ERIC Number: ED242279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-4
Reference Count: N/A
Transferring to the University of Minnesota: A Survey of Admitted CLA Transfer Students.
Matross, Ron; Roesler, Jon
OSA Research Bulletin, v23 n2 Apr 4 83
Attitudes about the University of Minnesota and characteristics of 384 students who applied to transfer to the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) were studied. It was found that 285 of the respondents enrolled in CLA for fall 1982, and 57 did not. When asked their reasons for enrolling or not enrolling, respondents most often cited the availability of a particular program of study, as well as costs and the location of the school. Respondents were also asked to rate CLA on 16 characteristics in comparison with other universities they knew about. Both enrollees and nonenrollees gave the university above average marks on 14 of the 16 characteristics. The two that were given below average ratings were availability of financial aid and housing. Highest ratings were given to academic reputation and course availability and variety. Factor analysis suggested that the most important factor in determining ratings of the college was a campus environment factor (location, housing, social climate, student population). Students were asked whether various information sources had a positive or negative influence on their desire to attend the university. Results suggest a two-stage model of how potential transfer students decide about attending the university. Based on the research, seven recommendations for the college were offered. The questionnaire is appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Office for Student Affairs.