ERIC Number: ED163877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: N/A
A Profile of University of Maryland Undergraduates, 1969-70. Research Report No. 10-70.
Collins, Anne M.; Sedlacek, William E.
Responses of 22,550 University of Maryland undergraduates to the University Student Census (USC) for the 1969-70 school year are summarized. Results indicated that 34 percent live in residence halls, 29 percent live at home, and 18 percent live in apartments. Students more often chose to attend the University because of its geographic location and low cost. Thirty-four percent of the fathers of Maryland undergraduates hold college degrees, 21 percent have had some college work, 24 percent are high school graduates and 16 percent did not complete high school. Two-thirds of all undergraduates either held part time jobs or were seeking one as they took the USC. The typical undergraduate studies from 10 to 20 hours per week, is well acquainted with at least one faculty member and thinks most courses require intensive study and preparation outside the classroom. "The Student Course Guide" has some impact on the courses he takes. Students reported that friendships and coursework contributed most to their development in the past year. Large size and "the way it is run" were cited as things students like least about the school, while geographical location and campus atmosphere were noted as its best features. Freshmen held the most positive attitudes toward the university. Twenty-three percent of the undergraduates believed that the university's racist image or racist practices deter blacks from attending, while 23 percent feel blacks prefer to go to black colleges. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.