2004 SONS Transfers: Results and Summary: Part 2

Undergraduate Life at Berkeley

7. Now that you are a UC Berkeley student, what excites you most intellectually? What idea, issue, or specific field of study might you want to explore further?

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8. Now that you're well into your first semester, please rate your preparation for what you are being asked to do here at Berkeley.

Poor

Fair

Good

Excellent

Effective study strategies and skills

90    (8.9%)  

327    (32.4%)  

412    (40.9%)  

179    (17.8%)  

Writing effective essays and papers

75    (7.5%)  

306    (30.4%)  

403    (40.1%)  

221    (22.0%)  

Reading with comprehension and speed

100    (10.0%)  

309    (30.8%)  

398    (39.6%)  

197    (19.6%)  

Skills in math and math-related courses

87    (9.0%)  

279    (28.7%)  

399    (41.1%)  

206    (21.2%)  

Making effective oral presentations, speaking skills

91    (9.2%)  

291    (29.4%)  

400    (40.4%)  

209    (21.1%)  

Skills in a foreign language

129    (13.2%)  

287    (29.3%)  

331    (33.8%)  

232    (23.7%)  

Skills in science and science-related courses

78    (8.1%)  

301    (31.3%)  

412    (42.8%)  

171    (17.8%)  

Desktop computer skills

33    (3.3%)  

169    (17.0%)  

418    (41.9%)  

377    (37.8%)  

Internet, web skills

20    (2.0%)  

141    (14.1%)  

413    (41.3%)  

427    (42.7%)  

Using the library, accessing research information

107    (10.7%)  

314    (31.3%)  

385    (38.4%)  

196    (19.6%)  

Time management skills

138    (13.8%)  

341    (34.0%)  

359    (35.8%)  

164    (16.4%)  

Managing my finances

103    (10.3%)  

285    (28.5%)  

395    (39.5%)  

216    (21.6%)  

Ability to handle stress

157    (15.6%)  

290    (28.9%)  

381    (37.9%)  

177    (17.6%)  

Ability to balance responsibilities outside of school

93    (9.3%)  

306    (30.5%)  

400    (39.8%)  

205    (20.4%)  

Ability to cope with a competitive atmosphere

128    (12.7%)  

298    (29.7%)  

393    (39.1%)  

186    (18.5%)  

Overall preparation for Berkeley

52    (5.2%)  

311    (30.9%)  

518    (51.4%)  

127    (12.6%)  

9. How adequate do you feel your pre-Berkeley lower division courses were in preparing you for success at UC Berkeley?

265    (26.2%)  Very adequate

529    (52.4%)  Adequate

178    (17.6%)  Somewhat inadequate

38    (3.8%)  Inadequate

10. In what areas, if any, have you found your academic preparation to be less than adequate for what is required for success at Berkeley?

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10a. On the other hand, in what areas, if any, have you found your academic preparation to be more than adequate for what is required for success at Berkeley?

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11. Though likely to be just a guess, how would you rate yourself on the skills and traits listed below compared to the average Berkeley student who entered as a freshman and is now a junior?  We want the most accurate estimate of how you see yourself.

Way above average

Above average

Average

Below average

Way below average

Academic ability

59    (5.9%)  

402    (40.4%)  

438    (44.0%)  

86    (8.6%)  

11    (1.1%)  

Artistic ability

86    (8.7%)  

248    (25.0%)  

460    (46.4%)  

160    (16.1%)  

37    (3.7%)  

Writing ability

86    (8.7%)  

345    (34.7%)  

381    (38.3%)  

162    (16.3%)  

20    (2.0%)  

Compassion

245    (24.7%)  

395    (39.8%)  

280    (28.2%)  

66    (6.7%)  

6   (0.6%)  

Computer skills

99    (10.0%)  

245    (24.7%)  

526    (53.0%)  

114    (11.5%)  

9   (0.9%)  

Cooperativeness

181    (18.2%)  

424    (42.6%)  

342    (34.4%)  

44    (4.4%)  

4   (0.4%)  

Courage

220    (22.1%)  

374    (37.6%)  

305    (30.7%)  

83    (8.4%)  

12    (1.2%)  

Creativity

159    (16.0%)  

366    (36.8%)  

396    (39.8%)  

68    (6.8%)  

6   (0.6%)  

Drive to achieve

243    (24.4%)  

391    (39.3%)  

287    (28.9%)  

63    (6.3%)  

10    (1.0%)  

Emotional health

162    (16.3%)  

333    (33.6%)  

359    (36.2%)  

