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2021 Top Middle Atlantic Region Men's D3 Basketball Schools

131 Colleges
$46,062 Avg Tuition & Fees*
69% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, student athletes have many different options to choose from. One of our goals at College Factual is to give you as much information as we can - such as our Best Colleges for Division III Men's Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking - to help you make that decision.

Our analysis looked at 131 schools in the Middle Atlantic Region to determine which ones were the best for D3 Men's Basketball athletes in the Middle Atlantic Region. 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 the Middle Atlantic Region for D3 Men's Basketball athletes in the Middle Atlantic Region

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#1

University of Rochester

Rochester, New York
#18 in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Our analysis found University of Rochester to be the best school for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in the Middle Atlantic Region in this year’s ranking. University of Rochester is located in Rochester, New York and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,921 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at University of Rochester made $298,274 in revenue.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 97%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. University of Rochester also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

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#2

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
#5 in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

The excellent sports programs at Swarthmore College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in the Middle Atlantic Region. 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 $216,588 while tallying up $173,044 in expenses for its D3 Men’s Basketball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $43,544 in profit.

The student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1 is a sign that students will have more opportunities to engage with their professors one-on-one. Swarthmore also made our overall quality list, coming in at #5.

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#3

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Mahwah, New Jersey

Out of the 131 schools in the Middle Atlantic Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Ramapo College of New Jersey landed the #3 spot on the list. Ramapo College is a public institution located in Mahwah, New Jersey. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,307 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Ramapo College made $275,875 in revenue, while incurring $274,623 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $1,252 in profit.

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

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#4

St Lawrence University

Canton, New York
Top 15% in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Out of the 131 schools in the Middle Atlantic Region that were part of this year’s ranking, St Lawrence University landed the #4 spot on the list. St. Lawrence is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Canton, New York. It awarded 765 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at St. Lawrence made $143,387 in revenue.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 92%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, St. Lawrence also is in the top 15% of our overall quality ranking.

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#5

University of Scranton

Scranton, Pennsylvania
Top 15% in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Out of the 131 schools in the Middle Atlantic Region that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Scranton landed the #5 spot on the list. University of Scranton is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school situated in Scranton, Pennsylvania. It awarded 938 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at University of Scranton made $346,191 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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#6

Skidmore College

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

Skidmore College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, coming in at #6. Saratoga Springs, New York is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 717 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Skidmore took home $147,816 in revenue.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 93%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Skidmore 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

St. John Fisher College

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

St. John Fisher College landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Fisher is located in Rochester, New York and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 761 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Fisher made $245,161 in revenue, while incurring $235,189 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $9,972 for the sports team.

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#8

Hamilton College

Clinton, New York
#6 in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Hamilton College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, coming in at #8. Located in Clinton, New York, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 603 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Hamilton took home $256,571 in revenue.

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. Hamilton 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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#9

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
#4 in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Johns Hopkins University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Johns Hopkins is located in Baltimore, Maryland and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,747 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Johns Hopkins made $309,419 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 97%. Johns Hopkins also made our overall quality list, coming in at #4.

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#10

Stevens Institute of Technology

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

With a ranking of #10, Stevens Institute of Technology did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Stevens Institute of Technology is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in Hoboken, New Jersey that handed out 766 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Stevens took home $198,326 in revenue.

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, Stevens is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#11

The College of New Jersey

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

The College of New Jersey did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, coming in at #11. TCNJ is a medium-sized public school situated in Ewing, New Jersey. It awarded 1,685 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at TCNJ took home $167,507 in revenue.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 94%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. TCNJ 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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#12

Union College New York

Schenectady, New York
#11 in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Union College New York ranked #12 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Located in Schenectady, New York, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 571 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Union College brought in $192,077 while tallying up $161,850 in expenses for its D3 Men’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $30,227.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 92%. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Union College also is in the top 5% of our overall quality ranking.

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#13

Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

Susquehanna University landed the #13 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Susquehanna is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 597 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Susquehanna brought home $164,598 in revenue in a single year.

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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#19 in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

With a ranking of #14, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in Troy, New York that handed out 1,359 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at RPI took home $208,676 in revenue.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 93%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its great ranking here, RPI is in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#15

Dickinson College

Carlisle, Pennsylvania
#22 in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Dickinson College came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and it awarded 752 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Dickinson took home $137,733 in revenue and paid out $121,447 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $16,286, which isn’t bad at all.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed. In addition to its great ranking here, Dickinson is in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#16

Saint Vincent College

Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Saint Vincent College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, coming in at #16. Saint Vincent is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. It awarded 394 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Saint Vincent brought home $304,781 in revenue in a single year.

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

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#17

Lycoming College

Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Lycoming College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, coming in at #17. Williamsport, Pennsylvania is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 298 students in 2018-2019.

Lycoming brought in $195,384 while tallying up $159,243 in expenses for its D3 Men’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $36,141.

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#18

Catholic University of America

Washington, District of Columbia
Top 20% in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Catholic University of America ranked #18 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Catholic University of America is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in Washington, District of Columbia that handed out 830 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at CUA took home $233,253 in revenue.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 86%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. On top of its placing in this ranking, CUA 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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Top 10% in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Hobart and William Smith Colleges ranked #19 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Geneva, New York, and it awarded 594 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at The Colleges made $294,832 in revenue.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 86%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its great ranking here, The Colleges is in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#20

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
#9 in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

With a ranking of #20, Carnegie Mellon University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Carnegie Mellon is a fairly large private not-for-profit school situated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It awarded 1,848 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Carnegie Mellon made $243,725 in revenue.

With a freshman retention rate of 96%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Carnegie Mellon 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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#21

Yeshiva University

New York, New York
Top 15% in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Yeshiva University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, coming in at #21. Located in New York, New York, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school handed out 587 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Yeshiva took home $71,246 in revenue.

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

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#22

Salisbury University

Salisbury, Maryland

Salisbury University landed the #22 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Salisbury, Maryland is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,867 students in 2018-2019.

The team at Salisbury took home $129,115 in revenue and paid out $119,647 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $9,468. The academic progress rate of the team is 974.

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With a ranking of #23, Pennsylvania State University - Erie - Behrend College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Located in Erie, Pennsylvania, the small public school handed out 829 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Penn State Erie brought in $148,813 while tallying up $139,270 in expenses for its D3 Men’s Basketball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $9,543 in profit.

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#24

Misericordia University

Dallas, Pennsylvania

Misericordia University landed the #24 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Misericordia University is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Dallas, Pennsylvania. It awarded 483 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Misericordia University made $104,885 in revenue, while incurring $102,330 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $2,555.

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#25

Lebanon Valley College

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

Lebanon Valley College came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. LVC is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Annville, Pennsylvania. It awarded 434 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at LVC made $159,739 in revenue, while incurring $146,609 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $13,130 in profit.

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Honorable Mentions

These schools also performed well in our Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking:

Rank College Location
26 Clarkson University Potsdam, NY

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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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