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CIRP Survey: College Choice
 
         CIRP Freshman Survey
Table 1C: College Choice
How important was each reason in your decision to come here? Miami University - Historical Trends   Current Results: 2013
2009 2010 2011 2012 Miami University Public Universities - High Selectivity
I was offered financial assistance
  Very important
31.6% NA 32.2% 36.7%   39.8% 30.6%
Somewhat important 28.8% NA 32.1% 30.3%   26.6% 24.1%
Not important 39.6% NA 35.7% 33.0%   33.6% 45.3%
Mean 1.92 NA 1.97 2.04   2.06 1.85
Standard deviation 0.84 NA 0.82 0.83   0.85 0.86
I was admitted through an Early Action or Early Decision program
  Very important
24.4% NA 25.1% 31.8%   32.3% 19.6%
Somewhat important 21.0% NA 20.7% 20.7%   22.5% 18.0%
Not important 54.6% NA 54.2% 47.5%   45.1% 62.4%
Mean 1.70 NA 1.71 1.84   1.87 1.57
Standard deviation 0.84 NA 0.84 0.88   0.87 0.80
A visit to campus
  Very important
52.2% NA 54.6% 54.5%   57.4% 44.1%
Somewhat important 37.7% NA 35.5% 35.1%   32.6% 37.0%
Not important 10.2% NA 9.9% 10.4%   10.1% 18.9%
Mean 2.42 NA 2.45 2.44   2.47 2.25
Standard deviation 0.67 NA 0.67 0.67   0.67 0.75
I wanted to live near home
  Very important
9.3% NA 7.3% 7.6%   8.7% 9.2%
Somewhat important 27.5% NA 22.2% 22.6%   24.1% 24.9%
Not important 63.2% NA 70.5% 69.8%   67.2% 65.8%
Mean 1.46 NA 1.37 1.38   1.42 1.43
Standard deviation 0.66 NA 0.62 0.62   0.65 0.66
This college's graduates gain admission to top graduate/professional schools
  Very important
46.3% NA 46.3% 46.5%   45.2% 45.3%
Somewhat important 36.6% NA 34.2% 36.3%   35.0% 37.3%
Not important 17.2% NA 19.4% 17.1%   19.8% 17.4%
Mean 2.29 NA 2.27 2.29   2.25 2.28
Standard deviation 0.74 NA 0.77 0.74   0.77 0.74
Rankings in national magazines
  Very important
32.8% NA 36.9% 36.7%   32.9% 31.8%
Somewhat important 40.2% NA 39.4% 40.1%   41.4% 42.1%
Not important 27.0% NA 23.7% 23.1%   25.6% 26.1%
Mean 2.06 NA 2.13 2.14   2.07 2.06
Standard deviation 0.77 NA 0.77 0.76   0.76 0.76

 

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