Originally Posted by jigglypuff
You can use the US News & World Report if you want... if you really need an explanation of why "prestigious academically" and "UW" don't coexeist in the same sentence, then you're just arguing for the sake of arguing.
Let's just say that having a bare minimum of a 4.0+ GPA just to even be considered by admissions is a good sign the college is academically prestigious.
Wow, how snobbish can you get. Let me guess, you went to Harvard, got your JD at Yale and your MD Johns Hopkins ? Your definition of academically prestigious seems to be over the top.
And the issue is not whether it is an Ivy school or not, it's how it compares to the other schools in its conference or other 'traditional tennis powerhouses'. 47th is about the lowest it is ranked anywhere, some places have it ranked as high as 16, and many places have it ranked above UCLA and USC. Sorry, you don't need a 4.0+ GPA to get into UCLA either.