2005 SONS Freshmen: Results and Summary: Part 2

Technology

We would like to get an idea of your background in technology.

11. Think back to when you first started doing the following. How old were you when you did each for the FIRST TIME?

 0-5 years old6-10 years old11-13 years old14-17 years old18 years old or afterNeverDon't Know
Used a computer not connected to the internet 732  (25.2%)  1725  (59.3%)  356  (12.2%)  39  (1.3%)   1  (0.0%)   19  (0.7%)   37  (1.3%)  
Used a computer connected to the internet 54  (1.9%)   1114  (38.3%)  1476  (50.8%)  233  (8.0%)   3  (0.1%)   1  (0.0%)   25  (0.9%)  
Used word processing on a computer (eg MS Word, WordPerfect, Wordpad) 126  (4.3%)  1575  (54.2%)  1024  (35.2%)  154  (5.3%)   3  (0.1%)   1  (0.0%)   23  (0.8%)  
Searched on the internet (e.g. using google, yahoo search, msn search) 17  (0.6%)   734  (25.3%)  1692  (58.4%)  427  (14.7%)  5  (0.2%)   4  (0.1%)   20  (0.7%)  
Computer programming (e.g. using Java, VB, C/C++, Pascal, Basic, etc.) 18  (0.6%)   78  (2.7%)   357  (12.3%)  825  (28.4%)  42  (1.4%)   1292  (44.5%)  293  (10.1%) 
Read or wrote email 14  (0.5%)   418  (14.4%)  1803  (62.0%)  637  (21.9%)  12  (0.4%)   2  (0.1%)   23  (0.8%)  
Used IM on a computer 11  (0.4%)   230  (8.0%)   1585  (54.8%)  906  (31.3%)  36  (1.2%)   73  (2.5%)   52  (1.8%)  
Updated a blog (e.g. Xenga, LiveJournal, MySpace, wordpress, blogger, ect.) 12  (0.4%)   18  (0.6%)   222  (7.7%)   1554  (53.6%)  214  (7.4%)  832  (28.7%)  49  (1.7%)  
Read or commented on other's blogs 14  (0.5%)   20  (0.7%)   276  (9.5%)   1819  (62.7%)  215  (7.4%)  503  (17.3%)  56  (1.9%)  
Participated in chat rooms (e.g. IRC) 14  (0.5%)   156  (5.4%)   1152  (39.7%)  907  (31.2%)  39  (1.3%)   576  (19.8%)  59  (2.0%)  

 0-5 years old6-10 years old11-13 years old14-17 years old18 years old or afterNeverDon't Know
Used a social networking service (e.g., Friendster, facebook, tribe) 13  (0.4%)   15  (0.5%)   135  (4.7%)   1373  (47.5%)  695  (24.0%)  606  (20.9%)  56  (1.9%) 
Played online games on a computer 30  (1.0%)   288  (10.0%)  1209  (41.9%)  918  (31.8%)  34  (1.2%)   370  (12.8%)  34  (1.2%) 
Played video games on a console (e.g. PS2, Xbox, Nintendo) 486  (16.8%)  1239  (42.9%)  496  (17.2%)  201  (7.0%)   16  (0.6%)   398  (13.8%)  54  (1.9%) 
Used a webcam 14  (0.5%)   50  (1.7%)   290  (10.0%)  519  (17.9%)  82  (2.8%)   1864  (64.3%)  78  (2.7%) 
Talked on a mobile phone 38  (1.3%)   311  (10.8%)  1169  (40.7%)  1245  (43.3%)  51  (1.8%)   31  (1.1%)   27  (0.9%) 
Used text messaging on a mobile phone 15  (0.5%)   17  (0.6%)   347  (12.0%)  1798  (62.3%)  172  (6.0%)  514  (17.8%)  22  (0.8%) 
Listened to music on your portable MP3 Player (e.g., iPod, Zen, Sony MP3 player) 12  (0.4%)   30  (1.0%)   278  (9.6%)   1558  (53.9%)  324  (11.2%)  651  (22.5%)  40  (1.4%) 
Took pictures with your digital camera 16  (0.6%)   16  (0.6%)   273  (9.4%)   1941  (67.1%)  258  (8.9%)  366  (12.7%)  21  (0.7%) 
Uploaded your pictures to the internet (e.g., uploaded to Imagestation, Ofoto, Snapfish, Flicr, Yahoo) 17  (0.6%)   10  (0.3%)   176  (6.1%)   1602  (55.4%)  265  (9.2%)  781  (27.0%)  43  (1.5%) 

