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Anonymous asked in SportsOther - Sports · 1 month ago

Can I get into universities without being in a sport?

I’m in a sport right now, but am planning to quit in my junior year next year because I just don’t have fun with it anymore and I dread  it everyday. However, since I won’t be in a sport, I will be doing colleges classes during the school year and even in the summer.

My friends say that we need to be in a sport in order to stand out and seem well rounded. Is this true? Can I get into a college without sports? Are my chances the same? Or should I just keep doing the sport even thought I actually hate it? Thank you!

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  • 1 month ago
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    Yeah of course you can get into a good school without being in a sport. You're not going to stand out that much either way, there are plenty of kids with a 4.0 who also play a sport and an instrument. Its your grades, essays, and ACT/SAT scores that matter much more. If you hate the sport do yourself a favor and quit :-)

    -Kate yelkovan

    • Lili
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      1 month agoReport

      Non-athletes need to present other types of interesting activities that make them look well-rounded.  I attended Yale and hadn't been much of an athlete, but I'd studied ballet seriously and was president of the Dramat at my high school.  I also had an unusual background.

  • 1 month ago

    Lots of people get into college without playing sports. If your academics are good enough, you can too.

  • Donald
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Yes! Not sure where that idea came from. Get good grades, do well on college entrance exams like the ACT & SAT and you should be good, as long as you can afford your university/college.

    Best wishes

  • .
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes. You can get into a university without playing a sport. Admission decisions are based on your unweighted GPA, strength of coursework, and SAT or ACT scores. They don't care how many goals you scored in soccer or how many home runs you hit in baseball -- unless you're aiming for an athletic scholarship.

    • Lili
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Untrue. The Ivies don't even offer athletic scholarships, for example, but they like to see some form of athletic activity.  That said, it's certainly not required, but you do need to present other interesting activities. Academics are not everything in US admissions.

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