What Our First-Year Students Tell Us about Themselves

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At FASET each summer, our incoming students complete an Institute survey. The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) allows us to learn about our freshmen.

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At FASET each summer, our incoming students complete an Institute survey. The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) allows us to learn about our freshmen. Last summer here’s what our first-year student told us about themselves:

  • 96% had an A average grade in high school
  • 76% graduated from a public high school
  • Nearly half (48%) said that Georgia Tech was their 1st choice
  • 47% intend to earn a Master’s; 27% a Ph.D.
  • The vast majority (85%) frequently/occasionally felt overwhelmed by all they had to do
  • 43% frequently/occasionally felt depressed
  • Nearly half (48%) frequently/occasionally fell asleep in class
  • 47% of their Fathers; 36% of their Mothers earned Graduate degrees
  • In deciding to go to college, almost all (99%) said it was very important/somewhat important to get a better job
  • When compared to peers their own age
    • 95% rated themselves at being in the highest 10%/above average with respect to academic ability
    • 74% rated themselves at being in the highest 10%/above average with respect to self-confidence (intellectual); 39% in self-confidence (social)
    • Less than half (42%) rated themselves at being in the highest 10%/above average with respect to their public speaking ability
  • Less than half (49%) said their ability to manage their time was a major strength/somewhat strong
  • Very important/somewhat important reasons to them in deciding to come to Georgia Tech
    • 63% parents
    • 100% GT’s very good academic reputation
    • 72% the cost of attending GT
    • 34% wanted to live near home
    • 83% GT’s graduates gain admission to top graduate/professional schools
    • 98% GT’s graduates get good jobs
    • 86% GT’s rankings in national magazines

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Parent and Family Programs

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  • Created By: Sara Warner
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jul 29, 2015 - 9:42am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:19pm