2007 CIRP Survey of New Students

The following tables are based on responses of incoming students on the 2007 CIRP Survey.  The survey was completed by 283 incoming students.  The data was analyzed  locally which will differ slightly from the analysis from the Higher Education Research Institute.

Although this information is valuable and provides a glimpse into some characteristics of the incoming class, please keep in mind that not all students completed the survey.  These data, therefore, are not intended to represent or profile the entire incoming class. 

Links to tables

Gender Student Estimate of Parents' Income
Ethnicity Financial Worry
English as Native Language Students' Probable Major Field of Study
High School Graduation Year Highest Degree Planned to Obtain
Number of Miles from home Self rating of Traits
Political Views Activities Engaged in by Student in Past Year
Average Grade in High School Hours Spent in Certain Activities in Past Year
SAT/ACT Scores Parental Involvement in College Decisions
Earlham as First Choice? Reasons Influencing Students' Decision to attend Earlham
Applied at how many other colleges? Ratings of Likelihood of Certain Events in College

Housing Plans for Fall Semester

Ratings of Importance of life Objectives
Student and Parent Religious Affiliation Views on Social Issues
Parent Status 2007 Supplemental Questions
Parents' Highest Education Level  

Gender
 

2007 2006 2005
2004
2003
Gender
% % %
%
%
Female
51 53 59
60
59
Male
47 45 37
38
40

 

Race/Ethnicity
 

2007 2006 2005
2004
2003
Ethnicity
% % %
%
%
White/Caucasian
79 81 75
79
85
African American/Black
6 7 9
7
5
Asian American/Asian
5 6 6
4
4
Other
4 4 6
5
3
Other Latino
3 1 2
1
2
Mexican American/Chicano
1 1 2
1
0
American Indian
1 0 0
2
0
Puerto Rican
1 0 0
1
0

 

English as Native Language
 

2007 2006 2005
2004
2003
Response
% % %
%
%
Yes
86 86 87
91
92
No
11 11 11
7
7

 

High School Graduation
 

2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Date % Date % Date %
Date
%
Date
%
2007 88 2006 83 2005 82 2004
83
2003
81
2006 7 2005 9 2004 8 2003
11
   
2005 2 2004 4 2003 4
Before 2002
5
Before 2000
7
Other 3 Other 4 Other 6 Other
1
Other
12

 

Number of Miles from Home
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
Miles
% % %
%
%
More than 500
50 43 54
47 
42 
101 to 500
32 31 30
33
38
51 to 100
11 15 7
12  
9  
5 or less
3 2 2
3  
2  
11 to 50
2 5 2
4  
4  
6 to 10
1 1 1
1  
2  

Political Views
 

2007 2006 2005
2004
2003
Political Views
% % %
%
%
Liberal
53 56 51
56
59
Middle of the road
20 21 16
19
22
Far left
17 15 25
20
13
Conservative
5 4 5
2
2
Far right
1 1 0
1
1

   

Average Grade in High School
 

2007 2006 2005
2004
2003
Grade
% % %
%
%
‘B’ Average
54 55 49
48
50
‘A’ Average
42 44 47
47
45
‘C’ Average
4 1 4
4
5

 

SAT/ACT Scores
 

2007 2006 2005
2004
2003
Test
Average Score Average Score Average Score
Average Score
Average Score
SAT Verbal
647 660 628
636
640
SAT Math
617 618 607
597
612
ACT
26 25 27
27
27

 

"Is this college your…?"
 

2007 2006 2005
2004
2003
Choice
% % %
%
%
First choice
58 62 68
75
72
Second choice
28 25 21
19
19
Third choice
9 8 6
2
5
Less than third choice
4 4 4
3
3

   

"To how many colleges other than this one did you apply for admission this year?"

