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2021 Top New York Men's D3 Basketball Schools

55 Colleges
$36,787 Avg Tuition & Fees*
60% 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 has developed its Best Colleges for Division III Men's Basketball in New York ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

We analyzed 55 colleges and universities across New York to determine which were the best for D3 Men's Basketball athletes in New York. 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 New York for D3 Men's Basketball athletes in New York

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#1

University of Rochester

Rochester, New York

Our analysis found University of Rochester to be the best school for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in New York in this year’s ranking. Rochester, New York is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,921 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at University of Rochester took home $298,274 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 97%. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, University of Rochester also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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#2

St Lawrence University

Canton, New York

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend St Lawrence University. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. Canton, New York is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 765 students in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at St. Lawrence brought home $143,387 in revenue in a single year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 92%. St. Lawrence 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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#3

Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, New York

Out of the 55 schools in New York that were part of this year’s ranking, Skidmore College landed the #3 spot on the list. Skidmore is located in Saratoga Springs, New York and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 717 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

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

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. In addition to its great ranking here, Skidmore is in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#4

St. John Fisher College

Rochester, New York

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend St. John Fisher College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in New York list. St. John Fisher College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Rochester, New York that handed out 761 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

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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#5

Hamilton College

Clinton, New York

A rank of #5 on our list means Hamilton College is a great place for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in New York working on their bachelor’s degree. Hamilton is a private not-for-profit institution located in Clinton, New York. The school has a small population, and it awarded 603 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Hamilton made $256,571 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. Hamilton also took the #2 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#6

Union College New York

Schenectady, New York

Union College New York ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in New York list. Union College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Schenectady, New York. The school has a small population, and it awarded 571 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Union College made $192,077 in revenue, while incurring $161,850 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $30,227.

With a freshman retention rate of 92%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Union College 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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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in New York ranking. Located in Troy, New York, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school handed out 1,359 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at RPI made $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. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, RPI also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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Hobart and William Smith Colleges did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in New York ranking, coming in at #8. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Geneva, New York, and it awarded 594 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at The Colleges took home $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. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, The Colleges also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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#9

Yeshiva University

New York, New York

Yeshiva University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in New York ranking, coming in at #9. This medium-sized private not-for-profit school is located in New York, New York, and it awarded 587 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Yeshiva brought home $71,246 in revenue in a single year.

With a freshman retention rate of 90%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Yeshiva 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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#10

Clarkson University

Potsdam, New York

With a ranking of #10, Clarkson University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in New York ranking. Located in Potsdam, New York, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 785 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Clarkson took home $175,008 in revenue and paid out $174,415 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $593, which isn’t bad at all.

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

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#11

SUNY Oswego

Oswego, New York

SUNY Oswego landed the #11 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in New York ranking. SUNY Oswego is a medium-sized public school located in Oswego, New York that handed out 1,806 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at SUNY Oswego took home $166,918 in revenue and paid out $159,203 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $7,715 in profit.

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#12

SUNY Cortland

Cortland, New York

SUNY Cortland ranked #12 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in New York list. This medium-sized public school is located in Cortland, New York, and it awarded 1,560 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at SUNY Cortland took home $173,811 in revenue.

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#13

Nazareth College

Rochester, New York

Nazareth College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in New York ranking, coming in at #13. Rochester, New York is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 601 students in 2018-2019.

Nazareth brought in $210,407 while tallying up $132,246 in expenses for its D3 Men’s Basketball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $78,161 in profit.

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#14

The College at Brockport

Brockport, New York

The College at Brockport did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in New York ranking, coming in at #14. Located in Brockport, New York, the medium-sized public school handed out 1,985 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at SUNY Brockport made $140,042 in revenue, while incurring $137,187 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $2,855 for the sports team.

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#14

SUNY Geneseo

Geneseo, New York

SUNY Geneseo did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in New York ranking, coming in at #14. Located in Geneseo, New York, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,408 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at SUNY Geneseo brought home $158,342 in revenue in a single year.

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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#16

Baruch College

New York, New York

Baruch College ranked #16 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in New York list. Baruch is located in New York, New York and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 3,824 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Baruch took home $102,925 in revenue.

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

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#17

SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, New York

SUNY Oneonta ranked #17 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in New York list. Oneonta, New York is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,527 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at SUNY Oneonta made $163,343 in revenue.

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#18

Hartwick College

Oneonta, New York

Hartwick College came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in New York ranking. Hartwick College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Oneonta, New York that handed out 232 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Hartwick brought home $119,997 in revenue in a single year.

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#19

Ithaca College

Ithaca, New York

Ithaca College ranked #19 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in New York list. This medium-sized private not-for-profit school is located in Ithaca, New York, and it awarded 1,501 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Ithaca took home $241,622 in revenue.

Ithaca 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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#20

United States Merchant Marine Academy

Kings Point, New York

United States Merchant Marine Academy landed the #20 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in New York ranking. Located in Kings Point, New York, the small public school awarded 200 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at USMMA made $172,732 in revenue, while incurring $155,942 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $16,790 for the sports team. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 981.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 92%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. On top of its placing in this ranking, USMMA 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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#21

Wells College

Aurora, New York

Wells College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in New York ranking, coming in at #21. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Aurora, New York, and it awarded 122 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Wells made $91,311 in revenue.

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.

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#22

The City College of New York

New York, New York

The City College of New York landed the #22 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in New York ranking. New York, New York is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,606 students in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at CCNY brought home $42,605 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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#23

SUNY Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh, New York

SUNY Plattsburgh came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in New York ranking. Located in Plattsburgh, New York, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,538 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at SUNY Plattsburgh brought home $214,468 in revenue in a single year.

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#24

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, New York

Vassar College ranked #24 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in New York list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Poughkeepsie, New York, and it awarded 761 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Vassar took home $229,391 in revenue and paid out $222,885 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $6,506.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 96%. Vassar did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our overall quality list.

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#25

The Sage Colleges

Troy, New York

The Sage Colleges landed the #25 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in New York ranking. Located in Troy, New York, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 352 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Russel Sage made $136,026 in revenue, while incurring $76,583 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $59,443 in profit.

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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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