competition_not_t: 1] 208  (8.1%)   [Q5b_acad_competition_not_t: 2] 854  (33.1%)   [Q5b_acad_competition_not_t: 3] 1180  (45.8%)   [Q5b_acad_competition_not_t: 4] 230  (8.9%)   [Q5b_acad_competition_not_t: 5] 106  (4.1%)  
Academic support services [Q5c_acad_support_services: 1] 98  (3.8%)   [Q5c_acad_support_services: 2] 259  (10.0%)   [Q5c_acad_support_services: 3] 1552  (60.2%)   [Q5c_acad_support_services: 4] 453  (17.6%)   [Q5c_acad_support_services: 5] 216  (8.4%)  
Range of courses offered [Q5d_Range_of_courses_offer: 1] 36  (1.4%)   [Q5d_Range_of_courses_offer: 2] 121  (4.7%)   [Q5d_Range_of_courses_offer: 3] 983  (38.1%)   [Q5d_Range_of_courses_offer: 4] 830  (32.2%)   [Q5d_Range_of_courses_offer: 5] 608  (23.6%)  
Availability of majors of interest [Q5e_Availability_of_majors: 1] 84  (3.3%)   [Q5e_Availability_of_majors: 2] 252  (9.8%)   [Q5e_Availability_of_majors: 3] 834  (32.4%)   [Q5e_Availability_of_majors: 4] 708  (27.5%)   [Q5e_Availability_of_majors: 5] 698  (27.1%)  
Ability to get into my 1st choice major [Q5f_Ability_to_get_into_my: 1] 127  (4.9%)   [Q5f_Ability_to_get_into_my: 2] 287  (11.1%)   [Q5f_Ability_to_get_into_my: 3] 1411  (54.7%)   [Q5f_Ability_to_get_into_my: 4] 326  (12.6%)   [Q5f_Ability_to_get_into_my: 5] 428  (16.6%)  
Honors college program [Q5g_Honors_college_program: 1] 137  (5.3%)   [Q5g_Honors_college_program: 2] 223  (8.6%)   [Q5g_Honors_college_program: 3] 1924  (74.4%)   [Q5g_Honors_college_program: 4] 176  (6.8%)   [Q5g_Honors_college_program: 5] 125  (4.8%)  
Early admission or decision option [Q5h_Early_admission_or_dec: 1] 36  (1.4%)   [Q5h_Early_admission_or_dec: 2] 83  (3.2%)   [Q5h_Early_admission_or_dec: 3] 2372  (91.9%)   [Q5h_Early_admission_or_dec: 4] 45  (1.7%)   [Q5h_Early_admission_or_dec: 5] 45  (1.7%)  
Size of classes [Q5i_Size_of_classes: 1] 259  (10.0%)   [Q5i_Size_of_classes: 2] 634  (24.5%)   [Q5i_Size_of_classes: 3] 1488  (57.6%)   [Q5i_Size_of_classes: 4] 138  (5.3%)   [Q5i_Size_of_classes: 5] 66  (2.6%) 
Personal attention [Q5j_Personal_attention: 1] 305  (11.8%)   [Q5j_Personal_attention: 2] 626  (24.2%)   [Q5j_Personal_attention: 3] 1346  (52.1%)   [Q5j_Personal_attention: 4] 207  (8.0%)   [Q5j_Personal_attention: 5] 98  (3.8%)  
Access to faculty [Q5k_Access_to_faculty: 1] 206  (8.0%)   [Q5k_Access_to_faculty: 2] 494  (19.2%)   [Q5k_Access_to_faculty: 3] 1429  (55.5%)   [Q5k_Access_to_faculty: 4] 325  (12.6%)   [Q5k_Access_to_faculty: 5] 122  (4.7%)  
Opportunities for undergraduate research [Q5l_Opportunities_for_unde: 1] 66  (2.6%)   [Q5l_Opportunities_for_unde: 2] 156  (6.1%)   [Q5l_Opportunities_for_unde: 3] 1275  (49.5%)   [Q5l_Opportunities_for_unde: 4] 743  (28.9%)   [Q5l_Opportunities_for_unde: 5] 335  (13.0%)  
Availability of affordable on-campus housing [Q5m_Availability_of_afford: 1] 246  (9.5%)   [Q5m_Availability_of_afford: 2] 469  (18.2%)   [Q5m_Availability_of_afford: 3] 1268  (49.1%)   [Q5m_Availability_of_afford: 4] 389  (15.1%)   [Q5m_Availability_of_afford: 5] 209  (8.1%)  
Total value for my money [Q5n_Total_value_for_my_mon: 1] 103  (4.0%)   [Q5n_Total_value_for_my_mon: 2] 203  (7.9%)   [Q5n_Total_value_for_my_mon: 3] 756  (29.3%)   [Q5n_Total_value_for_my_mon: 4] 729  (28.3%)   [Q5n_Total_value_for_my_mon: 5] 789  (30.6%)  
Financial aid award [Q5o_Financial_aid_award: 1] 248  (9.6%)   [Q5o_Financial_aid_award: 2] 258  (10.0%)   [Q5o_Financial_aid_award: 3] 1334  (51.8%)   [Q5o_Financial_aid_award: 4] 367  (14.3%)   [Q5o_Financial_aid_award: 5] 366  (14.2%)  
Chance of getting into graduate or professional school [Q5p_Chance_of_gett_into_gr: 1] 54  (2.1%)   [Q5p_Chance_of_gett_into_gr: 2] 123  (4.8%)   [Q5p_Chance_of_gett_into_gr: 3] 739  (28.6%)   [Q5p_Chance_of_gett_into_gr: 4] 858  (33.2%)   [Q5p_Chance_of_gett_into_gr: 5] 808  (31.3%)  
Future employment opportunities [Q5q_Future_employment_oppo: 1] 53  (2.1%)   [Q5q_Future_employment_oppo: 2] 116  (4.5%)   [Q5q_Future_employment_oppo: 3] 540  (20.9%)   [Q5q_Future_employment_oppo: 4] 802  (31.0%)   [Q5q_Future_employment_oppo: 5] 1072  (41.5%)  
Making the right connections for career opportunities [Q5r_Mak_right_connections: 1] 58  (2.2%)   [Q5r_Mak_right_connections: 2] 138  (5.3%)   [Q5r_Mak_right_connections: 3] 644  (24.9%)   [Q5r_Mak_right_connections: 4] 812  (31.4%)   [Q5r_Mak_right_connections: 5] 931  (36.0%)  

