2005 SONS Transfers: Results and Summary: Part 3

Undergraduate Life at Berkeley

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

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14. Thinking back to your pre-Berkeley education, how would you rate your "preparation" for studies at Cal?

 PoorFairGoodExcellent
Effective study strategies and skills 89  (7.7%)   351  (30.5%)   495  (43.0%)   216  (18.8%)  
Writing effective essays and papers 70  (6.1%)   345  (30.1%)   495  (43.1%)   238  (20.7%)  
Reading with comprehension and speed 110  (9.7%)   379  (33.3%)   462  (40.6%)   188  (16.5%)  
Skills in math and math-related courses 80  (7.0%)   377  (33.0%)   469  (41.1%)   215  (18.8%)  
Making effective oral presentations, speaking skills 119  (10.4%)   374  (32.7%)   428  (37.4%)   222  (19.4%)  
Skills in a foreign language 180  (15.7%)   336  (29.4%)   372  (32.5%)   255  (22.3%)  
Skills in science and science-related courses 74  (6.5%)   394  (34.5%)   475  (41.6%)   200  (17.5%)  
Desktop computer skills 44  (3.8%)   250  (21.9%)   463  (40.5%)   387  (33.8%)  
Internet, web skills 34  (3.0%)   213  (18.6%)   465  (40.7%)   431  (37.7%)  
Using the library, accessing research information 101  (8.8%)   362  (31.5%)   460  (40.1%)   225  (19.6%)  
Time management skills 131  (11.4%)   396  (34.5%)   429  (37.4%)   192  (16.7%)  
Managing my finances 108  (9.4%)   362  (31.6%)   458  (39.9%)   219  (19.1%)  
Ability to handle stress 131  (11.4%)   371  (32.3%)   443  (38.6%)   202  (17.6%)  
Ability to balance responsibilities outside of school 65  (5.7%)   337  (29.5%)   511  (44.7%)   229  (20.1%)  
Ability to cope with a competitive atmosphere 144  (12.6%)   348  (30.5%)   450  (39.4%)   200  (17.5%)  
Overall preparation for Berkeley 55  (4.8%)   344  (30.0%)   608  (53.0%)   141  (12.3%)  

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

292  (25.3%)   Very adequate
599  (52.0%)   Adequate
223  (19.3%)   Somewhat inadequate
39  (3.4%)   Inadequate

