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I can offer a little input here

I know of three student athletes that considered Stanford; one in a revenue sport and two non-revs.

Rev: ok, it was football. Athlete was told kids were “academically rated” for offer purposes. Coach had 2-3 (can’t remember actual number but it was low) slots for the lowest tranche, maybe 3-5 for the next highest tranche, etc. I recall there were four tranches. I think this was a pretty decent way for an elite school to balance academic integrity and competitiveness.

Non-revs: the athlete who went to Stanford was valedictorian at his HS, was an All-American at Stanford, and got zero $ to attend. The other was a good (not great) HS student, an eventual All-American at a school near and dear to us, offered no $ by Stanford (the deal-killer) but full ride where she went.

Stanford is such a unique animal: A+ brand that is going to draw the brightest of the elite athlete pool. And, many families will pay for that brand. Not a lot of those around.

(In response to this post by sabrex)

Posted: 07/13/2020 at 10:28AM


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