Student Populations & Perspectives

These reports focus on experiences and responses from the perspective of specific student populations. Student populations may be presented by traditional demographic groups (e.g., race, gender) or groups of students with shared college experiences (e.g., on campus housing students, STEM students).

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Reports and Briefs

Pdf Logo Pathways to Success: First Generation Students' Use of Community Cultural Wealth to Achieve Career Aspirations 

This report presents key findings from a qualitative study on the ways first generation students draw upon cultural capital to achieve their academic and professional goals. (June 2016)

This report presents key findings from a study on the experiences of Students with Disabilities at UCLA with respect to campus climate.  (May 2016)

Pdf LogoStudents with Disabilities: Challenges and Recommendations

This report presents key recommendations from a study on the experiences of Students with Disabilities at UCLA with respect to campus climate. (May 2016)

Pdf Logo  Findings Report: Study of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Students at UCLA

This report presents key findings from a study on the experiences of transgender and gender nonconforming UCLA students with respect to campus climate for gender minority students, as well as sources of support and challenges associated with participants’ gender identity and/or expression.  (May 2015)

Pdf Logo   Undergraduate Students with Dependents: Entering Freshman and Transfer Student Classes of 2013

A report that presents profiles of incoming undergraduate students with dependents using data from the 2013 CIRP Freshman Survey and the 2013 UCLA Transfer Student Survey. (February 2015)

Pdf LogoSources of Support for Graduate Students

This report summarizes key findings from responses to an open-ended question on the 2014 Graduate and Professional Student Survey. The open-ended question asked: Where and with whom have you found community at UCLA? (2014)


Pdf LogoThe Influence of UCLA Environment on Graduate Students' Health and Wellness  

This report summarizes key findings from responses to an open-ended question on the 2014 Graduate and Professional Student Survey. The open-ended question asked: How has the UCLA environment influenced your ability to maintain your health and wellness goals? (2014)


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Pdf Logo Students with Disabilities: Challenges and Recommendations (December 2016) 

This study focused investigating the experiences of students with Disabilities. This particular brief discussed the challenges and recommendations of the UCLA students with disabilities. As part of the series, also see other briefs: (Supports and Services). 

Pdf Logo  Managing Expectations: Adjustment Experiences of First-Year International Students

This study focused on investigating the experiences of incoming first-year international students at UCLA, specifically, how first-year international students adjust to life at UCLA and how their interaction with peers mediates this adjustment process. All research was conducted by the Undergraduate Research Partnership Initiative with the assistance of SAIRO staff. 

Pdf Logo   Diverse Learning Environments Survey: Experiences of LGBQ Undergraduates at UCLA

This study, conducted by nine undergraduate students as part of the Undergraduate Research Partnership Initiative, explored how undergraduate LGBQ students navigate campus, how and where they found support, and how an LGBQ identity shaped their overall experiences at UCLA. (August 2013)

Pdf Logo  Diverse Learning Environments Survey: Variations in Student Experiences by Race/Ethnicity

A report that highlights the experiences of various racial/ethnic groups and their academic and social engagement, diversity-related activities, global skills, and perspectives on campus climate based on responses from undergraduate students at UCLA on the 2011 Diverse Learning Environments Survey. (July 2013)

Pdf Logo   Diverse Learning Environments Survey: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Student Experiences

A report focusing on the experiences of LGBTQ students including their academic and social engagement, diversity-related activities, global skills, and perspectives on campus climate based on responses from undergraduate students at UCLA on the 2011 Diverse Learning Environments Survey.  (July 2013)

Pdf Logo  Experiences of Students with Disabilities

A brief from the 2011 Diverse Learning Environments Survey that examines the experiences of students with disabilities including their academic and social engagement, diversity-related activities, global skills, and perspectives on campus climate. Analysis also considered differences in these experiences by disability types. (July 2013)

Pdf Logo   Financial Experiences for Graduate and Professional Students: Variations by Race and Ethnicity

A report summarizing findings on graduate and professional students’ financial resources and debt practices from the 2010 Student Affairs Graduate and Professional Student Survey. (July 2013)

Pdf Logo  Variations in STEM Student Experiences

A brief focusing on students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors and how various subgroups of students in STEM experience their academic and co-curricular environments. This report is based on data collected from the 2011 Diverse Learning Environments survey. (May 2013)