16. 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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16a. 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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17. 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 averageAbove averageAverageBelow averageWay below average
Academic ability 70  (6.2%)   479  (42.2%)   498  (43.8%)   84  (7.4%)   5  (0.4%)  
Artistic ability 87  (7.7%)   309  (27.2%)   531  (46.8%)   176  (15.5%)   32  (2.8%)  
Writing ability 77  (6.8%)   397  (35.0%)   486  (42.8%)   160  (14.1%)   15  (1.3%)  
Compassion 228  (20.1%)   463  (40.9%)   386  (34.1%)   51  (4.5%)   4  (0.4%)  
Computer skills 75  (6.6%)   320  (28.2%)   599  (52.7%)   116  (10.2%)   26  (2.3%)  
Cooperativeness 188  (16.5%)   478  (42.1%)   398  (35.0%)   67  (5.9%)   5  (0.4%)  
Courage 216  (19.1%)   422  (37.2%)   394  (34.8%)   87  (7.7%)   14  (1.2%)  
Creativity 148  (13.0%)   425  (37.4%)   479  (42.2%)   76  (6.7%)   7  (0.6%)  
Drive to achieve 271  (23.9%)   442  (39.0%)   334  (29.5%)   76  (6.7%)   11  (1.0%)  
Emotional health 177  (15.6%)   363  (32.0%)   438  (38.6%)   127  (11.2%)   31  (2.7%)  
Leadership ability 173  (15.2%)   363  (32.0%)   428  (37.7%)   150  (13.2%)   22  (1.9%)  
Understanding of others 273  (24.2%)   480  (42.6%)   328  (29.1%)   37  (3.3%)   10  (0.9%)  
Mathematical ability 78  (6.9%)   247  (21.7%)   533  (46.9%)   224  (19.7%)   54  (4.8%)  
Maturity 458  (40.3%)   419  (36.9%)   239  (21.0%)   17  (1.5%)   4  (0.4%)  
Physical health 131  (11.6%)   348  (30.7%)   550  (48.5%)   86  (7.6%)   19  (1.7%)  
Public speaking ability 127  (11.2%)   301  (26.6%)   460  (40.7%)   203  (18.0%)   39  (3.5%)  
Self-confidence (intellectual) 156  (13.8%)   387  (34.2%)   424  (37.4%)   147  (13.0%)   19  (1.7%)  
Self-confidence (social) 173  (15.2%)   339  (29.9%)   405  (35.7%)   191  (16.8%)   27  (2.4%)  
Self-understanding 260  (22.9%)   454  (40.0%)   367  (32.4%)   46  (4.1%)   7  (0.6%)  
Spirituality 191  (16.9%)   328  (29.0%)   501  (44.3%)   77  (6.8%)   35  (3.1%)  
Time management 101  (9.0%)   314  (28.0%)   514  (45.8%)   162  (14.4%)   32  (2.8%)  
Overall academic preparation for success at Berkeley 62  (5.5%)   387  (34.2%)   549  (48.5%)   121  (10.7%)   14  (1.2%)  
Overall personal and social adjustment to Berkeley 87  (7.7%)   349  (30.9%)   511  (45.2%)   160  (14.2%)   23  (2.0%)  

18. Many students have concerns about college before starting at Berkeley. Thinking back, how concerned were you about each of the following?

 Not that concernedSomewhat concernedVery concerned
Financing my education at Berkeley 253  (22.3%)   361  (31.8%)   521  (45.9%)  
Finding affordable housing while I'm a student at Berkeley 300  (26.5%)   337  (29.7%)   496  (43.8%)  
Getting into my first choice of major 414  (36.5%)   343  (30.2%)   377  (33.2%)  
Being able to maintain a high enough GPA 111  (9.8%)   353  (31.2%)   669  (59.0%)  
Getting the academic advising I need 225  (19.9%)   518  (45.8%)   387  (34.2%)  
Getting the career and professional advising I need 266  (23.5%)   454  (40.1%)   413  (36.5%)  
Getting the personal counseling I might need 429  (38.0%)   425  (37.6%)   275  (24.4%)  
Getting along with my roommate(s), housemate(s), or family members 481  (42.4%)   399  (35.2%)   254  (22.4%)  
Being able to balance academic and social activities 286  (25.3%)   540  (47.7%)   306  (27.0%)  
Being able to make the kind of friends I want 285  (25.2%)   484  (42.7%)   364  (32.1%)  
Being away from family and friends; being 'homesick' 657  (58.0%)   298  (26.3%)   178  (15.7%)  
Being able to maintain good health 438  (38.7%)   455  (40.2%)   238  (21.0%)  
Being able to cope with expectations of parents and family 526  (46.3%)   374  (33.0%)   235  (20.7%)  
My personal safety in and around the city of Berkeley 504  (44.5%)   404  (35.7%)   224  (19.8%)  
Being overwhelmed with all the things I'm expected to do my first semester 175  (15.4%)   475  (41.9%)   484  (42.7%)  
If Berkeley is the right choice for me 480  (42.7%)   316  (28.1%)   329  (29.2%)  

18a. What's the one thing that you were most concerned about before arriving?

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18b. And what one thing concerns you most now?

