ERIC Number: ED424796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul-10
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Admission Rates of Student-Athletes and General Students: A Comparison of Acceptance Rates of the Student-Athlete and the General Student at DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana State University.
Jaworski, Brian; Gilman, David A.
This study examined admission rates of student-athletes and students in general at DePauw University (Indiana) over a three-year period. Data on admissions from 1994 through 1996 were reviewed, and it was found that 47 percent of applicants identified themselves as student-athletes and that 82 percent of all applicants were accepted. The results indicated no differences in the acceptance rates for student-athletes and students in general. However, it was noted that the results of the study might have been different had the university been willing to reveal the academic profiles of the incoming freshman class for both student-athletes and students in general. One problem that the study encountered was control over whether or not applicants identifying themselves as student-athletes participated in intercollegiate athletics once enrolled at the university. Data tables and admission statistics are appended; also appended is a copy of a U.S. News & World Report list of the best national liberal arts colleges. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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