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Athletic Slots at Top (Academic) Colleges

June 14, 2019
 
 

For years, various studies have found that athletes make up large shares of the classes at top liberal arts colleges. The admissions scandal has renewed attention to the trend. The Washington Post conducted a survey and used National Collegiate Athletic Association data to explore the issue. The trend continues, the paper found. At Williams College, varsity athletes make up 36 percent of enrollment. That's also the percentage at Bowdoin and Bates Colleges.

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