 

2007 2006 2005
2004
2003
Number
% % %
%
%
4-6 
34 36 33
32
30
1-3 
28 31 31
34
40
7 or more 
27 17 21
17
18
None
10 14 15
16
14

   

Housing Plans for Fall Semester
 

2007 2006 2005
2004
2003
Living Situation
% % %
%
%
College Dormitory
97 97 98
96
96
With Parents or Relatives
2 1 1
2
1
Other campus student housing
1 1 0
0
1
Other private home, apartment or room
0 1 1
1
1

 

Student Religious Affiliation
 

  2007 2006 2005
2004
2003
Religion 

Student (%)

Student (%) Student (%)
Student (%)

Student (%)

None
42 40 38
37
35
Quaker
10 10 12
15
14
Other Religion
8.5 6 6
4
12
Other Christian
7.1 9 8
7
9
Roman Catholic
7 8 6
6
6
Jewish
5 7 5
7
4
Buddhist
4 5 3
4
2
United Church of Christ
3 0 1
1
1
Methodist
1 4 4
3
2
Islamic
1 3 1
1
1
Presbyterian
1 2 2
3
2
Baptist
1 2 3
4
4
Episcopal
1 2 2
1
2
Eastern Orthodox
0 0 0
1
0
Lutheran
0 0 1
1
2
Seventh Day Adventist
0 0 1
0
0
Mormon
0 0 0
0
0

 

Parent Status
 

  2007 2006 2005
2004
2003
Status 
% % %
%
%
Both alive and living with each other
73 71 67
72
69
Both alive, divorced or living apart
23 25 29
25
26
One or both deceased
3 3 4
3
4

 

Parents’ Highest Education Level
 

  2007 2006

2005

2004
2003
2007 2006

2005

2004
2003
 Education Father (%) Father (%)

Father (%)

Father (%)
Father (%)
Mother (%) Mother (%)

Mother (%)

Mother (%)
Mother (%)
Grammar school or less
2 0

1

1

1

1 0

1

1

1

Some high school
2 2

4

1

2

2 1

2

2

2

High school graduate
8 9

9

9

8

9 8

7

8

7

Post-Secondary School other than college

2 5

2

3
2
3 4

2

3

2

Some college
9 10

8

8

8

8 11

8

8

10

College degree
23 24

18

23

23

28 29

25

23

27

Some graduate school
5 4

3

3
4
5 4

4

6
6
Graduate degree
45 46

55

50

49

42 44

49

47

 
  2007 2006

2005

2004
2003
2007 2006

2005

2004
 
 Education Father (%) Father (%)

Father (%)

Father (%)
Father (%)
Mother (%) Mother (%)

Mother (%)

Mother (%)

43

   

Student Estimate of Parents’ Income
 

  2007 2006 2005
2004
2003
Income 
% % %
%
%
$75,000 to $99,999
15 13 12
14
14
$100,000 to $149,999
14 16 14
13
17
$150,000 to $199,999
10 4 6
6
5
$60,000 to $74,999
9 8 8
11
10
$40,000 to $49,999
6 5 5
8
7
$50,000 to $59,999
5 8 9
9
7
Less than $10,000
5 4 6
7
3
$250,000 or more
5 6 6
6
3
$30,000 to $39,999
4 7 6
6
5
$15,000 to $19,999
4 3 4
2
3
$200,000 to $249,999
3 3 5
3
4
$10,000 to $14,999
3 4 1
2
2
$25,000 to $29,999
3 5 3
4
2
$20,000 to $24,999
1 2 5
3
2

   

Financial Worry
 

  2007 2006 2005
2004
2003
Level of Concern 
% % %
%
%
Some (will probably have enough)
51 48 61
53
50
None (confident will have sufficient funds)
42 41 29
32
36
Major (not sure will have enough to complete)
6 9 10
14
11

   

Students’ Probable Major Field of Study
 

2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Probable Major
% % % % %
Arts and Humanities
24.5 31.1 28.0
25.2
25.1
Social Science
23.0 24.7 30.1
28.7
20.5
Biological Science
17.0 12.4 9.4
10.3
14.0
Other Fields
16.0 1.1 9.8
3.5
17.5
Business
5.0 5.7 3.1
3.5
1.8
Physical Science
5.0 2.5 2.8
2.6
4.1
Professional
3.5 4.6 6.3
4.5
4.1
Engineering
2.1 1.1 1.4
0.6
1.2
Undecided
1.4 0.4 3.5
13.5
2.9
Education
1.4 2.8 3.8
5.2
5.8
Technical
1.1 0.4 0.3
1.6
0.6
Total
100  100 100
100
100

