2008 SONS Transfer: Results and Summary: Part 1

Time, Student Development, Academic Engagement, Campus Climate, Satisfaction, and Evaluation of the Educational Experience

1. Please rate the start of your Berkeley experience by completing the following statement. Overall, I am off to ...

141  (14.9%)   a really fantastic start!
319  (33.7%)   a very good start.
318  (33.6%)   a good start.
125  (13.2%)   just an OK start.
43  (4.5%)   not a good start.

2. What has gone surprisingly well, much better than expected? (Please be as brief as reasonably possible.)

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3. What has not gone well? What has caused you problems, anxiety or disappointment? (Please be as brief as reasonably possible.)

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Time Allocation

4. During your last year of community college, how many hours did you spend in a typical week (7 days) on the following activities?

 01-56-1011-1516-2021-2526-30More than 30
Attending classes 30  (3.2%)   165  (17.5%)  308  (32.7%)  271  (28.8%)  101  (10.7%)  42  (4.5%)  25  (2.7%)  
Studying and other academic activities outside of class 8  (0.9%)   188  (20.0%)  236  (25.1%)  177  (18.8%)  147  (15.7%)  68  (7.2%)   60  (6.4%)  55  (5.9%)  
Paid employment (include paid internships) 212  (22.8%)  52  (5.6%)   115  (12.4%)  103  (11.1%)  154  (16.5%)  106  (11.4%)  65  (7.0%)  124  (13.3%) 
Of your total hours spent working for pay, about how many hours were related to your academic interests? 498  (53.8%)  142  (15.4%)  99  (10.7%)  73  (7.9%)   56  (6.1%)   22  (2.4%)   12  (1.3%)  23  (2.5%)  

Academic and Personal Development

5. Please rate your current level of proficiency in the following areas.

Current skill level

Very poorPoorFairGoodVery goodExcellent
Analytical and critical thinking skills 3  (0.3%)   12  (1.3%)   90  (9.5%)   292  (30.9%)   365  (38.7%)   182  (19.3%)  
Ability to be clear and effective when writing 4  (0.4%)   24  (2.6%)   123  (13.1%)   277  (29.4%)   354  (37.6%)   159  (16.9%)  
Ability to read and comprehend academic material 2  (0.2%)   17  (1.8%)   107  (11.4%)   289  (30.7%)   361  (38.3%)   166  (17.6%)  
Foreign language skills 62  (6.6%)   140  (14.9%)   208  (22.1%)   201  (21.3%)   166  (17.6%)   165  (17.5%)  
Understanding of a specific field of study 7  (0.7%)   94  (10.0%)   344  (36.5%)   366  (38.9%)   131  (13.9%)  

Current skill level

Very poorPoorFairGoodVery goodExcellent
Quantitative (mathematical and statistical) skills 15  (1.6%)   56  (5.9%)   197  (20.9%)   345  (36.6%)   223  (23.6%)   107  (11.3%)  
Ability to speak clearly and effectively in English 2  (0.2%)   12  (1.3%)   90  (9.6%)   186  (19.7%)   275  (29.2%)   377  (40.0%)  
Understanding international perspectives (economic, political, social, cultural) 5  (0.5%)   26  (2.8%)   128  (13.6%)   271  (28.8%)   313  (33.2%)   199  (21.1%)  
Leadership skills 4  (0.4%)   54  (5.7%)   143  (15.2%)   295  (31.3%)   269  (28.6%)   176  (18.7%)  
Computer skills 5  (0.5%)   13  (1.4%)   175  (18.6%)   321  (34.1%)   285  (30.3%)   142  (15.1%)  

Current skill level

 Very poorPoorFairGoodVery goodExcellent
Internet skills 6  (0.6%)   61  (6.5%)   205  (21.8%)   353  (37.5%)   316  (33.6%)  
Library research skills 6  (0.6%)   64  (6.8%)   182  (19.4%)   361  (38.4%)   234  (24.9%)   92  (9.8%)  
Other research skills 5  (0.5%)   40  (4.3%)   184  (19.6%)   350  (37.4%)   259  (27.6%)   99  (10.6%)  
Ability to prepare and make a presentation 9  (1.0%)   45  (4.8%)   129  (13.8%)   321  (34.3%)   297  (31.7%)   136  (14.5%)  
Interpersonal (social) skills 5  (0.5%)   38  (4.0%)   134  (14.3%)   264  (28.1%)   276  (29.4%)   222  (23.6%)  