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

 Have not heard about until nowHave heard about but had no need to useHad the need, but did not useUsed or enrolled in and found the service helpfulUsed or enrolled in, but found the service not that helpful
Academic Achievement Program 832  (74.6%)   135  (12.1%)   73  (6.5%)   63  (5.7%)   12  (1.1%)  
CARS (Cashier's Office) 51  (4.6%)   173  (15.5%)   67  (6.0%)   747  (67.1%)   76  (6.8%)  
Child Care Services 474  (43.0%)   554  (50.2%)   52  (4.7%)   20  (1.8%)   3  (0.3%)  
Transfer, Re-entry & Student Parents Center (TRSP) 241  (21.7%)   393  (35.4%)   173  (15.6%)   271  (24.4%)   32  (2.9%)  
Education 198: Strategies for Success at Cal for Transfers 361  (32.6%)   412  (37.2%)   173  (15.6%)   118  (10.6%)   45  (4.1%)  
Education 198: The Adult Learner in Higher Education 524  (47.5%)   410  (37.2%)   101  (9.2%)   61  (5.5%)   6  (0.5%)  
Education 198: Once Upon a University; an Orientation for Student Parents 565  (51.1%)   416  (37.6%)   80  (7.2%)   40  (3.6%)   4  (0.4%)  
Financial Aid office 51  (4.6%)   294  (26.4%)   155  (13.9%)   529  (47.6%)   83  (7.5%)  
Health services (Tang Center) 47  (4.2%)   393  (35.2%)   185  (16.6%)   433  (38.8%)   57  (5.1%)  
Library services for undergraduates 105  (9.4%)   170  (15.2%)   122  (10.9%)   678  (60.7%)   42  (3.8%)  
Career Center 106  (9.6%)   400  (36.1%)   332  (30.0%)   237  (21.4%)   33  (3.0%)  
Welcome Week workshops 148  (13.3%)   390  (35.0%)   190  (17.1%)   307  (27.6%)   79  (7.1%)  
CalSO 21  (1.9%)   108  (9.7%)   86  (7.7%)   683  (61.4%)   214  (19.2%)  
Orientation in my department 255  (23.0%)   130  (11.7%)   115  (10.4%)   496  (44.7%)   113  (10.2%)  
College & major academic advising 70  (6.3%)   143  (12.9%)   159  (14.4%)   605  (54.7%)   130  (11.7%)  
Residency Office 425  (38.4%)   396  (35.7%)   118  (10.6%)   118  (10.6%)   51  (4.6%)  
Housing and Dining (RSSP) 305  (27.6%)   473  (42.8%)   111  (10.0%)   184  (16.6%)   33  (3.0%)  
SLAS (Services for first-generation/low-income student services (EOP) 642  (58.0%)   263  (23.8%)   106  (9.6%)   78  (7.0%)   18  (1.6%)  
Student Learning Center 317  (28.7%)   367  (33.2%)   180  (16.3%)   213  (19.3%)   29  (2.6%)  
Student Life (Sponsored Student Groups) 526  (47.5%)   328  (29.6%)   129  (11.7%)   114  (10.3%)   10  (0.9%)  
Student Ombuds Office & Advocacy 784  (71.0%)   210  (19.0%)   81  (7.3%)   27  (2.4%)   3  (0.3%)  
The Class Pass 345  (31.1%)   152  (13.7%)   58  (5.2%)   515  (46.4%)   41  (3.7%)  
Transportation services (busses/shuttles 75  (6.7%)   242  (21.8%)   115  (10.3%)   622  (55.9%)   58  (5.2%)  

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

839  (71.6%)   Yes, I have a laptop
429  (36.6%)   Yes I have a desktop computer
69  (5.9%)   Yes I share a computer with my roommate/housemate/family
112  (9.6%)   There is a computer I can use where I work on campus
348  (29.7%)   There is a computer I can use at the library
88  (7.5%)   There is a computer I can use at the Transfer Center lab on campus
75  (6.4%)   I can use a computer at the Student Learning Center
10  (0.9%)   I don't have easy access to a computer

20a. Do you know of Cal students who do not have easy access to a computer?

130 (11.9%)   Yes    965 (88.1%)   No

20b. If you do know of anyone without computing access, do you also know how they compensate for that, e.g. do they type our their assignments on a type writer, do they check their email at the library, etc.?

