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2021 Top Women's Basketball Schools

987 Colleges
$45,982 Avg Tuition & Fees*
71% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Women's Basketball BadgeIt's not easy to decide which college to attend when there are so many options available for student athletes. At College Factual, we're committed to helping you make that decision by providing information such as that found in our Best Colleges for Women's Basketball ranking.

Our analysis looked at 987 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for Women's Basketball athletes. 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 the U.S. for Women's Basketball athletes

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#1

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

University of Connecticut tops this year’s ranking as the best school for Women’s Basketball athletes. University of Connecticut is a large public school located in Storrs, Connecticut that handed out 6,052 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at UCONN made $7,853,769 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 989 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 94%. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UCONN also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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#2

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Duke University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball athletes list. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in Durham, North Carolina, and it awarded 2,303 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Duke took home $3,821,554 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 973.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed. In addition to its Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Duke is ranked #2 for overall quality in the United States.

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#3

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana

The excellent sports programs at University of Notre Dame helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Women’s Basketball athletes. Notre Dame is a fairly large private not-for-profit school situated in Notre Dame, Indiana. It awarded 2,642 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Notre Dame made $2,017,752 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 995 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 98%. Notre Dame excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 1% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#4

Stanford University

Stanford, California

The excellent sports programs at Stanford University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Women’s Basketball athletes. Stanford, California is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,892 students in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Stanford brought home $2,289,210 in revenue in a single year. The team 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 98%. On top of its placing in this ranking, Stanford also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 1% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#5

Baylor University

Waco, Texas
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

Out of the 987 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Baylor University landed the #5 spot on the list. Baylor is a fairly large private not-for-profit school situated in Waco, Texas. It awarded 3,798 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Baylor made $9,485,162 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 981 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 90%. Baylor 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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#6

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee

Vanderbilt University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball list. Vanderbilt is a fairly large private not-for-profit school situated in Nashville, Tennessee. It awarded 2,280 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Vanderbilt brought home $4,401,360 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 989.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 97%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. On top of its placing in this ranking, Vanderbilt 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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#7

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois
#12 in Quality in the United States

Northwestern University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball ranking. Northwestern is a large private not-for-profit school situated in Evanston, Illinois. It awarded 2,770 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Northwestern brought home $227,757 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.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed. Northwestern excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 1% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#8

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, Maryland
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

With a ranking of #8, University of Maryland - College Park did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball ranking. Located in College Park, Maryland, the large public school awarded 8,390 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at UMCP brought home $677,530 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 963.

With a freshman retention rate of 96%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. UMCP 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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#9

University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

University of Miami did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball ranking, coming in at #9. University of Miami is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in Coral Gables, Florida that handed out 3,118 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at U Miami made $5,723,586 in revenue.

With a freshman retention rate of 91%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. On top of its placing in this ranking, U Miami 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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#10

Marquette University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

Marquette University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball list. Marquette is a fairly large private not-for-profit school situated in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It awarded 2,204 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Marquette brought in $4,572,038 while tallying up $4,427,322 in expenses for its Women’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $144,716. The team has a great academic progress rate of 990, 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 89%. In addition to its great ranking here, Marquette is in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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Top 15% in Quality in the United States

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville ranked #11 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball list. UT Knoxville is a public institution located in Knoxville, Tennessee. The school has a large population, and it awarded 5,103 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at UT Knoxville took home $3,504,184 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 971.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 86%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. UT Knoxville 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

DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois
Top 20% in Quality in the United States

DePaul University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball ranking, coming in at #12. DePaul is located in Chicago, Illinois and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 3,518 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at DePaul made $3,462,918 in revenue. With a perfect academic progress rate of 1000, the team is showing that they know how to hit the books, too.

DePaul 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

Gonzaga University

Spokane, Washington
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

With a ranking of #13, Gonzaga University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball ranking. Spokane, Washington is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,441 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Gonzaga made $3,939,901 in revenue. The team had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

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, Gonzaga 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

Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

Syracuse University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball ranking, coming in at #14. This large private not-for-profit school is located in Syracuse, New York, and it awarded 4,101 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Syracuse took home $2,389,280 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 983.

With a freshman retention rate of 91%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Syracuse 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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Top 10% in Quality in the United States

The University of Texas at Austin ranked #15 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball list. Located in Austin, Texas, the large public school handed out 10,098 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at UT Austin made $2,305,200 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 991.

With a freshman retention rate of 95%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. UT Austin 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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#16

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
Top 5% in Quality in the United States

University of Virginia - Main Campus ranked #16 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball list. 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.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at University of Virginia took home $4,267,198 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 995, signifying that team members care about their grades.

With a freshman retention rate of 96%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its great ranking here, University of Virginia is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#17

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

Florida State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball ranking, coming in at #17. Florida State is located in Tallahassee, Florida and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 9,688 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Florida State took home $7,680,432 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 979, 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 94%. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Florida State also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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Top 15% in Quality in the United States

Ohio State University - Main Campus landed the #18 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball ranking. Ohio State is a large public school situated in Columbus, Ohio. It awarded 11,596 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Ohio State brought home $794,802 in revenue in a single year.