6. Similarly, please rate your abilities now on the following dimensions.

Current skill level

Very poorPoorFairGoodVery goodExcellent
Ability to appreciate, tolerate and understand racial and ethnic diversity 3  (0.3%)   23  (2.4%)   119  (12.6%)   327  (34.8%)   469  (49.8%)  
Ability to appreciate the fine arts (e.g., painting, music, drama, dance) 7  (0.7%)   24  (2.6%)   65  (6.9%)   186  (19.8%)   268  (28.5%)   389  (41.4%)  
Ability to appreciate cultural and global diversity 4  (0.4%)   33  (3.5%)   137  (14.6%)   313  (33.3%)   453  (48.2%)  
Understanding the importance of personal social responsibility 3  (0.3%)   33  (3.5%)   144  (15.3%)   320  (34.1%)   439  (46.8%)  
Self awareness and understanding 4  (0.4%)   32  (3.4%)   157  (16.7%)   340  (36.1%)   408  (43.4%)  

Community College Climate for Diversity

7. Indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about the community college from which you are transferring.

Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
I felt free to express my political beliefs in community college 3  (0.3%)   24  (2.5%)   41  (4.3%)   191  (20.3%)   373  (39.6%)   311  (33.0%)  
I felt free to express my religious beliefs in community college 8  (0.8%)   22  (2.3%)   56  (5.9%)   202  (21.4%)   362  (38.4%)   292  (31.0%)  
Students were respected regardless of their economic or social class 5  (0.5%)   26  (2.8%)   48  (5.1%)   160  (17.0%)   378  (40.3%)   322  (34.3%)  
Students were respected regardless of their gender 1  (0.1%)   14  (1.5%)   35  (3.7%)   128  (13.6%)   396  (42.0%)   369  (39.1%)  
Students were respected regardless of their race or ethnicity 6  (0.6%)   22  (2.3%)   54  (5.7%)   155  (16.5%)   375  (39.8%)   330  (35.0%)  
Students were respected regardless of their religious beliefs 5  (0.5%)   18  (1.9%)   51  (5.4%)   167  (17.8%)   392  (41.7%)   307  (32.7%)  
Students were respected regardless of their political beliefs 6  (0.6%)   20  (2.1%)   47  (5.0%)   189  (20.1%)   390  (41.5%)   288  (30.6%)  
Students were respected regardless of their sexual orientation 12  (1.3%)   22  (2.3%)   71  (7.5%)   198  (21.0%)   369  (39.1%)   271  (28.7%)  

Academic Engagement

8. How frequently during your last year of community college did you do each of the following?

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Turned in a course assignment late 533  (56.7%)   305  (32.4%)   79  (8.4%)   12  (1.3%)   6  (0.6%)   5  (0.5%)  
Went to class without completing assigned reading 145  (15.5%)   357  (38.1%)   243  (25.9%)   89  (9.5%)   79  (8.4%)   25  (2.7%)  
Went to class unprepared 183  (19.5%)   443  (47.2%)   214  (22.8%)   53  (5.7%)   36  (3.8%)   9  (1.0%)  
Skipped class 367  (39.7%)   391  (42.3%)   122  (13.2%)   25  (2.7%)   14  (1.5%)   6  (0.6%)  
Raised your standard for acceptable effort due to the high standards of an instructor 62  (6.7%)   98  (10.5%)   228  (24.5%)   177  (19.1%)   245  (26.4%)   119  (12.8%)  
Extensively revised a paper at least once before submitting it to be graded 38  (4.1%)   106  (11.3%)   136  (14.5%)   130  (13.9%)   247  (26.4%)   280  (29.9%)  
Sought academic help from your instructor when needed 48  (5.1%)   124  (13.2%)   172  (18.4%)   178  (19.0%)   216  (23.1%)   198  (21.2%)  
Worked on class projects or studied as a group with other classmates outside of class 63  (6.7%)   194  (20.7%)   231  (24.7%)   186  (19.9%)   151  (16.1%)   110  (11.8%)  
Helped a classmate better understand the course material when studying together 30  (3.2%)   85  (9.1%)   207  (22.0%)   224  (23.9%)   214  (22.8%)   179  (19.1%)  