   

Highest Degree Planned to Obtain (Overall)
 

  2007 2006 2005
2004
2003
Degree 
% % %
%
%
Master’s degree (M.A., M.S., etc.)
32 32 34
35
34
Ph.D. or Ed.D.
30 27 26
30
27
Bachelor’s degree (B.A., B.S., etc.)
9 19 14
9
9
M.D., D.O., D.D.S., or D.V.M.
6 6 5
5
6
LL.B. or J.D. (Law)
4 3 6
2
7
Other
2 2 0
2
1
None
1 1 1
1
0
B.D. or M.DIV. (Divinity)
0 1 1
1
1
No Response
17 9 14
16
16

 

"Rate yourself on each of the following traits as

compared with the average person your age."
 
 
Area
Highest 10%
Above Average
Average
Below Average
Lowest 10%
Mean* (2007)

Mean* (2006)

Mean* (2005)

Mean* (2004)

Mean* (2003)

Drive to achieve
20.7
38.4
32.2
7.2
1.4
2.3
2.31
2.21
2.42
2.28
Self-understanding
19.5
39.7
36.5
4.0
0.4
2.26
2.19
2.16
2.26
2.23
Cooperativeness
18.7
51.8
26.3
3.2
0
2.14
2.12
2.11
2.16
2.06
Understanding of others
18.0
43.9
33.5
4.3
0.4
2.25
2.16
2.07
2.04
2.07
Creativity
17.5
43.6
32.9
5.7
0.4
2.28
2.24
2.13
2.28
2.12
Writing ability
16.9
36.0
34.9
11.2
1.1
2.44
2.44
2.28
2.31
2.34
Leadership ability
16.2
32.5
36.1
13.7
1.4
2.52
2.49
2.33
2.43
2.50
Self-confidence (intellectual)
14.3
48.4
30.1
6.5
0.7
2.31
2.4
2.29
2.42
2.32
Physical health
14.1
32.6
39.1
13.8
0.4
2.54
2.54
2.39
2.51
2.45
Academic ability
13.9
58.6
27.1
0.4
0
2.14
2.07
2.04
2.04
1.99
Emotional health
10.8
30.9
40.6
14.7
2.9
2.68
2.53
2.63
2.63
2.48
Public speaking ability
9.9
25.9
39.0
19.5
4.6
2.8
2.81
2.72
2.72
2.85
Spirituality
9.8
20.3
33.3
21.0
15.6
3.12
2.91
2.78
2.90
2.71
Self-confidence (social)
9.3
29.0
38.0
21.1
2.5
2.78
2.78
2.72
2.78
2.78
Mathematical ability
6.5
27.1
38.2
22.4
5.8
2.94
2.86
2.91
2.96
2.86
Computer Skills
6.1
31.9
47.0
14.0
1.1
2.72
2.88
2.99
2.91
2.87
Artistic ability
5.4
28.2
34.3
22.4
9.3
3.03
2.83
2.86
2.85
2.75

*1=highest 10% to 5=lowest 10%.

   

Activities Engaged in by Students in the Past Year
 
Activity
Frequently (%)
Occasionally (%)
Not at All (%)
Mean* (2007)
Mean* (2006)
Mean* (2005)

Mean* (2004)

Mean* (2003)

