The Impact of College Sports Success on the Quantity and Quality of Student Applications

  title={The Impact of College Sports Success on the Quantity and Quality of Student Applications},
  author={Devin Pope and Jaren C. Pope},
  journal={Public Economics: Publicly Provided Goods eJournal},
Empirical studies have produced mixed results on the relationship between a school’s sports success and the quantity and quality of students that apply to the school. This study uses two unique data sets to shed additional light on the indirect benefits that sports success provides to NCAA Division I schools. Key findings include the following: (1) football and basketball success significantly increases the quantity of applications to a school, with estimates ranging from 2% to 8% for the top… 
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