9. How frequently did you engage in these activities in your last year of community college?

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Took a small research-oriented class with an instructor 593  (63.7%)  144  (15.5%)  85  (9.1%)   40  (4.3%)   41  (4.4%)   28  (3.0%)  
Communicated with an instructor by email or text messaging 40  (4.3%)   121  (13.0%)  272  (29.2%)  179  (19.2%)   170  (18.2%)  150  (16.1%) 
Talked with the instructor outside of class about issues and concepts derived from a class 62  (6.7%)   144  (15.5%)  208  (22.3%)  173  (18.6%)   187  (20.1%)  158  (17.0%) 
Interacted with instructors during lectures 18  (1.9%)   95  (10.2%)   152  (16.3%)  179  (19.2%)   227  (24.4%)  260  (27.9%) 
Worked with an instructor on an activity other than coursework (e.g., student organization, campus committee, cultural activity) 334  (35.8%)  179  (19.2%)  132  (14.1%)  97  (10.4%)   74  (7.9%)   117  (12.5%) 

10. During your last year of community college, how often did you do each of the following?

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Contributed to a class discussion 9  (1.0%)   76  (8.1%)   163  (17.4%)   145  (15.5%)   219  (23.4%)   325  (34.7%)  
Brought up ideas or concepts from different classes during class discussions 39  (4.2%)   132  (14.1%)   198  (21.2%)   177  (19.0%)   202  (21.7%)   185  (19.8%)  
Asked an insightful question in class 26  (2.8%)   106  (11.3%)   230  (24.6%)   175  (18.7%)   212  (22.7%)   185  (19.8%)  
Found a class so interesting that you did more work than was required 49  (5.3%)   149  (16.0%)   232  (24.9%)   178  (19.1%)   154  (16.5%)   169  (18.2%)  
Chose challenging classes when possible, even though you might have lowered your GPA by doing so 48  (5.2%)   103  (11.1%)   190  (20.4%)   197  (21.2%)   191  (20.5%)   202  (21.7%)  
Made a class presentation 37  (4.0%)   131  (14.0%)   257  (27.5%)   196  (21.0%)   193  (20.7%)   119  (12.8%)  

11. On average, how much of your assigned course reading did you complete in your last year of community college?

 11  (1.2%)   0-10%
  17  (1.8%)   11-20%
  21  (2.3%)   21-30%
  17  (1.8%)   31-40%
  23  (2.5%)   41-50%
  46  (4.9%)   51-60%
  63  (6.8%)   61-70%
  135  (14.5%)   71-80%
  237  (25.4%)   81-90%
  363  (38.9%)   91-100%
  [18 missing]     (Select one)

Plans and Aspirations

12. Which option best describes what you currently plan to do when you graduate from Cal?

558  (59.6%)   Enroll in graduate or professional school
166  (17.7%)   Work full-time
5  (0.5%)   Work part-time
7  (0.7%)   Be self-employed
53  (5.7%)   Study or work abroad
3  (0.3%)   Join armed forces
38  (4.1%)   Work in an internship or volunteer position
16  (1.7%)   Take a year off
7  (0.7%)   Do something else
84  (9.0%)   I have no idea at this point

13. What career do you hope to eventually have after you've completed your education?

 96  (10.3%)   Artistic, creative professions
  127  (13.7%)   Business, finance-related professions
  114  (12.3%)   Education
  70  (7.5%)   Engineering, computer programming
  106  (11.4%)   Law
  101  (10.9%)   Medicine, health-related professions
  44  (4.7%)   Psychology, helping professions
  65  (7.0%)   Researcher, scientist
  123  (13.2%)   Other (please specify below)
  84  (9.0%)   I have no idea whatsoever
  [21 missing]     (Select one)

If other

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14. What is the HIGHEST academic degree or credential that you plan to eventually earn?