Used the internet for research
74.7
23.1
2.1
1.27
1.28
1.22
1.26
1.23
Socialized with different ethnic groups
70.1
27.8
2.1
1.32
1.38
1.23
1.32
1.31
Was bored in class
38.1
55.5
6.4
1.68
1.72
1.65
1.67
1.75
Performed volunteer work
35.3
53.2
11.5
1.76
1.87
1.80
1.74
1.76
Felt overwhelmed
34.1
57.0
9.0
1.75
1.85
1.80
1.78
1.81
Played a musical instrument
32.3
24.0
43.7
2.11
2.16
2.21
2.19
2.05
Asked a teacher for advice
32.0
57.6
10.4
1.78
1.83
1.88
1.79
1.83
Studied with other students
30.0
56.1
13.9
1.84
1.93
1.83
1.92
1.90
Attended religious service
24.1
39.2
36.7
2.13
2.15
1.93
2.03
1.96
Voted in a student election
20.8
46.4
32.8
2.12
2.17
2.07
2.13
2.14
Performed community service for class
17.1
38.5
44.4
2.27
2.45
2.34
2.38
2.32
Tutored another student
14.3
40.5
45.2
2.31
2.42
2.38
2.37
2.35
Felt depressed
13.5
56.9
29.5
2.16
2.26
2.22
2.17
2.20
Came late to class
9.0
50.4
40.6
2.32
2.26
2.20
2.20
2.25
Smoked cigarettes
8.2
14.3
77.5
2.69
2.71
2.71
2.71
2.70
Drank beer
7.9
36.8
55.4
2.48
2.44
2.43
2.52
2.47
Drank wine or liquor
6.1
46.6
47.3
2.41
2.38
2.34
2.39
2.39
Participated in demonstrations
5.7
35.8
58.5
2.53
2.39
2.25
2.29
2.24
Was a guest in a teacher’s home
5.4
27.8
66.8
2.61
2.57
2.57
2.50
2.62
Discussed religion
1.4
39.0
50.7
1.67
1.73
1.56
NA
NA
Discussed politics
1.1
48.9
42.6
1.56
1.49
NA
NA
NA

* 1=frequently to 3=not at all.

*Activities that do not show a mean for 2003, 2004, or 2005 indicate a new question to the survey.
 
 

Hours Spent in Certain Activities in the Past Year
 
Activity
Percentage of Students Reporting Each Range of Hours
None
<1 hr
1-2
3-5
6-10
11-15
16-20
>20
Mean (2007)
Mean (2006)
Mean (2005)
Mean (2004) Mean (2003)
Socializing with friends
0.7
2.8
8.5
16.0
24.8
18.1
10.6
12.1
5.24
5.4
5.31
5.49
5.33
Studying/Homework
2.1
7.1
12.4
21.6
22.0
16.0
9.2
8.5
4.78
4.77
4.69
4.68
4.60
Exercising/sports
8.5
11.0
15.2
22.3
15.2
15.2
6.4
4.6
4.15
4.25
4.40
4.27
4.04
Reading
13.8
14.5
26.6
24.8
9.2
5.7
1.4
3.2
3.38
3.29
3.51
3.25
3.32
Watching TV
18.1
14.9
21.6
26.6
11.3
3.5
1.8
1.1
3.18
3.17
3.14
3.12
3.19
Working (for pay)
49.3
3.2
6.4
8.9
11.7
6.4
7.1
6.0
3.05
3.06
3.14
3.31
3.16
Talking with teachers outside of class
6.4
31.9
37.6
13.8
6.4
1.1
0
1.1
2.85
2.69
2.87
2.82
2.75
Volunteer work
25.2
19.1
24.8
16.7
6.4
1.8
2.5
2.5
2.84
2.62
2.91
2.76
2.67
Partying
39.0
14.5
16.3
13.8
7.4
3.5
1.8
2.5
2.63
2.67
2.64
2.52
2.58
Child care/ household duties
24.5
20.6
28.0
15.2
7.1
2.5
0
0.7
2.67
2.39
2.71
2.48
2.39
Video games
41.8
17.0
12.8
11.7
7.1
2.5
2.8
3.5
2.6
2.53
2.30
2.18
2.16


  *1=none to 8=greater than 20 hours.

 

"How involved were your parents in the following areas?"
 
