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2021 Top Pennsylvania Men's D3 Baseball Schools

46 Colleges
$42,677 Avg Tuition & Fees*
64% 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. Our mission at College Factual is to arm you with as much information as we can to help you make that decision. Our Best Colleges for Division III Men's Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

We analyzed 46 colleges and universities across Pennsylvania to determine which were the best for D3 Men's Baseball athletes in Pennsylvania. To come up with this ranking, we look at a number of factors that are all objective measurements. These factors include the school's overall quality as determined by our Best Colleges ranking and the athletic competitiveness of the school. Thus, in order to rank well, the school must offer a quality education in addition to having a great sports team.

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Top Colleges in Pennsylvania for D3 Men's Baseball athletes in Pennsylvania

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#1

Washington & Jefferson College

Washington, Pennsylvania

Our analysis found Washington & Jefferson College to be the best school for D3 Men’s Baseball athletes in Pennsylvania in this year’s ranking. W&J is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Washington, Pennsylvania. It awarded 382 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Baseball team at W&J made $257,016 in revenue, while incurring $256,999 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $17 in profit.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 87%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, W&J also is in the top 15% of our overall quality ranking.

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#2

Haverford College

Haverford, Pennsylvania

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Haverford College. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. Haverford College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Haverford, Pennsylvania that handed out 343 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at Haverford made $199,087 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 97%. On top of its placing in this ranking, Haverford also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#3

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

A rank of #3 on our list means Gettysburg College is a great place for D3 Men’s Baseball athletes in Pennsylvania working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 722 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at Gettysburg made $142,496 in revenue.

Since the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1, those pursuing a bachelor’s degree will have more opportunities to interact with their professors. On top of its placing in this ranking, Gettysburg also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#4

Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Elizabethtown College. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. Located in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 527 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at Etown took home $169,387 in revenue.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 87%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. On top of its placing in this ranking, Etown also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#5

Ursinus College

Collegeville, Pennsylvania

The excellent sports programs at Ursinus College helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D3 Men’s Baseball athletes in Pennsylvania. Ursinus is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. It awarded 400 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at Ursinus took home $175,652 in revenue.

On top of its placing in this ranking, Ursinus also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#6

Dickinson College

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Dickinson College ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania list. Located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 752 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The team at Dickinson took home $129,529 in revenue and paid out $115,683 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $13,846 for the sports team.

With a freshman retention rate of 90%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Dickinson 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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#7

Allegheny College

Meadville, Pennsylvania

Allegheny College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking, coming in at #7. Allegheny is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Meadville, Pennsylvania. It awarded 452 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Baseball team at Allegheny brought home $232,774 in revenue in a single year.

In addition to its great ranking here, Allegheny is in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#8

Misericordia University

Dallas, Pennsylvania

Misericordia University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania list. Dallas, Pennsylvania is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 483 students in 2018-2019.

The team at Misericordia University took home $131,018 in revenue and paid out $129,218 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $1,800 for the sports team.

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#9

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

Swarthmore College landed the #9 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking. Swarthmore College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania that handed out 545 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Swarthmore brought in $214,928 while tallying up $158,513 in expenses for its D3 Men’s Baseball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $56,415.

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

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#10

University of Scranton

Scranton, Pennsylvania

With a ranking of #10, University of Scranton did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking. Scranton, Pennsylvania is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 938 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at University of Scranton made $238,976 in revenue.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 87%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. University of Scranton 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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#11

Lebanon Valley College

Annville, Pennsylvania

Lebanon Valley College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking, coming in at #11. LVC is a private not-for-profit institution located in Annville, Pennsylvania. The school has a small population, and it awarded 434 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at LVC took home $132,039 in revenue and paid out $130,072 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $1,967.

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#12

Arcadia University

Glenside, Pennsylvania

Arcadia University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking, coming in at #12. Located in Glenside, Pennsylvania, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 470 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Baseball team at Arcadia brought home $130,798 in revenue in a single year.

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#13

Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

Susquehanna University came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking. Susquehanna University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania that handed out 597 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at Susquehanna made $203,619 in revenue.

With a freshman retention rate of 87%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#14

Muhlenberg College

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Muhlenberg College landed the #14 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking. Located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 733 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The team at Muhlenberg took home $209,760 in revenue and paid out $199,588 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $10,172 for the sports team.

With a freshman retention rate of 91%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Muhlenberg 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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Pennsylvania State University - Erie - Behrend College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking, coming in at #15. Located in Erie, Pennsylvania, the small public school handed out 829 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Baseball team at Penn State Erie made $120,403 in revenue, while incurring $116,168 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $4,235, which isn’t bad at all.

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#16

Widener University

Chester, Pennsylvania

Widener University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking, coming in at #16. Located in Chester, Pennsylvania, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school handed out 753 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Widener brought in $159,070 while tallying up $144,728 in expenses for its D3 Men’s Baseball team. Thus, the team actually made $14,342, which isn’t bad at all.

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#17

DeSales University

Center Valley, Pennsylvania

DeSales University came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking. Located in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 621 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The team at DeSales took home $192,779 in revenue and paid out $189,024 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $3,755.

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#18

Messiah University

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

With a ranking of #18, Messiah University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking. Messiah is located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 636 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D3 Men’s Baseball team at Messiah made $131,495 in revenue, while incurring $123,874 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $7,621.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 88%. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Messiah also is in the top 20% of our overall quality ranking.

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#19

Immaculata University

Immaculata, Pennsylvania

Immaculata University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking, coming in at #19. Immaculata is a private not-for-profit institution located in Immaculata, Pennsylvania. The school has a small population, and it awarded 363 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Immaculata brought in $73,135 while tallying up $66,345 in expenses for its D3 Men’s Baseball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $6,790.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools.

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#20

Saint Vincent College

Latrobe, Pennsylvania

With a ranking of #20, Saint Vincent College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking. Saint Vincent is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. It awarded 394 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at Saint Vincent took home $198,283 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

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#21

Moravian College

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Moravian College came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 571 students in 2018-2019.

Moravian brought in $210,029 while tallying up $208,706 in expenses for its D3 Men’s Baseball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $1,323 in profit.

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#22

King's College

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

With a ranking of #22, King’s College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking. King’s College PA is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. It awarded 486 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at King’s College PA took home $51,055 in revenue.

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#23

La Roche College

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

La Roche College came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 392 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at LRC made $114,877 in revenue.

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#24

Gwynedd Mercy University

Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania

Gwynedd Mercy University came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking. Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 578 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at Gwynedd - Mercy took home $66,358 in revenue.

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#24

Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg

Middletown, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking, coming in at #24. Penn State Harrisburg is a public institution located in Middletown, Pennsylvania. The school has a small population, and it awarded 785 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Baseball team at Penn State Harrisburg made $130,791 in revenue, while incurring $115,329 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $15,462 in profit.

With a freshman retention rate of 88%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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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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