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2021 Top Middle Atlantic Region Men's D1 Basketball Schools

56 Colleges
$43,731 Avg Tuition & Fees*
67% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, student athletes have many different options to choose from. 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 I Men's Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

We analyzed 56 colleges and universities across the Middle Atlantic Region to determine which were the best for D1 Men's Basketball athletes in the Middle Atlantic Region. Instead of depending on subjective information, we focus on objective factors to determine this ranking. These factors include such things as the athletic competitiveness of the school and the school's overall quality. This means that a school must provide students with a great education in addition to having a good sports team if it wants to rank well.

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Top Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region for D1 Men's Basketball athletes in the Middle Atlantic Region

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#1

Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania
#21 in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Our analysis found Villanova University to be the best school for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in the Middle Atlantic Region in this year’s ranking. Villanova is located in Villanova, Pennsylvania and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,240 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at Villanova brought home $14,428,932 in revenue in a single year. Sports aren’t the only thing that the team excels at - they had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 95%. On top of its placing in this ranking, Villanova 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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#2

Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York
Top 10% in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

A rank of #2 on our list means Syracuse University is a great place for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in the Middle Atlantic Region working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Syracuse, New York, the large private not-for-profit school handed out 4,101 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Syracuse took home $34,567,071 in revenue and paid out $14,845,555 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $19,721,516. The academic progress rate of the team is 970.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 91%. Syracuse 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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#3

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, Maryland
Top 10% in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

A rank of #3 on our list means University of Maryland - College Park is a great place for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in the Middle Atlantic Region working on their bachelor’s degree. College Park, Maryland is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 8,390 students in 2018-2019.

UMCP brought in $14,059,425 while tallying up $9,163,793 in expenses for its D1 Men’s Basketball team. Thus, the team actually made $4,895,632, which isn’t bad at all. The academic progress rate of the team is 959.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 96%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. On top of its placing in this ranking, UMCP 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

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
#13 in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Out of the 56 schools in the Middle Atlantic Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Bucknell University landed the #4 spot on the list. Lewisburg, Pennsylvania is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,034 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at Bucknell took home $2,624,075 in revenue. The team had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

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, Bucknell 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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Top 15% in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Out of the 56 schools in the Middle Atlantic Region that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus landed the #5 spot on the list. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 5,451 students in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at Pitt made $13,220,336 in revenue, while incurring $11,013,283 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $2,207,053 for the sports team.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 93%. On top of its placing in this ranking, Pitt 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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#6

Seton Hall University

South Orange, New Jersey

Seton Hall University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Located in South Orange, New Jersey, the fairly large private not-for-profit school handed out 1,683 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at Seton Hall brought home $7,506,127 in revenue in a single year. The great academic progress rate of 985 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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#7

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
#12 in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Lehigh University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Lehigh University is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania that handed out 1,379 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at Lehigh made $1,725,866 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 960.

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. Lehigh 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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#8

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey
#1 in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Princeton University landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Princeton University is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in Princeton, New Jersey that handed out 1,297 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at Princeton took home $1,342,776 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 996, signifying that team members care about their grades.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 98%. Princeton did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our overall quality list.

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#8

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
Top 10% in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

George Washington University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region list. GWU is a large private not-for-profit school situated in Washington, District of Columbia. It awarded 3,447 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at GWU made $3,548,937 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 973.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 91%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, GWU also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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#10

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, New Jersey

Monmouth University landed the #10 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Monmouth is a private not-for-profit institution located in West Long Branch, New Jersey. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,185 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at Monmouth took home $2,795,919 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 995 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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#11

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
Top 10% in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Pennsylvania State University - University Park did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, coming in at #11. Penn State University Park is a public institution located in University Park, Pennsylvania. The school has a large population, and it awarded 10,893 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Penn State University Park took home $11,344,446 in revenue and paid out $7,343,831 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $4,000,615, which isn’t bad at all. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 948.

With a freshman retention rate of 93%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Penn State University Park 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

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
Top 15% in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Rutgers University - New Brunswick did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, coming in at #12. Rutgers New Brunswick is a large public school situated in New Brunswick, New Jersey. It awarded 8,719 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at Rutgers New Brunswick brought home $7,545,360 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 969.

With a freshman retention rate of 94%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. On top of its placing in this ranking, Rutgers New Brunswick 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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#13

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia
#17 in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

With a ranking of #13, Georgetown University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in Washington, District of Columbia, and it awarded 2,169 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at Georgetown took home $13,573,946 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 950.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 96%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. On top of its placing in this ranking, Georgetown 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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#14

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York
Top 20% in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Stony Brook University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, coming in at #14. Stony Brook, New York is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 4,945 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at SUNY Stony Brook made $2,064,588 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 985, signifying that team members care about their grades.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 90%. SUNY Stony Brook 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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#15

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top 25% in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Temple University ranked #15 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 6,523 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at Temple made $6,487,460 in revenue. With a perfect academic progress rate of 1000, the team is showing that they know how to hit the books, too.

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

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#16

Colgate University

Hamilton, New York
#7 in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Colgate University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, coming in at #16. Colgate is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Hamilton, New York. It awarded 894 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at Colgate brought home $2,126,456 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 985.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 94%. In addition to its great ranking here, Colgate is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#17

St. Bonaventure University

Saint Bonaventure, New York

With a ranking of #17, St. Bonaventure University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. St. Bonaventure is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Saint Bonaventure, New York. It awarded 393 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at St. Bonaventure took home $3,832,105 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 966.

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#18

Hofstra University

Hempstead, New York
Top 25% in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Hofstra University ranked #18 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Located in Hempstead, New York, the fairly large private not-for-profit school awarded 1,745 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at Hofstra took home $2,939,154 in revenue. With a perfect academic progress rate of 1000, the team is showing that they know how to hit the books, too.

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#19

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland
Top 15% in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Loyola University Maryland ranked #19 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Loyola Maryland is located in Baltimore, Maryland and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 925 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at Loyola Maryland brought home $2,002,011 in revenue in a single year. The great academic progress rate of 990 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Loyola Maryland also is in the top 15% of our overall quality ranking.

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#20

Fordham University

Bronx, New York
Top 20% in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Fordham University ranked #20 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Fordham U is located in Bronx, New York and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,501 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at Fordham U made $5,075,355 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 985, signifying that team members care about their grades.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 91%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its great ranking here, Fordham U is in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#21

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
Top 20% in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

University at Buffalo came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. University at Buffalo is located in Buffalo, New York and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 5,273 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at University at Buffalo took home $3,093,556 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 947.

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 at Buffalo 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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#22

University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware
#24 in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

University of Delaware landed the #22 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. UD is located in Newark, Delaware and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 4,849 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at UD took home $2,785,559 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 970.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 91%. UD 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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#23

Towson University

Towson, Maryland

Towson University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, coming in at #23. Towson is a large public school situated in Towson, Maryland. It awarded 4,786 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at Towson made $2,259,918 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 960.

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#24

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
#2 in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

University of Pennsylvania landed the #24 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. UPenn is a large private not-for-profit school situated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It awarded 3,632 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at UPenn made $2,049,825 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 987.

With a freshman retention rate of 98%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, UPenn is ranked #2 for overall quality in the Middle Atlantic Region .

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#25

Siena College

Loudonville, New York
Top 25% in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Siena College ranked #25 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Siena is a private not-for-profit institution located in Loudonville, New York. The school has a small population, and it awarded 794 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at Siena brought home $3,219,292 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 975.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 88%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

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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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