121    (12.2%)  

17    (1.7%)  

Leadership ability

145    (14.6%)  

303    (30.5%)  

402    (40.4%)  

121    (12.2%)  

23    (2.3%)  

Understanding of others

278    (28.0%)  

401    (40.3%)  

265    (26.7%)  

44    (4.4%)  

6   (0.6%)  

Mathematical ability

78    (7.9%)  

217    (21.9%)  

444    (44.8%)  

195    (19.7%)  

57    (5.8%)  

Maturity

418    (42.0%)  

366    (36.7%)  

186    (18.7%)  

20    (2.0%)  

6   (0.6%)  

Physical health

134    (13.5%)  

299    (30.1%)  

457    (46.1%)  

87    (8.8%)  

15    (1.5%)  

Public speaking ability

98    (9.9%)  

273    (27.5%)  

420    (42.3%)  

162    (16.3%)  

39    (3.9%)  

Self-confidence (intellectual)

130    (13.1%)  

348    (35.0%)  

342    (34.4%)  

148    (14.9%)  

27    (2.7%)  

Self-confidence (social)

148    (14.9%)  

312    (31.4%)  

360    (36.2%)  

140    (14.1%)  

35    (3.5%)  

Self-understanding

265    (26.7%)  

393    (39.6%)  

280    (28.2%)  

46    (4.6%)  

9   (0.9%)  

Spirituality

163    (16.5%)  

276    (28.0%)  

413    (41.8%)  

89    (9.0%)  

46    (4.7%)  

Time management

84    (8.5%)  

252    (25.6%)  

423    (42.9%)  

187    (19.0%)  

39    (4.0%)  

Overall academic preparation for success at Berkeley

64    (6.5%)  

320    (32.3%)  

450    (45.4%)  

134    (13.5%)  

23    (2.3%)  

Overall personal and social adjustment to Berkeley

99    (10.0%)  

286    (28.9%)  

401    (40.5%)  

179    (18.1%)  

26    (2.6%)  

12. Many students have concerns about college as they start at Berkeley.  How concerned are you about each of the following at this point?

Not that concerned

Somewhat concerned

Very concerned

Financing my education at Berkeley

279    (28.0%)  

334    (33.5%)  

385    (38.6%)  

Finding affordable housing while I'm a student at Berkeley

316    (31.6%)  

319    (31.9%)  

364    (36.4%)  

Getting into my first choice of major

543    (54.5%)  

199    (20.0%)  

255    (25.6%)  

Being able to maintain a high enough  GPA

96    (9.6%)  

292    (29.2%)  

612    (61.2%)  

Getting the academic advising I need

232    (23.2%)  

429    (43.0%)  

337    (33.8%)  

Getting the career and professional advising I need

209    (20.9%)  

393    (39.4%)  

396    (39.7%)  

Getting the personal counseling I might need

423    (42.4%)  

362    (36.3%)  

212    (21.3%)  

Getting along with my roommate(s), housemate(s), or family members

521    (52.0%)  

316    (31.6%)  

164    (16.4%)  

Being able to balance academic and social activities

250    (25.1%)  

449    (45.0%)  

299    (30.0%)  

Being able to make the kind of friends I want

304    (30.4%)  

400    (40.0%)  

295    (29.5%)  

Being away from family and friends; being 'homesick'

620    (62.1%)  

256    (25.6%)  

123    (12.3%)  

Being able to maintain good health

342    (34.3%)  

403    (40.4%)  

253    (25.4%)  

Being able to cope with expectations of parents and family

446    (44.7%)  

352    (35.3%)  

200    (20.0%)  

My personal safety in and around the city of Berkeley

475    (47.5%)  

340    (34.0%)  

186    (18.6%)  

Being overwhelmed with all the things I'm expected to do my first semester

207    (20.7%)  

390    (39.1%)  

401    (40.2%)  

If Berkeley is the right choice for me

571    (57.7%)  

241    (24.3%)  

178    (18.0%)  

12a. What's the one thing that you were most concerned about before arriving?

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12b. And what one thing concerns you most now?

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13. We would like to know how your classes are going?  Please fill in the name and number of up to six of your courses (for example, Chem 1A ) and indicate the type of course and number of units.  Then tell us about each course (your answers are confidential!)   Fill in three courses here and up to three additional courses below. If taking more than six courses, fill in the information for your six most important ones.

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14. For each of the following classes/services, please indicate if you have used,  and how satisfied you've been.