12. Please indicate from whom you learned how to do the following. Choose the most important source for each activity.

 ParentsTeachersSiblingsFriendsI learned on my ownFrom the internetDon't RememberNever/Not Applicable
Used a computer not connected to the internet 1376  (47.5%)  541  (18.7%)  237  (8.2%)  70  (2.4%)   525  (18.1%)  1  (0.0%)  126  (4.3%)  21  (0.7%)  
Used a computer connected to the internet 1071  (37.0%)  450  (15.6%)  324  (11.2%)  172  (5.9%)   747  (25.8%)  7  (0.2%)  116  (4.0%)  5  (0.2%)  
Used word processing on a computer (eg MS Word, WordPerfect, Wordpad) 987  (34.2%)  755  (26.1%)  190  (6.6%)  39  (1.3%)   834  (28.9%)  3  (0.1%)  78  (2.7%)  3  (0.1%)  
Searched on the internet (e.g. using google, yahoo search, msn search) 571  (19.8%)  548  (19.0%)  227  (7.9%)  190  (6.6%)   1226  (42.4%)  14  (0.5%)  109  (3.8%)  6  (0.2%)  
Computer programming (e.g. using Java, VB, C/C++, Pascal, Basic, etc.) 105  (3.6%)   687  (23.8%)  71  (2.5%)   75  (2.6%)   310  (10.7%)  43  (1.5%)  159  (5.5%)  1436  (49.8%) 
Read or wrote email 694  (24.0%)  107  (3.7%)  246  (8.5%)  293  (10.1%)  1426  (49.4%)  13  (0.5%)  102  (3.5%)  7  (0.2%)  
Used IM on a computer 50  (1.7%)   16  (0.6%)   330  (11.4%)  1003  (34.8%)  1303  (45.2%)  14  (0.5%)  60  (2.1%)  108  (3.7%)  
Updated a blog (e.g. Xenga, LiveJournal, MySpace, wordpress, blogger, ect.) 14  (0.5%)   16  (0.6%)   88  (3.0%)   764  (26.4%)  1102  (38.1%)  27  (0.9%)  57  (2.0%)  821  (28.4%) 
Read or commented on other's blogs 15  (0.5%)   14  (0.5%)   72  (2.5%)   681  (23.6%)  1476  (51.1%)  27  (0.9%)  69  (2.4%)  536  (18.5%) 
Participated in chat rooms (e.g. IRC) 32  (1.1%)   14  (0.5%)   139  (4.8%)  702  (24.3%)  1291  (44.7%)  47  (1.6%)  78  (2.7%)  586  (20.3%) 

 ParentsTeachersSiblingsFriendsI learned on my ownFrom the internetDon't RememberNever/Not Applicable
Used a social networking service (e.g., Friendster, facebook, tribe) 8  (0.3%)   5  (0.2%)  112  (3.9%)  1046  (36.4%)  1001  (34.8%)  24  (0.8%)  69  (2.4%)  611  (21.2%) 
Played online games on a computer 73  (2.5%)   26  (0.9%)  348  (12.1%)  655  (22.8%)  1269  (44.2%)  31  (1.1%)  79  (2.8%)  387  (13.5%) 
Played video games on a console (e.g. PS2, Xbox, Nintendo) 178  (6.2%)  21  (0.7%)  668  (23.3%)  627  (21.8%)  880  (30.6%)  6  (0.2%)  86  (3.0%)  406  (14.1%) 
Used a webcam 147  (5.1%)  14  (0.5%)  97  (3.4%)   217  (7.6%)   516  (18.0%)  8  (0.3%)  103  (3.6%)  1771  (61.6%) 
Talked on a mobile phone 905  (31.6%)  19  (0.7%)  130  (4.5%)  271  (9.5%)   1409  (49.2%)  8  (0.3%)  82  (2.9%)  40  (1.4%)  
Used text messaging on a mobile phone 50  (1.7%)   13  (0.5%)  153  (5.3%)  671  (23.4%)  1427  (49.7%)  6  (0.2%)  62  (2.2%)  491  (17.1%) 
Listened to music on your portable MP3 Player (e.g., iPod, Zen, Sony MP3 player) 108  (3.8%)  8  (0.3%)  216  (7.5%)  362  (12.6%)  1467  (51.2%)  14  (0.5%)  75  (2.6%)  616  (21.5%) 
Took pictures with your digital camera 492  (17.1%)  24  (0.8%)  184  (6.4%)  234  (8.1%)   1527  (53.0%)  14  (0.5%)  57  (2.0%)  348  (12.1%) 
Uploaded your pictures to the internet (e.g., uploaded to Imagestation, Ofoto, Snapfish, Flicr, Yahoo) 124  (4.3%)  18  (0.6%)  164  (5.7%)  352  (12.3%)  1356  (47.2%)  52  (1.8%)  67  (2.3%)  740  (25.8%) 

13. How would you guess your use of the following compared to other seniors at your high school?

 I never used thisLess than other seniorsAbout the same as other seniorsSomewhat more than other seniorsMuch more than other seniors!I have no idea
Used a computer not connected to the internet 418  (14.6%)  353  (12.3%)   457  (15.9%)   177  (6.2%)   150  (5.2%)   298  (10.4%) 
Used a computer connected to the internet 1441  (50.1%)  644  (22.4%)   471  (16.4%)   176  (6.1%)   105  (3.6%)   29  (1.0%)  
Used word processing on a computer (eg MS Word, WordPerfect, Wordpad) 469  (16.3%)  643  (22.4%)   1208  (42.0%)   377  (13.1%)   135  (4.7%)   29  (1.0%)  
Searched on the internet (e.g. using google, yahoo search, msn search) 1054  (36.7%)  626  (21.8%)   817  (28.5%)   231  (8.0%)   92  (3.2%)   31  (1.1%)  
Computer programming (e.g. using Java, VB, C/C++, Pascal, Basic, etc.) 330  (11.5%)  177  (6.2%)   255  (8.9%)   175  (6.1%)   187  (6.5%)   253  (8.8%) 
Read or wrote email 553  (19.2%)  906  (31.5%)   938  (32.6%)   266  (9.3%)   140  (4.9%)   54  (1.9%)  
Used IM on a computer 960  (33.5%)  644  (22.5%)   597  (20.8%)   202  (7.0%)   128  (4.5%)   114  (4.0%) 
Updated a blog (e.g. Xenga, LiveJournal, MySpace, wordpress, blogger, ect.) 375  (13.0%)  454  (15.8%)   559  (19.5%)   274  (9.5%)   239  (8.3%)   191  (6.6%) 
Read or commented on other's blogs 368  (12.8%)  581  (20.2%)   634  (22.1%)   276  (9.6%)   272  (9.5%)   207  (7.2%) 
Participated in chat rooms (e.g. IRC) 283  (9.9%)   359  (12.5%)   280  (9.8%)   138  (4.8%)   276  (9.6%)   425  (14.9%) 

