2005 SONS Transfers: Results and Summary: Part 4

Housing

39. Which type of housing did you live in your first semester at Cal?

[775 missing]     Select on-campus Housing here

  254  (64.1%)   Residence hall 
  74  (18.7%)   Family housing 
  43  (10.9%)   Co-operative housing 
  6  (1.5%)   Theme housing 
  10  (2.5%)   Fraternity/Sorority 
  9  (2.3%)   International House

[381 missing]     Select off-campus Housing here

  157  (19.9%)   An apartment by myself 
  340  (43.0%)   Shared an apartment with others 
  74  (9.4%)   Shared a house with others 
  100  (12.7%)   Share a house with family 
  65  (8.2%)   A room in a house 
  54  (6.8%)   My own house

40. If you are living on or off campus, how long is your commute to campus?

609  (56.6%)   10-15 minutes
141  (13.1%)   Less than 20 minutes
129  (12.0%)   20-30 minutes
71  (6.6%)   About 45 minutes
69  (6.4%)   About one hour
57  (5.3%)   More than an hour

40a. What is your typical mode of transportation to campus?(Please select all that apply.)

742  (63.4%)   Walk
129  (11.0%)   Ride a bicycle
319  (27.2%)   Ride the bus
178  (15.2%)   BART
27  (2.3%)   Carpool
46  (3.9%)   Drive with friends or family
166  (14.2%)   Drive alone

If you lived in on-campus housing your first semester, skip to questions #44 and 44a) for residence hall housing or questions #45-47 for family housing or question #48 for other types of on-campus living.

Currently Live Off Campus

41. Would you choose to live in a residence hall if there was a 2-year guarantee?

68 (7.9%)   Yes     558 (64.9%)   No    234 (27.2%)   Not sure

42. Would you choose to live in a residence hall dedicated to transfer students only?

187 (21.8%)   Yes     414 (48.2%)   No     258 (30.0%)   Not sure

43. Suppose you were to consider living in a residence hall, what type of programs would you like to see in a transfer-only residence hall? Please rank importance to you from 1 to 8 with 1= most important and 8 = least important.

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Academic support services 238  (28.7%)   100  (12.1%)   92  (11.1%)   101  (12.2%)   78  (9.4%)   57  (6.9%)   51  (6.2%)   111  (13.4%)  
Advising services 199  (24.0%)   114  (13.8%)   106  (12.8%)   98  (11.8%)   88  (10.6%)   61  (7.4%)   56  (6.8%)   107  (12.9%)  
Career planning 200  (24.2%)   84  (10.2%)   107  (13.0%)   118  (14.3%)   92  (11.1%)   65  (7.9%)   57  (6.9%)   103  (12.5%)  
Community service opportunities 111  (13.4%)   74  (8.9%)   107  (12.9%)   146  (17.6%)   133  (16.0%)   94  (11.3%)   74  (8.9%)   92  (11.1%)  
Faculty dinners 112  (13.6%)   73  (8.8%)   108  (13.1%)   126  (15.3%)   121  (14.7%)   92  (11.2%)   76  (9.2%)   117  (14.2%)  
Graduate and/or professional school planning 209  (25.3%)   105  (12.7%)   82  (9.9%)   94  (11.4%)   95  (11.5%)   61  (7.4%)   61  (7.4%)   118  (14.3%)  
Social events 134  (16.1%)   95  (11.4%)   100  (12.0%)   120  (14.5%)   113  (13.6%)   78  (9.4%)   67  (8.1%)   123  (14.8%)  
Upper division tutoring 207  (24.9%)   90  (10.8%)   93  (11.2%)   91  (11.0%)   89  (10.7%)   72  (8.7%)   70  (8.4%)   119  (14.3%)  

Residence Hall

44. If you currently live in a residence hall or lived in a residence hall your first semester, how important have the following factors or programs been to you?

  Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important
Transfer specific programs like faculty dinners, career planning events, socials etc 58  (14.8%)   137  (35.0%)   101  (25.8%)   95  (24.3%)  
Getting the "Cal" experience 115  (29.7%)   152  (39.3%)   76  (19.6%)   44  (11.4%)  
Affordability of my living space 196  (51.0%)   120  (31.2%)   39  (10.2%)   29  (7.6%)  
Configuration of my living space (single room, double room, triple room) 183  (47.9%)   143  (37.4%)   36  (9.4%)   20  (5.2%)  
Making friends 175  (45.7%)   131  (34.2%)   53  (13.8%)   24  (6.3%)  
Proximity to campus 216  (56.4%)   124  (32.4%)   26  (6.8%)   17  (4.4%)  

44a. Are there other programs/factors that have been important to you? Please describe below.

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Family Housing

45. Do you currently live in family housing or are you on a waiting list?

81  (61.4%)   Currently live in family housing
51  (38.6%)   I am on a waiting list for family housing

46. If you currently live in family housing or are on the waiting list, how important are the following factors or programs to you?

 Very importantSomewhat importantNot too importantNot at all important
Affordability 78  (69.0%)   21  (18.6%)   9  (8.0%)   5  (4.4%)  
Supportive community of families 38  (34.2%)   42  (37.8%)   19  (17.1%)   12  (10.8%)  
Close proximity to childcare and/or schools 35  (32.1%)   28  (25.7%)   26  (23.9%)   20  (18.3%)  
Recreation Center 27  (25.0%)   34  (31.5%)   33  (30.6%)   14  (13.0%)  
Computer Center 34  (31.5%)   31  (28.7%)   28  (25.9%)   15  (13.9%)  
Family Resource Center 28  (25.9%)   23  (21.3%)   40  (37.0%)   17  (15.7%)  
Family counseling center 27  (24.5%)   28  (25.5%)   33  (30.0%)   22  (20.0%)  

46a. Are there other factors or programs that have been important to you? Please describe below.

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47. If you currently live in family housing or are on the waiting list, which of the following types of programs, would you like to see added? Please rank importance to you from 1 to 8 with 1= most important and 8 = least important.

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Academic support services 24  (24.2%)   11  (11.1%)   9  (9.1%)   14  (14.1%)   18  (18.2%)   7  (7.1%)   9  (9.1%)   7  (7.1%)  
Advising services 19  (19.6%)   13  (13.4%)   11  (11.3%)   13  (13.4%)   19  (19.6%)   6  (6.2%)   8  (8.2%)   8  (8.2%)  
Career planning 21  (21.4%)   9  (9.2%)   15  (15.3%)   14  (14.3%)   15  (15.3%)   4  (4.1%)   8  (8.2%)   12  (12.2%)  
Community service opportunities 12  (12.4%)   9  (9.3%)   16  (16.5%)   18  (18.6%)   17  (17.5%)   3  (3.1%)   8  (8.2%)   14  (14.4%)  
Faculty dinners 14  (14.4%)   6  (6.2%)   10  (10.3%)   20  (20.6%)   22  (22.7%)   5  (5.2%)   10  (10.3%)   10  (10.3%)  
Graduate and/or professional school planning 24  (24.7%)   14  (14.4%)   4  (4.1%)   13  (13.4%)   12  (12.4%)   11  (11.3%)   7  (7.2%)   12  (12.4%)  
Social events 13  (13.3%)   7  (7.1%)   12  (12.2%)   21  (21.4%)   17  (17.3%)   11  (11.2%)   6  (6.1%)   11  (11.2%)  
Upper division tutoring 22  (22.4%)   13  (13.3%)   8  (8.2%)   13  (13.3%)   17  (17.3%)   6  (6.1%)   4  (4.1%)   15  (15.3%)  

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