Campus Life

 1) Made me lean much more toward my second-choice college2) Made me lean somewhat more toward my second-choice college3) No influence4) Made me lean somewhat more toward Berkeley5) Made me lean much more toward Berkeley
Overall social atmosphere [Q5a_Overall_social_atmosph: 1] 215  (8.4%)   [Q5a_Overall_social_atmosph: 2] 469  (18.2%)   [Q5a_Overall_social_atmosph: 3] 426  (16.6%)   [Q5a_Overall_social_atmosph: 4] 769  (29.9%)   [Q5a_Overall_social_atmosph: 5] 695  (27.0%)  
Liberal environment [Q5b_Liberal_environment: 1] 104  (4.0%)   [Q5b_Liberal_environment: 2] 184  (7.1%)   [Q5b_Liberal_environment: 3] 725  (28.2%)   [Q5b_Liberal_environment: 4] 814  (31.6%)   [Q5b_Liberal_environment: 5] 748  (29.0%)  
Conservative environment [Q5c_Conservative_environme: 1] 123  (4.8%)   [Q5c_Conservative_environme: 2] 269  (10.5%)   [Q5c_Conservative_environme: 3] 1931  (75.1%)   [Q5c_Conservative_environme: 4] 141  (5.5%)   [Q5c_Conservative_environme: 5] 107  (4.2%)  
Diverse student body [Q5d_Diverse_student_body: 1] 37  (1.4%)   [Q5d_Diverse_student_body: 2] 105  (4.1%)   [Q5d_Diverse_student_body: 3] 816  (31.7%)   [Q5d_Diverse_student_body: 4] 904  (35.1%)   [Q5d_Diverse_student_body: 5] 714  (27.7%)  
Intercollegiate athletics [Q5e_Intercollegiate_athlet: 1] 42  (1.6%)   [Q5e_Intercollegiate_athlet: 2] 102  (4.0%)   [Q5e_Intercollegiate_athlet: 3] 1783  (69.2%)   [Q5e_Intercollegiate_athlet: 4] 356  (13.8%)   [Q5e_Intercollegiate_athlet: 5] 294  (11.4%)  
Recreational facilities [Q5f_Recreational_facilitie: 1] 41  (1.6%)   [Q5f_Recreational_facilitie: 2] 155  (6.0%)   [Q5f_Recreational_facilitie: 3] 1588  (61.7%)   [Q5f_Recreational_facilitie: 4] 558  (21.7%)   [Q5f_Recreational_facilitie: 5] 233  (9.0%)  
Attractiveness of campus [Q5g_Attractiveness_of_camp: 1] 221  (8.6%)   [Q5g_Attractiveness_of_camp: 2] 535  (20.8%)   [Q5g_Attractiveness_of_camp: 3] 569  (22.1%)   [Q5g_Attractiveness_of_camp: 4] 774  (30.0%)   [Q5g_Attractiveness_of_camp: 5] 478  (18.5%)  
Attractiveness of surrounding area [Q5h_Attractiveness_of_surr: 1] 433  (16.8%)   [Q5h_Attractiveness_of_surr: 2] 657  (25.5%)   [Q5h_Attractiveness_of_surr: 3] 531  (20.6%)   [Q5h_Attractiveness_of_surr: 4] 538  (20.9%)   [Q5h_Attractiveness_of_surr: 5] 418  (16.2%)  
Large campus [Q5i_Large_campus: 1] 74  (2.9%)   [Q5i_Large_campus: 2] 231  (9.0%)  [Q5i_Large_campus: 3] 1418  (55.1%)   [Q5i_Large_campus: 4] 556  (21.6%)   [Q5i_Large_campus: 5] 295  (11.5%)  
Small intimate campus [Q5j_Small_intimate_campus: 1] 127  (4.9%)   [Q5j_Small_intimate_campus: 2] 356  (13.8%)   [Q5j_Small_intimate_campus: 3] 1941  (75.5%)   [Q5j_Small_intimate_campus: 4] 97  (3.8%)   [Q5j_Small_intimate_campus: 5] 50  (1.9%)  
Students on campus with backgrounds similar to mine [Q5k_Students_on_campus_wit: 1] 82  (3.2%)   [Q5k_Students_on_campus_wit: 2] 225  (8.7%)   [Q5k_Students_on_campus_wit: 3] 1422  (55.3%)   [Q5k_Students_on_campus_wit: 4] 600  (23.3%)   [Q5k_Students_on_campus_wit: 5] 243  (9.4%)  
Fun campus environment [Q5l_Fun_campus_environment: 1] 83  (3.2%)   [Q5l_Fun_campus_environment: 2] 318  (12.3%)   [Q5l_Fun_campus_environment: 3] 843  (32.7%)   [Q5l_Fun_campus_environment: 4] 888  (34.5%)   [Q5l_Fun_campus_environment: 5] 443  (17.2%)  
Serious campus environment [Q5m_Serious_campus_environ: 1] 39  (1.5%)   [Q5m_Serious_campus_environ: 2] 176  (6.9%)   [Q5m_Serious_campus_environ: 3] 1335  (52.0%)   [Q5m_Serious_campus_environ: 4] 776  (30.2%)   [Q5m_Serious_campus_environ: 5] 240  (9.4%)  
Safety [Q5n_Safety: 1] 255  (9.9%)   [Q5n_Safety: 2] 734  (28.5%)   [Q5n_Safety: 3] 1244  (48.3%)   [Q5n_Safety: 4] 247  (9.6%)   [Q5n_Safety: 5] 93  (3.6%)  
Urban environment [Q5o_Urban_environment: 1] 89  (3.5%)   [Q5o_Urban_environment: 2] 267  (10.4%)   [Q5o_Urban_environment: 3] 1100  (42.7%)   [Q5o_Urban_environment: 4] 736  (28.6%)   [Q5o_Urban_environment: 5] 383  (14.9%)  
Small town environment [Q5p_Small_town_environment: 1] 93  (3.6%)   [Q5p_Small_town_environment: 2] 334  (13.0%)   [Q5p_Small_town_environment: 3] 1883  (73.4%)   [Q5p_Small_town_environment: 4] 183  (7.1%)   [Q5p_Small_town_environment: 5] 72  (2.8%)  
Cultural opportunities in surrounding area [Q5q_Cultural_opportunities: 1] 52  (2.0%)   [Q5q_Cultural_opportunities: 2] 81  (3.2%)   [Q5q_Cultural_opportunities: 3] 1011  (39.5%)   [Q5q_Cultural_opportunities: 4] 859  (33.5%)   [Q5q_Cultural_opportunities: 5] 558  (21.8%)  
Climate (weather) [Q5r_Climate_weather: 1] 289  (11.3%)   [Q5r_Climate_weather: 2] 446  (17.4%)   [Q5r_Climate_weather: 3] 623  (24.3%)   [Q5r_Climate_weather: 4] 635  (24.7%)   [Q5r_Climate_weather: 5] 573  (22.3%)  
Far enough away from home [Q5s_Far_enough_away_from_h: 1] 226  (8.8%)   [Q5s_Far_enough_away_from_h: 2] 327  (12.7%)   [Q5s_Far_enough_away_from_h: 3] 980  (38.1%)   [Q5s_Far_enough_away_from_h: 4] 539  (21.0%)   [Q5s_Far_enough_away_from_h: 5] 498  (19.4%)  
Close enough to home [Q5t_Close_enough_to_home: 1] 217  (8.5%)   [Q5t_Close_enough_to_home: 2] 249  (9.7%)   [Q5t_Close_enough_to_home: 3] 966  (37.7%)   [Q5t_Close_enough_to_home: 4] 622  (24.3%)   [Q5t_Close_enough_to_home: 5] 510  (19.9%)  
Family or friends in attendance [Q5u_Family_or_friends_in_a: 1] 178  (6.9%)   [Q5u_Family_or_friends_in_a: 2] 216  (8.4%)   [Q5u_Family_or_friends_in_a: 3] 1365  (53.1%)   [Q5u_Family_or_friends_in_a: 4] 504  (19.6%)   [Q5u_Family_or_friends_in_a: 5] 306  (11.9%)  