Area
Too Much (%)
Right Amount (%)
Too Little (%)
Mean* (2007)
Application(s) to college
11.3
75.5
11.3
1.96
Decision to go to college
9.9
83.3
5.0
1.91
Decision to go to this college
8.5
81.9
7.8
1.96
Dealings with officials at your college
6.4
79.4
12.4
2.02
Choosing college activities
2.1
79.4
16.3
2.1
Choosing college courses
1.8
79.8
16.3
2.1

*1=Too much to 3=Too little.

   
 

Reasons influencing students’ decision to attend Earlham College
 
        Reason
Very Important (%)
Somewhat Important (%)
Not Important (%)
Mean* (2007)
Mean* (2006)
Mean* (2005)

   Mean* (2004)

   Mean* (2003)

This college has a good academic reputation
61.6
33.3
5.0
1.43
1.45
1.47
1.46
1.51
Wanted to go to a school about this size
58.8
31.0
10.1
1.51
1.56
1.51
1.43
1.54
Visit to campus
52.9
29.0
18.1
1.65
1.68
1.59

1.54

 
I was offered financial assistance
51.3
24.9
23.8
1.73
1.74
1.76
1.80
1.75
Grads get good jobs
32.5
43.2
24.4
1.92
1.98
1.94
2.03
This college has low tuition
29.8
32.3
35.8
2.02
2.09
2.19
2.15
2.74
Grads get admission into top schools
29.4
41.1
26.6
1.91
2.08
1.93
2.09
This college has a good reputation for social activities
27.9
50.4
21.7
1.94
1.45
1.93
1.77
1.91
Information from a web site
17.9
42.7
39.4
2.22
2.29
2.20
2.39
2.33
I was admitted through an Early Action or Early Decision program
13.0
12.2
74.8
2.62
2.64
2.48
2.66
2.58
I was attracted by the religious affiliation/orientation of the college
12.9
32.0
55.1
2.42
2.45
2.26
2.27
2.30
Rankings in national magazines
10.5
42.9
46.5
2.36
2.41
2.35
2.46
2.49
High school counselor advised me
10.5
28.2
61.4
2.51
2.58
2.61
2.58
2.64
My teacher advised me
9.4
28.5
62.1
2.53
2.6
2.63
2.59
2.65
Private college counselor advised me
8.5
15.5
76.0
2.68
2.81
2.77
2.79
2.81
I wanted to live near home
6.3
11.4
82.3
2.71
2.73
2.76
2.76
2.75
Not offered aid by first choice
6.0
11.0
79.1
2.76
2.79
2.75
2.86
2.82
My relatives wanted me to come here
2.1
13.8
81.9
2.76
2.63
2.56
2.57
2.60

*1=very important to 3=not important.

*Reasons that do not have a mean for 2003 indicate a new question to the survey.

   

Ratings of Likelihood of Certain Events in College
 
Activity
Very Good Chance (%)
Some Chance (%)
Very Little Chance (%)
No Chance (%)
Mean* (2007)
Mean* (2006)
Mean* (2005)

Mean* (2004)

Mean* (2003)

Socialize with other racial groups
84.0
12.4
1.4
0
1.13
1.2
1.14
1.15
1.16
Study Abroad
62.1
25.2
8.5
2.5
1.48
1.51
1.45
1.45
1.41
Be satisfied with your college
57.1
36.5
3.9
1.1
1.46
1.4
1.42
1.35
1.31
Make at least a "B" average
55.7
39.0
2.5
1.4
1.47
2.13
1.38
1.33
1.37
Participate in student clubs
55.3
33.3
8.2
1.1
1.51
1.57
1.53
1.44
1.45
Communicate with professors
54.6
38.7
5.0
0
1.47
1.52
1.41
1.41
1.36
Get a job to help pay for college expenses
48.6
29.8
13.8
6.0
1.74
1.89
1.73
1.79
1.77
Participate in volunteer or community service work
46.1
36.5
10.6
4.6
1.7
1.81
1.73
1.64
1.59
Change career choice
27.7
48.9
18.4
3.2
1.94
2.12
2.08
1.91
1.96
Play varsity/intercollegiate athletics
25.9
15.2
21.6
35.5
2.63
2.71
2.61
2.63
2.59
Participate in protests or demonstrations
22.7
36.9
24.5
14.2
2.27
2.24
1.96
1.90
1.96
Change major field
19.1
45.0
29.8
5.0
2.18
2.29
2.20
2.05
2.11
Seek personal counseling
9.9
31.6
47.2
9.2
2.51
2.66
2.50
2.51
2.53
Transfer to another college before graduating
2.5
20.2
55.3
20.2
2.9
2.97
2.95
2.92
2.85
Work full time while attending college
1.8
12.4
42.9
41.1
3.2
3.38
3.22
3.21
3.18
Join a social fraternity, sorority or club
0.7
5.7
14.5
77.3
3.65
3.7
3.72
3.72
3.71

