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ERIC Number: ED411748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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A Profile of Incoming Freshman Students at the University of Maryland at College Park, 1996-97. Research Report #10-97.
Quinonez, Carolina; Sedlacek, William E.
The report is a comprehensive survey of incoming freshmen at the University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP). The profile includes 2493 new students surveyed during their summer 1997 orientation. The student make-up included 53 percent males and 47 percent females; 64 percent were Caucasian and 36 percent were from minority ethnic or racial groups. Among the minority groups, 14 percent considered themselves African-American and 12 percent Asian/Asian-American/Pacific Islander. Most of the students lived in residence halls. Among the findings were: (1) 57 percent felt high school had prepared them for college while 16 percent said high school had not prepared them well; (2) the most popular reasons for attending college were to get a better job and self-development; (3) most students intended to go on to graduate school; (4) reasons for choosing UMCP included cost, location, programs and reputation; (5) students expected the most difficult adjustment to college to be time management and efficient studying, and the easiest adjustment to be getting to know other students; (6) 46 percent said they would not work during their first year of school; and (7) 70 percent of students said they would likely use counseling services to help with education and career plans. (DM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.