ERIC Number: ED026005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Impressions from Interviews of Transfer Students Participating in a Study of Selected Student Types on Three University of California Campuses.
Cherniack, Saralee; Mock, Kathleen R.
A group of 45 students who transferred from the University of California's Davis, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara campuses to Berkeley or other institutions were interviewed regarding their reasons for changing campuses. Many involuntary transfers might have remained at their original campuses but had to leave because of academic dismissals, health and financial problems, or other matters over which they had no control. Voluntary transfers described the city of Davis as lacking in intellectual and cultural activities, and considered other Davis students to be politically apathetic. UCLA was not felt to be completely unsatisfactory but thought to lack strong programs in some fields and situated too close to home. The majority of voluntary transfer students from both Davis and UCLA went to Berkeley and, unlike the involuntary groups, felt a need for added intellectual and cultural stimulation through lectures, concerts, poetry reading, or serious discussion on controversial topics. Santa Barbars transfers were all voluntary and most dissatisfied with their campus, which was described as isolated, with poor living arrangements and a too social atmosphere. At the time of interviews, students had completed their freshman year and had transferred by the spring of their second year in college. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.