Have not heard about until now

Have heard about but had no need to use

Had the need, but did not use

Used or enrolled in and found the service helpful

Used or enrolled in, but found the service not that helpful

Academic Achievement Program

752    (77.4%)  

111    (11.4%)  

49    (5.0%)  

44    (4.5%)  

15    (1.5%)  

CARS (Cashier's Office)

90    (9.3%)  

248    (25.6%)  

72    (7.4%)  

495    (51.2%)  

62    (6.4%)  

Child Care Services

420    (44.3%)  

481    (50.7%)  

31    (3.3%)  

12    (1.3%)  

4   (0.4%)  

Center for Transfer, Re-entry & Student Parents (TRSP)

177    (18.3%)  

372    (38.5%)  

174    (18.0%)  

215    (22.3%)  

28    (2.9%)  

Education 198: Strategies for Success at Cal for Transfers

Education 198: The Adult

301    (31.4%)  

367    (38.3%)  

160    (16.7%)  

98    (10.2%)  

32    (3.3%)  

Learner in Higher Education

456    (47.5%)  

367    (38.3%)  

85    (8.9%)  

39    (4.1%)  

12    (1.3%)  

Education 198: Once Upon a University; an Orientation for Student Parents

481    (50.7%)  

393    (41.4%)  

51    (5.4%)  

21    (2.2%)  

3   (0.3%)  

Financial Aid office

50    (5.1%)  

283    (29.1%)  

129    (13.3%)  

431    (44.3%)  

79    (8.1%)  

Health services (Tang Center)

67    (6.9%)  

367    (37.9%)  

163    (16.8%)  

331    (34.2%)  

41    (4.2%)  

Library services for undergraduates

135    (13.9%)  

178    (18.3%)  

117    (12.0%)  

511    (52.5%)  

33    (3.4%)  

Career Center

113    (11.7%)  

419    (43.3%)  

260    (26.9%)  

150    (15.5%)  

26    (2.7%)  

Welcome Week workshops

191    (19.8%)  

326    (33.7%)  

155    (16.0%)  

221    (22.9%)  

73    (7.6%)  

CalSO

27    (2.8%)  

117    (12.0%)  

71    (7.3%)  

591    (60.7%)  

168    (17.2%)  

Orientation in my department

235    (24.5%)  

102    (10.6%)  

89    (9.3%)  

425    (44.3%)  

108    (11.3%)  

College & major academic advising

80    (8.3%)  

119    (12.3%)  

144    (14.9%)  

521    (53.9%)  

102    (10.6%)  

Residency Office

390    (40.5%)  

316    (32.8%)  

66    (6.8%)  

121    (12.6%)  

71    (7.4%)  

Housing and Dining (RSSP)

294    (30.9%)  

410    (43.1%)  

64    (6.7%)  

145    (15.2%)  

39    (4.1%)  

SLAS (Services for first-generation/low-income student services (EOP)

595    (61.9%)  

202    (21.0%)  

88    (9.1%)  

58    (6.0%)  

19    (2.0%)  

Student Learning Center

319    (33.2%)  

284    (29.6%)  

153    (15.9%)  

174    (18.1%)  

31    (3.2%)  

Student Life (Sponsored Student Groups)

528    (55.1%)  

254    (26.5%)  

86    (9.0%)  

78    (8.1%)  

12    (1.3%)  

Student Ombuds Office & Advocacy

731    (76.1%)  

174    (18.1%)  

38    (4.0%)  

13    (1.4%)  

4   (0.4%)  

The Class Pass

328    (34.0%)  

111    (11.5%)  

46    (4.8%)  

434    (45.0%)  

45    (4.7%)  

Transportation services (busses/shuttles

75    (7.8%)  

184    (19.0%)  

81    (8.4%)  

568    (58.8%)  

58    (6.0%)  

15. Do you have access to a computer for your studies? (Please select all that apply.)

638    (62.6%)  Yes, I have a laptop

446    (43.8%)  Yes I have a desktop computer

80    (7.9%)  Yes I share a computer with my roommate/housemate/family

119    (11.7%)  There is a computer I can use where I work on campus

388    (38.1%)  There is a computer I can use at the library

97    (9.5%)  There is a computer I can use at the Transfer Center lab on campus

82    (8.0%)  I can use a computer at the Student Learning Center

10    (1.0%)  I don't have easy access to a computer

16. How would you rate your computing  skills in the following areas?

No skill at all

Poor

OK

Fair

Excellent

Word processing

15    (1.6%)  

22    (2.4%)  

132    (14.4%)  

225    (24.6%)  

520    (56.9%)  