*1=very good chance to 4=no chance.

   
 

Ratings of Importance of Life Objectives
 
Objective
Essential (%)
Very Important (%)
Somewhat Important (%)
Not Important (%)
Mean (2007)
Mean* (2006)
Mean* (2005)
Improving my understanding of other cultures and countries
42.6
32.6
16.3
5.7
3.06
3.07
3.15
Developing a meaningful life philosophy
31.0
35.0
24.1
9.9
2.87
2.79
2.83
Helping others who are in difficulty
28.3
48.2
18.5
5.1
3.0
2.94
3.06
Raising a family
26.4
35.2
26.4
14.1
2.72
2.44
2.69
Keeping up to date with political affairs
19.6
36.7
29.5
14.2
2.62
2.56
2.62
Becoming an authority in my field
17.9
30.8
36.6
14.7
2.52
2.33
2.48
Influencing social values
15.3
38.2
37.5
9.1
2.6
2.48
2.63
Helping to promote racial understanding
13.5
39.3
38.2
9.1
2.57
2.52
2.71
Becoming involved in environmental clean-up programs
13.2
34.8
37.7
14.3
2.47
2.27
2.29
Writing original works 
12.8
16.5
27.1
43.6
1.99
1.77
1.98
Being very well off financially
12.0
27.6
43.6
16.7
2.35
2.28
2.16
Obtaining recognition for contributions to my special field
9.9
33.6
39.4
17.2
2.36
2.1
2.31
Creating artistic work
9.6
17.6
23.9
48.9
1.88
1.83
1.98
Becoming a community leader
9.2
23.8
42.1
24.9
2.17
2.04
2.28
Influencing the political structure
8.8
24.5
41.4
25.3
2.17
2.12
2.22
Participating in a community action program
8.1
30.1
44.1
17.6
2.29
2.17
2.38
Becoming successful in own business 
7.4
16.9
31.6
44.1
1.88
1.8
1.79
Becoming accomplished in performing arts
5.9
15.8
24.9
53.5
1.74
1.7
1.81
Having administrative responsibility for the work of others
4.8
19.0
33.7
42.5
1.86
1.73
1.70
Theoretically contributing to science
4.7
17.5
28.0
49.8
1.77
1.52
1.66

*1=not important to 4=essential

*Objectives that do not show a mean for 2003 indicate a new question to the survey.

   

Views on Social Issues
 
Issue
Agree Strongly (%)
Agree Somewhat (%)
Disagree Somewhat (%)
Disagree Strongly (%)
Mean (2007)
Mean* (2006)
Mean* (2005)

Mean* (2004)

Mean* (2003)

