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  • July 28, 2013

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Thirty Percent of SNU Freshmen Want to Work in Research

According to a survey of 2353 students of the class of 2017 by the SNU Center for Campus Life and Culture, 29.8 percent of SNU first-year students replied that their first choice of work after graduation would be at a research lab or university. Working for a governmental organization was the students’ second choice (17.8 percent), and third was working for a large company (14.5 percent)

Eighty-six Percent of SNU Freshmen Received Private Education

According to the aforementioned survey, 86 percent of SNU first-year students received private lessons of some kind to prepare for college matriculation. Sixty-five percent went to private academies (or hagwons), 44 percent used on-line classes and 22.3 percent received private tutoring. Of the students who received private education, 43.8 percent replied that the extra lessons were helpful in their studies, and only 10.2 percent replied that they were unhelpful. More than half of the students’ fathers had regular office jobs (33.5 percent) or professional jobs (20 percent), and approximately half of the mothers were homemakers. One quarter of the students reported having a household income of 2,000,000-3,500,000 KRW per month, and another quarter reported a monthly household income of 3,500,000-5,000,000 KRW.

Summarized by LEE Hee Un, SNU English Editor,
Proofread by Brett Johnson, SNU English Editor

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