 47  (5.0%)   Bachelor's degree (BA, BS, etc.)
  4  (0.4%)   Teaching credential
  93  (10.0%)   Business master's (MBA)
  68  (7.3%)   Other professional master's (MEd, MPP, MPH, MFA, MLIS, MSN, MSW, M.ARCH, etc)
  126  (13.5%)   Academic master's (MA, MS, etc.)
  99  (10.6%)   Law degree (LLB or JD)
  13  (1.4%)   Medical doctorate other than MD (DO, DDS, DVM, etc)
  45  (4.8%)   Medical doctor (MD)
  282  (30.2%)   Doctorate (PhD, EdD, etc)
  46  (4.9%)   Multiple doctoral degrees (MD/PhD)
  111  (11.9%)   I don't know yet
  [17 missing]     (Select one)


 

15. Indicate the following research and creative activities that you completed as a community college student.

Yes,
did that in CC
No
A research project, creative activity, or research paper as part of your coursework 811  (87.0%)   121  (13.0%)  
At least one independent study course 240  (25.8%)   690  (74.2%)  
Worked in community college lab with course credit 583  (62.6%)   349  (37.4%)  
Worked on creative projects under the direction of faculty with course credit 323  (34.7%)   608  (65.3%)  
Work on creative projects under the direction of faculty as a volunteer without course credit 233  (25.0%)   698  (75.0%)  

Overall Satisfaction and Agreement

16. Please rate your level of satisfaction with the following aspects of your community college education.

 Very dissatisfiedDissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedSomewhat satisfiedSatisfiedVery satisfied
Grade point average for UC admission 5  (0.5%)   11  (1.2%)   31  (3.3%)   144  (15.4%)   345  (37.0%)   397  (42.6%)  
Overall social experience 36  (3.9%)   65  (7.0%)   123  (13.2%)   224  (24.0%)   247  (26.5%)   237  (25.4%)  
Overall academic experience 13  (1.4%)   14  (1.5%)   59  (6.3%)   186  (19.9%)   335  (35.9%)   326  (34.9%)  

17. Please rate your level of agreement with the following statement.

 Strongly disagreeDisagreeDisagree somewhatAgree somewhatAgreeStrongly agree
I felt that I belonged at my community college 38  (4.1%)   58  (6.2%)   106  (11.3%)   196  (21.0%)   269  (28.8%)   267  (28.6%)  

18. Thinking back over your last year of community college coursework, how often were you REQUIRED to do the following?

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Recognize or recall specific facts, terms and concepts 1  (0.1%)   10  (1.1%)   69  (7.4%)   167  (17.9%)   315  (33.8%)  370  (39.7%) 
Explain methods, ideas, or concepts and use them to solve problems 4  (0.4%)   15  (1.6%)   81  (8.7%)   174  (18.7%)   326  (35.1%)  329  (35.4%) 
Break down material into component parts or arguments into assumptions to see the basis for different outcomes and conclusions 16  (1.7%)  57  (6.1%)   135  (14.6%)  203  (21.9%)   290  (31.3%)  226  (24.4%) 
Judge the value of information, ideas, actions, and conclusions based on the soundness of sources, methods and reasoning 10  (1.1%)  58  (6.3%)   131  (14.1%)  223  (24.1%)   264  (28.5%)  241  (26.0%) 
Create or generate new ideas, products or ways of understanding 19  (2.0%)  111  (11.9%)  175  (18.8%)  230  (24.8%)   219  (23.6%)  175  (18.8%) 

19. Thinking back on your last year of community college, how often did you do each of the following?

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Used facts and examples to support your viewpoint 13  (1.4%)   64  (6.9%)   135  (14.5%)   309  (33.3%)   407  (43.9%)  
Incorporated ideas or concepts from different courses when completing assignments 3  (0.3%)   38  (4.1%)   161  (17.4%)   193  (20.9%)   284  (30.7%)   246  (26.6%)  
Examined how others gathered and interpreted data and assessed the soundness of their conclusions 14  (1.5%)   90  (9.7%)   165  (17.8%)   232  (25.1%)   223  (24.1%)   201  (21.7%)  
Reconsidered your own position on a topic after assessing the arguments of others 11  (1.2%)   70  (7.6%)   199  (21.5%)   234  (25.3%)   237  (25.6%)   174  (18.8%)  

