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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 2010, 03:34 AM Thread Starter
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So my nephews are some talented tennis players I want to know which colleges I could suggest to them to apply to for scholarships next year. Yes Ivy League Colleges will be a part of their decisions but I need other good Universities that are appreciative of young talents like my nephews. Yes I know Colleges will recruit tennis players too, but I want them to explore their options.

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what are their levels? are they ranked in tennisrecuiting.com? Good junior tourney results?
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1. Ivy League schools by definition do not offer scholarships (Ivy=Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, UPenn, Dartmouth, Brown, Cornell).
2. I am obviously partial to Duke. :-) As desariofan stated, however, it depends on their levels. If they cannot play D-1 tennis, they could look into D-3. Amherst and Williams are top liberal arts D-3 schools that come to mind, but D-3 schools do not offer scholarships either.

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Ivy League schools do have academic scholarships... and 99% of the athletes mysteriously qualify
No they do not. It's all based on financial need. Wouldn't you think that everyone in the Ivy League would quality for some type of merit-based scholarship?

Harvard's the best, though.
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Ivy league Colleges don't offer scholarships. Hmmm I didn't know that but thanks guys for the info. I will still continue my research.

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Actually, I think we agree. But based on cost of Ivy schools, most have need unless you are a Rockefeller or Trump. Have 2 friends at two different Ivy's playing now... and their folks aren't strugglin.
At Harvard, for example, you pay nothing if you earn less than 100k per year, and then 10% of your income if you earn between 100k and 250k. They do not count your assets. Over that and you pay in full (unless you have lots of kids or special circumstances). All financial aid is in grants, not loans. Princeton is pretty similar. The other schools are somewhat less generous, but still offer tons of aid. It is pretty standard to expect no parental contribution if your family makes less than 60k or 80k per year.

Then again, at Duke, which offers comparable financial aid, the average student's parents make over 350k per year...yeah don't even get me started about how pissed off it makes me...(overall something like 90% of Ivy League students come from the top quintile of earners, as I remember from sociology class...)

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Ivy league Colleges don't offer scholarships. Hmmm I didn't know that but thanks guys for the info. I will still continue my research.
Yeah, that is what makes them "Ivy League". People tend to call any top academic school "Ivy League", and they do this really annoying thing where they compare schools to Ivies ("Public Ivies"..."Ivy League of the South"..."New Ivies"...why can't we just call them all really good schools?) But it doesn't actually have anything to do with academic standards. It's just a sports league where they agree not to give athletic scholarships and to hold student athletes to roughly the same admissions standards as normal students. Of course, all Ivy League institutions happen to be ranked in the top 20 of US News and World Report, but they are not the 8 most highly ranked schools in the country.

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