ERIC Number: ED318363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
A Profile of Incoming Freshmen at the University of Maryland, College Park, 1989. Research Report #22-89.
Gerrity, Deborah A.; Sedlacek, William E.
The University New Student Census was administered to 935 randomly selected students out of 3,388 incoming freshmen at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP). This report offers findings concerning the general characteristics of the freshmen, their reasons for choosing UMCP. The survey also gathered data on their academic orientation (including their academic development, school work attitudes, philosophy and objectives, expectations of college courses, reasons for wanting to complete college, and career goals) and their extracurricular pursuits, including leisure time, cultural pastimes, and religion. Selected findings include: half of the students stated that UMCP was their first choice; 33% chose UMCP because of either overall or departmental academic excellence; Scholastic Aptitude Test scores averaged 1,085 for all incoming freshmen; almost half of the students indicated an interest in educational/vocational counseling; and 10% were interested in emotional/social counseling. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.