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2021 Top Far Western US Region Men's D1 Baseball Schools

30 Colleges
$41,018 Avg Tuition & Fees*
56% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Student athletes have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Division I Men's Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

We analyzed 30 colleges and universities across the Far Western US Region to determine which were the best for D1 Men's Baseball athletes in the Far Western US Region. Our ranking methodology focuses a number of different objective factors - such as the overall quality of the school, the school's athletic competitiveness, and the amount of athletic aid per student - to make this determination. Having a great sports team is not enough - the school must also focus on academic excellence.

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Top Colleges in the Far Western US Region for D1 Men's Baseball athletes in the Far Western US Region

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#1

Stanford University

Stanford, California
#2 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

Stanford University tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D1 Men’s Baseball athletes in the Far Western US Region. Located in Stanford, California, the fairly large private not-for-profit school handed out 1,892 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at Stanford took home $968,032 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 989 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 98%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Stanford also made our overall quality list, coming in at #2.

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#2

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon

The excellent sports programs at Oregon State University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D1 Men’s Baseball athletes in the Far Western US Region. Oregon State is a large public school situated in Corvallis, Oregon. It awarded 5,981 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at Oregon State took home $2,514,745 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 989 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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#3

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California
#20 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

A rank of #3 on our list means Loyola Marymount University is a great place for D1 Men’s Baseball athletes in the Far Western US Region working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Los Angeles, California, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school handed out 1,674 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at Loyola Marymount took home $1,762,650 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 970.

With a freshman retention rate of 91%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Loyola Marymount also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

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#4

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
#8 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

A rank of #4 on our list means University of California - Los Angeles is a great place for D1 Men’s Baseball athletes in the Far Western US Region working on their bachelor’s degree. UCLA is a public institution located in Los Angeles, California. The school has a large population, and it awarded 9,069 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at UCLA took home $1,188,767 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 987.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 97%. In addition to its great ranking here, UCLA is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#5

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
#6 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend University of Southern California. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. Located in Los Angeles, California, the large private not-for-profit school handed out 5,337 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at USC took home $2,296,929 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 987, signifying that team members care about their grades.

The student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1 is a sign that students will have more opportunities to engage with their professors one-on-one. In addition to its great ranking here, USC is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#14 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

University of Washington - Seattle Campus did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking, coming in at #6. UW Seattle is a public institution located in Seattle, Washington. The school has a large population, and it awarded 9,269 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at UW Seattle made $777,366 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 979, signifying that team members care about their grades.

With a freshman retention rate of 94%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its great ranking here, UW Seattle is in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#7

Gonzaga University

Spokane, Washington
#19 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

Gonzaga University landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking. Gonzaga is located in Spokane, Washington and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,441 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D1 Men’s Baseball team at Gonzaga brought home $2,465,699 in revenue in a single year. The team has a great academic progress rate of 987, signifying that team members care about their grades.

With a freshman retention rate of 94%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Gonzaga also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

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#8

University of San Diego

San Diego, California
#25 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

University of San Diego did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking, coming in at #8. Located in San Diego, California, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school awarded 1,501 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at USD made $1,615,052 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 977 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

With a freshman retention rate of 90%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. On top of its placing in this ranking, USD also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#9

University of Oregon

Eugene, Oregon
Top 25% in Quality in the Far Western US Region

University of Oregon did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking, coming in at #9. Located in Eugene, Oregon, the large public school awarded 5,139 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Baseball team at UO brought home $935,793 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 959.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 86%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

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#10

San Diego State University

San Diego, California

San Diego State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking, coming in at #10. Located in San Diego, California, the large public school handed out 8,159 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Baseball team at SDSU made $1,823,420 in revenue, while incurring $1,746,949 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $76,471, which isn’t bad at all. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 982.

