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  1. Getting to Know VU Undergrads Richard Iannelli, Ph.D. Vanderbilt Institutional Research Group

  2. 0 of 5 What other college do most of our undergraduates also apply to? • Harvard • U. of Tennessee • Emory • Duke • Tulane

  3. Top 15 Overlap Competitors

  4. 0 of 5 What Percent of First Year Students Receive Need-Based Financial Aid? • 10% • 18% • 30% • 35% • 43%

  5. Percent of First-Year Students that Receive Need-Based Financial Aid

  6. 0 of 5 For students entering VU in the fall of 2008, which of the following was the most frequently citedprobable career? • Business executive • Engineer • Lawyer or judge • Physician • Undecided

  7. Probable Careers

  8. 0 of 5 What percent of students entering VU in the fall of 2008 were female? • 50% • 52% • 54% • 56%

  9. Gender

  10. 0 of 5 For students entering VU in the fall of 2008, which of the following had the highest percentage of students selecting it as either a “very important” or “essential” life objective? • Helping others who are in difficulty • Raising a family • Being well off financially • Developing a meaningful philosophy of life • Becoming an authority in my field

  11. “Very Important” or “Essential”Life Objectives

  12. 0 of 5 For students entering VU in the fall of 2008, in which of the following activities did they spend the least amount of time participating on a weekly basis during high school? • Socializing with friends • Student clubs or groups • Exercise or sports • Studying or homework • Watching TV

  13. High School Activities • Socializing with friends – 6 to 10 hours per week (median response) • Exercise or sport – 6 to 10 hours • Studying or homework – 6 to 10 hours • Watching TV – 3 to 5 hours • Student clubs or groups – 1 to 2 hours

  14. 0 of 5 For students entering VU in the fall of 2008, which of the following was the most frequent response to the question, “How would you characterize your political views?” • Far left • Liberal • Middle-of-the-road • Conservative • Far right

  15. Political Views