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

 No skill at allPoorOKFairExcellent
Word processing 1  (0.1%)   17  (1.5%)   179  (15.9%)   373  (33.2%)   553  (49.2%)  
Spreadsheet 89  (7.9%)   170  (15.2%)   324  (28.9%)   336  (29.9%)   203  (18.1%)  
Desktop publishing 259  (23.1%)   191  (17.1%)   297  (26.5%)   219  (19.6%)   153  (13.7%)  
Internet usage 4  (0.4%)   10  (0.9%)   155  (13.8%)   336  (30.0%)   616  (55.0%)  
HTML programming 465  (41.5%)   250  (22.3%)   201  (17.9%)   127  (11.3%)   78  (7.0%)  

22. 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. [71 missing]     Select your major here

  10  (0.9%)   American Studies 
  24  (2.2%)   Anthropology 
  25  (2.3%)   Architecture 
  39  (3.5%)   Art/Art History 
  4  (0.4%)   Asian Studies 
  2  (0.2%)   Astrophysics 
  8  (0.7%)   Bioengineering 
  51  (4.6%)   Business Administration 
  15  (1.4%)   Chemical Engineering 
  28  (2.5%)   Chemistry 
  1  (0.1%)   Chicano Studies 
  19  (1.7%)   Civil Engineering 
  1  (0.1%)   Classical Civilization 
  9  (0.8%)   Cognitive Science 
  5  (0.5%)   Comparative Literature 
  1  (0.1%)   Computational Engineering Science 
  22  (2.0%)   Computer Science 
  11  (1.0%)   Conservation & Resource Studies 
  1  (0.1%)   Dance and Performance Studies 
  14  (1.3%)   Development Studies 
  73  (6.6%)   Economics 
  35  (3.2%)   Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) 
  68  (6.2%)   English 
  11  (1.0%)   Environmental Economics and Policy 
  4  (0.4%)   Environmental Sciences 
  6  (0.5%)   Ethnic Studies 
  15  (1.4%)   Film 
  3  (0.3%)   Forestry 
  3  (0.3%)   French 
  3  (0.3%)   Genetics & Plant Biology 
  3  (0.3%)   Geography 
  1  (0.1%)   German 
  35  (3.2%)   History 
  6  (0.5%)   Industrial Engineering 
  22  (2.0%)   Integrative Biology 
  23  (2.1%)   Interdisciplinary Studies Field Major 
  1  (0.1%)   Italian Studies 
  4  (0.4%)   Japanese Language 
  4  (0.4%)   Landscape Architecture 
  19  (1.7%)   Legal Studies 
  9  (0.8%)   Linguistics 
  1  (0.1%)   Manufacturing Engineering 
  33  (3.0%)   Mass Communications 
  3  (0.3%)   Materials Science and Engineering 
  13  (1.2%)   Mathematics 
  17  (1.5%)   Mathematics, Applied 
  26  (2.4%)   Mechanical Engineering 
  7  (0.6%)   Microbial Biology 
  1  (0.1%)   Middle Eastern Studies 
  52  (4.7%)   Molecular and Cell Biology(MCB) 
  11  (1.0%)   Molecular Environmental Biology 
  11  (1.0%)   Music 
  2  (0.2%)   Near Eastern Studies 
  2  (0.2%)   Nuclear Engineering 
  12  (1.1%)   Nutritional Sciences 
  7  (0.6%)   Peace and Conflict Studies 
  19  (1.7%)   Philosophy 
  10  (0.9%)   Physics 
  8  (0.7%)   Political Economy of Industrial Societies 
  79  (7.2%)   Political Science 
  58  (5.3%)   Psychology 
  3  (0.3%)   Religious Studies 
  1  (0.1%)   Resource Management 
  7  (0.6%)   Rhetoric 
  3  (0.3%)   Slavic Languages & Literatures 
  13  (1.2%)   Social Welfare 
  34  (3.1%)   Sociology 
  1  (0.1%)   South & Southeast Asian Studies 
  8  (0.7%)   Spanish 
  8  (0.7%)   Statistics 
  4  (0.4%)   Theatre & Performance Studies 
  2  (0.2%)   Women Studies 
  6  (0.5%)   I have no idea