With a freshman retention rate of 89%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#11

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
#10 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

University of California - Berkeley did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking, coming in at #11. UC Berkeley is located in Berkeley, California and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 9,627 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at UC Berkeley made $1,493,807 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 974.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 97%. UC Berkeley excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#12

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, California
Top 20% in Quality in the Far Western US Region

With a ranking of #12, University of San Francisco did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking. Located in San Francisco, California, the fairly large private not-for-profit school handed out 1,634 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at USFCA made $1,797,574 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 981 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, USFCA also is in the top 20% of our overall quality ranking.

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#13

Pepperdine University

Malibu, California
#23 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

With a ranking of #13, Pepperdine University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking. Malibu, California is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 943 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at Pepperdine made $1,783,159 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 981.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 90%. Pepperdine excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#14

University of California - Davis

Davis, California
#11 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

University of California - Davis came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking. Located in Davis, California, the large public school handed out 8,711 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at UC Davis took home $1,074,084 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 989.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 93%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UC Davis also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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#24 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

With a ranking of #15, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking. Located in San Luis Obispo, California, the large public school awarded 5,185 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo took home $1,477,459 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 979, signifying that team members care about their grades.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 95%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its great ranking here, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#16

California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, California

California State University - Long Beach did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking, coming in at #16. Located in Long Beach, California, the large public school awarded 8,950 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at CSULB made $1,388,693 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 88%.

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#17

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, Hawaii

With a ranking of #17, University of Hawaii at Manoa did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking. University of Hawaii at Manoa is a fairly large public school located in Honolulu, Hawaii that handed out 3,245 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at UH Manoa took home $1,777,651 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 979, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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#18

University of California - Irvine

Irvine, California
#17 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

University of California - Irvine ranked #18 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region list. This large public school is located in Irvine, California, and it awarded 8,394 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at UC Irvine took home $1,551,012 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 982 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

With a freshman retention rate of 94%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its great ranking here, UC Irvine is in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#19

University of the Pacific

Stockton, California
Top 20% in Quality in the Far Western US Region

University of the Pacific came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking. Pacific is a private not-for-profit institution located in Stockton, California. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 815 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at Pacific made $1,379,042 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 959.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Pacific also is in the top 20% of our overall quality ranking.

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#20

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

With a ranking of #20, Washington State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking. Wazzu is a large public school situated in Pullman, Washington. It awarded 5,827 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at Wazzu took home $1,585,085 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 956.

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#21

University of California - Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California
#18 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

University of California - Santa Barbara came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking. UCSB is a public institution located in Santa Barbara, California. The school has a large population, and it awarded 6,327 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at UCSB made $2,301,656 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 959.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 93%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. On top of its placing in this ranking, UCSB also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#22

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, California
#9 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

Santa Clara University ranked #22 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region list. This medium-sized private not-for-profit school is located in Santa Clara, California, and it awarded 1,495 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at SCU took home $1,803,559 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 969.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 94%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, SCU also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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#23

California State University - Fullerton

Fullerton, California

California State University - Fullerton came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking. Located in Fullerton, California, the large public school handed out 9,996 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Baseball team at Cal State Fullerton made $2,974,818 in revenue, while incurring $2,587,189 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $387,629. The academic progress rate of the team is 952.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 87%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

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#24

University of Portland

Portland, Oregon
Top 20% in Quality in the Far Western US Region

With a ranking of #24, University of Portland did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking. University of Portland is a small private not-for-profit school located in Portland, Oregon that handed out 1,003 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at University of Portland took home $1,457,220 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 983.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 88%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. University of Portland also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

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#25

University of California - Riverside

Riverside, California
Top 20% in Quality in the Far Western US Region

University of California - Riverside did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking, coming in at #25. Located in Riverside, California, the large public school awarded 4,649 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Baseball team at UCR brought home $1,229,035 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 969.

With a freshman retention rate of 89%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. UCR also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 25 schools only.

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Revenue and expense information comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s Equity in Athletics Data Analysis (EADA) website.
  • The academic progress rate (APR) of each team was made available by the NCAA.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

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