 I never used thisLess than other seniorsAbout the same as other seniorsSomewhat more than other seniorsMuch more than other seniors!I have no idea
Used a social networking service (e.g., Friendster, facebook, tribe) 415  (14.5%)  549  (19.2%)  558  (19.5%)   212  (7.4%)   137  (4.8%)   155  (5.4%) 
Played online games on a computer 268  (9.4%)   444  (15.6%)  383  (13.4%)   290  (10.2%)   316  (11.1%)   375  (13.1%) 
Played video games on a console (e.g. PS2, Xbox, Nintendo) 199  (7.0%)   391  (13.7%)  357  (12.5%)   265  (9.3%)   336  (11.8%)   406  (14.2%) 
Used a webcam 443  (15.5%)  152  (5.3%)  137  (4.8%)   86  (3.0%)   105  (3.7%)   213  (7.5%) 
Talked on a mobile phone 1108  (38.9%)  695  (24.4%)  605  (21.3%)   188  (6.6%)   106  (3.7%)   66  (2.3%)  
Used text messaging on a mobile phone 577  (20.2%)  487  (17.1%)  554  (19.4%)   246  (8.6%)   216  (7.6%)   215  (7.5%) 
Listened to music on your portable MP3 Player (e.g., iPod, Zen, Sony MP3 player) 651  (22.8%)  538  (18.8%)  497  (17.4%)   220  (7.7%)   103  (3.6%)   116  (4.1%) 
Took pictures with your digital camera 234  (8.2%)   365  (12.8%)  647  (22.6%)   485  (17.0%)   449  (15.7%)   209  (7.3%) 
Uploaded your pictures to the internet (e.g., uploaded to Imagestation, Ofoto, Snapfish, Flicr, Yahoo) 289  (10.1%)  268  (9.4%)  421  (14.7%)   352  (12.3%)   443  (15.5%)   335  (11.7%) 

14. During the spring semester of your senior year in high school, how often did you typically do the following?

 Several times a day or moreAbout once a dayA few times a weekAbout once a weekOnce or a few times a monthLess than once a monthNeverDon't know
Used a computer not connected to the internet 664  (23.2%)   342  (11.9%)  886  (30.9%)  214  (7.5%)  142  (5.0%)   332  (11.6%)  244  (8.5%)  40  (1.4%) 
Used a computer connected to the internet 356  (12.4%)   433  (15.1%)  1215  (42.5%)  478  (16.7%)  269  (9.4%)   94  (3.3%)   1  (0.0%)   15  (0.5%) 
Used word processing on a computer (eg MS Word, WordPerfect, Wordpad) 131  (4.6%)   279  (9.8%)  1510  (52.8%)  616  (21.5%)  203  (7.1%)   101  (3.5%)  2  (0.1%)   17  (0.6%) 
Searched on the internet (e.g. using google, yahoo search, msn search) 257  (9.0%)   357  (12.5%)  1397  (48.8%)  512  (17.9%)  215  (7.5%)   105  (3.7%)  1  (0.0%)   17  (0.6%) 
Computer programming (e.g. using Java, VB, C/C++, Pascal, Basic, etc.) 953  (33.3%)   318  (11.1%)  428  (15.0%)  221  (7.7%)  181  (6.3%)   316  (11.0%)  379  (13.2%)  65  (2.3%) 
Read or wrote email 135  (4.7%)   631  (22.1%)  1344  (47.0%)  440  (15.4%)  172  (6.0%)   117  (4.1%)  2  (0.1%)   20  (0.7%) 
Used IM on a computer 378  (13.2%)   758  (26.6%)  921  (32.3%)  357  (12.5%)  208  (7.3%)   133  (4.7%)  72  (2.5%)   27  (0.9%) 
Updated a blog (e.g. Xenga, LiveJournal, MySpace, wordpress, blogger, ect.) 663  (23.2%)   711  (24.9%)  629  (22.0%)  263  (9.2%)  153  (5.4%)   155  (5.4%)  252  (8.8%)  33  (1.2%) 
Read or commented on other's blogs 464  (16.2%)   860  (30.1%)  708  (24.8%)  270  (9.4%)  161  (5.6%)   179  (6.3%)  181  (6.3%)  35  (1.2%) 
Participated in chat rooms (e.g. IRC) 807  (28.2%)   808  (28.3%)  393  (13.8%)  119  (4.2%)  110  (3.8%)   271  (9.5%)  311  (10.9%)  39  (1.4%) 