22a. FOR INTENDED DOUBLE MAJORS ONLY [995 missing]     Select second major here

  1  (0.6%)   African American Studies 
  3  (1.7%)   Anthropology 
  2  (1.1%)   Architecture 
  3  (1.7%)   Art/Art History 
  2  (1.1%)   Asian Studies 
  1  (0.6%)   Asian American Studies 
  1  (0.6%)   Astrophysics 
  11  (6.2%)   Business Administration 
  2  (1.1%)   Chemical Engineering 
  1  (0.6%)   Chemistry 
  1  (0.6%)   Chicano Studies 
  1  (0.6%)   Chinese Language 
  1  (0.6%)   Classical Civilization 
  3  (1.7%)   Cognitive Science 
  2  (1.1%)   Comparative Literature 
  1  (0.6%)   Computer Science 
  3  (1.7%)   Conservation & Resource Studies 
  1  (0.6%)   Development Studies 
  11  (6.2%)   Economics 
  4  (2.3%)   English 
  1  (0.6%)   Environmental Economics and Policy 
  1  (0.6%)   Ethnic Studies 
  1  (0.6%)   Film 
  4  (2.3%)   French 
  1  (0.6%)   Geography 
  1  (0.6%)   German 
  5  (2.8%)   History 
  3  (1.7%)   Integrative Biology 
  3  (1.7%)   Interdisciplinary Studies Field Major 
  1  (0.6%)   Italian Studies 
  4  (2.3%)   Japanese Language 
  1  (0.6%)   Landscape Architecture 
  4  (2.3%)   Latin American Studies 
  4  (2.3%)   Legal Studies 
  2  (1.1%)   Linguistics 
  3  (1.7%)   Mass Communications 
  5  (2.8%)   Materials Science 
  7  (4.0%)   Mathematics 
  6  (3.4%)   Mathematics, Applied 
  3  (1.7%)   Middle Eastern Studies 
  4  (2.3%)   Molecular and Cell Biology(MCB) 
  1  (0.6%)   Music 
  1  (0.6%)   Nutritional Sciences 
  1  (0.6%)   Peace and Conflict Studies 
  5  (2.8%)   Philosophy 
  1  (0.6%)   Physics 
  3  (1.7%)   Political Economy of Industrial Societies 
  15  (8.5%)   Political Science 
  5  (2.8%)   Psychology 
  1  (0.6%)   Religious Studies 
  4  (2.3%)   Rhetoric 
  2  (1.1%)   Slavic Languages & Literatures 
  4  (2.3%)   Sociology 
  3  (1.7%)   Spanish 
  6  (3.4%)   Statistics 
  3  (1.7%)   Theatre & Performance Studies 
  2  (1.1%)   Women Studies

22b. Is this the major you really want? Or in the case of double majors, are these the majors you really want?

826 (82.9%)   Yes    44 (4.4%)   No    126  (12.7%)   Not sure

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

 No advising about majorsSome advising about majorsA great deal of advising about majors
Pre-Berkeley 459  (41.7%)   471  (42.8%)   171  (15.5%)  
CalSO 481  (44.0%)   499  (45.7%)   112  (10.3%)  
Advisors here at Berkeley 405  (36.7%)   444  (40.3%)   254  (23.0%)  

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

125 (11.3%)   Yes     983 (88.7%)   No

24a. Please explain.

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25. Have you tried getting into an impacted major?

243 (21.8%)   Yes     870 (78.2%)   No

25a. If yes, did you file a petition?

85 (22.6%)   Yes     291 (77.4%)   No

25b. Please explain.