Recruitment Activities and Other

 1) Made me lean much more toward my second-choice college2) Made me lean somewhat more toward my second-choice college3) No influence4) Made me lean somewhat more toward Berkeley5) Made me lean much more toward Berkeley
Phone calls, personal conversations, or e-mails [Q5a_Phone_calls_personal_c: 1] 166  (6.5%)   [Q5a_Phone_calls_personal_c: 2] 206  (8.0%)   [Q5a_Phone_calls_personal_c: 3] 1597  (62.1%)   [Q5a_Phone_calls_personal_c: 4] 373  (14.5%)   [Q5a_Phone_calls_personal_c: 5] 228  (8.9%)  
Expense-paid visit to campus [Q5b_Expense_paid_visit_to: 1] 77  (3.0%)   [Q5b_Expense_paid_visit_to: 2] 118  (4.6%)   [Q5b_Expense_paid_visit_to: 3] 2007  (78.1%)   [Q5b_Expense_paid_visit_to: 4] 185  (7.2%)   [Q5b_Expense_paid_visit_to: 5] 183  (7.1%)  
Campus tour [Q5c_Campus_tour: 1] 69  (2.7%)   [Q5c_Campus_tour: 2] 218  (8.5%)   [Q5c_Campus_tour: 3] 1282  (50.0%)   [Q5c_Campus_tour: 4] 731  (28.5%)  [Q5c_Campus_tour: 5] 266  (10.4%) 
Receptions on campus or in my local area [Q5d_Receptions_on_campus_o: 1] 58  (2.3%)   [Q5d_Receptions_on_campus_o: 2] 140  (5.5%)   [Q5d_Receptions_on_campus_o: 3] 1865  (72.6%)   [Q5d_Receptions_on_campus_o: 4] 353  (13.7%)   [Q5d_Receptions_on_campus_o: 5] 152  (5.9%)  
Contact with alumni [Q5e_Contact_with_alumni: 1] 68  (2.6%)   [Q5e_Contact_with_alumni: 2] 130  (5.1%)   [Q5e_Contact_with_alumni: 3] 1821  (70.9%)   [Q5e_Contact_with_alumni: 4] 363  (14.1%)   [Q5e_Contact_with_alumni: 5] 188  (7.3%)  
Contact with current college students [Q5f_Contact_with_current_c: 1] 78  (3.0%)   [Q5f_Contact_with_current_c: 2] 168  (6.5%)   [Q5f_Contact_with_current_c: 3] 1097  (42.8%)   [Q5f_Contact_with_current_c: 4] 837  (32.6%)   [Q5f_Contact_with_current_c: 5] 386  (15.0%)  
Publications, CDs, & videos [Q5g_Publications_CDs_video: 1] 52  (2.0%)   [Q5g_Publications_CDs_video: 2] 97  (3.8%)   [Q5g_Publications_CDs_video: 3] 1914  (74.5%)   [Q5g_Publications_CDs_video: 4] 391  (15.2%)   [Q5g_Publications_CDs_video: 5] 116  (4.5%)  
Campus website [Q5h_Campus_website: 1] 41  (1.6%)   [Q5h_Campus_website: 2] 137  (5.3%)   [Q5h_Campus_website: 3] 1635  (63.6%)   [Q5h_Campus_website: 4] 584  (22.7%)   [Q5h_Campus_website: 5] 173  (6.7%)  
Parents and close relatives [Q5i_Parents_and_close_rela: 1] 68  (2.6%)   [Q5i_Parents_and_close_rela: 2] 149  (5.8%)   [Q5i_Parents_and_close_rela: 3] 1092  (42.5%)   [Q5i_Parents_and_close_rela: 4] 773  (30.1%)   [Q5i_Parents_and_close_rela: 5] 488  (19.0%)  
A college representative [Q5j__college_representativ: 1] 48  (1.9%)   [Q5j__college_representativ: 2] 95  (3.7%)   [Q5j__college_representativ: 3] 2069  (80.8%)   [Q5j__college_representativ: 4] 238  (9.3%)   [Q5j__college_representativ: 5] 112  (4.4%)  
High school counselor or teacher [Q5k_High_school_counselor: 1] 42  (1.6%)   [Q5k_High_school_counselor: 2] 111  (4.3%)   [Q5k_High_school_counselor: 3] 1442  (56.2%)   [Q5k_High_school_counselor: 4] 665  (25.9%)   [Q5k_High_school_counselor: 5] 308  (12.0%)  

6. What would you say was the deciding or final factor in favor of Berkeley over your second choice college?

[Q6_would_say_was_decid_fin] [Open-ended textarea field]

Your Undergraduate Life at Berkeley

7. People have different ideas about what they hope to achieve in college. Indicate how important each of the following goals is to you.

 Of little or no importanceOf some importanceVery importantEssential
Deciding on the career I want and obtaining the knowledge and skills needed to pursue it [Q7a_Decid_on_career_I_want: 1] 38  (1.5%)   [Q7a_Decid_on_career_I_want: 2] 224  (8.6%)   [Q7a_Decid_on_career_I_want: 3] 745  (28.5%)   [Q7a_Decid_on_career_I_want: 4] 1603  (61.4%)  
Having fun; enjoying my 'college years' before assuming adult responsibilities [Q7b_Hav_fun_enjoy_my_colle: 1] 134  (5.1%)   [Q7b_Hav_fun_enjoy_my_colle: 2] 696  (26.7%)   [Q7b_Hav_fun_enjoy_my_colle: 3] 977  (37.4%)   [Q7b_Hav_fun_enjoy_my_colle: 4] 804  (30.8%)  
Exploring new ideas-the excitement of learning [Q7c_Explor_new_ideas_excit: 1] 32  (1.2%)   [Q7c_Explor_new_ideas_excit: 2] 331  (12.7%)   [Q7c_Explor_new_ideas_excit: 3] 1104  (42.4%)   [Q7c_Explor_new_ideas_excit: 4] 1138  (43.7%)  
Establishing meaningful friendships [Q7d_Establish_meaningful_f: 1] 54  (2.1%)   [Q7d_Establish_meaningful_f: 2] 356  (13.7%)   [Q7d_Establish_meaningful_f: 3] 1031  (39.6%)   [Q7d_Establish_meaningful_f: 4] 1164  (44.7%)  
Finding myself, discovering what kind of person I really want to be [Q7e_Find_myself_discover_w: 1] 90  (3.5%)   [Q7e_Find_myself_discover_w: 2] 364  (14.0%)   [Q7e_Find_myself_discover_w: 3] 792  (30.4%)   [Q7e_Find_myself_discover_w: 4] 1360  (52.2%)  
Determining what values are most important to me; developing a 'philosophy of life' [Q7f_Determin_what_values_a: 1] 155  (6.0%)   [Q7f_Determin_what_values_a: 2] 535  (20.6%)   [Q7f_Determin_what_values_a: 3] 950  (36.5%)   [Q7f_Determin_what_values_a: 4] 963  (37.0%)  
Developing an in-depth understanding of a specific field of study [Q7g_Develop_in_depth_under: 1] 71  (2.7%)   [Q7g_Develop_in_depth_under: 2] 464  (17.9%)   [Q7g_Develop_in_depth_under: 3] 1034  (39.8%)   [Q7g_Develop_in_depth_under: 4] 1030  (39.6%)  
Forming romantic relationships, perhaps finding a long-term partner [Q7h_Form_romantic_relation: 1] 772  (29.7%)   [Q7h_Form_romantic_relation: 2] 1068  (41.0%)   [Q7h_Form_romantic_relation: 3] 526  (20.2%)   [Q7h_Form_romantic_relation: 4] 236  (9.1%)  
Being in a position to make a lot of money after I finish my education [Q7i_Be_in_position_to_make: 1] 310  (11.9%)   [Q7i_Be_in_position_to_make: 2] 788  (30.3%)   [Q7i_Be_in_position_to_make: 3] 800  (30.7%)   [Q7i_Be_in_position_to_make: 4] 706  (27.1%)  
Being in a position to give something back to my community after I finish my education [Q7j_Be_in_position_to_give: 1] 138  (5.3%)   [Q7j_Be_in_position_to_give: 2] 607  (23.3%)   [Q7j_Be_in_position_to_give: 3] 1015  (39.0%)   [Q7j_Be_in_position_to_give: 4] 845  (32.4%)  

