DrCoach wrote:FirePjax wrote:DrCoach wrote:I don't understand all this "Academic" stuff.
All the Ivy Leagues are D1
Hell, Northwestern is D1
LIU Brooklyn and St. Francis BK are D1.
No reason why NYU can't be D1, in fact, it hurts their legacy because they are not
It doesn't hurt the school's legacy, maybe its lure, but focusing on academics and being an athletic powerhouse aren't mutually eclusive.
I disagree, a huge part of a school and alumnis legacy is sports. how many schools that are ranked top in the US don't have a D1 sports program? MIT??
I guess it depends on what criteria you're looking at these colleges with when determining their legacies. Most people would agree that the main purpose of a college is to be an institution of higher learning and to educate their students. NYU in most circles has had the reputation of being a good school. I have to believe most people don't view NYU' lack of success in the athletic arena as a detractor from the school' legacy, but some, like you, might because the criteria is subjective. For myself ultimately I'm not going to to pretend I have the faintest clue about how NYU ranks as a university and have no opinion on their legacy. I don't keep tabs on their professors, alumni or anything like that. Although my sister did go to NYU medical school. Let's just say for the tuition it costs to go there - I hope it's a good school.