Eric Hoover writes in a New York Times (Education Life section)  article dated November 1, 2017

“The admissions process is a maddening mishmash of competing objectives, and an attempt to measure the unmeasurable: you.  No, it isn’t fair, and likely never will be.”

Rower’s Edge can help recruited athletes navigate a different experience but the process is competitive because  many qualified athletes are competing for limited spots.