Originally Posted by Alohajrtennis
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.
Please don't argue for the sake of arguing.
2012 Incoming Freshmen Average GPA:
UC Berkeley 4.38
Stanford (I would guess it is a bit higher)
I'm not sure why you need to resort to namecalling... that's what it takes to get in. If you don't like it, take it up with their admissions committee. Other than Stanford, UCB, and UCLA, it's pretty easy to get into any PAC-12 schools. In other words, easy to get in = not academically prestigious.