8. For each of the following areas, please rank your preparation for what will be required of you at Berkeley.

 PoorFairGoodExcellent
Effective study strategies and skills [Q8a_Effective_study_strate: 1] 136  (5.2%)   [Q8a_Effective_study_strate: 2] 630  (24.2%)   [Q8a_Effective_study_strate: 3] 1310  (50.3%)   [Q8a_Effective_study_strate: 4] 529  (20.3%)  
Writing effective essays and papers [Q8b_Writ_effective_essays: 1] 198  (7.6%)   [Q8b_Writ_effective_essays: 2] 763  (29.3%)   [Q8b_Writ_effective_essays: 3] 1151  (44.2%)   [Q8b_Writ_effective_essays: 4] 494  (19.0%)  
Reading with comprehension and speed [Q8c_Read_with_comprehensio: 1] 229  (8.8%)   [Q8c_Read_with_comprehensio: 2] 850  (32.6%)   [Q8c_Read_with_comprehensio: 3] 1030  (39.5%)   [Q8c_Read_with_comprehensio: 4] 496  (19.0%)  
Skills to do well in math and math-related courses [Q8d_Skills_to_do_well_in_m: 1] 150  (5.8%)   [Q8d_Skills_to_do_well_in_m: 2] 608  (23.4%)   [Q8d_Skills_to_do_well_in_m: 3] 1120  (43.0%)   [Q8d_Skills_to_do_well_in_m: 4] 725  (27.9%)  
Making effective oral presentations, speaking skills [Q8e_Mak_effective_oral_pre: 1] 271  (10.4%)   [Q8e_Mak_effective_oral_pre: 2] 875  (33.6%)   [Q8e_Mak_effective_oral_pre: 3] 964  (37.1%)   [Q8e_Mak_effective_oral_pre: 4] 491  (18.9%)  
Desktop computer skills [Q8f_Desktop_comp_skills: 1] 143  (5.5%)   [Q8f_Desktop_comp_skills: 2] 713  (27.4%)   [Q8f_Desktop_comp_skills: 3] 1066  (41.0%)   [Q8f_Desktop_comp_skills: 4] 680  (26.1%)  
Internet, web skills [Q8g_Internet_web_skills: 1] 119  (4.6%)   [Q8g_Internet_web_skills: 2] 681  (26.1%)   [Q8g_Internet_web_skills: 3] 1103  (42.3%)   [Q8g_Internet_web_skills: 4] 702  (26.9%)  
Using the library, accessing research information [Q8h_Us_library_access_rese: 1] 192  (7.4%)   [Q8h_Us_library_access_rese: 2] 963  (37.0%)   [Q8h_Us_library_access_rese: 3] 1095  (42.0%)   [Q8h_Us_library_access_rese: 4] 356  (13.7%)  
Time management skills [Q8i_Time_management_skills: 1] 296  (11.4%)   [Q8i_Time_management_skills: 2] 859  (33.0%)   [Q8i_Time_management_skills: 3] 1006  (38.6%)   [Q8i_Time_management_skills: 4] 444  (17.0%)  
Managing your finances [Q8j_Manag_your_finances: 1] 265  (10.2%)   [Q8j_Manag_your_finances: 2] 875  (33.6%)   [Q8j_Manag_your_finances: 3] 1032  (39.6%)   [Q8j_Manag_your_finances: 4] 431  (16.6%)  
Ability to handle stress [Q8k_Ability_to_handle_stre: 1] 168  (6.5%)   [Q8k_Ability_to_handle_stre: 2] 736  (28.3%)   [Q8k_Ability_to_handle_stre: 3] 1115  (42.8%)   [Q8k_Ability_to_handle_stre: 4] 584  (22.4%)  
Ability to cope with a competitive atmosphere [Q8l_Ability_to_cope_with_c: 1] 186  (7.2%)   [Q8l_Ability_to_cope_with_c: 2] 730  (28.1%)   [Q8l_Ability_to_cope_with_c: 3] 1095  (42.1%)   [Q8l_Ability_to_cope_with_c: 4] 590  (22.7%)  
Overall preparation as you start Berkeley [Q8m_Overall_preparation_as: 1] 74  (2.8%)   [Q8m_Overall_preparation_as: 2] 672  (25.8%)   [Q8m_Overall_preparation_as: 3] 1525  (58.6%)   [Q8m_Overall_preparation_as: 4] 331  (12.7%)  

