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UND 2007 CIRP New Freshmen Survey
- The number of new freshmen enrolled at the University of North Dakota in the Fall Semester of 2007 totaled 1,855. While participating in �Getting Started� during the summer of 2007, 1,125 students (60.6% of the total of the entering freshmen) completed the 42-item Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) national survey along with 18 supplemental UND questions.
- Of the 1,125 participants, 580 males (51.6%) and 545 females (48.4%) were represented. The majority of the UND respondents were 18-19 years old (98.0%), white (96.8%), graduated in 2007 (98.3%), and from a public school (92.3%).
- About two-thirds (67.1%) of UND's new freshmen respondents stated that their permanent home was over 100 miles away from the university, in contrast to a smaller percentage (48.3%) of national freshmen. A large majority (85.8%) of UND freshmen respondents plan to live in the college dormitory, compared to 83.3% of national entering freshmen.
- A larger percentage (57.3%) of UND freshmen report having s ome concerns about their ability to finance their college education, than the national group (51.2%).
- UND freshmen report that their parent involvement was at the right amount; the UND freshmen' rates were much higher than freshmen at the national level.
- Nearly half (48.4%) of the respondents report that their average high school grades were A-, A, or A+; nationally, 55.4% of the freshmen report �A� grades. When asked if any special tutoring/remedial work was needed, UND freshmen responded at the following rates: mathematics 25.9%, science 13.8%, writing 10.6%.
- The top five reasons noted as very important in the 2007 UND new freshmen deciding to attend UND were
- this college has a very good academic reputation (UND 64.8%; National 66.8%),
- this college's graduates get good jobs (UND 53.5%; National 53.7%),
- this college has a good reputation for its social activities (UND 38.9%; National 41.6%),
- the cost of attending this college (UND 31.7%; National 36.2%),
- I wanted to go to a school about the size of this college (UND 29.4%; National 29.0%).
- Nationally, students reported that Advanced Placement (AP) exams are much more common.
- 48.0% of UND freshmen did not take the exam compared to 27.2% nationally
- Of UND freshmen, 31.1% took 1-4 AP exams, compared to 48.1% nationally
- Of the students taking more than four AP exams, only 2.2% of UND freshmen participated, compared to 20.9% nationally
- 46.3% of UND freshmen report spending between 1-5 hours per week on online social networks such as MySpace and FaceBook, compared to 50.6% nationally.
- More than two-thirds (70.4%) of UND freshmen plan to graduate from UND in four years, 21.8% plan to graduate from UND in more than four years .
- 39.2% of the freshmen reported that they would want employment in North Dakota if a job was available in their area of interest, 17.0% would not, and 43.8% were unsure.
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