 Several times a day or moreAbout once a dayA few times a weekAbout once a weekOnce or a few times a monthLess than once a monthNeverDon't know
Used a social networking service (e.g., Friendster, facebook, tribe) 665  (23.3%)   658  (23.0%)  738  (25.8%)  254  (8.9%)  109  (3.8%)  170  (6.0%)  241  (8.4%)  21  (0.7%) 
Played online games on a computer 612  (21.4%)   855  (29.9%)  464  (16.3%)  238  (8.3%)  204  (7.1%)  231  (8.1%)  230  (8.1%)  21  (0.7%) 
Played video games on a console (e.g. PS2, Xbox, Nintendo) 653  (22.9%)   885  (31.0%)  451  (15.8%)  209  (7.3%)  153  (5.4%)  248  (8.7%)  233  (8.2%)  22  (0.8%) 
Used a webcam 1341  (47.0%)  370  (13.0%)  283  (9.9%)  74  (2.6%)   68  (2.4%)   209  (7.3%)  484  (17.0%)  23  (0.8%) 
Talked on a mobile phone 361  (12.7%)   959  (33.7%)  997  (35.0%)  258  (9.1%)  117  (4.1%)  110  (3.9%)  27  (0.9%)   16  (0.6%) 
Used text messaging on a mobile phone 558  (19.6%)   932  (32.7%)  673  (23.6%)  228  (8.0%)  135  (4.7%)  143  (5.0%)  161  (5.7%)  19  (0.7%) 
Listened to music on your portable MP3 Player (e.g., iPod, Zen, Sony MP3 player) 656  (23.0%)   636  (22.3%)  772  (27.0%)  268  (9.4%)  131  (4.6%)  147  (5.2%)  212  (7.4%)  32  (1.1%) 
Took pictures with your digital camera 397  (13.9%)   755  (26.4%)  811  (28.4%)  325  (11.4%)  210  (7.4%)  185  (6.5%)  144  (5.0%)  28  (1.0%) 
Uploaded your pictures to the internet (e.g., uploaded to Imagestation, Ofoto, Snapfish, Flicr, Yahoo) 623  (21.8%)   686  (24.1%)  600  (21.0%)  252  (8.8%)  195  (6.8%)  206  (7.2%)  261  (9.2%)  29  (1.0%) 

15. Are there any technologies that you use or have used regularly that are not mentioned here?

[Open-ended textarea field]

16. What type of computer do you plan to bring for your first semester at Berkeley?

2323  (80.5%)   Laptop
362  (12.5%)   Desktop
145  (5.0%)   Both
56  (1.9%)   None

17. If you are currently working, or have worked, this summer, how many hours per week?

1414  (49.0%)   I did not work any hours this summer
156  (5.4%)   1-5
213  (7.4%)   6-10
170  (5.9%)   11-15
367  (12.7%)   16-25
263  (9.1%)   26-35
301  (10.4%)   More than 35

18. If you worked this summer, how much did you earn for expenses your first year in college?

1410  (49.1%)   I did not work this summer
231  (8.0%)   Less than $250
247  (8.6%)   $250 - 499
373  (13.0%)   $500 - 999
519  (18.1%)   $1,000 - 2,999
67  (2.3%)   $3,000 - 4,999
11  (0.4%)   $5,000 - 6,999
9  (0.3%)   $7,000 - 9,999
3  (0.1%)   $10,000 or more

19. About how many hours per week (paid employment) are you expecting to work your first semester?

 Fall semesterExpect for spring semester
None 1820  (63.7%)   1118  (40.6%)  
1-5 271  (9.5%)   378  (13.7%)  
6-10 454  (15.9%)   697  (25.3%)  
11-15 232  (8.1%)   415  (15.1%)  
16-20 58  (2.0%)   117  (4.2%)  
21 or more 24  (0.8%)   29  (1.1%)  

20. How much of your first year's educational expenses (room, board, and fees) do you expect to cover from each of the sources listed below?

 NoneLess than $1,000$1,000 - 2,999$3,000-5,999$6,000-9,999$10,000+
Family resources (parents, relatives, etc.) 310  (10.9%)  239  (8.4%)   270  (9.5%)  264  (9.3%)  276  (9.7%)  1489  (52.3%) 
My own resources (savings from work, work-study, other income) 775  (27.9%)  1044  (37.6%)  611  (22.0%)  245  (8.8%)  51  (1.8%)   47  (1.7%)  
Aid that doesn’t need to be repaid (grants, scholarships, military funding, etc.) 754  (27.1%)  272  (9.8%)   606  (21.8%)  335  (12.0%)  346  (12.4%)  472  (16.9%) 
Aid that must be repaid (loans, etc.) 1504  (54.3%)  83  (3.0%)   301  (10.9%)  358  (12.9%)  209  (7.5%)  317  (11.4%) 
Other than above 2175  (89.2%)  121  (5.0%)   74  (3.0%)   32  (1.3%)   10  (0.4%)   25  (1.0%)  

21. 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?

 NoneLess than $5,000$5,000-9,999$10,000-14,999$15,000-19,999$20,000 or more
You 1301  (48.9%)   282  (10.6%)   287  (10.8%)   271  (10.2%)   168  (6.3%)   351  (13.2%)  
Your parents 1570  (56.5%)   263  (9.5%)   213  (7.7%)   174  (6.3%)   129  (4.6%)   432  (15.5%)  

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

165  (5.7%)   Yes, a substantial amount
677  (23.5%)   Yes, a small amount
1202  (41.8%)   No
835  (29.0%)   Not sure

23. What undergraduate major do you plan to complete for graduation at Berkeley? If you are not sure, please make your best guess. Choose "I have no idea" (at the bottom of the list) only if you really have no idea whatsoever. If you are planning a "double major", please choose your initial major here and your second major in Question #24. [100 missing]     Select your major here

