ERIC Number: ED102884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of 1971-1974 Hofstra Freshmen. Report #109.
Lichtenstein, Pauline; Block, Cheryl
This is the fourth consecutive year that Hofstra University has cooperated with the American Council on Education and the University of California at Los Angeles (ACE/UCLA) in its ninth annual survey of American freshmen. The Student Information Form (SIF) was the survey instrument. Results indicate that the Hofstra data are consistent with the national trends in all but a few instances. Nationally, and at the private colleges, the percentage of freshmen with parents in the $30,000 or over category is increasing, while at Hofstra that percentage is decreasing. Hofstra is seeing its increase more in the middle income range. The racial makeup of Hofstra freshmen continues to remain essentially the same. However, the percentage of Jewish students in Hofstra's freshmen class has been decreasing since 1971, the first year for which there is data. The percentage of men in the freshmen class has risen from 51 percent to 61 percent in the last four years. Business continues to be a very prominent major and career choice at Hofstra. Fewer Hofstra freshmen this year believe it is important to develop a philosophy of life or to influence social values than in past years. The fact that freshmen were offered financial assistance caused this to be the second most important reason for selecting Hofstra; academic reputation continues as the number one reason. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY. Center for the Study of Higher Education.