The CIRP Freshman Survey is administered annually to determine student characteristics prior to the start of their college experience.
- Developed by: UCLA's Higher Education Research Institution
- Survey population: Incoming freshmen
- Aim: To determine the characteristics, hopes, expectations and beliefs of incoming students before they begin the college experience (administered during summer orientation for this reason); comparable with the results of the College Senior Survey also developed by HERI
- Frequency: Every year