  2  (0.1%)   American Studies 
  20  (0.7%)   Anthropology 
  102  (3.6%)   Architecture 
  28  (1.0%)   Art/Art History 
  2  (0.1%)   Asian Studies 
  3  (0.1%)   Asian American Studies 
  15  (0.5%)   Astrophysics 
  276  (9.7%)   Business Administration 
  3  (0.1%)   Celtic Studies 
  55  (1.9%)   Chemical Engineering 
  84  (3.0%)   Chemistry 
  1  (0.0%)   Chicano Studies 
  2  (0.1%)   Chinese Language 
  3  (0.1%)   Classical Civilization 
  1  (0.0%)   Classical Languages 
  23  (0.8%)   Cognitive Science 
  1  (0.0%)   Comparative Literature 
  34  (1.2%)   Computer Science 
  7  (0.2%)   Conservation & Resource Studies 
  1  (0.0%)   Dance and Performance Studies 
  8  (0.3%)   Development Studies 
  5  (0.2%)   Earth & Planetary Science 
  3  (0.1%)   Environmental Earth Science 
  62  (2.2%)   Economics 
  139  (4.9%)   Electrical Engineering & Computer Sicence (EECS) 
  219  (7.7%)   Engineering and Engineering Science 
  87  (3.1%)   English 
  19  (0.7%)   Environmental Economics and Policy 
  35  (1.2%)   Environmental Sciences 
  3  (0.1%)   Ethnic Studies 
  12  (0.4%)   Film 
  1  (0.0%)   Forestry 
  3  (0.1%)   French 
  11  (0.4%)   Genetics & Plant Biology 
  52  (1.8%)   History 
  80  (2.8%)   Integrative Biology 
  12  (0.4%)   Interdisciplinary Studies Field Major 
  1  (0.0%)   Italian Studies 
  2  (0.1%)   Japanese Language 
  4  (0.1%)   Landscape Architecture 
  4  (0.1%)   Latin American Studies 
  23  (0.8%)   Legal Studies 
  18  (0.6%)   Linguistics 
  3  (0.1%)   Marine Science 
  37  (1.3%)   Mass Communications 
  9  (0.3%)   Materials Science 
  55  (1.9%)   Mathematics 
  17  (0.6%)   Mathematics, Applied 
  28  (1.0%)   Microbial Biology 
  1  (0.0%)   Middle Eastern Studies 
  463  (16.3%)   Molecular and Cell Biology(MCB) 
  25  (0.9%)   Molecular Environmental Biology 
  5  (0.2%)   Music 
  1  (0.0%)   Native American Studies 
  2  (0.1%)   Near Eastern Studies 
  51  (1.8%)   Nutritional Sciences 
  6  (0.2%)   Optometry 
  15  (0.5%)   Peace and Conflict Studies 
  10  (0.4%)   Philosophy 
  2  (0.1%)   Physical Sciences Field Major 
  55  (1.9%)   Physics 
  25  (0.9%)   Political Economy of Industrial Societies 
  165  (5.8%)   Political Science 
  119  (4.2%)   Psychology 
  3  (0.1%)   Religious Studies 
  3  (0.1%)   Resource Management 
  13  (0.5%)   Rhetoric 
  1  (0.0%)   Slavic Languages & Literatures 
  10  (0.4%)   Social Welfare 
  24  (0.8%)   Sociology 
  8  (0.3%)   Spanish 
  4  (0.1%)   Statistics 
  4  (0.1%)   Theatre & Performance Studies 
  2  (0.1%)   Vision Science 
  2  (0.1%)   Women Studies 
  200  (7.1%)   I have no idea

23a. How sure are you that you will graduate in this major?

403  (14.2%)   Very sure
950  (33.4%)   Pretty sure
315  (11.1%)   Not sure because I may not get into this major
752  (26.4%)   Not sure because I may change my mind before officially declaring this major
149  (5.2%)   Not sure because I many change my mind after declaring this major
278  (9.8%)   Not sure at all about what I want to major in at this point

24. FOR INTENDED DOUBLE MAJORS ONLY [2220 missing]     Select second major here

  3  (0.4%)   African American Studies 
  2  (0.3%)   American Studies 
  19  (2.7%)   Anthropology 
  5  (0.7%)   Architecture 
  20  (2.8%)   Art/Art History 
  3  (0.4%)   Asian Studies 
  3  (0.4%)   Asian American Studies 
  4  (0.6%)   Astrophysics 
  68  (9.6%)   Business Administration 
  3  (0.4%)   Chemical Engineering 
  5  (0.7%)   Chemistry 
  6  (0.8%)   Chicano Studies 
  9  (1.3%)   Chinese Language 
  3  (0.4%)   Classical Civilization 
  1  (0.1%)   Classical Languages 
  6  (0.8%)   Cognitive Science 
  3  (0.4%)   Comparative Literature 
  11  (1.5%)   Computer Science 
  1  (0.1%)   Conservation & Resource Studies 
  2  (0.3%)   Dance and Performance Studies 
  2  (0.3%)   Development Studies 
  1  (0.1%)   Dutch Studies 
  5  (0.7%)   Earth & Planetary Science 
  3  (0.4%)   Environmental Earth Science 
  40  (5.6%)   Economics 
  8  (1.1%)   Electrical Engineering & Computer Sicence (EECS) 
  13  (1.8%)   Engineering and Engineering Science 
  30  (4.2%)   English 
  2  (0.3%)   Environmental Economics and Policy 
  4  (0.6%)   Environmental Sciences 
  7  (1.0%)   Ethnic Studies 
  4  (0.6%)   Film 
  1  (0.1%)   Forestry 
  14  (2.0%)   French 
  2  (0.3%)   German 
  18  (2.5%)   History 
  11  (1.5%)   Integrative Biology 
  2  (0.3%)   Interdisciplinary Studies Field Major 
  4  (0.6%)   Italian Studies 
  9  (1.3%)   Japanese Language 
  1  (0.1%)   Landscape Architecture 
  12  (1.7%)   Legal Studies 
  7  (1.0%)   Linguistics 
  10  (1.4%)   Mass Communications 
  9  (1.3%)   Materials Science 
  31  (4.4%)   Mathematics 
  6  (0.8%)   Mathematics, Applied 
  2  (0.3%)   Microbial Biology 
  19  (2.7%)   Molecular and Cell Biology(MCB) 
  1  (0.1%)   Molecular Environmental Biology 
  18  (2.5%)   Music 
  1  (0.1%)   Near Eastern Studies 
  10  (1.4%)   Nutritional Sciences 
  1  (0.1%)   Optometry 
  8  (1.1%)   Peace and Conflict Studies 
  15  (2.1%)   Philosophy 
  10  (1.4%)   Physics 
  9  (1.3%)   Political Economy of Industrial Societies 
  51  (7.2%)   Political Science 
  53  (7.5%)   Psychology 
  2  (0.3%)   Religious Studies 
  14  (2.0%)   Rhetoric 
  2  (0.3%)   Slavic Languages & Literatures 
  4  (0.6%)   Social Welfare 
  10  (1.4%)   Sociology 
  2  (0.3%)   South & Southeast Asian Studies 
  35  (4.9%)   Spanish 
  3  (0.4%)   Statistics 
  7  (1.0%)   Theatre & Performance Studies 
  1  (0.1%)   Women Studies