9. Please indicate the extent to which you have personal concerns about each of the following statements.

 Not that ConcernedSomewhat ConcernedVery Concerned
Financing my education at Berkeley [Q9a_Financ_my_educ_at_Berk: 1] 660  (25.3%)   [Q9a_Financ_my_educ_at_Berk: 2] 970  (37.2%)   [Q9a_Financ_my_educ_at_Berk: 3] 979  (37.5%)  
Finding affordable housing while I am a student at Berkeley [Q9b_Find_affordable_hous_w: 1] 514  (19.7%)   [Q9b_Find_affordable_hous_w: 2] 1031  (39.5%)   [Q9b_Find_affordable_hous_w: 3] 1064  (40.8%)  
Getting into my first choice of major [Q9c_Gett_into_my_first_cho: 1] 710  (27.2%)   [Q9c_Gett_into_my_first_cho: 2] 879  (33.7%)   [Q9c_Gett_into_my_first_cho: 3] 1020  (39.1%)  
Getting the kind of academic advising that I will need [Q9d_Gett_kind_of_acad_advi: 1] 406  (15.6%)   [Q9d_Gett_kind_of_acad_advi: 2] 1071  (41.1%)   [Q9d_Gett_kind_of_acad_advi: 3] 1130  (43.3%)  
Getting the career and professional advising that I will need [Q9e_Gett_career_and_profes: 1] 359  (13.8%)   [Q9e_Gett_career_and_profes: 2] 1031  (39.6%)   [Q9e_Gett_career_and_profes: 3] 1215  (46.6%)  
Getting the personal counseling that I might need [Q9f_Gett_personal_counsel: 1] 778  (29.8%)   [Q9f_Gett_personal_counsel: 2] 1052  (40.4%)   [Q9f_Gett_personal_counsel: 3] 777  (29.8%)  
Being able to balance academic and social activities [Q9g_Be_able_to_balance_aca: 1] 372  (14.3%)   [Q9g_Be_able_to_balance_aca: 2] 1115  (42.8%)   [Q9g_Be_able_to_balance_aca: 3] 1118  (42.9%)  
Being able to make the kind of friends I want [Q9h_Be_able_to_make_kind_o: 1] 531  (20.4%)   [Q9h_Be_able_to_make_kind_o: 2] 1101  (42.3%)   [Q9h_Be_able_to_make_kind_o: 3] 969  (37.3%)  
Being away from family and friends, being 'homesick' [Q9i_Be_away_from_family_an: 1] 1279  (49.0%)   [Q9i_Be_away_from_family_an: 2] 910  (34.9%)   [Q9i_Be_away_from_family_an: 3] 419  (16.1%)  
Being able to maintain good health [Q9j_Be_able_to_maintain_go: 1] 737  (28.3%)   [Q9j_Be_able_to_maintain_go: 2] 1067  (40.9%)   [Q9j_Be_able_to_maintain_go: 3] 803  (30.8%)  
Being able to cope with expectations of parents and family [Q9k_Be_able_to_cope_with_e: 1] 881  (33.8%)   [Q9k_Be_able_to_cope_with_e: 2] 996  (38.2%)   [Q9k_Be_able_to_cope_with_e: 3] 731  (28.0%)  
My personal safety in and around the city of Berkeley [Q9l_My_personal_safety_in: 1] 776  (29.9%)   [Q9l_My_personal_safety_in: 2] 1114  (42.9%)   [Q9l_My_personal_safety_in: 3] 708  (27.3%)  
Being overwhelmed, my first semester, with all the things that I will be expected to do [Q9m_Be_overwhelmed_my_firs: 1] 358  (13.7%)   [Q9m_Be_overwhelmed_my_firs: 2] 1054  (40.5%)   [Q9m_Be_overwhelmed_my_firs: 3] 1193  (45.8%)  

10. As you start Berkeley, what is the one thing that you are most concerned about?

[Q10_as_start_berkeley_one] [Open-ended textarea field]

11. What major do you hope to graduate in at Berkeley? If you are not sure, please make your best guess. [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 0] 84  (3.2%)   Select your major here

  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 1] 28  (1.1%)   Anthropology 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 2] 93  (3.5%)   Architecture 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 3] 21  (0.8%)   Art/Art History 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 4] 27  (1.0%)   Astrophysics 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 5] 90  (3.4%)   Biology-Integrative 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 6] 415  (15.6%)   Biology-Molecular and Cell 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 7] 284  (10.7%)   Business Administration 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 8] 56  (2.1%)   Chemical Engineering 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 9] 76  (2.9%)   Chemistry 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 10] 35  (1.3%)   Civil Eng 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 11] 3  (0.1%)   Environmental Eng. 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 12] 6  (0.2%)   Comparative Literature 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 13] 48  (1.8%)   Computer Science (EECS) 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 14] 37  (1.4%)   Computer Science 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 15] 5  (0.2%)   Conservation & Resource Stds 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 16] 7  (0.3%)   Dramatic Art 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 17] 57  (2.1%)   Economics 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 18] 93  (3.5%)   Electrical Engineering (EECS) 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 19] 44  (1.7%)   Engineering Science (General) 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 20] 83  (3.1%)   English 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 21] 36  (1.4%)   Environmental Sciences 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 22] 11  (0.4%)   Ethnic Studies 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 23] 14  (0.5%)   Film 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 24] 17  (0.6%)   Foreign Language 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 25] 23  (0.9%)   Genetics/Plant Biology 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 26] 32  (1.2%)   History 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 27] 11  (0.4%)   Industrial Engineering 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 28] 18  (0.7%)   Interdisciplinary Studies 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 29] 56  (2.1%)   Mass Communications 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 30] 30  (1.1%)   Legal Studies 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 31] 13  (0.5%)   Materials Science 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 32] 50  (1.9%)   Mathematics 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 33] 81  (3.1%)   Mechanical Engineering 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 34] 32  (1.2%)   Nutritional Sciences 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 35] 13  (0.5%)   Optometry 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 36] 20  (0.8%)   Philosophy 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 37] 40  (1.5%)   Physics 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 38] 25  (0.9%)   Political Economy of Industrial Societies 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 39] 146  (5.5%)   Political Science 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 40] 138  (5.2%)   Psychology 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 41] 12  (0.5%)   Rhetoric 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 42] 23  (0.9%)   Social Welfare 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 43] 27  (1.0%)   Sociology 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 44] 2  (0.1%)   Women Studies 
  [Q11_major_hope_graduate_at: 45] 193  (7.3%)   Other (Write in Below)

11a. Other (Specify) [Q11a_other_specify] [Open-ended text field]

12. How sure are you that this is the major you really want?

[Q12_how_sure_are_that_majo: 1] 584  (22.3%)   Very Sure
[Q12_how_sure_are_that_majo: 2] 971  (37.1%)   Sure
[Q12_how_sure_are_that_majo: 3] 795  (30.4%)   Not that sure
[Q12_how_sure_are_that_majo: 4] 268  (10.2%)   Not sure at all

13. How sure are you that you will be able to get into this major?

[Q13_how_sure_are_that_able: 1] 698  (26.6%)   Very Sure
[Q13_how_sure_are_that_able: 2] 917  (34.9%)   Sure
[Q13_how_sure_are_that_able: 3] 792  (30.2%)   Not that sure
[Q13_how_sure_are_that_able: 4] 217  (8.3%)   Not sure at all

14. When do you think you will get your undergraduate degree here at Berkeley?

[Q14_when_think_get_undergr: 1] 2165  (82.4%)   Spring 2007 (4 years)
[Q14_when_think_get_undergr: 2] 407  (15.5%)   Fall 2007 (4.5 years)
[Q14_when_think_get_undergr: 3] 56  (2.1%)   Spring 2008 or later (5 or more years)

15. How likely is it that you will attend one or more summer session classes while at Berkeley? (Please select the likelihood for each summer.)

