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TABLE 1

MEAN PERCENT CORRECT AND PERCENTILE RANK OF THE NATIVE LANGUAGE GROUP OF MIU STUDENTS ON THE ACADEMIC PROFILE TEST

HUM SOC NAT RDG WTG THK DTA TOT
Pilot 11988 scores
N=23 students
67 65 69 68 69 63 67 67
Est. percentile*
N=31 schools
80 87 95 77 77 97 94 93
Pilot 111989 scores
N=33 students
71 69 66 77 71 59 68 68
Est. percentile*
N=23 schools
96 88 81 84 96 92 89 91

* Percentiles represent rank of MIU among the group of institutions which administered the Academic Profile that year. They are estimates based on the grouped data provided by ETS.

Key:

HUM = Humanities WTG = College Level Writing
SOC = Social Sciences THK = Critical Thinking
NAT = Natural Sciences DTA = Using Mathematical Data
RDG = College Level Reading TOT = Composite Score

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Table 2

DEGREE ASPIRATIONS OF ALUMNI

Highest Degree Planned MIU National Reference Group
Masters 31.5% 44.8%
Ph.D. 41.6% 18.4%
Professional 8.7% 6.8%
Totals 81.85% 70.0%

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TABLE 3

SUMMARY OF RESEARCH ON MAHARISHI INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Environment Increase in the composite index of quality of life for the United States
Decreases in the monthly "misery index" (a composite measure including the inflation and unemployment rates) for the United States and Canada
Decreases in motor vehicle fatalities
Decreases in the weekly index of fatalities due to violence
Decreases in violent and property crimes in the District of Columbia
Body Increased flexibility of the nervous system*
Increased functional integration of the brain (seen in EEG coherence)*
Mind Increased field independence
Increased creativity*
Increased fluid intelligence
Higher levels of moral reasoning**
Increased psychological health and well-being as reflected in value structure (including increased autonomy. spirituality, creativity, well-being, and integration)
Consciousness as a Whole Increased levels of alertness as measured in self-report of "witnessing sleep"

* Studies of Maharishi's TM-Sidhi program, an aspect of the MIU curriculum
** Cross-sectional studies


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