25. 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 likelyLikelyNo ideaUnlikelyVery unlikely
The summer after my freshman year 420  (14.8%)   512  (18.1%)   1067  (37.6%)   509  (18.0%)   327  (11.5%)  
The summer after my sophomore year 413  (14.5%)   748  (26.3%)   1270  (44.7%)   226  (8.0%)   184  (6.5%)  
The summer after my junior year or later 349  (12.3%)   590  (20.9%)   1474  (52.1%)   236  (8.3%)   179  (6.3%)  

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

138  (4.8%)   Fall 2008 or earlier (less than 4 years)
2395  (83.2%)   Spring 2009 (4 years)
160  (5.6%)   Summer 2009 (4 years + summer)
118  (4.1%)   Fall 2009 (4 years + 1 semester)
68  (2.4%)   Spring 2010 or later (5 years or more)

27. What is the highest degree that you plan to obtain?

309  (10.8%)   Bachelor's (BA, BS)
571  (19.9%)   Academic Master's (MA, MS)
159  (5.6%)   Professional Master's (MSW, MLW)
311  (10.9%)   Business (MBA)
488  (17.0%)   Medical (MD, OD, DDS)
259  (9.0%)   Law (LLB, JD)
637  (22.2%)   Doctorate (Ph.D., Ed.D.)
129  (4.5%)   Doctorate plus other professional degree

28. What career are you interested in? Please check out the 12 categories below and find your one chosen career goal from the appropriate "pull-down menu".

Arts - Creative [2432 missing]     (Select one) 
  47  (9.4%)   Actors/Actresses 
  31  (6.2%)   Advertising Managers 
  14  (2.8%)   Animators 
  3  (0.6%)   Announcers 
  128  (25.5%)   Architects 
  4  (0.8%)   Artisans and Craftspersons 
  19  (3.8%)   Artists 
  3  (0.6%)   Audio and Video Recording Technicians 
  3  (0.6%)   Broadcast Technicians 
  5  (1.0%)   Cinematographers 
  7  (1.4%)   Conductors, Composers and Arrangers 
  6  (1.2%)   Cosmetologists 
  14  (2.8%)   Dancers 
  19  (3.8%)   Directors 
  10  (2.0%)   Film and Video Camera Operators 
  25  (5.0%)   Graphic Designers and Illustrating Artists 
  11  (2.2%)   Industrial Designers 
  20  (4.0%)   Interior Designers 
  8  (1.6%)   Landscape Architects 
  46  (9.2%)   Musicians and Singers 
  8  (1.6%)   Painters, Sculptors and Other Visual Artists 
  38  (7.6%)   Photographers 
  11  (2.2%)   Playwrights 
  22  (4.4%)   Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers
 
Business Administration [2310 missing]     (Select one) 
  74  (11.9%)   Accountants 
  62  (9.9%)   Advertising Managers 
  71  (11.4%)   Banking, Credit and Other Investment Managers 
  5  (0.8%)   Bookkeepers 
  3  (0.5%)   Broadcast Technicians 
  11  (1.8%)   Buyers 
  202  (32.4%)   Coporate CEO 
  28  (4.5%)   Human Resources/Personnel Managers 
  2  (0.3%)   Insurance 
  3  (0.5%)   Loan Officers 
  32  (5.1%)   Managers in Other Services 
  36  (5.8%)   Market Research Analysts 
  3  (0.5%)   Payroll and Benefits Administrators 
  1  (0.2%)   Personnel and Recruitment Officers 
  32  (5.1%)   Public Relations Consultants 
  39  (6.2%)   Real Estate 
  12  (1.9%)   Recreation and Sports Managers 
  2  (0.3%)   Sales Clerks 
  6  (1.0%)   Securities Agents, Investment Dealers and Brokers
 
Communications [2707 missing]     (Select one) 
  48  (21.1%)   Air Traffic Controllers 
  77  (33.9%)   Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists 
  102  (44.9%)   Telecommunications technician
 
Community Services [2450 missing]     (Select one) 
  3  (0.6%)   Addiction Counsellors 
  98  (20.2%)   College Professor 
  6  (1.2%)   Early Childhood Educators and Assistants 
  18  (3.7%)   Education Counsellors 
  20  (4.1%)   Elementary School Teachers 
  15  (3.1%)   Family, Marriage and Other Related Counsellors 
  8  (1.7%)   Firefighters 
  6  (1.2%)   Flight Attendants 
  52  (10.7%)   Foreign Service Diplomat 
  1  (0.2%)   Funeral Directors 
  4  (0.8%)   Teachers of Disabled Persons 
  7  (1.4%)   Kindergarten Teachers 
  12  (2.5%)   Market Research Analysts 
  5  (1.0%)   Police Officers 
  16  (3.3%)   School and Guidance Counsellors 
  5  (1.0%)   School Principals 
  51  (10.5%)   Secondary School Teachers 
  33  (6.8%)   Social Workers 
  30  (6.2%)   Sociologists 
  19  (3.9%)   Volunteer Services Managers 
  75  (15.5%)   Politician, government official
 
