Only 4 D1 programs have admission rates at 10%, Duke, Vanderbilt, Stanford, and Northwestern. Those schools reject lots of kids with perfect test scores, perfect grades, but no extracurriculars. Getting in with lax and on-the-cusp competitive academics is the Golden ticket! Kids from these schools soo pretty well in life comparatively;)
What blows my mind in all 4 above are Power 5, with each having endowments over 10 billion, 100 percent need based aid, and the aid is extremely generous, yet Somehow these schools do not have the very best lax yet in and out. Where are the Best/brightest lax kids that are willing to take a risk with the highest echelon of academics?
Not sure why you say "only 4 DI programs have admissions rates at 10%". Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Penn, Hopkins, Dartmouth, as well as Army & Navy all have acceptance rates below 10%.
Acceptance rate is not relevant when it comes to athletes.
As far as "the very best lax year in and year out", what are you talking about? What school do you think has "the very best lax year in and year out"?
Northwestern, Princeton, Penn are Top 10 Lacrosse Programs. Duke and Hopkins are pretty much Top 20 (Duke was a Top 10 program until a few years ago and could easily be back to being one of the 10 best programs). Stanford is a very competitive program (not as consistent as the others mentioned) but Top 20 most years and has finished in the Top 10 not long ago, I would consider Stanford one of the 20 best Programs.
Not every kid has the athletic ability and the academics to go to schools like the ones listed so I guess I do not get your point.
I would not turn my nose up at Michigan, UNC, UVA, Notre Dame, Georgetown, Penn State, Maryland, Arizona State etc... it's about job opportunities after college (take a look at the schools on the lists that have been posted
There are a lot of excellent opportunities out there for women's lacrosse players, help your daughter find the best fit so that her college experience is a great one.
Below has been posted several times....
It's about the education and the opportunities after college.... not promoting any one school, there are a lot of great opportunities...
While I believe it's great for a kid to go to The Best school it is Best to go to Right (best fit) school.
Every kid is different and every school is different and every program is different. Help your sons and or daughters find the best fit.
-- "Below are some rankings of where some of the Major Players in Investment Banking, Consulting and Big Tech hire from "Target Schools". Just want to point out the opportunities Lacrosse can provide for our children. The rankings are primarily in order of "number undergraduate hires" from each school from 2014 - 2019.
Not knocking or touting any schools, just pointing out that Lacrosse can help get our children into many of the feeder schools that many companies recruit from.
Not every kid knows what career path they want to pursue so choosing a school that can open as many doors as possible is very important. In many cases, it will be the school "name recognition and or prestige" that will help get their foot in the door with an interview (lacrosse connections help as well).
Yes, I know there are a lot of great schools that are not on any of the lists....
Investment Banking: at the top firms (2014 - 2019)
1 - Penn 2 - NYU 3 - Michigan 4 - Harvard 5 - Georgetown 6 - Cornell 7 - Yale 8 - Columbia 9 - Notre Dame 10 - Princeton 11 - U of Chicago 12 - Cal - Berkeley 13 - Texas 14 - Duke 15 - Virginia 16 - Dartmouth 17 - BYU 18 - Vanderbilt 19 - Indiana 20 - Uni Southern Cal 21 - Northwestern 22 - Boston College 23 - Brown 25 - North Carolina 26 - Stanford 27 - UCLA 28 - Middlebury 29 - Penn State 30 - Emory
Consulting: at the top firms (2014 - 2020)
1 - Harvard 2 - Penn 3 - Michigan 4 - Yale 5 - Stanford 6 - Duke 7 - Princeton 8 - MIT 9 - Uni Cal Berkeley 10 - Northwestern 11 - Columbia 12 - Texas 13 - Virginia 14 - Dartmouth 15 - Notre Dame 16 - Vanderbilt 16 - Uni Chicago 18 - Brown 19 - Georgetown 20 - Georgia Tech 21 - Western University 22 - Mc Gill University 23 - Washington Uni St. Louis 24 - Queen's University 25 - BYU 26 - Rice 27 - Uni Southern California 28 - Cornell 29 - North Carolina 30 - Uni Illinois
1 University of California, Berkeley 2 Stanford University 3 Carnegie Mellon University 4 University of Southern California 5 The University of Texas at Austin 6 Georgia Institute of Technology 7 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 8 San Jose State University 9 University of California, San Diego 10 Arizona State University 11 University of Michigan 12 University of California, Los Angeles 13 North Carolina State University 14 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo 15 Cornell University 16 University of Waterloo (Canada) 17 Texas A&M University 18 University of Washington 19 Purdue University 20 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 21 Santa Clara University 22 University of Phoenix 23 University of California, Santa Barbara 24 University of California, Davis 25 Penn State University
Here is some additional food for thought... Link to article at the bottom
These 30 Colleges get students Jobs through great professional partnerships. I think 18 of the these schools have a varsity women's lacrosse program.
1 - Michigan 2 - Penn State 3 - Stanford 4 - Harvard 5 - NYU 6 - Princeton 7 - University of Cal. Berkeley 8 - Penn 9 - MIT 10 - USC (California) 11 - Cornell 12 - Dartmouth 13 - Washington 14 - Texas A&M 15 - Yale 16 - Northeastern 17 - Purdue 18 - Carnegie Mellon University 19 - Georgia Tech 20 - UCLA 21 - Claremont McKenna College 22 - Arizona State 23 - California Institute of Technology 24 - University of Maryland 25 - North Carolina State 26 - University of Cal. San Diego 27 - Florida 28 - University of Cal. Davis 29 - Virginia Tech 30 - Embry Riddle Aeronautical