20. Please answer these questions about your community college experience overall.

 YesNo
Were the channels of communication open between instructors and students regarding student needs, concerns, and suggestions? 900  (97.4%)   24  (2.6%)  
Were students treated equitably and fairly by the faculty? 866  (93.8%)   57  (6.2%)  
Did instructors clearly explain what constitutes plagiarism and its consequences? 901  (97.5%)   23  (2.5%)  
Did instructors provide prompt and useful feedback on student work? 847  (92.1%)   73  (7.9%)  

21. Please rate your satisfaction with each of the following statements about your community college experience overall.

 Very dissatisfiedDissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedSomewhat satisfiedSatisfiedVery satisfied
Advising by faculty on academic matters 10  (1.1%)   25  (2.7%)   54  (5.8%)   198  (21.4%)   375  (40.6%)   262  (28.4%)  
Advising by community college counselors on academic matters 85  (9.2%)   76  (8.2%)   123  (13.3%)   218  (23.6%)   206  (22.3%)   214  (23.2%)  
Advising by UC staff on academic matters while you were in community college 38  (4.2%)   60  (6.6%)   125  (13.8%)   306  (33.8%)   238  (26.3%)   138  (15.2%)  
Quality of faculty instruction 1  (0.1%)   9  (1.0%)   36  (3.9%)   188  (20.3%)   408  (44.0%)   286  (30.8%)  
Availability of courses for general education or breadth requirements 7  (0.8%)   7  (0.8%)   46  (5.0%)   162  (17.5%)   367  (39.7%)   336  (36.3%)  
Availability of courses needed for UC admission 7  (0.8%)   17  (1.8%)   57  (6.1%)   159  (17.2%)   355  (38.3%)   332  (35.8%)  
Access to faculty outside of class 4  (0.4%)   12  (1.3%)   48  (5.2%)   174  (18.9%)   377  (41.0%)   304  (33.1%)  
Opportunities for research experience or to produce creative products 71  (7.7%)   134  (14.6%)   210  (22.9%)   253  (27.6%)   178  (19.4%)   72  (7.8%)  
Educational enrichment programs (e.g., foreign exchange program, internships) 71  (7.8%)   126  (13.8%)   181  (19.9%)   262  (28.8%)   184  (20.2%)   86  (9.5%)  
Accessibility of library staff 20  (2.2%)   33  (3.6%)   80  (8.6%)   237  (25.6%)   324  (35.0%)   232  (25.1%)  
Availability of library research materials 30  (3.3%)   39  (4.2%)   78  (8.5%)   227  (24.7%)   323  (35.1%)   222  (24.2%)  

22.  How many community college instructors did you know well enough to ask for a letter of recommendation in support of a college application? (Please answer to the best of your ability even if you did not need to submit a letter of recommendation.)

 33  (3.6%)   Zero
  67  (7.3%)   1
  216  (23.5%)   2
  223  (24.2%)   3
  382  (41.5%)   4 or more
  [30 missing]     (Select one)


 

23. You told us earlier how much time you spent studying and working in a week while in community college. How many hours did you spend on each of these other activities in a typical 7 day week?

