Freshmen Opinions

Student rated self above average or in highest 10 per cent in:
Skill 2008-2009
(per cent)
2007-2008
(per cent)
2001-2002
(per cent)
2000-2001
(per cent)
1999-2000
(per cent)
1998-1999
(per cent)
1997-1998
(per cent)
1996-1997
(per cent)
1995-1996
(per cent)
Academic ability 69.5 69.1 67.9 67.4 58.5 56.6 56.0 57.9 54.8
Artistic ability 30.6 28.7 30.6 29.4 27.2 26.8 25.8 26.1 24.8
Competitiveness na 58.0 55.9 56.2 53.5 53.4 53.7 54.5
Cooperativeness 73.7 72.6 72.2 72.6 69.5 68.3 68.8 69.2 69.6
Creativity 56.8 55.8 56.7 56.9 54.3 51.7 50.6 49.9 48.9
Drive to achieve 75.2 74.8 70.9 70.6 65.9 65.3 64.5 65.2 64.9
Emotional health 54.5 54.5 53.4 53.8 52.5 52.4 52.4 52.7 53.2
Leadership ability 61.8 61.6 59.9 60.8 56.6 54.6 54.3 53.6 53.6
Mathematical ability 44.9 43.5 44.2 44.3 38.8 39.0 38.2 39.0 38.3
Physical health 55.8 56.0 55.2 56.4 53.9 54.5 54.8 54.9 52.4
Popularity 39.4 N/A 39.0 40.7 37.8 37.5 39.4 37.9 36.1
Public speaking ability 37.7 37.0 36.5 37.4 33.2 31.0 30.6 30.1 29.0
Self-confidence (intellectual) 60.7 60.1 58.9 60.3 56.1 54.1 53.7 53.6 51.1
Self-confidence (social) 52.5 53.2 50.7 52.1 50.2 48.6 48.6 47.8 45.4
Self-understanding 55.5 56.9 55.5 57.1 54.1 53.4 53.6 54.0 N/A
Spirituality 39.9 37.9 39.3 44.9 43.3 43.0 41.4 41.7 N/A
Understanding of others 67.2 65.6 65.6 65.6 62.4 61.7 62.3 63.9 68.4
Writing ability 47.5 45.9 45.9 45.9 42.8 41.0 40.7 41.7 39.3
Computer skills 38.4 39.9 34.2 33.6 31.0 na na na
In past year, did you frequently
Revise your papers to improve your writing? 46.6 46.8
Evaluate quality/reliability of info received? 37.0 35.0
Look up scientific research articles & resources? 22.1 21.2

Source: Chronicle For Higher Education
can be found at http://chronicle.com/stats/freshmen.htm
2008-2009: January 30, 2009, page A19.
2007-2008: February 1, 2008, page A23.
2001-2002: February 1, 2002.
2000-2001: January 26, 2001.
1999-2000: January 28, 2000, page A50.
1998-1999: January 29, 1999, page A48.
1997-1998: January 16, 1998, page A38.
1996-1997: January 17, 1997, page A41.
1995-1996: January 12, 1996, page A34.


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