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2021 Top Virginia Men's Baseball Schools

30 Colleges
$36,293 Avg Tuition & Fees*
52% 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. College Factual was founded, in part, to help students make the decision as to what would be the best school for them. Our Best Colleges for Men's Baseball in Virginia ranking is part of that endeavor.

Our analysis looked at 30 schools in Virginia to determine which ones were the best for Men's Baseball athletes in Virginia. Our ranking is based on several objective factors, including the school's overall quality and the athletic competitiveness of the school. We steer clear of subjective measures since they don't give a clear picture when determining how one school compares to another. So, even if a school has a great team, it won't place well if it is also considered a low quality college or university.

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Top Colleges in Virginia for Men's Baseball athletes in Virginia

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia

Our 2021 rankings named University of Virginia - Main Campus the best school for Men’s Baseball athletes in Virginia working on their bachelor’s degree. University of Virginia is located in Charlottesville, Virginia and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 5,167 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at University of Virginia made $3,644,584 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 982, signifying that team members care about their grades.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 96%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Virginia ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, University of Virginia is ranked #2 for overall quality in Virginia.

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#2

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, Virginia

The excellent sports programs at College of William and Mary helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Baseball athletes in Virginia. William & Mary is a public institution located in Williamsburg, Virginia. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 2,072 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at William & Mary brought home $1,226,136 in revenue in a single year. The great academic progress rate of 986 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 95%. William & Mary also took the #4 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#3

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, Virginia

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend University of Richmond. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. URichmond is a private not-for-profit institution located in University of Richmond, Virginia. The school has a small population, and it awarded 1,005 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at URichmond took home $1,399,279 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 983, signifying that team members care about their grades.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed. URichmond did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our overall quality list.

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#4

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia

Out of the 30 schools in Virginia that were part of this year’s ranking, Virginia Tech landed the #4 spot on the list. Located in Blacksburg, Virginia, the large public school handed out 7,156 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Virginia Tech made $245,606 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 975.

With a freshman retention rate of 93%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Virginia Tech also took the #5 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#5

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend James Madison University. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. JMU is a public institution located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The school has a large population, and it awarded 4,665 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at JMU brought home $1,601,803 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 972.

With a freshman retention rate of 90%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. JMU 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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#6

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia

With a ranking of #6, Virginia Commonwealth University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Virginia ranking. Located in Richmond, Virginia, the large public school awarded 5,372 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at VCU made $1,300,957 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 976 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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#7

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, Virginia

With a ranking of #7, Washington and Lee University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Virginia ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Lexington, Virginia, and it awarded 564 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Washington and Lee brought home $208,943 in revenue in a single year.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 97%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Washington and Lee not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #1 on our overall quality list.

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#8

Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, Virginia

Virginia Military Institute came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Virginia ranking. VMI is a public institution located in Lexington, Virginia. The school has a small population, and it awarded 363 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at VMI made $732,837 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 951.

With a freshman retention rate of 87%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. VMI 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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#9

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia

Old Dominion University landed the #9 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Virginia ranking. Old Dominion is a public institution located in Norfolk, Virginia. The school has a large population, and it awarded 3,987 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Old Dominion took home $1,582,277 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 980 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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#10

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia

George Mason University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Virginia list. Located in Fairfax, Virginia, the large public school handed out 5,866 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at GMU took home $977,825 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 985 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 88%. On top of its placing in this ranking, GMU 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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#11

Shenandoah University

Winchester, Virginia

Shenandoah University came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Virginia ranking. Shenandoah University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Winchester, Virginia that handed out 570 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Shenandoah took home $380,181 in revenue.

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#12

Christopher Newport University

Newport News, Virginia

Christopher Newport University landed the #12 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Virginia ranking. Located in Newport News, Virginia, the small public school handed out 1,172 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at CNU made $228,066 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 88%. CNU 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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#13

Randolph - Macon College

Ashland, Virginia

With a ranking of #13, Randolph - Macon College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Virginia ranking. Randolph - Macon is located in Ashland, Virginia and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 386 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Randolph - Macon made $245,506 in revenue.

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#14

Roanoke College

Salem, Virginia

With a ranking of #14, Roanoke College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Virginia ranking. Located in Salem, Virginia, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 474 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Roanoke made $169,712 in revenue.

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#15

Radford University

Radford, Virginia

Radford University came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Virginia ranking. Located in Radford, Virginia, the fairly large public school awarded 1,910 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Radford took home $1,065,627 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 988.

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#16

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia

Liberty University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Virginia ranking, coming in at #16. Located in Lynchburg, Virginia, the large private not-for-profit school awarded 9,140 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Liberty University brought home $1,947,990 in revenue in a single year. The great academic progress rate of 980 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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#17

Longwood University

Farmville, Virginia

Longwood University landed the #17 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Virginia ranking. Located in Farmville, Virginia, the small public school awarded 996 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The team at Longwood took home $993,238 in revenue and paid out $890,948 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $102,290 in profit. The academic progress rate of the team is 950.

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#18

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, Virginia

University of Mary Washington landed the #18 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Virginia ranking. This small public school is located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and it awarded 1,087 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

UMW brought in $215,161 while tallying up $195,640 in expenses for its Men’s Baseball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $19,521.

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#19

Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, Virginia

Eastern Mennonite University came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Virginia ranking. Eastern Mennonite is located in Harrisonburg, Virginia and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 350 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Baseball team at Eastern Mennonite brought home $177,771 in revenue in a single year.

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

University of Lynchburg

Lynchburg, Virginia

University of Lynchburg ranked #20 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Virginia list. Lynchburg is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Lynchburg, Virginia. It awarded 480 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Lynchburg took home $240,760 in revenue.

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#21

Norfolk State University

Norfolk, Virginia

Norfolk State University ranked #21 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Virginia list. Norfolk State is a public institution located in Norfolk, Virginia. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 612 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Norfolk State took home $520,471 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 976 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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#22

Marymount University

Arlington, Virginia

With a ranking of #22, Marymount University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Virginia ranking. Marymount is a private not-for-profit institution located in Arlington, Virginia. The school has a small population, and it awarded 551 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Marymount brought home $206,569 in revenue in a single year.

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#23

Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Virginia Wesleyan University ranked #23 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Virginia list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and it awarded 288 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at VWU took home $183,464 in revenue.

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#24

Emory and Henry College

Emory, Virginia

With a ranking of #24, Emory and Henry College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Virginia ranking. Located in Emory, Virginia, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 249 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Emory & Henry College brought home $238,512 in revenue in a single year.

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#25

Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, Virginia

Bridgewater College ranked #25 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Virginia list. Bridgewater College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Bridgewater, Virginia that handed out 415 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Bridgewater made $183,619 in revenue.

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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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