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Slots allocation

While trying to avoid politics and stick to sports, most colleges want to show a good middle 50% of SAT/ACT to burnish their selectivity brand. At highly selective schools, nearly all recruited varsity athletes are below the 25% marker.

If you eliminate some of those recruited athletes, that allows a school to fill those spots with non-athletes who meet institutional "diversity" goals while not impacting the middle 50% metric. Thus, an institution can increase it's overall "diversity" numbers while guarding it's middle 50% numbers.

(In response to this post by sabrex)

Posted: 07/09/2020 at 12:29PM


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  But cost savings are illusionary in the short term. -- UltimateHooFan 07/09/2020 2:10PM
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  Slots allocation -- LeadingEdge 07/09/2020 12:29PM
  I can offer a little input here -- Stimp 07/13/2020 10:28AM
  Stanford's acceptance rate is 4.7% -- sabrex 07/09/2020 5:39PM
  Which sport? -- Bennvt 07/10/2020 9:49PM
  Sounds a lot like the Brown press release -- yogihoo 07/08/2020 2:11PM

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