Pdf Logo   Safety and Silence: Conversations about Race/Ethnicity Among Students of Different Backgrounds

A team of ten undergraduate students within the Undergraduate Research Partnership Initiative conducted semi-structured interviews with undergraduate peers that explored the extent to which conversations between individuals of different racial/ethnic backgrounds occur, where such conversations occur, as well as the quality of these interactions. (December 2012)

Pdf Logo   2010 Transfer Student Transitions: A Report on Focus Group Findings

A report presenting findings from four focus groups with undergraduate transfer students in an effort to learn about their transition process to UCLA. The purpose of the study was to identify students‘ various needs before coming to UCLA and during Fall Quarter so that programming and services geared toward transfer students might be improved. (April 2011)

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Exclusionary Spaces

A team of six undergraduate students from academic disciplines across campus participated in the design, data collection, and analysis of a Participatory Action Research (PAR) project exploring community and sense of belonging at UCLA. Students explored the following research questions: how does exclusion influence the undergraduate experience at UCLA? How/where do students feel excluded? Why is it important for the student to be part of the space from which they feel excluded? What individual or institutional strategies/tools help undergraduates navigate what they perceive as exclusionary spaces? (March 2011)

Pdf Logo   International Graduate and Professional Student Experiences at UCLA

This report provides a summary of international graduate and professional student experiences based on data from the 2010 Graduate and Professional Student Survey. Key comparisons and areas of difference with domestic graduate and professional students are presented and specific international student issues are addressed. (April 2011)

 Pdf Logo UCLA Graduating Senior Survey: A Briefing on Gender

A brief based upon the results of the UCLA 2005 Senior Survey that focuses upon a comparison by gender of UCLA students with respect to co-curricular experiences, goals, and impressions of the UCLA campus culture. (Spring 2006)

Pdf Logo  2010 Non-Resident Admissions Focus Group Report

This report highlights the findings from three focus groups conducted in 2010 with out-of state and international undergraduate students to learn more about how they chose to attend UCLA in order to learn how the institution might successfully enroll more nonresident students in the future. (July 2010)

Pdf Logo   UCLA Graduating Senior Survey: A Briefing on Participation in UC Outreach

A brief focusing on graduating UCLA students who participated in college outreach programs sponsored by a University of California campus (such as EAOP, Mesa, or Puente) while in junior high and/or high school. Analyses include the background characteristics of these students, patterns in their academic and co-curricular experiences at UCLA, and relationships between Outreach participation and students' perceptions of campus life. (Spring 2006)

Pdf Logo  UCLA Graduating Senior Survey 2006: A Briefing on Transfer Students

A report on Transfer Student Experiences.

Pdf Logo  UCLA Graduating Senior Survey 2006: A Briefing on International Students

A brief on International Student Experiences. 


Summary Tables and Graphs

2015


Pdf Logo Transfer Profile 2015: Who's Coming to Campus?

This infographic report provides a summary of the incoming 2015 transfer student population in the areas of personal background, academic background, financial status and employment, and plans for UCLA and beyond. (TSS)


Pdf Logo Freshman Profile 2015: Who's Coming to Campus?

This infographic report provides a summary of the incoming 2015 first-year student population in the areas of personal background, academic background, financial status and employment, and plans for UCLA and beyond. (CIRP)


2014


Table Icon   International Graduate and Professional Students' Experiences at UCLA 2014 (GPSS)


2013

Bar Chart Icon   Transfer Profile 2013: Who's Coming to Campus?

This infographic report provides a summary of the incoming 2013 transfer student population in the areas of personal background, academic background, financial status and employment, and plans for UCLA and beyond. (Fall 2013)

2011

Bar Chart Icon   Transfer Profile 2011: Who's Coming to Campus?

This infographic report provides a summary of the incoming 2011 transfer student population in the areas of personal background, academic background, financial status and employment, and plans for UCLA and beyond based on the 2011 Transfer Student Survey. (Fall 2011)

2010

Chart Icon   International Graduate and Professional Students' Experiences at UCLA (GPSS)

2006

Crosstabs by Lower Division Students 2006 (UCUES)

Crosstabs by Upper Division Students 2006 (UCUES)