Spreadsheet

78    (8.8%)  

153    (17.2%)  

258    (29.1%)  

194    (21.9%)  

204    (23.0%)  

Desktop publishing

190    (20.8%)  

219    (24.0%)  

220    (24.1%)  

157    (17.2%)  

126    (13.8%)  

Internet usage

74    (7.9%)  

74    (7.9%)  

119    (12.7%)  

285    (30.4%)  

384    (41.0%)  

HTML programming

422    (45.4%)  

146    (15.7%)  

96    (10.3%)  

205    (22.1%)  

60    (6.5%)  

17. Which of the following UC Berkeley majors do you intend to enroll in, or have already enrolled in? 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 the "Double Major" menu. 39    (3.8%)    Select your major here

 7   (0.7%)    American Studies

 23    (2.3%)    Anthropology

 24    (2.4%)    Architecture

 20    (2.0%)    Art/Art History

 4   (0.4%)    Asian Studies

 1   (0.1%)    Asian American Studies

 6   (0.6%)    Astrophysics

 7   (0.7%)    Bioengineering

 46    (4.5%)    Business Administration

 19    (1.9%)    Chemical Engineering

 19    (1.9%)    Chemistry

 2   (0.2%)    Chinese Language

 22    (2.2%)    Civil Engineering

 1   (0.1%)    Classical Civilization

 2   (0.2%)    Classical Languages

 4   (0.4%)    Cognitive Science

 3   (0.3%)    Comparative Literature

 2   (0.2%)    Computational Engineering Science

 22    (2.2%)    Computer Science

 11    (1.1%)    Conservation & Resource Studies

 1   (0.1%)    Dance and Performance Studies

 6   (0.6%)    Development Studies

 1   (0.1%)    Earth & Planetary Science

 48    (4.7%)    Economics

 42    (4.1%)    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS)

 100    (9.8%)    English

 6   (0.6%)    Environmental Economics and Policy

 1   (0.1%)    Environmental Engineering

 6   (0.6%)    Environmental Sciences

 1   (0.1%)    Ethnic Studies

 11    (1.1%)    Film

 5   (0.5%)    French

 2   (0.2%)    Genetics & Plant Biology

 9   (0.9%)    Geography

 3   (0.3%)    German

 16    (1.6%)    History

 4   (0.4%)    Industrial Engineering

 12    (1.2%)    Integrative Biology

 27    (2.6%)    Interdisciplinary Studies Field Major

 2   (0.2%)    Italian Studies

 3   (0.3%)    Japanese Language

 5   (0.5%)    Landscape Architecture

 5   (0.5%)    Latin American Studies

 23    (2.3%)    Legal Studies

 4   (0.4%)    Linguistics

 31    (3.0%)    Mass Communications

 1   (0.1%)    Materials Science and Engineering

 17    (1.7%)    Mathematics

 13    (1.3%)    Mathematics, Applied

 16    (1.6%)    Mechanical Engineering

 4   (0.4%)    Microbial Biology

 3   (0.3%)    Middle Eastern Studies

 64    (6.3%)    Molecular and Cell Biology(MCB)

 6   (0.6%)    Molecular Environmental Biology

 6   (0.6%)    Music

 2   (0.2%)    Native American Studies

 2   (0.2%)    Nuclear Engineering

 7   (0.7%)    Nutritional Sciences

 8   (0.8%)    Peace and Conflict Studies

 21    (2.1%)    Philosophy

 10    (1.0%)    Physics

 11    (1.1%)    Political Economy of Industrial Societies

 53    (5.2%)    Political Science

 56    (5.5%)    Psychology

 3   (0.3%)    Religious Studies

 1   (0.1%)    Resource Management

 11    (1.1%)    Rhetoric

 4   (0.4%)    Social Welfare

 19    (1.9%)    Sociology

 2   (0.2%)    South & Southeast Asian Studies

 3   (0.3%)    Spanish

 6   (0.6%)    Statistics

 6   (0.6%)    Theatre & Performance Studies

 1   (0.1%)    Women Studies

 5   (0.5%)    I have no idea

17a. FOR INTENDED DOUBLE MAJORS ONLY 838   (82.4%)    Select second major here

 2   (0.2%)    American Studies

 11    (1.1%)    Anthropology

 2   (0.2%)    Architecture

 6   (0.6%)    Art/Art History

 1   (0.1%)    Asian Studies

 1   (0.1%)    Asian American Studies

 2   (0.2%)    Astrophysics

 9   (0.9%)    Business Administration

 2   (0.2%)    Chemistry

 1   (0.1%)    Chinese Language

 1   (0.1%)    Classical Civilization

 2   (0.2%)    Cognitive Science

 1   (0.1%)    Comparative Literature

 1   (0.1%)    Computer Science

 1   (0.1%)    Dance and Performance Studies

 2   (0.2%)    Development Studies

 5   (0.5%)    Economics

 1   (0.1%)    Electrical Engineering & Computer Sicence (EECS)