Same sex couples should have the right to legal marital status
69.3
20.0
5.4
5.4
1.47
1.48
1.51
1.43
1.44
Federal government is not doing enough to control environmental pollution
66.3
25.9
4.6
1.4
1.38
1.38
NA
NA
NA
Abortion should be legal
53.6
27.9
10.4
8.2
1.73
1.7
1.63
1.66
1.65
Government should do more to control handguns
45.6
36.5
9.9
8.0
1.8
1.74
1.62
1.54
1.66
Only volunteers should serve in the armed forces
43.6
34.8
13.1
5.0
1.72
1.81
The death penalty should be abolished
41.7
27.5
21.4
9.4
1.99
1.99
1.93
1.83
1.83
Wealthy people should pay more taxes
38.4
40.9
14.1
6.5
1.89
1.78
1.94
1.81
1.92
Dissent is a critical component of the political process
32.6
35.5
20.6
1.4
1.71
1.74
Marijuana should be legalized
23.6
33.8
27.3
15.3
2.34
2.36
2.35
2.20
2.26
Affirmative action in college admissions should be abolished
13.2
27.1
50.8
9.0
2.56
2.73
2.77
2.84
2.76
Colleges should prohibit racist/sexist speech on campus
6.2
25.6
33.0
35.2
2.97
3.06
2.46
2.43
2.52
Undocumented immigrants should be denied access to public education
6.0
16.0
31.9
43.6
3.08
3.19
Laws should prohibit homosexual relationships
4.3
4.3
14.3
77.1
3.64
3.72
3.69
3.75
3.75
An individual can do little to create changes in society
3.6
21.4
37.0
38.0
3.09
3
3.18
3.17
3.18
Too much concern for the rights of criminals
2.9
22.4
47.4
27.2
2.99
3.03
3.09
3.11
3.07
Military spending should be increased
2.1
9.6
34.4
51.8
3.32
3.43
3.50
3.42
3.39
Racial discrimination is no longer a problem in US
1.8
8.7
37.9
51.6
3.39
3.42
3.45
3.43
3.46

*1=agree strongly to 4=disagree strongly.

*Issues that do not show a mean for 2003, 2004, or 2005 indicate a new question to the survey.

Supplemental Questions for the 2007 CIRP Survey

Ratings of Likelihood of Certain Events in College
Activity
Very Often (%)

Often (%)

Sometimes (%)

Never (%)

Mean * (2007)

Discuss ideas with students whose political, religious, and/or personal values are very different from your own
41.4
36.4
16.4
1.4
1.69
Be an active participant in class discussions
40.9
38.8
15.7
0.4
1.67
Work collaboratively with students on projects in class
27.8
53.4
13.9
0.7
1.79
Seek out your academic advisor for assistance with an academic issue
27.0
43.4
26.0
0
1.92
Talk with your roommate(s) about issues regarding shared living space
22.8
33.5
35.9
2.8
2.09
Work collaboratively with students on projects outside of class time
21.0
49.8
23.8
1.1
1.96
Seek out a faculty member, other than your advisor, for assistance with academic work
18.9
39.5
34.9
2.5
2.12
Attend lectures and convocations that are not required for class
16.7
30.2
41.6
4.3
2.19
Talk with hall mates about residence hall issues
13.6
32.1
46.4
3.2
2.3
Seek out a faculty member, other than your advisor, regarding a non-academic issue
7.1
19.6
48.0
19.9
2.7
Seek out your academic advisor for assistance with a non-academic issue
4.6
14.9
61.2
14.6
2.77
Be sought out by your advisor regarding an academic issue
3.2
16.7
55.5
19.9
2.83
Be sought out by your advisor regarding a non-academic issue
1.8
11.0
46.3
35.6
3.05

*1=very often to 4=never.

Activity
Very Likely (%)

Likely (%)

Somewhat Likely (%)

Not Likely (%)

Mean * (2007)

Get along with your roommate
38.1
34.5
6.0
1.4
1.31
Make new friends easily
29.2
33.8
13.2
3.6
1.51
Be able to register for the classes you want
28.5
42.3
9.6
0.7
1.45
Give priority to studying in relation to other non-academic activities
24.9
33.8
18.1
2.5
1.57
Get all of your work done for classes on time
21.0
47.0
12.1
0.4
1.53

*1=very likely to 4=not likely.

This report was prepared by George W. Ferriell Jr., Student Research Assistant, and Mary Ann Weaver, Associate Director of Institutional Research - Fall, 2007- weavema@earlham.edu