Computer Studies and Math [2581 missing]     (Select one) 
  11  (3.1%)   Actuaries 
  84  (23.8%)   Astronomers 
  61  (17.3%)   Computer Programmers 
  8  (2.3%)   Computer Service Technicians 
  15  (4.2%)   Computer Systems Analysts 
  8  (2.3%)   Land Surveyors 
  79  (22.4%)   Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries 
  12  (3.4%)   Payroll and Benefits Administrators 
  38  (10.8%)   Video Game Designers 
  3  (0.8%)   Video Game Level Designer 
  8  (2.3%)   Video Game Programmers 
  26  (7.4%)   Web Site Designers and Developers
 
Engineering [2307 missing]     (Select one) 
  35  (5.6%)   Aerospace Engineers 
  2  (0.3%)   Agricultural Engineers 
  15  (2.4%)   Air Pilots 
  6  (1.0%)   Air Traffic Controllers 
  98  (15.6%)   Biomedical Engineers 
  65  (10.4%)   Chemical Engineers 
  10  (1.6%)   Chemical Technologists and Technicians 
  93  (14.8%)   Civil Engineers 
  55  (8.8%)   Computer Engineers 
  1  (0.2%)   Diesel Engine Mechanics 
  6  (1.0%)   Draftspersons 
  25  (4.0%)   Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists 
  63  (10.0%)   Electrical and Electronics Engineers 
  19  (3.0%)   Environmental Impact Analysts 
  7  (1.1%)   Geological Engineers 
  4  (0.6%)   Hydrologists 
  9  (1.4%)   Industrial Designers 
  14  (2.2%)   Industrial Engineers 
  85  (13.6%)   Mechanical Engineers 
  10  (1.6%)   Metallurgical and Materials Engineers 
  1  (0.2%)   Petroleum Engineers 
  1  (0.2%)   Small Engine Mechanics 
  3  (0.5%)   Stationary Engineers (Power Engineers)
 
Hospitality Industry [2698 missing]     (Select one) 
  12  (5.1%)   Bakers 
  21  (8.9%)   Casino Manager 
  29  (12.3%)   Chefs 
  17  (7.2%)   Conference and Event Planners 
  11  (4.7%)   Flight Attendants 
  45  (19.1%)   Hotel Managers 
  2  (0.8%)   Pursers 
  27  (11.4%)   Recreation and Sports Managers 
  13  (5.5%)   Restaurant and Food Service Managers 
  15  (6.4%)   Tour and Travel Guides 
  11  (4.7%)   Travel Counsellors 
  33  (14.0%)   Wedding Planners
 
Humanities and Languages [2495 missing]     (Select one) 
  2  (0.5%)   Archivists 
  5  (1.1%)   Conservation and Restoration Technicians 
  15  (3.4%)   Curators 
  20  (4.6%)   Editors 
  19  (4.3%)   Education Counsellors 
  11  (2.5%)   Geographers 
  29  (6.6%)   Historians 
  30  (6.8%)   Intelligence Officers 
  22  (5.0%)   Interpreters 
  80  (18.2%)   Journalists and Reporters 
  10  (2.3%)   Librarians 
  1  (0.2%)   Library Technicians 
  24  (5.5%)   Linguists 
  3  (0.7%)   Ministers of Religion 
  11  (2.5%)   Newspaper Editor 
  14  (3.2%)   Paleontologists 
  8  (1.8%)   Technical Occupations in Libraries, Archives, Museums and Art Galleries 
  6  (1.4%)   Technical Writers 
  42  (9.6%)   Translators 
  87  (19.8%)   Writers
 
Law [2408 missing]     (Select one) 
  5  (1.0%)   Court Recorders 
  55  (10.5%)   Forensic Scientists 
  24  (4.6%)   Intelligence Officers 
  55  (10.5%)   Judges 
  345  (65.6%)   Lawyers 
  8  (1.5%)   Paralegals 
  12  (2.3%)   Police Officers 
  22  (4.2%)   Private Investigators
 
Medical and Health [1809 missing]     (Select one) 
  5  (0.4%)   Acupuncturists 
  37  (3.3%)   Anesthetists 
  17  (1.5%)   Biological Technologists and Technicians 
  64  (5.7%)   Biologists 
  50  (4.4%)   Biomedical Engineers 
  49  (4.4%)   Cardiologists 
  7  (0.6%)   Chinese Medical Practitioners 
  5  (0.4%)   Chiropractors 
  1  (0.1%)   Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists 
  32  (2.8%)   Dentists 
  19  (1.7%)   Orthodonist 
  14  (1.2%)   Dietitians 
  7  (0.6%)   Emergency Medical Technicians (Paramedics) 
  102  (9.1%)   General Practitioners and Family Physicians 
  35  (3.1%)   Genetic Engineer 
  15  (1.3%)   Kinesiologists 
  12  (1.1%)   Massage Therapists 
  12  (1.1%)   Medical Laboratory Technologists 
  3  (0.3%)   Medical Radiation Technologists 
  3  (0.3%)   Medical Transcriptionists 
  25  (2.2%)   Microbiologists 
  2  (0.2%)   Midwives 
  97  (8.6%)   Neurologist 
  20  (1.8%)   Nurses (RNs) 
  2  (0.2%)   Nurses Aides and Orderlies 
  33  (2.9%)   Nutritionist 
  25  (2.2%)   OBGYN 
  4  (0.4%)   Obstitrician 
  2  (0.2%)   Occupational Therapists 
  21  (1.9%)   Oncologist 
  1  (0.1%)   Opticians 
  34  (3.0%)   Optometrists 
  17  (1.5%)   Pathologists 
  156  (13.9%)   Pediatricians 
  66  (5.9%)   Pharmacists 
  10  (0.9%)   Physical therapists 
  2  (0.2%)   Practitioners of Natural Healing 
  90  (8.0%)   Psychologists 
  6  (0.5%)   Toxicologists 
  1  (0.1%)   Ultrasound Technologists (Medical Sonographers) 
  22  (2.0%)   Veterinarians
 