 3   (0.3%)    Engineering and Engineering Science

 1   (0.1%)    English

 1   (0.1%)    Environmental Economics and Policy

 3   (0.3%)    Ethnic Studies

 2   (0.2%)    Film

 1   (0.1%)    Forestry

 1   (0.1%)    French

 1   (0.1%)    German

 3   (0.3%)    History

 1   (0.1%)    Integrative Biology

 2   (0.2%)    Interdisciplinary Studies Field Major

 2   (0.2%)    Italian Studies

 2   (0.2%)    Japanese Language

 1   (0.1%)    Latin American Studies

 5   (0.5%)    Legal Studies

 7   (0.7%)    Linguistics

 3   (0.3%)    Mass Communications

 8   (0.8%)    Materials Science

 4   (0.4%)    Mathematics

 4   (0.4%)    Mathematics, Applied

 1   (0.1%)    Microbial Biology

 1   (0.1%)    Middle Eastern Studies

 4   (0.4%)    Molecular and Cell Biology(MCB)

 1   (0.1%)    Molecular Environmental Biology

 1   (0.1%)    Native American Studies

 1   (0.1%)    Near Eastern Studies

 1   (0.1%)    Nutritional Sciences

 1   (0.1%)    Optometry

 6   (0.6%)    Peace and Conflict Studies

 5   (0.5%)    Philosophy

 5   (0.5%)    Physics

 12    (1.2%)    Political Science

 5   (0.5%)    Psychology

 2   (0.2%)    Religious Studies

 8   (0.8%)    Rhetoric

 1   (0.1%)    Slavic Languages & Literatures

 1   (0.1%)    Social Welfare

 3   (0.3%)    Sociology

 2   (0.2%)    South & Southeast Asian Studies

 5   (0.5%)    Spanish

 4   (0.4%)    Statistics

 2   (0.2%)    Theatre & Performance Studies

 1   (0.1%)    Women Studies

17b. Is this the major you really want?  Or in the case of double majors, are these the majors you really want?

702   (79.2%)  Yes    36   (4.1%)  No    148  (16.7%)  Not sure

18. Where did you receive advising about the major or majors you might be interested in?

No advising about majors

Some advising about majors

A great deal of advising about majors

Pre-Berkeley

449    (46.8%)  

375    (39.1%)  

135    (14.1%)  

CalSO

424    (45.3%)  

401    (42.8%)  

112    (12.0%)  

Advisors here at Berkeley

353    (37.0%)  

397    (41.6%)  

205    (21.5%)  

19. Are you having difficulty getting into the major you want?

125   (12.9%)  Yes    847   (87.1%)  No

19a. Please explain.

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20. Have you tried getting into an impacted major?

169   (17.4%)  Yes    802   (82.6%)  No

20a. If yes, did you file a petition?

52   (21.3%)  Yes    192  (78.7%)  No

20b. Please explain.

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

593    (60.1%)  Spring 2006 (2 years)

92    (9.3%)  Summer 2006 (2 years + summer)

226    (22.9%)  Fall 2006 (2 years + 1 semester)

76    (7.7%)  Spring 2007 or later (3 or more years)

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

142    (14.4%)  Bachelor's (BA, BS)

220    (22.3%)  Academic Master's (MA, MS)

36    (3.7%)  Professional Master's (MSW, MLW)

86    (8.7%)  Business (MBA)

72    (7.3%)  Medical (MD, OD, DDS)

112    (11.4%)  Law (LLB, JD)

256    (26.0%)  Doctorate (Ph.D., Ed.D.)

