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Subject: U Chicago Reports 2021 Football Recruiting Class


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Date Posted: 12:19:04 04/15/17 Sat

U Chicago recently reported its recruiting class. With a US News & World Report #3 ranking, and a football program eligible for the NCAA playoffs, Dartmouth’s former Associate Head Coach Chris Wilkerson (now in 3rd year at Chicago) has nice modern day assets (vs. historic Heisman and National Championship trophies) to attract high school seniors. A couple of his recruits had preferred walk on offers at Big Ten schools, but selected Chicago based on global academic prestige and likelihood for playing time. There is not information available as to which Chicago recruits had Ivy offers.

http://athletics.uchicago.edu/sports/fball/2016-17/releases/20170328olmhmh

On a related Chicago vs. Ivy admissions topic (non-athletes), U Chicago 2021 class now has a large cross-commit advantage of 80/20 vs. the Ivy’s bottom third and 70/30 vs. the Ivy’s middle third. Reports also say Chicago is still just under 50% vs. HYP cross admits for the 2021 class, but this week a surge off over a half dozen Harvard admits just committed to Chicago for 2021 class. Stanford is still is showing a substantial cross admit advantage over Chicago.

Relating to admissions yield, U Chicago is on track for a school, and potentially national, record on admissions yield (number of students that commit/number students admitted). The yield for the 2021 class is said to be well over 80%. Having nearly the entire incoming class deem U Chicago as their “first choice” school will eventually have far reaching implications.

This recent WSJ article may have helped some in some decisions.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/chicago-lures-more-companies-returning-to-downtown-1491903004

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[> Subject: Re: U Chicago Reports 2021 Football Recruiting Class


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Old Lion (Grim)
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Date Posted: 08:57:36 04/16/17 Sun

"The place where fun went to die." Great school, brutal grind, lousy neighborhood, miserable winters.

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[> [> Subject: Must be a Chicago thing


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Go Green
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Date Posted: 15:04:09 04/16/17 Sun

I've been told northwestern isn't much different

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[> Subject: due to climate change


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holtsledge
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Date Posted: 09:36:28 04/16/17 Sun

I believe that Chicago went over 2 months without a measurable snowfall this winter
http://www.climatesignals.org/headlines/events/chicago-snow-drought-winter-2017

And I am a climate change denier being in fossil fuel business

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[> Subject: Re: U Chicago Reports 2021 Football Recruiting Class


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DFW HOYA
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Date Posted: 14:06:51 04/16/17 Sun

UChicago also fills up more of its class with two rounds of early decision.

Here were the other early accept rates for the current class:

https://blog.ivywise.com/blog-0/class-of-2021-early-admission-rates

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[> [> Subject: Early Admission at Chicago


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Date Posted: 15:51:23 04/16/17 Sun

It should also be pointed out that admission is binding for early applicants at Chicago, unlike for early applicants for Harvard, Yale or Stanford.

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[> Subject: Re: U Chicago Reports 2021 Football Recruiting Class


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M3
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Date Posted: 18:15:48 04/16/17 Sun

In defense of where I went to grad school

1) Excellent academics. As good or better an undergrad eduction as any Ivy or Stanford. They expect students to work.

2) Chicago is a great town. Like New York except the people are not full of themselves and are polite.

3) They have gone beyond the old quote of President Hutchins "Whenever I feel the need to exercise I lie down until it goes away". The athletic facilities now are now quite nice.


As per the Northwestern comment they are basically Princeton on Lake Michigan.

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[> Subject: Re: U Chicago Reports 2021 Football Recruiting Class


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IvySportsJunkie
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Date Posted: 11:51:04 04/17/17 Mon

While I fully agree that U Chicago is an excellent university academically, the surrounding neighborhood (Hyde Park) is not good and somewhat unsafe. To illustrate this point, well over 90% of the U Chicago MBAs commute to campus from downtown Chicago to avoid living in this neighborhood. In sharp contrast, Northwestern has over 90% of its MBAs living near the campus in Evanston.

As a graduate student, you do not mind commuting to the U C campus from downtown Chicago, but for undergraduate student athletes, they strongly prefer to be part of a campus with a good social life. Until U Chicago truly regentrifies the surrounding neighborhood, U Chicago will always struggle in its recruiting process.

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