 01-56-1011-1516-2021-2526-30More than 30
Attending movies, concerts, sports, or other entertainment events 149  (16.1%)  636  (68.6%)  95  (10.2%)   32  (3.5%)   10  (1.1%)  1  (0.1%)   1  (0.1%)   3  (0.3%)  
Performing community service or volunteer activities 335  (36.1%)  440  (47.5%)  101  (10.9%)  24  (2.6%)   19  (2.0%)  3  (0.3%)   1  (0.1%)   4  (0.4%)  
Participating in physical exercise, recreational sports, or physically active hobbies 141  (15.2%)  472  (51.0%)  195  (21.1%)  73  (7.9%)   29  (3.1%)  6  (0.6%)   4  (0.4%)   5  (0.5%)  
Participating in spiritual or religious activities 596  (64.2%)  261  (28.1%)  42  (4.5%)   12  (1.3%)   11  (1.2%)  1  (0.1%)   5  (0.5%)  
Participating in student clubs or organizations 426  (46.2%)  331  (35.9%)  88  (9.5%)   41  (4.4%)   18  (2.0%)  9  (1.0%)   3  (0.3%)   7  (0.8%)  
Pursuing a recreational or creative interest (arts/crafts, reading, music, hobbies, etc.) 110  (11.9%)  419  (45.3%)  222  (24.0%)  88  (9.5%)   46  (5.0%)  22  (2.4%)  11  (1.2%)  7  (0.8%)  
Socializing with friends 20  (2.2%)   431  (46.5%)  269  (29.0%)  117  (12.6%)  46  (5.0%)  14  (1.5%)  13  (1.4%)  17  (1.8%)  
Partying 482  (52.1%)  336  (36.3%)  66  (7.1%)   16  (1.7%)   10  (1.1%)  5  (0.5%)   4  (0.4%)   6  (0.6%)  
Spending time with family 148  (16.2%)  283  (30.9%)  182  (19.9%)  124  (13.5%)  67  (7.3%)  27  (2.9%)  11  (1.2%)  74  (8.1%)  
Using the computer for non-academic purposes (games, shopping, email/instant messaging, etc.) 34  (3.7%)   373  (40.4%)  237  (25.6%)  138  (14.9%)  72  (7.8%)  29  (3.1%)  10  (1.1%)  31  (3.4%)  
Watching TV 220  (23.8%)  409  (44.3%)  174  (18.9%)  69  (7.5%)   26  (2.8%)  13  (1.4%)  5  (0.5%)   7  (0.8%)  
Commuting to school and to work 49  (5.3%)   520  (56.1%)  248  (26.8%)  69  (7.4%)   19  (2.0%)  8  (0.9%)   3  (0.3%)   11  (1.2%)  

24. During your last year of community college, what was the average number of hours per night you slept on weeknights?

 38  (4.1%)   3-4
  364  (39.4%)   5-6
  451  (48.8%)   7-8
  69  (7.5%)   9-10
  3  (0.3%)   11+
  [26 missing]     (Select one)


 

25. What is the SINGLE, MOST IMPORTANT thing that your community college could realistically have done to create a better experience for students like you?

Please describe only one:

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26. If you were assured admittance to any major, what major would you choose?

 1  (0.1%)   African American Studies
  5  (0.5%)   American Studies
  27  (2.9%)   Anthropology
  30  (3.3%)   Architecture
  21  (2.3%)   Art/Art History
  2  (0.2%)   Asian Studies
  4  (0.4%)   Astrophysics
  89  (9.7%)   Business Administration
  1  (0.1%)   Celtic Studies
  12  (1.3%)   Chemical Biology
  10  (1.1%)   Chemical Engineering
  9  (1.0%)   Chemistry
  1  (0.1%)   Chicano Studies
  6  (0.7%)   Classical Civilization
  10  (1.1%)   Cognitive Science
  8  (0.9%)   Comparative Literature
  6  (0.7%)   Computer Science
  10  (1.1%)   Conservation & Resource Studies
  5  (0.5%)   Dance and Performance Studies
  4  (0.4%)   Development Studies
  1  (0.1%)   Dutch Studies
  4  (0.4%)   Earth & Planetary Science
  1  (0.1%)   Environmental Earth Science
  48  (5.2%)   Economics
  32  (3.5%)   Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS)
  30  (3.3%)   Engineering and Engineering Science
  60  (6.5%)   English
  8  (0.9%)   Environmental Economics and Policy
  4  (0.4%)   Environmental Sciences
  1  (0.1%)   Ethnic Studies
  14  (1.5%)   Film
  1  (0.1%)   Forestry
  6  (0.7%)   Genetics & Plant Biology
  1  (0.1%)   Geography
  1  (0.1%)   Geology
  23  (2.5%)   History
  10  (1.1%)   Integrative Biology
  13  (1.4%)   Interdisciplinary Studies Field Major
  1  (0.1%)   Italian Studies
  7  (0.8%)   Japanese Language
  2  (0.2%)   Landscape Architecture
  3  (0.3%)   Latin American Studies
  14  (1.5%)   Legal Studies
  8  (0.9%)   Linguistics
  31  (3.4%)   Mass Communications
  1  (0.1%)   Materials Science
  14  (1.5%)   Mathematics
  12  (1.3%)   Mathematics, Applied
  4  (0.4%)   Microbial Biology
  5  (0.5%)   Middle Eastern Studies
  49  (5.3%)   Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB)
  4  (0.4%)   Molecular Environmental Biology
  10  (1.1%)   Music
  7  (0.8%)   Nutritional Sciences
  12  (1.3%)   Peace and Conflict Studies
  23  (2.5%)   Philosophy
  15  (1.6%)   Physics
  8  (0.9%)   Political Economy of Industrial Societies
  45  (4.9%)   Political Science
  56  (6.1%)   Psychology
  2  (0.2%)   Religious Studies
  11  (1.2%)   Rhetoric
  1  (0.1%)   Slavic Languages & Literatures
  8  (0.9%)   Social Welfare
  18  (2.0%)   Sociology
  3  (0.3%)   Spanish
  3  (0.3%)   Statistics
  5  (0.5%)   Theatre & Performance Studies
  1  (0.1%)   Women Studies
  20  (2.2%)   I have no idea
  [29 missing]     (Select one)

