ERIC Number: ED083923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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A Profile of University of Maryland, College Park, Freshmen 1973-74.
Christensen, Kathleen C.; Sedlacek, William E.
About 4,000 new freshmen entered the College Park Campus of the University of Maryland in fall 1973. They had average SAT scores of approximately 493 verbal and 531 math and more than half ranked in the top 25% of their high school graduating classes. About 15% were black, 2% oriental, 2% spanish surnamed, and 1% native American. As part of the freshmen orientation program, more than half of the new students (2407) completed the University Student Census (USC) administered by the Counseling Center. 51% of the USC respondents were females and 49% were males. Some of the results of the USC are as follows: (1) 46% lived with their parents or guardians and 35% lived in a university residence hall; (2) 75% graduated from an academic course of a public high school; (3) 45% had fathers with college degrees; (4) 31% decided on their major in their senior year of high school; (5) 27% thought that studying efficiently would be the hardest part of adjusting to college; (6) 52% thought that the University should use its influence to improve social conditions in the state; and (7) 31% thought ecology/pollution was the most important issue for society to resolve. (Author/PG)
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Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.