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American College Freshman Rate Themselves Highly…of course.

According to a national study conducted by UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute this past academic year, American college freshman have a favorable view of their academic and social skills. Their confidence falters only in a few select areas.

Student Self-Assessments

Students rated self as “Highest 10%” or “Above Average” as compared with the average person their age in:

Ability to work cooperatively with diverse people 77.7%
Drive to achieve 75.8%
Tolerance of others with different beliefs 72.2%
Cooperativeness 71.8%
Ability to see the world from someone else’s perspective 66.5%
Understanding of others 66.4%
Ability to discuss and negotiate controversial issues 62.4%
Leadership ability 60.4%
Self-confidence (intellectual) 59.3%
Openness to having my own views challenged 57.9%
Self-understanding 57.1%
Computer skills 37.2%
Spirituality 35.7%
Artistic ability 29.2%

Self-confidence that doesn’t evolve into arrogance is a positive trait. Top Test Prep with its test and admissions specialists can enhance your confidence that you will gain admission to your top schools.
David Dickson is an admissions expert with Top Test Prep; Top Test Prep provides private tutoring, test prep and one-on-one admissions counseling for students. Call 800-501-7737 to learn more.

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