What effect does the success of a school's athletic program have on Admissions?
Great article in the South Bend Tribune this morning. Of course this article focuses on the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, but it does touch on some other notable stories like George Mason's Final Four Run in 2006.
Is there an immediate impact on applications or enrollment?
It definitely can't be a negative thing.
Let's ask Brad at Butler (currently #8 in NCAA Division One Polls).
Are there any other success stories out there? I would for you all to share them.
On a sidenote related to this somewhat. Way back when (Late Summer 2007) Facebook polls were cheaper and allowed you to get a bigger sample.
Not saying that this (200) is a huge sample, but just a quick snapshot of what I found in High School Students.
36% of respondents said the athletic program
26% of respondents said Website Research
17% of respondents said Parents
10% of respondents said Guidance Counselors
10% of respondents said Brochures
When asked: What below best describes the way you became interested in colleges to apply to?