Natural Resources and the Environment [2643 missing]     (Select one) 
  22  (7.6%)   Agricultural Engineers 
  8  (2.7%)   Agricultural Representatives, Consultants and Specialists 
  1  (0.3%)   Agrologists 
  87  (29.9%)   Environmental Impact Analysts 
  1  (0.3%)   Farmers and Farm Managers 
  9  (3.1%)   Forestry Professionals 
  14  (4.8%)   Geographers 
  10  (3.4%)   Geological Engineers 
  25  (8.6%)   Geologists 
  7  (2.4%)   Horticulturists 
  9  (3.1%)   Hydrologists 
  4  (1.4%)   Land Surveyors 
  43  (14.8%)   Landscape Architects 
  14  (4.8%)   Meteorologists 
  22  (7.6%)   Paleontologists 
  3  (1.0%)   Pest Controllers 
  6  (2.1%)   Petroleum Engineers 
  6  (2.1%)   Small Engine Mechanics
 
Recreation [2675 missing]     (Select one) 
  64  (24.7%)   Athletes 
  40  (15.4%)   Bartenders 
  22  (8.5%)   Coaches 
  14  (5.4%)   Outdoor Sport and Recreation Guides 
  22  (8.5%)   Recreation and Sports Managers 
  47  (18.1%)   Restaurant and Food Service Managers 
  30  (11.6%)   Tour and Travel Guides 
  20  (7.7%)   Travel Counsellors
 

29. How sure are you that this is the career you want?

316  (11.0%)   Very sure
793  (27.7%)   Sure
1427  (49.8%)   At this point it's just a guess
331  (11.5%)   I have no idea what career I want to pursue

30. Please indicate the importance to you personally of each of the following.

 EssentialVery importantSomewhat importantNot important
Becoming accomplished in one of the performing arts (acting, dancing, etc.) 165  (5.8%)   367  (12.8%)   850  (29.7%)   1476  (51.6%)  
Becoming an authority in my field 528  (18.5%)   1226  (42.9%)   894  (31.3%)   211  (7.4%)  
Obtaining recognition from my colleagues for contributions to my special field 446  (15.6%)   1141  (40.0%)   1026  (35.9%)   241  (8.4%)  
Influencing the political structure 266  (9.3%)   520  (18.2%)   1125  (39.3%)   948  (33.2%)  
Influencing social values 354  (12.4%)   883  (30.9%)   1126  (39.4%)   496  (17.3%)  
Raising a family 1019  (35.7%)   957  (33.5%)   627  (22.0%)   251  (8.8%)  
Having administrative responsibility for the work of others 256  (9.0%)   867  (30.4%)   1155  (40.5%)   575  (20.2%)  
Being very well off financially 817  (28.6%)   1071  (37.4%)   812  (28.4%)   161  (5.6%)  
Helping others who are in difficulty 763  (26.7%)   1234  (43.2%)   771  (27.0%)   87  (3.0%)  
Making a theoretical contribution to science 247  (8.6%)   575  (20.1%)   991  (34.7%)   1043  (36.5%)  
Writing original works (poems, novels, short stories, etc.) 161  (5.6%)   355  (12.4%)   805  (28.2%)   1532  (53.7%)  
Creating artistic work (painting, sculpture, decorating, etc.) 160  (5.6%)   344  (12.1%)   752  (26.4%)   1595  (55.9%)  
Becoming successful in a business of my own 373  (13.1%)   700  (24.5%)   932  (32.6%)   852  (29.8%)  
Becoming involved in programs to clean up the environment 225  (7.9%)   698  (24.4%)   1298  (45.4%)   641  (22.4%)  
Developing a meaningful philosophy of life 744  (26.0%)   926  (32.4%)   790  (27.6%)   399  (14.0%)  
Participating in a community action program 331  (11.6%)   803  (28.1%)   1155  (40.4%)   571  (20.0%)  
Helping to promote racial understanding 437  (15.3%)   839  (29.4%)   1083  (37.9%)   499  (17.5%)  
Keeping up to date with political affairs 511  (17.9%)   913  (31.9%)   1059  (37.0%)   376  (13.2%)  
Becoming a community leader 344  (12.1%)   777  (27.3%)   1050  (36.8%)   680  (23.9%)  
Integrating spirituality into my life 568  (19.9%)   615  (21.6%)   827  (29.0%)   841  (29.5%)  
Improving my understanding of other countries and cultures 757  (26.5%)   1099  (38.5%)   803  (28.1%)   194  (6.8%)  
Working to find a cure for a health problem 416  (14.6%)   701  (24.6%)   957  (33.5%)   780  (27.3%)  

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