 Very likelyLikelyUnlikelyVery unlikely
Summer 2004 [Q15a_Summer_2004: 1] 478  (18.5%)   [Q15a_Summer_2004: 2] 733  (28.3%)   [Q15a_Summer_2004: 3] 864  (33.4%)   [Q15a_Summer_2004: 4] 511  (19.8%)  
Summer 2005 [Q15b_Summer_2005: 1] 456  (17.6%)   [Q15b_Summer_2005: 2] 1199  (46.3%)   [Q15b_Summer_2005: 3] 673  (26.0%)   [Q15b_Summer_2005: 4] 262  (10.1%)  
Summer 2006 [Q15c_Summer_2006: 1] 414  (16.1%)   [Q15c_Summer_2006: 2] 1103  (42.9%)   [Q15c_Summer_2006: 3] 773  (30.1%)   [Q15c_Summer_2006: 4] 282  (11.0%)  

16. What is the highest degree that you plan to obtain? [Q16_highest_degree_that_pl: 0] 62  (2.3%)   Select the highest degree here

  [Q16_highest_degree_that_pl: 1] 307  (11.6%)   Bachelor's (BA, BS) 
  [Q16_highest_degree_that_pl: 2] 497  (18.7%)   Academic Master's (MA, MS) 
  [Q16_highest_degree_that_pl: 3] 105  (4.0%)   Professional Master's (MSW, MLW) 
  [Q16_highest_degree_that_pl: 4] 280  (10.5%)   Business (MBA) 
  [Q16_highest_degree_that_pl: 5] 410  (15.4%)   Medical (MD, OD, DDS) 
  [Q16_highest_degree_that_pl: 6] 236  (8.9%)   Law (LLB, JD) 
  [Q16_highest_degree_that_pl: 7] 628  (23.7%)   Doctorate (Ph.D., Ed.D.) 
  [Q16_highest_degree_that_pl: 8] 130  (4.9%)   Doctorate plus other professional degree

17. What career do you aspire to? If you are not sure, please make your best guess. Choose 'I have no idea' only if you have no idea whatsoever regarding a possible career. [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 0] 157  (5.9%)   Select your career here

  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 1] 16  (0.6%)   Accountant 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 2] 73  (2.8%)   Architect 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 3] 18  (0.7%)   Artist/Designer 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 4] 11  (0.4%)   Banker/Investment Banker 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 5] 39  (1.5%)   Biochemist/Engineer 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 6] 169  (6.4%)   business Exec/CEO 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 7] 60  (2.3%)   Business Owner/Proprietor 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 8] 15  (0.6%)   Business Sales/Buyer 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 9] 51  (1.9%)   Chemist/Chemical Engineer 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 10] 3  (0.1%)   College Administrator 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 11] 46  (1.7%)   College Professor/Instructor 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 12] 38  (1.4%)   Computer Engineer 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 13] 9  (0.3%)   Computer Graphic Artist/Designer 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 14] 29  (1.1%)   Computer Programmer/Analyst 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 15] 3  (0.1%)   Consultant (General) 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 16] 21  (0.8%)   Dentist 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 17] 6  (0.2%)   Educational Administrator 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 18] 163  (6.1%)   Engineer (All) 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 19] 8  (0.3%)   Entainer/Actor 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 20] 16  (0.6%)   Environmental Sci/Engineer 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 21] 39  (1.5%)   Foreign Service/Diplomat 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 22] 27  (1.0%)   Government Official/Politician 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 23] 2  (0.1%)   Human Resource Specialist 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 24] 5  (0.2%)   Law Enforcement/Criminolgist 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 25] 195  (7.3%)   Lawyer/Judge 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 26] 38  (1.4%)   Marketing Rep/Advertising 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 27] 10  (0.4%)   Media Specialist/Broadcasting 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 28] 21  (0.8%)   Medical Technician 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 29] 3  (0.1%)   Military Service (Career) 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 30] 11  (0.4%)   Musician/Performer 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 31] 8  (0.3%)   Nurse 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 32] 26  (1.0%)   Optometrist 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 33] 48  (1.8%)   Pharmacist 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 34] 5  (0.2%)   Photo Journalist/Photographer 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 35] 10  (0.4%)   Physical Therapist 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 36] 341  (12.8%)   Physician 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 37] 20  (0.8%)   Physicist 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 38] 8  (0.3%)   Producer/Filmmaker/Director 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 39] 32  (1.2%)   Psychiatrist 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 40] 42  (1.6%)   Psychologist 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 41] 7  (0.3%)   Public Health Administrator 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 42] 7  (0.3%)   Public Relations Specialist 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 43] 14  (0.5%)   Research Analyst 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 44] 98  (3.7%)   Scientific Researcher 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 45] 22  (0.8%)   Social/Welfare Worker 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 46] 3  (0.1%)   Software Developer/Engineer 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 47] 2  (0.1%)   Speech Pathologist 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 48] 12  (0.5%)   Stockbroker/Financial Analyst 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 49] 59  (2.2%)   Teacher (Elementary/Secondary) 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 50] 12  (0.5%)   Veterinarian 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 51] 1  (0.0%)   Web Developer 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 52] 57  (2.1%)   Writer/Journalist 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 53] 125  (4.7%)   Other (Write in Below) 
  [Q17_career_aspire_are_sure: 54] 393  (14.8%)   I have no idea

17a. Other: [Q17a_other] [Open-ended text field]

18. How sure are you that this is the career that you will still aspire to by the time you graduate?

[Q18_how_sure_are_that_care: 1] 424  (16.3%)   Very sure
[Q18_how_sure_are_that_care: 2] 832  (31.9%)   Sure
[Q18_how_sure_are_that_care: 3] 899  (34.5%)   Not that sure
[Q18_how_sure_are_that_care: 4] 452  (17.3%)   Not sure at all

19. What type of computer will you be bringing for your first semester at Berkeley?

[Q19_type_comp_bring_first: 1] 1561  (59.3%)   Laptop
[Q19_type_comp_bring_first: 2] 895  (34.0%)   Desktop
[Q19_type_comp_bring_first: 3] 84  (3.2%)   Both
[Q19_type_comp_bring_first: 4] 91  (3.5%)   None

20. About how many hours per week do you expect to study (including research on papers) outside the classroom or lab during your first year?

[Q20_about_how_many_hours_p: 1] 201  (7.7%)   1-10 [Q20_about_how_many_hours_p: 2] 625  (23.9%)   11-15 [Q20_about_how_many_hours_p: 3] 895  (34.2%)   16-20 [Q20_about_how_many_hours_p: 4] 653  (24.9%)   21-30 [Q20_about_how_many_hours_p: 5] 244  (9.3%)   31 or more

21. About how many hours per week do you expect to work (paid employment) while in school during your first year?

[Q21_about_how_many_hours_p: 1] 1499  (57.1%)   None [Q21_about_how_many_hours_p: 2] 379  (14.4%)   1-5 [Q21_about_how_many_hours_p: 3] 435  (16.6%)   6-10 [Q21_about_how_many_hours_p: 4] 232  (8.8%)   11-15 [Q21_about_how_many_hours_p: 5] 66  (2.5%)   16-20 [Q21_about_how_many_hours_p: 6] 14  (0.5%)   21 or more

21a. After the first year?

