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ERIC Number: ED139316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: N/A
Student Profile: Freshmen 1976-77.
New College at Hofstra University is an alternative to the conventional liberal art program; students achieve the traditional liberal arts goals through a curriculum which is more flexible in structure and more varied in modes of educational experiences offered. A profile of the characteristics of students choosing to attend New College was developed by administering a series of three entrance tests to entering freshmen in September 1976. The three assessment instruments administered to 37 students were: the American Council on Education (ACE) questionnaire determining background information, educational and career objectives, values and attitudes, and trait self-ratings; the Omnibus Personality Inventory measuring intellectual disposition or style; and the New College Writing Test to test a student's ability to write clear and correct expository prose. Comparisons are made between 1976 students and students entering in previous years as well as comparisons with students entering other universities on a national scale. The resulting differences occurred in the area of career objectives, and social and political values. The New College student appears to be more educationally and academically self-confident than the average entering freshmen. (JMF)
Descriptors: Career Planning, College Freshmen, Demography, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Expository Writing, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Interests, Student Motivation, Student Research, Students, Surveys
New College Educational Research Office, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York 11550
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY. New Coll.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Omnibus Personality Inventory