ERIC Number: ED261601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Pre-College Characteristics of Fall 1984 UNCW Freshmen.
Allen, David F.
Pre-college characteristics of 99 University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) freshmen were assessed, based on routine pre-college admission information and a national survey of entering freshmen conducted by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program. Using the 1984 Student Information Form, data were collected on UNCW freshmen demographic characteristics, secondary school background, reasons for attending college and UNCW, tutoring needs, living plans/preferences, financial aid, family income, parent's education and careers, academic and occupational aspirations, and activities engaged in by the student in the past year. The typical freshman was white (96 percent) and an in-state resident (95 percent). Fifty percent received over $2,000 in parental aid for their first year educational expenses, while slightly over 13 percent received $1,000-1,499 in Pell Grant money. Getting a better job was cited by 86 percent of the sample as a very important reason for attending college, while learning was cited by 77 percent, and making more money by 75 percent. UNCW was the student's first choice for 77 percent of the respondents. Finally, 14 percent had some type of remedial work in high school, especially in foreign languages and math. The survey questionnaires are appended, along with findings for each item. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, College Bound Students, College Choice, College Freshmen, Educational Background, Enrollment Influences, Family Income, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Occupational Aspiration, Parent Background, Questionnaires, Student Characteristics, Student Financial Aid, Student Participation
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Wilmington.