61    (6.2%)  Doctorate plus other professional degree

23. 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 likely

Likely

Unlikely

Very unlikely

The summer after my first year

434    (44.7%)  

225    (23.1%)  

172    (17.7%)  

141    (14.5%)  

The summer after my second year or later

200    (21.1%)  

251    (26.5%)  

273    (28.8%)  

224    (23.6%)  

24. What career do you aspire to? 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. 65    (6.4%)    Select your career here

 11    (1.1%)    Accountant

 11    (1.1%)    Actor/Actress/Entertainer

 5   (0.5%)    Actuary

 1   (0.1%)    Agriculturalist/Farmer

 2   (0.2%)    Ambassador

 10    (1.0%)    Anthropologist

 5   (0.5%)    Archaeologist

 26    (2.6%)    Architect

 13    (1.3%)    Artist/Designer

 2   (0.2%)    Astronaut

 12    (1.2%)    Banker/Investment Banker

 5   (0.5%)    Biochemist/Bioengineer

 7   (0.7%)    Biologist (All other types)

 29    (2.8%)    Business Exec/CEO

 24    (2.4%)    Business Owner/Proprietor

 6   (0.6%)    Business Sales/Buyer

 1   (0.1%)    Chef

 18    (1.8%)    Chemist/Chemical Engineer

 4   (0.4%)    Cinematographer/Filmmaker

 16    (1.6%)    Civil Engineer

 1   (0.1%)    College Administrator

 46    (4.5%)    College Professor/Instructor

 14    (1.4%)    Computer Engineer

 4   (0.4%)    Computer Graphic Artist/Designer

 17    (1.7%)    Computer Programmer/Analyst

 9   (0.9%)    Consultant (General)

 7   (0.7%)    Dentist

 2   (0.2%)    Dietitian

 3   (0.3%)    Diplomat

 36    (3.5%)    Doctor

 7   (0.7%)    Educational Administrator

 41    (4.0%)    Engineer (All Other)

 7   (0.7%)    Environmental Sci/Engineer

 16    (1.6%)    Foreign Service/Diplomat

 8   (0.8%)    Government Official/Politician

 2   (0.2%)    Human Resource Specialist

 16    (1.6%)    Journalist

 3   (0.3%)    Law Enforcement/Criminolgist

 101    (9.9%)    Lawyer/Judge

 17    (1.7%)    Marketing Rep/Advertising

 1   (0.1%)    Marine Biologist

 3   (0.3%)    Media Specialist/Broadcasting

 3   (0.3%)    Medical Researcher

 1   (0.1%)    Military Service (Career)

 4   (0.4%)    Musician/Performer

 3   (0.3%)    Mom (child rearing)

 1   (0.1%)    Newspaper Editor

 1   (0.1%)    Nurse

 1   (0.1%)    Optometrist

 2   (0.2%)    OBGYN

 1   (0.1%)    Obstitrician

 1   (0.1%)    Oncologist

 1   (0.1%)    Opthalmologist

 2   (0.2%)    Optometrist

 1   (0.1%)    Pastor/Missionary

 2   (0.2%)    Pediatrician

 12    (1.2%)    Pharmacist

 1   (0.1%)    Photo Journalist/Photographer

 12    (1.2%)    Physicist

 5   (0.5%)    Polotician

 3   (0.3%)    Producer/Filmmaker/Director

 4   (0.4%)    Psychiatrist

 32    (3.1%)    Psychologist

 3   (0.3%)    Public Health Administrator

 4   (0.4%)    Public Relations Specialist

 8   (0.8%)    Research Analyst

 33    (3.2%)    Scientific Researcher

 6   (0.6%)    Social/Welfare Worker

 3   (0.3%)    Software Developer/Engineer

 1   (0.1%)    Stockbroker/Financial Analyst

 4   (0.4%)    Structural Engineer

 7   (0.7%)    Surgeon

 32    (3.1%)    Teacher (Elementary/Secondary)

 4   (0.4%)    Veterinarian

 40    (3.9%)    Writer/Journalist

 46    (4.5%)    Other (Write in Below)

 101    (9.9%)    I have no idea

24a. Please use a category above if you can. For example, for a career involving research you can select a specific discipline such as "Biologist", "Scientific Researcher" or   "Research Analyst" If your intended career isn't listed, write in here.

