WhenWhen students head off to college, they dont go r. Nearly percent of freshmen attend school no more than miles from 名门棋牌. More than percent selected a college thats no more than miles away away from mom and dad.
Those are two of the scinating cts that you can find in the UCLAs latest survey of the nations college freshmen.
Here are more cts about the current crop of college freshmen during a year when fewer incoming students received scholarships to help defer college costs:
. While many students live near enough to bring their laundry 名门棋牌, only percent of freshman attend college or more miles away.
. Getting into college isnt as tough as many milies fear, as percent of freshman were accepted into their No. college.
. About half of the freshman earned a grade point average no worse than an A- in high school.
. Fifty-five percent of students took at least one Advanced Placement class and . percent took at least five AP courses.
. There are more liberal freshman (. percent) than conservative students (. percent). The majority of students describe themselves as middle of the road.
. Opinions about same- marriage have changed significantly, with . percent of freshmen supporting the right to marry versus . percent two years ago.
. Theres nothing wrong with the self-confidence of the latest crop of freshmen: percent of students rated themselves as either being in the top percent of students or above-average in their academic ability.
. Only . percent of freshmen reported that they studied at least six hours a week as high school seniors.
. Fewer incoming students received grants or scholarships (. percent) versus . percent in . Only . percent received $, or more in scholarships versus . percent in .
. During a typical week in their senior year in high school, about percent of the college-bound students did no pleasure reading.
. A quarter of college freshmen said they would need math tutoring.
. Forty-two percent of freshmen expect to earn a masters degree.
. Paying for college is a major concern for only percent of freshmen. (Sounds like a disconnect to me.)
. Nearly percent of freshmen estimated that their parents earned at least $, a year.
. Eighteen percent of students estimated that their parents earned less than $, a year.
. In their senior year, . percent of the students frequently or occasionally fell asleep in class.
. More than percent said they frequently felt overwhelmed by all they had to do.
. The No. reason students gave for attending their chosen schools was they have a very good reputation. Only . percent said national magazine were very important in their decision.
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