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2021 Top New England Region Men's D1 Baseball Schools

18 Colleges
$45,310 Avg Tuition & Fees*
66% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When it comes to choosing a college, student athletes have a lot of options - but not all of them are good. At College Factual, we're committed to helping you make that decision by providing information such as that found in our Best Colleges for Division I Men's Baseball in the New England Region ranking.

Our analysis looked at 18 schools in the New England Region to determine which ones were the best for D1 Men's Baseball athletes in the New England 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 New England Region for D1 Men's Baseball athletes in the New England Region

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
#19 in Quality in the New England Region

Boston College tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D1 Men’s Baseball athletes in the New England Region. Located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, the fairly large private not-for-profit school handed out 3,062 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Baseball team at Boston College brought home $2,153,992 in revenue in a single year. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 992.

With a freshman retention rate of 95%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Boston College also is in the top 15% of our overall quality ranking.

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#2

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
#25 in Quality in the New England Region

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Northeastern University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Men’s Baseball athletes in the New England Region list. Boston, Massachusetts is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 4,127 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at Northeastern took home $1,569,139 in revenue. Sports aren’t the only thing that the team excels at - they had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 97%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Northeastern excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#3

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
Top 20% in Quality in the New England Region

Out of the 18 schools in the New England Region that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Connecticut landed the #3 spot on the list. Storrs, Connecticut is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 6,052 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at UCONN took home $2,032,429 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 982.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 94%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. UCONN 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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#4

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
#4 in Quality in the New England Region

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Yale University. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. Yale is located in New Haven, Connecticut and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,664 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The team at Yale took home $640,018 in revenue and paid out $639,930 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $88 for the sports team. The team had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 99%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Yale also made our overall quality list, coming in at #4.

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#5

Fairfield University

Fairfield, Connecticut
Top 25% in Quality in the New England Region

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Fairfield University. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. Fairfield U is a private not-for-profit institution located in Fairfield, Connecticut. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,069 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Baseball team at Fairfield U brought home $880,151 in revenue in a single year. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 997.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 90%.

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#6

Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire
#6 in Quality in the New England Region

Dartmouth College came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the New England Region ranking. Dartmouth College is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in Hanover, New Hampshire that handed out 1,249 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Baseball team at Dartmouth brought home $506,924 in revenue in a single year. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 990.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools. Dartmouth excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#7

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, Massachusetts
#10 in Quality in the New England Region

College of the Holy Cross did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the New England Region ranking, coming in at #7. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 848 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at Holy Cross took home $452,596 in revenue. The team had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

With a freshman retention rate of 95%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its great ranking here, Holy Cross is in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#8

Bryant University

Smithfield, Rhode Island

Bryant University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the New England Region list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Smithfield, Rhode Island, and it awarded 931 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at Bryant made $1,226,176 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 997.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 90%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

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#9

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut

With a ranking of #9, Quinnipiac University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the New England Region ranking. Quinnipiac is located in Hamden, Connecticut and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,891 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at Quinnipiac made $1,151,303 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 985.

With a freshman retention rate of 86%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#10

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
#1 in Quality in the New England Region

Harvard University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the New England Region ranking. Harvard is a private not-for-profit institution located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The school has a large population, and it awarded 2,902 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Baseball team at Harvard brought home $709,426 in revenue in a single year. The great academic progress rate of 998 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 98%. Harvard also made our overall quality list, coming in at #1.

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#11

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island ranked #11 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the New England Region list. University of Rhode Island is a fairly large public school located in Kingston, Rhode Island that handed out 3,624 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at URI took home $990,243 in revenue and paid out $977,522 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $12,721 in profit. The academic progress rate of the team is 966.

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#12

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
Top 25% in Quality in the New England Region

University of Massachusetts Amherst landed the #12 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the New England Region ranking. UMass Amherst is located in Amherst, Massachusetts and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 6,878 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at UMass Amherst took home $467,691 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 984 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 91%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

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#13

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island
#5 in Quality in the New England Region

Brown University landed the #13 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the New England Region ranking. Located in Providence, Rhode Island, the fairly large private not-for-profit school handed out 2,097 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at Brown made $537,226 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 995 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools. Brown also made our overall quality list, coming in at #5.

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#14

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut

Sacred Heart University landed the #14 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the New England Region ranking. Located in Fairfield, Connecticut, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school awarded 1,411 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Baseball team at Sacred Heart brought home $723,859 in revenue in a single year. The great academic progress rate of 984 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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#15

University of Maine

Orono, Maine

With a ranking of #15, University of Maine did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the New England Region ranking. Orono, Maine is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,739 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at UMaine made $995,313 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 974.

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#16

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, Connecticut

Central Connecticut State University landed the #16 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the New England Region ranking. New Britain, Connecticut is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,083 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at CCSU took home $820,658 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 967.

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#17

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Lowell, Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts - Lowell landed the #17 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the New England Region ranking. UMass Lowell is a public institution located in Lowell, Massachusetts. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 2,906 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at UMass Lowell took home $1,060,735 in revenue and paid out $1,050,895 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $9,840 for the sports team. The great academic progress rate of 982 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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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#18

University of Hartford

West Hartford, Connecticut

University of Hartford ranked #18 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the New England Region list. West Hartford, Connecticut is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,123 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at UHart took home $1,203,085 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 994 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 18 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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