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

695  (62.1%)   Spring 2007 (2 years)
125  (11.2%)   Summer 2007 (2 years + summer)
243  (21.7%)   Fall 2007 (2 years + 1 semester)
57  (5.1%)   Spring 2008 or later (3 or more years)

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

204  (18.2%)   Bachelor's (BA, BS)
268  (23.9%)   Academic Master's (MA, MS)
40  (3.6%)   Professional Master's (MSW, MLW)
107  (9.5%)   Business (MBA)
72  (6.4%)   Medical (MD, OD, DDS)
132  (11.8%)   Law (LLB, JD)
240  (21.4%)   Doctorate (Ph.D., Ed.D.)
59  (5.3%)   Doctorate plus other professional degree

28. 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
The summer after my first year 438  (40.0%)   247  (22.5%)   236  (21.5%)   175  (16.0%)  
The summer after my second year or later 185  (17.0%)   300  (27.6%)   350  (32.2%)   251  (23.1%)  

29. 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. [66 missing]     Select your career here

  28  (2.5%)   Accountant 
  4  (0.4%)   Actor/Actress/Entertainer 
  14  (1.3%)   Actuary 
  3  (0.3%)   Agriculturalist/Farmer 
  4  (0.4%)   Ambassador 
  11  (1.0%)   Anthropologist 
  6  (0.5%)   Archaeologist 
  27  (2.4%)   Architect 
  21  (1.9%)   Artist/Designer 
  4  (0.4%)   Astronaut 
  20  (1.8%)   Banker/Investment Banker 
  7  (0.6%)   Biochemist/Bioengineer 
  5  (0.5%)   Biologist (All other types) 
  31  (2.8%)   Business Exec/CEO 
  31  (2.8%)   Business Owner/Proprietor 
  8  (0.7%)   Business Sales/Buyer 
  2  (0.2%)   Chef 
  17  (1.5%)   Chemist/Chemical Engineer 
  4  (0.4%)   Cinematographer/Filmmaker 
  17  (1.5%)   Civil Engineer 
  3  (0.3%)   College Administrator 
  52  (4.7%)   College Professor/Instructor 
  7  (0.6%)   Computer Engineer 
  2  (0.2%)   Computer Graphic Artist/Designer 
  18  (1.6%)   Computer Programmer/Analyst 
  15  (1.4%)   Consultant (General) 
  8  (0.7%)   Dentist 
  3  (0.3%)   Dietitian 
  5  (0.5%)   Diplomat 
  42  (3.8%)   Doctor 
  8  (0.7%)   Educational Administrator 
  53  (4.8%)   Engineer (All Other) 
  5  (0.5%)   Environmental Sci/Engineer 
  18  (1.6%)   Foreign Service/Diplomat 
  2  (0.2%)   Forensic Scientist 
  1  (0.1%)   Genetic Engineer 
  11  (1.0%)   Government Official/Politician 
  4  (0.4%)   Human Resource Specialist 
  1  (0.1%)   Interior Designer 
  13  (1.2%)   Journalist 
  2  (0.2%)   Law Enforcement/Criminolgist 
  118  (10.7%)   Lawyer/Judge 
  14  (1.3%)   Marketing Rep/Advertising 
  1  (0.1%)   Marine Biologist 
  4  (0.4%)   Media Specialist/Broadcasting 
  3  (0.3%)   Medical Technician 
  4  (0.4%)   Medical Researcher 
  2  (0.2%)   Military Service (Career) 
  13  (1.2%)   Musician/Performer 
  2  (0.2%)   Mom (child rearing) 
  8  (0.7%)   Nurse 
  2  (0.2%)   Neurologist/Neurosurgeon 
  3  (0.3%)   Nutritionist 
  1  (0.1%)   OBGYN 
  1  (0.1%)   Opthalmologist 
  2  (0.2%)   Optometrist 
  2  (0.2%)   Orthodontist 
  2  (0.2%)   Pastor/Missionary 
  2  (0.2%)   Pediatrician 
  22  (2.0%)   Pharmacist 
  2  (0.2%)   Photo Journalist/Photographer 
  1  (0.1%)   Physical Therapist 
  6  (0.5%)   Physicist 
  6  (0.5%)   Polotician 
  4  (0.4%)   Producer/Filmmaker/Director 
  5  (0.5%)   Psychiatrist 
  29  (2.6%)   Psychologist 
  4  (0.4%)   Public Health Administrator 
  4  (0.4%)   Public Relations Specialist 
  14  (1.3%)   Research Analyst 
  26  (2.4%)   Scientific Researcher 
  13  (1.2%)   Social/Welfare Worker 
  3  (0.3%)   Software Developer/Engineer 
  1  (0.1%)   Speech Pathologist 
  10  (0.9%)   Stockbroker/Financial Analyst 
  1  (0.1%)   Structural Engineer 
  6  (0.5%)   Surgeon 
  35  (3.2%)   Teacher (Elementary/Secondary) 
  4  (0.4%)   Veterinarian 
  2  (0.2%)   Web Developer 
  34  (3.1%)   Writer/Journalist 
  50  (4.5%)   Other (Write in Below) 
  102  (9.2%)   I have no idea