[Q21a_after_first_year: 1] 386  (14.9%)   None [Q21a_after_first_year: 2] 427  (16.5%)   1-5 [Q21a_after_first_year: 3] 804  (31.1%)   6-10 [Q21a_after_first_year: 4] 650  (25.1%)   11-15 [Q21a_after_first_year: 5] 264  (10.2%)   16-20 [Q21a_after_first_year: 6] 58  (2.2%)   21 or more

22. While at Berkeley, do you expect to contribute money to your parents to help pay bills and provide for other family members?

[Q22_while_at_berkeley_expe: 1] 693  (26.4%)   Yes
[Q22_while_at_berkeley_expe: 2] 1076  (41.0%)   No
[Q22_while_at_berkeley_expe: 3] 857  (32.6%)   Not sure

23. By the time you finish your undergraduate education, what is the estimated total amount of loans that you and your parents will have to repay?

[Q23_time_finish_undergra_e: 1] 922  (35.5%)   None
[Q23_time_finish_undergra_e: 2] 261  (10.1%)   Less than $5,000
[Q23_time_finish_undergra_e: 3] 252  (9.7%)   $5,000-9,999
[Q23_time_finish_undergra_e: 4] 272  (10.5%)   $10,000-14,999
[Q23_time_finish_undergra_e: 5] 277  (10.7%)   $15,000-19,999
[Q23_time_finish_undergra_e: 6] 610  (23.5%)   $20,000 or more

24. As you begin Berkeley, what excites you most intellectually? What idea, issue, or specific field of study might you really want to explore?

[Q24_as_begin_berkeley_exci] [Open-ended textarea field]

Demographic Information

To better understand the backgrounds of Berkeley students we would like to collect the following demographic information. This information will remain confidential and not be connected in any way with you personally.

25. When did you first come to the US to live?

[Q25_when_did_first_come_us: 1] 1917  (73.0%)   I was born in the United States
[Q25_when_did_first_come_us: 2] 113  (4.3%)   2000 or later
[Q25_when_did_first_come_us: 3] 40  (1.5%)   1999
[Q25_when_did_first_come_us: 4] 34  (1.3%)   1998
[Q25_when_did_first_come_us: 5] 38  (1.4%)   1997
[Q25_when_did_first_come_us: 6] 29  (1.1%)   1996
[Q25_when_did_first_come_us: 7] 34  (1.3%)   1995
[Q25_when_did_first_come_us: 8] 36  (1.4%)   1994
[Q25_when_did_first_come_us: 9] 37  (1.4%)   1993
[Q25_when_did_first_come_us: 10] 36  (1.4%)   1992
[Q25_when_did_first_come_us: 11] 46  (1.8%)   1991
[Q25_when_did_first_come_us: 12] 266  (10.1%)   1990 or earlier

26. Were your parents born in the United States?

26a. Mother? [Q26a_mother: 1] 940  (35.9%)   Yes [Q26a_mother: 2] 1679  (64.1%)   No

26b. Father? [Q26b_father: 1] 981  (37.4%)   Yes [Q26b_father: 2] 1640  (62.6%)   No

27. As a child, what language(s) did you learn to speak first?

[Q27_as_child_language_did: 1] 1181  (44.9%)   English only (Go to Question 29)
[Q27_as_child_language_did: 2] 686  (26.1%)   English and another language
[Q27_as_child_language_did: 3] 761  (29.0%)   Another language

28. What was the primary language other than English that you learned? [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 0] 1191  (44.9%)   Select your primary language here

  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 1] 1  (0.0%)   Afrikaans 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 3] 1  (0.0%)   American Sign Language 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 4] 10  (0.4%)   Arabic 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 5] 15  (0.6%)   Armenian 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 11] 6  (0.2%)   Bengali 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 14] 2  (0.1%)   Bosnian 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 16] 2  (0.1%)   Bulgarian 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 17] 5  (0.2%)   Burmese 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 18] 6  (0.2%)   Cambodian (Khmer) 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 19] 259  (9.8%)   Cantonese (Chinese) 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 21] 1  (0.0%)   Cherokee (Native American) 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 23] 1  (0.0%)   Croatian 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 24] 2  (0.1%)   Czech 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 25] 1  (0.0%)   Danish 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 27] 1  (0.0%)   Dutch 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 30] 27  (1.0%)   Farsi (Persian) 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 33] 15  (0.6%)   French 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 38] 6  (0.2%)   German 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 39] 11  (0.4%)   Greek 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 40] 18  (0.7%)   Gujarati 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 42] 9  (0.3%)   Hebrew 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 43] 21  (0.8%)   Hindi 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 44] 8  (0.3%)   Hmong 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 51] 2  (0.1%)   Ilocano, Iloko 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 52] 13  (0.5%)   Indonesian 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 55] 5  (0.2%)   Italian 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 56] 22  (0.8%)   Japanese 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 57] 3  (0.1%)   Kannada 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 60] 143  (5.4%)   Korean 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 61] 1  (0.0%)   Lao 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 65] 4  (0.2%)   Malayalam 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 66] 2  (0.1%)   Malaysian 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 67] 344  (13.0%)   Mandarin (Chinese) 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 68] 3  (0.1%)   Marathi 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 69] 2  (0.1%)   Marshallese 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 70] 3  (0.1%)   Mien 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 73] 2  (0.1%)   Norwegian 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 75] 1  (0.0%)   Pangasinan 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 76] 6  (0.2%)   Polish 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 77] 5  (0.2%)   Portugese (Brazil) 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 78] 1  (0.0%)   Portugese (Portugal) 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 79] 13  (0.5%)   Punjabi 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 80] 1  (0.0%)   Quechua (Native American) 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 81] 1  (0.0%)   Romanian 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 82] 37  (1.4%)   Russian 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 84] 2  (0.1%)   Serbian 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 86] 1  (0.0%)   Sindhi 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 87] 2  (0.1%)   Sinhala 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 92] 174  (6.6%)   Spanish (Latin and South America) 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 93] 14  (0.5%)   Spanish (Spain) 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 95] 2  (0.1%)   Swedish 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 96] 46  (1.7%)   Tagalog 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 97] 16  (0.6%)   Taiwanese 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 98] 8  (0.3%)   Tamil 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 100] 5  (0.2%)   Telugu 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 101] 3  (0.1%)   Teochew (Chao Chow) 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 102] 11  (0.4%)   Thai 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 104] 1  (0.0%)   Toisan 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 105] 4  (0.2%)   Turkish 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 107] 1  (0.0%)   Ukrainian 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 108] 17  (0.6%)   Urdu 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 109] 89  (3.4%)   Vietnamese 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 110] 2  (0.1%)   Visayan 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 114] 1  (0.0%)   Yoruba 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 115] 1  (0.0%)   Zulu 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 116] 18  (0.7%)   Other

28a. Other language not in list: [Q28a_other_language_list] [Open-ended text field]

29. Select the category from the pull-down menu that best describes your race or ethnicity. If multi-racial, use additional pull-down menus, selecting one category per menu. [Q29_select_category_from_p: 0] 86  (3.2%)   Select your ethnicity here