27. Is that the major with which you expect to graduate?

746  (81.0%)   Yes
175  (19.0%)   No

In which major do you expect to graduate?

 1  (0.6%)   African American Studies
  1  (0.6%)   American Studies
  5  (2.8%)   Anthropology
  3  (1.7%)   Art/Art History
  1  (0.6%)   Asian American Studies
  3  (1.7%)   Business Administration
  2  (1.1%)   Chemical Biology
  1  (0.6%)   Chemical Engineering
  1  (0.6%)   Chemistry
  1  (0.6%)   Chicano Studies
  1  (0.6%)   Classical Civilization
  1  (0.6%)   Cognitive Science
  2  (1.1%)   Comparative Literature
  3  (1.7%)   Computer Science
  1  (0.6%)   Dance and Performance Studies
  20  (11.2%)   Economics
  3  (1.7%)   Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS)
  3  (1.7%)   Engineering and Engineering Science
  8  (4.5%)   English
  5  (2.8%)   Environmental Economics and Policy
  3  (1.7%)   Environmental Sciences
  1  (0.6%)   Film
  1  (0.6%)   Genetics & Plant Biology
  2  (1.1%)   Geography
  1  (0.6%)   German
  3  (1.7%)   History
  1  (0.6%)   Integrative Biology
  4  (2.2%)   Interdisciplinary Studies Field Major
  1  (0.6%)   Landscape Architecture
  2  (1.1%)   Latin American Studies
  5  (2.8%)   Legal Studies
  5  (2.8%)   Linguistics
  5  (2.8%)   Mass Communications
  6  (3.4%)   Mathematics, Applied
  1  (0.6%)   Microbial Biology
  4  (2.2%)   Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB)
  1  (0.6%)   Molecular Environmental Biology
  3  (1.7%)   Music
  1  (0.6%)   Near Eastern Studies
  1  (0.6%)   Nutritional Sciences
  5  (2.8%)   Philosophy
  2  (1.1%)   Physical Sciences Field Major
  2  (1.1%)   Physics
  2  (1.1%)   Political Economy of Industrial Societies
  16  (9.0%)   Political Science
  8  (4.5%)   Psychology
  3  (1.7%)   Rhetoric
  1  (0.6%)   Slavic Languages & Literatures
  2  (1.1%)   Social Welfare
  15  (8.4%)   Sociology
  1  (0.6%)   Spanish
  2  (1.1%)   Women Studies
  2  (1.1%)   I have no idea
  [773 missing]     (Select one)

28. What factors have been or do you expect will be very important to you in deciding on your major?

 YesNo
Intellectual curiosity 899  (97.6%)   22  (2.4%)  
Leads to a high paying job 459  (50.2%)   456  (49.8%)  
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 845  (91.8%)   75  (8.2%)  
Complements desire to study abroad 410  (45.1%)   499  (54.9%)  
Parental desires 155  (17.1%)   753  (82.9%)  
Easy requirements 137  (15.1%)   772  (84.9%)  
Allows time for other activities 327  (36.0%)   581  (64.0%)  
Provides international opportunities 597  (65.2%)   318  (34.8%)  
Prestige 478  (52.5%)   433  (47.5%)  
Probably won't get into my first choice of major 89  (9.9%)   813  (90.1%)  
Interest in subject area 896  (97.8%)   20  (2.2%)  
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 767  (83.8%)   148  (16.2%)  
Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field] 79  (31.9%)   169  (68.1%)  

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