1   (0.6%) A career in Community Planning and Development  

1   (0.6%) A writer of psuedo-philosophical fiction  

1   (0.6%) Academic Advisor or Counselor  

1   (0.6%) Advertising/Graphic Design  

1   (0.6%) Advocate for Underprivileged/Nonprofit/Academic  

1   (0.6%) Animal Researcher  

1   (0.6%) Art  

1   (0.6%) Astophysics professor and researcher  

1   (0.6%) Banker  

1   (0.6%) Billionaire j/k  

1   (0.6%) Biologist  

1   (0.6%) Book editor  

1   (0.6%) Braodcaster/ Producer/Writer  

1   (0.6%) Broadway performer  

1   (0.6%) Business woman  

1   (0.6%) CEO  

1   (0.6%) CPA  

1   (0.6%) Cardiologist  

1   (0.6%) City Planner  

1   (0.6%) City Planner/some type of Planner  

1   (0.6%) Classical Archaeologist  

2   (1.1%) College Professor  

1   (0.6%) Community College Instructor  

1   (0.6%) Community College Professor   

1   (0.6%) Community or Union Organizer  

1   (0.6%) Consultant  

2   (1.1%) Corporate Law  

1   (0.6%) Counselor  

1   (0.6%) Criminal Investigator  

1   (0.6%) Criminal Investigavive Psychology  

1   (0.6%) Curator  

1   (0.6%) Dermatologist  

1   (0.6%) Dictator of my World  

1   (0.6%) Directing Theatre  

1   (0.6%) ESL instructor  

1   (0.6%) Ecologist  

1   (0.6%) Editor in Chief of a magazine  

1   (0.6%) Elementary Teacher  

1   (0.6%) Embeded software  

1   (0.6%) Engineering/Physics  

2   (1.1%) English Professor  

1   (0.6%) English professor  

1   (0.6%) Entrepreneur, open an engineering firm  

1   (0.6%) Environmental Anthropologist/ Ecologist  

2   (1.1%) Environmental Educator  

1   (0.6%) Family Practitioner  

1   (0.6%) Farmer  

1   (0.6%) Fiction writer  

1   (0.6%) Film Maker  

1   (0.6%) Financial  

1   (0.6%) Financial Analyst  

1   (0.6%) Forensic  

1   (0.6%) Game Designer/Developer  

1   (0.6%) Garden Designer  

1   (0.6%) Geographer or city planner  

1   (0.6%) High School English Teacher  

1   (0.6%) Historian  

1   (0.6%) Historian, Professor, Curator  

1   (0.6%) Hospital Administrator  

1   (0.6%) Human Resources  

1   (0.6%) Human Rights worker/humanitarian aid worker  

1   (0.6%) I aspire to live outside the system which requires me to have a career.  

1   (0.6%) I just don;t know yet, & would like help in exploring options.  

1   (0.6%) Institutional instructor/researcher  

1   (0.6%) Intellectual property attorney or constitutional attorney  

1   (0.6%) International NGO worker  

1   (0.6%) Land Manager, Eco-Regional Planner  

1   (0.6%) Landscape Architect  

1   (0.6%) Literary Editor/Publicist  

1   (0.6%) Lobbyist  

1   (0.6%) Lobbyist and/or Public Policy Analyst  

1   (0.6%) Maybe work for the UN.  

1   (0.6%) Medical Doctor, what specialty: not sure  

1   (0.6%) Medical scientist  

1   (0.6%) Museum Work  

1   (0.6%) Novel Editor  

1   (0.6%) Nuclear Engineer  

1   (0.6%) Nuclear waste management research  

1   (0.6%) PC/TV game illustrator or programmer  

1   (0.6%) Physician Assistant  

1   (0.6%) Playwright  

1   (0.6%) Policy Analyst  

1   (0.6%) Politician  

1   (0.6%) Porno star  

1   (0.6%) Professional Artist  

6   (3.4%) Professor  

1   (0.6%) Professor of German  

1   (0.6%) Professor of either Theology, Religious Studies or History  

1   (0.6%) Psychoneuroimmunologist  

1   (0.6%) Psychotherapist  

1   (0.6%) Public Defender or Child's Advocate or Environmental Justice Lawyer  

1   (0.6%) Publisher  

1   (0.6%) Real Estate Developer  

1   (0.6%) Research Professor  

6   (3.4%) Scientific Researcher  

1   (0.6%) Scientific researcher  

1   (0.6%) Scoemtofoc Researcher  

1   (0.6%) Screenwriting  

1   (0.6%) Signals Engineer  

1   (0.6%) Social Researcher, Analyst  

1   (0.6%) Sociologist  

1   (0.6%) Software programmer  

1   (0.6%) Something in the "City Planning" or development field.  

