Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by oneguy21, Nov 25, 2008.
I was thinking about Hopkins tennis
You mean how do you get into the school? Apply. Best have good grades and test scores.
A friend of my son attends there and plays on the team. He decided he wanted to go to the school regardless of whether he was accepted onto the team. He contacted the coach, visited w/ the coach on a visit and is now on the team. Played during the fall season and had darned good results in dubs.
And as clarification, they don't offer athletic scholarships. There are plenty of academic scholarships, grants, need-based scholarships, etc. available.
So how good should your academic credentials be?
Considering it's one of the best schools (if not THE best) for pre-med and related things, quite good.
2000+ SAT score. As close to 4.0 GPA as you can get. Clubs and extracurriculars and all that jazz. I'm not saying I like it, but to get into these colleges you have to look good on paper.
Hopkins is a great school but very hard to get into. So high SAT scores, 3.5+ GPA, and extracurricular activities.
Tennis wise, contact the coach, and see what he can do for you. If he really wants you on the team he will most likely find ways to get you a discount on the tuition.
Johns Hopkins info...as easy as looking online: wow $50,000 - there's a lot of good schools where you can without that!!!
Freshman Admission Selectivity in 2008
Enrolled (projected): 1,235
Admit rate: 25%
Early Decision available? Yes
Early Decision applicants: 994
Middle 50th percentile for admitted students in 2008*
SAT Total: 2020-2300
SAT CR: 660-760
SAT Math: 690-780
SAT Writing: 670-760
*The "middle 50th percentile" refers to the range within which the middle half of freshmen admitted for fall of 2008 scored.
Billed Expenses (2008-2009)
Room and Board: $11,578*
Matriculation fee: $500 (onetime only fee)
Health insurance: $817 per semester (required of all international undergraduates)
Indirect Expenses (2008-2009, estimated)
Books and Supplies: $1,200
Other Personal Expenses: $1,000
Travel Expenses: $200-$1,400**
*University room and board charges are based on type of room selected, location, and meal plan. Shown above is an estimate for a typical room and a 19-meal plan.
**Travel expenses depend on distance and frequency.
LETOURNEAU UNIVERSITY (www.letu.edu) QUICK FACTS
1. Accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Just received re-accreditation from SACS with highest ranking and no recommendations for improvements.
2.Student/Faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Average class size is 20 students.
3. Founded in 1946. LeTourneau is the only interdenominational, Christian university in Texas.
4. Campus is 162 acres, located in the city of Longview (pop 80,000). Two hours east of Dallas, one hour west of Shreveport, LA.
5. 3.984 students represent 49 states and 26 countries, and over 45 denominations across the Longview campus and 5 educational centers (Dallas, Bedford, Houston, Austin, and Tyler). The Longview campus enrolls 1,327 traditional undergraduate students.
6. Common academic range (25%-75%) for SAT is 1040-1380. ACT is 23-29. Average HS GPS is a 3.6 (on a 4.0 scale).
7. 55% of the student body is from out of the state of Texas.
8. The athletic mascot is the Yellowjacket, and the colors are blue and gold.
9. There are 11 NCAA Division III teams here on campus. Since 2005-06, LETU athletic teams have made the playoffs in: Men’s Tennis (1), Women’s Tennis (2), Men’s Soccer (1), Women’s Soccer (2), Men’s Basketball (1), Men’s Golf (3), and Women’s Golf (2)…the teams are on the rise!
10. 85% of students take part in intramurals…we have tons of activities on campus…most students stay on campus during the weekends…it’s a fun place to be!
11. All academic areas and all residential areas have wireless internet. The campus is moving towards being a wireless campus, by 2008-09.
12. 95% of our graduating seniors are placed in jobs or graduate schools within 90 days of graduation. 100% from the School of Aeronautical Sciences (Aviation). 97% from the School of Arts and Sciences. 96% from the School of Education. Some bullet points from our over 60 majors:
(a) Education: LETU trains more teachers than any other private university in Texas.
(b) Aviation: LETU has the 2nd largest fleet of planes in the nation, and is the only program in the nation that uses FAA Industry Training Standards (FITS).
(c) Pre-Med: Successful program with a lot of 1 on 1 time with educators; 77% success rate into medical school; 87% for Texas residents; MCAT scores average 5 points above national average.
(d) Pre-Nursing: Program is available with a Biology BS coupled with a clinical program for a Master’s degree in Nursing.
(e) Engineering: World famous program…one of the top private engineering schools in the nation! Degrees available in: Biomedical, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, and Materials Joining (Welding) (one of only 2 schools in the nation with Materials Joining – other is Ohio State).
(f) Business: Real world style (conference room setting; heavily using technology); internships are required (locally, nationally, and internationally renowned companies).
(g) Marketing: Year in and year out, one of the top college marketing programs in the nation (with top results in national advertising/marketing competitions with schools of all sizes).
13. 71 full-time faculty members. Approximately 80% of faculty members hold a doctorate or the highest degree offered in their field.
More than 98% of our students receive some financial aid. Awards are based on merit and need. A FAFSA is required and early applications are encouraged (but aren’t mandatory…we can get you in). Average total cost is $26,260 (prior to financial aid), the average financial package is $17,611 – give us a chance, you won’t be disappointed!!!
About 76% of our students live on campus in one of several residence halls or society houses. Unlike many schools, our dorms are very nice, new facilities. They are “not the dorms your parents remember”…these are like upscale rooms, but with super cool friends!
if you are good enough to be recruited by the coach, will your academics still matter?
Yes. Academics still matter.
In DIII, tennis helps very little toward being accepted into the school.
Beside Ivy League schools, could some one please tell me the minimum GPA and SAT one may need to get into the adverage D3 school...
First of all, Ivy's are D-1, not D-3.
Secondly, D-3 is WAY too big a group to generalize the grades you need to get into a school. There are a lot of really good academic schools in Division 3 that wind up with a lot of really good tennis players because academics come first. That being said, there are plenty of D-3 schools that are satellite schools for big time state schools, so admission is not terribly difficult. And there's everything in between.
From a tennis standpoint in D-3, you'll see everything from low-end 3.5 club level players (your average high school player at an average high school who never played in regional tournaments, nevermind nation ones) to 4-star recruit studs that played in many national tournaments.
And is response to the original post, your grades have to be unreal to get into Hopkins... it's up there with the Ivy's of the world academically, depending on what kind of major you're interested in. The Hop is not your typical D-3 school, though.
If you're interested in playing varsity sports at most D-3 colleges, most have forms you can fill out on their web-site for potential athletes. Being an athlete won't help much at these schools though, as far as getting in goes... you'll have to go through the enrollment process like everyone else (the way it should be, really). That means you'll get an acceptance or rejection letter... and you'll have to go through tryouts for the team, unless you talk to the coach and he/she says you don't have to.
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