ERIC Number: ED316157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
An Introduction to the Surveys of Applicants Who Accepted or Declined Admission to UMCP.
Ott, Mary Diederich
Surveys of admitted students (N=309) at the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) were conducted in order to obtain admitted applicants' views of the functioning of the Admission Office and to assess differences in responses of certain subgroups of applicants. The four classification variables defining the subgroups were: acceptance status (accepted vs declined admission); race (black vs white); residence status (in-state vs out-of-state); and achievement level (high vs other). Two different but related surveys were developed for the acceptors and the decliners. Results indicated: those who accepted admission had a lower mean rating of the friendliness of the admissions staff than did those who declined admission; there was a statistically significant interaction between acceptance status and residence; there was a higher percentage of acceptors who indicated their experiences with the UMCP Admissions Office in any way led to their decision to attend UMCP than of decliners; and a larger percentage of blacks than whites indicated that their experiences with the UMCP Admissions Office affected their decision to attend or not attend UMCP. The major portion of the document consists of tables providing statistical details and attachments detailing frequencies of various responses. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Admissions Officers, Blacks, College Applicants, College Choice, Enrollment Influences, Higher Education, In State Students, Minority Groups, Out of State Students, Place of Residence, Questionnaires, Racial Differences, State Universities
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Office of Institutional Studies.