  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 1] 39  (1.5%)   1 I'm an International student 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 2] 10  (0.4%)   2 American Indian 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 3] 61  (2.3%)   3 African American - United States 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 4] 6  (0.2%)   4 African American - African immigrant 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 5] 4  (0.2%)   5 African American - Caribbean immigrant 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 6] 154  (5.8%)   6 Chicano/Mexican American 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 7] 1  (0.0%)   7 Columbian 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 8] 6  (0.2%)   8 Cuban 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 9] 1  (0.0%)   9 Nicaraguan 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 10] 4  (0.2%)   10 Puerto Rican 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 11] 15  (0.6%)   11 Salvadoran 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 12] 16  (0.6%)   12 Other Latin American 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 13] 8  (0.3%)   13 South American 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 14] 9  (0.3%)   14 Cambodian 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 15] 679  (25.6%)   15 Chinese 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 16] 110  (4.1%)   16 Filipino 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 17] 43  (1.6%)   17 Japanese 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 18] 152  (5.7%)   18 Korean 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 19] 1  (0.0%)   19 Laotian 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 20] 16  (0.6%)   20 Pacific Islander 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 21] 116  (4.4%)   21 South Asian (Asian Indian) 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 22] 92  (3.5%)   22 Vietnamese 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 23] 34  (1.3%)   23 Other Southeast Asian 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 24] 25  (0.9%)   24 Other Asian 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 25] 736  (27.7%)   25 White/Caucasian - United States 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 26] 105  (4.0%)   26 White/Caucasian - Eastern European Immigrant 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 27] 70  (2.6%)   27 White/Caucasian - Middle Eastern Immigrant 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 28] 56  (2.1%)   28 Other
 

[Q29: 0] 2232  (84.4%)   Second ethnicity (if needed) 
  [Q29: 1] 4  (0.2%)   1 I'm an International student 
  [Q29: 2] 9  (0.3%)   2 American Indian 
  [Q29: 3] 8  (0.3%)   3 African American - United States 
  [Q29: 4] 4  (0.2%)   4 African American - African immigrant 
  [Q29: 6] 23  (0.9%)   6 Chicano/Mexican American 
  [Q29: 8] 2  (0.1%)   8 Cuban 
  [Q29: 9] 2  (0.1%)   9 Nicaraguan 
  [Q29: 10] 4  (0.2%)   10 Puerto Rican 
  [Q29: 11] 5  (0.2%)   11 Salvadoran 
  [Q29: 12] 7  (0.3%)   12 Other Latin America 
  [Q29: 13] 8  (0.3%)   13 South American 
  [Q29: 15] 66  (2.5%)   15 Chinese 
  [Q29: 16] 14  (0.5%)   16 Filipino 
  [Q29: 17] 23  (0.9%)   17 Japanese 
  [Q29: 18] 9  (0.3%)   18 Korean 
  [Q29: 20] 7  (0.3%)   20 Pacific Islander 
  [Q29: 21] 7  (0.3%)   21 South Asian (Asian Indian) 
  [Q29: 22] 17  (0.6%)   22 Vietnamese 
  [Q29: 23] 8  (0.3%)   23 Other Southeast Asian 
  [Q29: 24] 7  (0.3%)   24 Other Asian 
  [Q29: 25] 83  (3.1%)   25 White/Caucasian - United States 
  [Q29: 26] 46  (1.7%)   26 White/Caucasian - Eastern European Immigrant 
  [Q29: 27] 20  (0.8%)   27 White/Caucasian - Middle Eastern Immigrant 
  [Q29: 28] 29  (1.1%)   28 Other

[Q29_1: 0] 2568  (97.2%)   Third ethnicity (if needed)

  [Q29_1: 1] 3  (0.1%)   1 I'm an International student 
  [Q29_1: 2] 7  (0.3%)   2 American Indian 
  [Q29_1: 4] 1  (0.0%)   4 African American - African immigrant 
  [Q29_1: 5] 1  (0.0%)   5 African American - Caribbean immigrant 
  [Q29_1: 6] 6  (0.2%)   6 Chicano/Mexican American 
  [Q29_1: 7] 1  (0.0%)   7 Columbian 
  [Q29_1: 8] 1  (0.0%)   8 Cuban 
  [Q29_1: 10] 2  (0.1%)   10 Puerto Rican 
  [Q29_1: 12] 1  (0.0%)   12 Other Latin America 
  [Q29_1: 13] 1  (0.0%)   13 South American 
  [Q29_1: 15] 4  (0.2%)   15 Chinese 
  [Q29_1: 16] 1  (0.0%)   16 Filipino 
  [Q29_1: 17] 2  (0.1%)   17 Japanese 
  [Q29_1: 18] 1  (0.0%)   18 Korean 
  [Q29_1: 20] 3  (0.1%)   20 Pacific Islander 
  [Q29_1: 23] 2  (0.1%)   23 Other Southeast Asian 
  [Q29_1: 24] 2  (0.1%)   24 Other Asian 
  [Q29_1: 25] 9  (0.3%)   25 White/Caucasian - United States 
  [Q29_1: 26] 10  (0.4%)   26 White/Caucasian - Eastern European Immigrant 
  [Q29_1: 28] 15  (0.6%)   28 Other

30. To the best of your knowledge, which category includes the total annual combined income of your parent(s)?

[Q30_best_knowledg_which_ca: 1] 283  (11.1%)   Less than $20,000
[Q30_best_knowledg_which_ca: 2] 313  (12.2%)   $20,000 to $34,999
[Q30_best_knowledg_which_ca: 3] 227  (8.9%)   $35,000 to $49,999
[Q30_best_knowledg_which_ca: 4] 250  (9.8%)   $50,000 to $64,999
[Q30_best_knowledg_which_ca: 5] 234  (9.2%)   $65,000 to $79,999
[Q30_best_knowledg_which_ca: 6] 298  (11.7%)   $80,000 to $99,999
[Q30_best_knowledg_which_ca: 7] 377  (14.7%)   $100,000 to $124,999
[Q30_best_knowledg_which_ca: 8] 197  (7.7%)   $125,000 to $149,999
[Q30_best_knowledg_which_ca: 9] 179  (7.0%)   $150,000 to $199,999
[Q30_best_knowledg_which_ca: 10] 198  (7.7%)   $200,000 or more

30a. How confident are you that your estimate is reasonably accurate?

[Q30_30a_how_confiden_are_t: 1] 755  (29.4%)   Very confident
[Q30_30a_how_confiden_are_t: 2] 1171  (45.6%)   Confident
[Q30_30a_how_confiden_are_t: 3] 642  (25.0%)   Not confident at all

31. Finally, the Office of Student Research surveys all undergraduates once or twice a year to better understand the college experience. Would you be willing to be a part of this important process a few more times during your education at Berkeley?

[Q31_finally_office_student: 1] 1352  (51.6%)   Yes, I'd be happy to help
[Q31_finally_office_student: 2] 603  (23.0%)   No thanks
[Q31_finally_office_student: 3] 665  (25.4%)   Not sure

32. Is there anything else you want to share with us as you begin your Berkeley career?

[Q32_there_anyth_else_want] [Open-ended textarea field]

Eligibility for prizes is established by completing the survey and hitting the submit button.

Notes: Counts are in bold, and precede items they are counting. Missing values are not included in the counts. Percents for multiple selection items are based on the total number of active cases.

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