1   (0.6%) Spiritual counseling  

1   (0.6%) Sports Agent  

1   (0.6%) Statistician  

1   (0.6%) Supplementary, filmmaker  

1   (0.6%) Teacher  

1   (0.6%) Teacher (University)  

1   (0.6%) Teacher for elementary student(international student)  

1   (0.6%) Translator/Interpreter  

1   (0.6%) Univeristy or College Professor  

1   (0.6%) accounting  

1   (0.6%) air transportation, structural analysis  

1   (0.6%) anything international - business, mainly  

1   (0.6%) arts administration  

1   (0.6%) biochemist  

1   (0.6%) biologist  

1   (0.6%) ceo  

1   (0.6%) chemical processing engineer  

1   (0.6%) city planner   

1   (0.6%) city planning deveroper/maneger in construction company  

1   (0.6%) clinical psychologist  

2   (1.1%) college professor  

1   (0.6%) deaf counseling   

1   (0.6%) designer  

1   (0.6%) developer  

1   (0.6%) documentary  

1   (0.6%) dramatist/stage director  

1   (0.6%) electrical  

1   (0.6%) entrepreneur  

1   (0.6%) epidemiologist  

1   (0.6%) film-maker  

1   (0.6%) import/exports  

1   (0.6%) landscape architect  

1   (0.6%) landscape architecture  

1   (0.6%) librarian  

1   (0.6%) magazine writer  

1   (0.6%) marketing writer  

1   (0.6%) mathematician  

1   (0.6%) mathematics  

1   (0.6%) medical doctor  

1   (0.6%) non-profit somehing  

1   (0.6%) non-profit, charity, missionary  

1   (0.6%) not sure yet.  

1   (0.6%) oral surgeon  

1   (0.6%) pediatrician  

1   (0.6%) possibly go back into nonprofit field  

3   (1.7%) professor  

1   (0.6%) project management  

1   (0.6%) psychologist for children  

1   (0.6%) real estate broker  

1   (0.6%) related to development in some way  

1   (0.6%) social activist/teacher/organizer  

1   (0.6%) software engineer  

1   (0.6%) teacher, principal, superintendent  

1   (0.6%) technical marketing consulting  

1   (0.6%) wildlife conservation biology/advocacy  

1   (0.6%) womens rights/issues activist  

24b. How sure are you that this is the career that you will stillwant by the time you graduate?

307    (32.8%)  Very sure

341    (36.4%)  Sure

225    (24.0%)  Not that sure

63    (6.7%)  Not sure at all

25. About how many hours per week do you study (including research on papers) outside the classroom or lab?

162    (16.4%)  1-10

218    (22.1%)  11-15

245    (24.8%)  16-20

221    (22.4%)  21-30

141    (14.3%)  31 or more

26. Have you had difficulty finding tutoring for your upper division courses?

576    (58.6%)  I haven't needed tutoring

262    (26.7%)  Yes

145    (14.8%)  No

27. About how many hours per week do you work (paid employment) in an on- campus job?

This semester

Expect for spring semester

None

895    (91.3%)  

601    (66.5%)  

1-10

52    (5.3%)  

179    (19.8%)  

11-15

18    (1.8%)  

79    (8.7%)  

16-20

10    (1.0%)  

38    (4.2%)  

21 or more

5   (0.5%)  

7   (0.8%)  

28. About how many hours per week do you work (paid employment) in an off- campus job?

This semester

Expect for spring semester

None

725    (74.2%)  

541    (60.0%)  

1-10

92    (9.4%)  

133    (14.8%)  

11-15

53    (5.4%)  

95    (10.5%)  

16-20

47    (4.8%)  

67    (7.4%)  

21 or more

60    (6.1%)  

65    (7.2%)  

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

135    (13.7%)  Yes, a substantial amount

230    (23.4%)  Yes, a small amount

474    (48.2%)  No

145    (14.7%)  Not sure

29a. Do you have, or do you expect to have, a work-study position this year? (Please select all that apply.)

694    (68.1%)  No

88    (8.6%)  Yes, this semester on-campus

182    (17.9%)  Yes, expect to have next semester on-campus

34    (3.3%)  Yes, this semester off-campus

54    (5.3%)  Yes, expect to have next semester off-campus

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

Not applicable

None

Less than $5,000

$5,000-9,999

$10,000-14,999

$15,000-19,999

$20,000 or more

You

177    (18.4%)  

227    (23.6%)  

85    (8.9%)  

137    (14.3%)  

164    (17.1%)  

73    (7.6%)  

97    (10.1%)  

Your parents

286    (35.3%)  

319    (39.4%)  

38    (4.7%)  

47    (5.8%)  

33    (4.1%)  

22    (2.7%)  

65    (8.0%)  

31. Do you feel that you need more information on financial aid options?

397    (40.3%)  Yes, definitely

291    (29.5%)  Yes, probably

297    (30.2%)  No

32. If you are from out of state, have you had trouble establishing residency?

320   (71.9%)  No    125  (28.1%)  Yes

32a. Please explain.

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