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CIRP Survey: College Choice and Expectations
 

2013 CIRP Freshman Survey: College Choice and Expectations

The CIRP Freshman Survey asks a number of questions related to why students chose to attend Miami University and their expectations about the curricular and co-curricular activities in which they will participate. The information below is based on the responses of fall 2013 incoming first-year students on the Oxford campus of Miami University. Also included are trend data for Miami first-year students for the past 5-30 years and comparison results for students at other highly selective public institutions.

College Choice
Incoming Miami students are more likely than students at other highly selective public universities to report that offers of financial aid, admittance through an Early Action or Early Decision program, and a visit to campus were important in their decision to attend this school. Over the past five years, the importance of an Early Action/Early Decision admission in students' decision to attend Miami has increased.

Table 1C: College Choice


College Expectations
Incoming Miami students are more likely than students at other highly selective public universities to plan to join a fraternity or sorority or to plan to play club, intramural, or recreational sports; Miami students are less likely to expect to work on a professor's research project. Miami students are also more likely than students at other highly selective public universities to anticipate participating in a study abroad program. The percentage of incoming Miami students who plan to study abroad has steadily increased over the past five years.

Table 1D: College Expectations

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