29a. 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.

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29b. How sure are you that this is the career that you will still want by the time you graduate?

355  (32.7%)   Very sure
384  (35.4%)   Sure
280  (25.8%)   Not that sure
65  (6.0%)   Not sure at all

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

156  (13.9%)   1-10
266  (23.6%)   11-15
325  (28.9%)   16-20
236  (21.0%)   21-30
142  (12.6%)   31 or more

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

641  (57.1%)   I haven't needed tutoring
315  (28.0%)   Yes
167  (14.9%)   No

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

 Fall SemesterExpect for Spring Semester
None 997  (89.8%)   773  (71.6%)  
1-10 66  (5.9%)   167  (15.5%)  
11-15 34  (3.1%)   97  (9.0%)  
16-20 9  (0.8%)   39  (3.6%)  
21 or more 4  (0.4%)   4  (0.4%)  

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

 Fall SemesterExpect for Spring Semester
None 816  (73.8%)   674  (62.3%)  
1-10 111  (10.0%)   177  (16.4%)  
11-15 58  (5.2%)   96  (8.9%)  
16-20 54  (4.9%)   78  (7.2%)  
21 or more 67  (6.1%)   57  (5.3%)  

34. While at Berkeley, do you expect to contribute money to help pay bills and provide for other family members? Family is defined in two different ways. Please choose the column appropriate to your situation.

 Your Own Family (e.g., spouse/partner and/or children)Extended Family (e.g., parents, grandparents, siblings)
Yes, a substantial amount 201  (65.3%)   107  (34.7%)  
Yes, a small amount 165  (46.0%)   194  (54.0%)  
No 334  (38.5%)   534  (61.5%)  
Not sure 124  (49.6%)   126  (50.4%)  

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

813  (69.4%)   No
78  (6.7%)   Yes, the fall semester on-campus
245  (20.9%)   Yes, expect to have spring semester on-campus
28  (2.4%)   Yes, the fall semester off-campus
50  (4.3%)   Yes, expect to have spring semester off-campus

36. 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 applicableNoneLess than $5,000$5,000-9,999$10,000-14,999$15,000-19,999$20,000 or more
You 172  (16.2%)   226  (21.2%)   100  (9.4%)   174  (16.4%)   172  (16.2%)   90  (8.5%)   130  (12.2%)  
Your parents 315  (33.8%)   386  (41.5%)   42  (4.5%)   45  (4.8%)   39  (4.2%)   28  (3.0%)   76  (8.2%)  

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

465  (41.6%)   Yes, definitely
361  (32.3%)   Yes, probably
293  (26.2%)   No

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

396 (82.5%)   No     84 (17.5%)   Yes

38a. Please explain.

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