With a freshman retention rate of 94%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Ohio State 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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#19

Rice University

Houston, Texas

With a ranking of #19, Rice University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball ranking. Rice University is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in Houston, Texas that handed out 1,228 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Rice brought home $2,944,961 in revenue in a single year. The great academic progress rate of 996 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools. In addition to its great ranking here, Rice is in the top 1% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#20

Elon University

Elon, North Carolina
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

Elon University came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball ranking. Elon is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school situated in Elon, North Carolina. It awarded 1,666 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Elon brought home $1,781,585 in revenue in a single year. The team had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 89%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Elon 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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#21

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Top 5% in Quality in the United States

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball ranking, coming in at #21. U-M is a public institution located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The school has a large population, and it awarded 7,815 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at U-M made $466,499 in revenue.

With a freshman retention rate of 97%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. U-M also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools in this category.

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#22

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

George Washington University landed the #22 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball ranking. This large private not-for-profit school is located in Washington, District of Columbia, and it awarded 3,447 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at GWU took home $2,518,181 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 991, 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. On top of its placing in this ranking, GWU 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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#23

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Top 5% in Quality in the United States

Wake Forest University landed the #23 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball ranking. Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school awarded 1,431 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Wake Forest University brought home $3,447,683 in revenue in a single year. 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 94%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its great ranking here, Wake Forest University is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#24

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut
Top 15% in Quality in the United States

With a ranking of #24, Quinnipiac University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball ranking. Hamden, Connecticut is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,891 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Quinnipiac made $2,735,931 in revenue. The team 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 86%. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Quinnipiac also is in the top 15% of our overall quality ranking.

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#25

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
Top 5% in Quality in the United States

University of California - Los Angeles did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball ranking, coming in at #25. UCLA is a large public school situated in Los Angeles, California. It awarded 9,069 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at UCLA brought home $1,009,216 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 989.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 97%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. UCLA 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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Rest of the Top 50 Best Colleges for Women's Basketball athletes

Not only did these schools make the top 50 list, but they also landed in the top 15% of this year’s ranking:

#26

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
#27

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, California
#28

Drake University

Des Moines, Iowa
#30

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon
#32

Creighton University

Omaha, Nebraska
#33

Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
#33

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
#35

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
#36

Belmont University

Nashville, Tennessee
#38

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia
#40

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
#41

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
#42

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana
#43

Fordham University

Bronx, New York
#44

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
#45

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia
#46

University of California - Davis

Davis, California
#47

Indiana University - Bloomington

Bloomington, Indiana
#48

Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania
#49

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
#50

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky

Rest of the Top 15% Best Colleges in the United States for International Students

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Rank College Location
51 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
52 Mercer University Macon, GA
53 University of California - Berkeley Berkeley, CA
54 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
55 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
56 Auburn University Auburn, AL
57 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
58 Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS
59 Amherst College Amherst, MA
60 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
61 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
62 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
63 Furman University Greenville, SC
64 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
65 University of Dayton Dayton, OH
Rank College Location
66 Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Atlanta, GA
67 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
68 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
69 College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA
70 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
71 University of Georgia Athens, GA
72 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
73 University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA
74 Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
75 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
76 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
77 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
78 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
79 University of Oregon Eugene, OR
80 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
81 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
82 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
83 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
84 Harvard University Cambridge, MA
85 University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO
86 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
87 University of Delaware Newark, DE
88 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL
89 Bentley University Waltham, MA
90 Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
Rank College Location
91 Iowa State University Ames, IA
92 Stetson University DeLand, FL
93 Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO
94 Saint Joseph’s University Philadelphia, PA
95 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
96 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
97 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
98 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
99 Rider University Lawrenceville, NJ
100 Trinity University San Antonio, TX
101 DePauw University Greencastle, IN
102 Tufts University Medford, MA
103 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
103 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
105 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
106 University of St Thomas Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
107 Colgate University Hamilton, NY
108 Clemson University Clemson, SC
108 Northeastern University Boston, MA
110 University of Denver Denver, CO
111 Siena College Loudonville, NY
112 University of California - Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
113 Ohio University - Athens Campus Athens, OH
114 Providence College Providence, RI
115 Rollins College Winter Park, FL
Rank College Location
116 Bryant University Smithfield, RI
117 University of Evansville Evansville, IN
118 University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
119 American University Washington, DC
120 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
121 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
121 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
123 University of Wyoming Laramie, WY
123 Ohio Northern University Ada, OH
125 Gustavus Adolphus College Saint Peter, MN
126 Cornell University Ithaca, NY
127 University at Albany Albany, NY
128 Eckerd College Saint Petersburg, FL
129 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA
130 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
131 Yale University New Haven, CT
132 Adelphi University Garden City, NY
133 Bowdoin College Brunswick, ME
134 Harding University Searcy, AR
135 Brown University Providence, RI
136 University of Mississippi University, MS
137 Augustana University Sioux Falls, SD
138 University of Scranton Scranton, PA
139 Whitman College Walla Walla, WA
140 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
Rank College Location
141 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
142 Jacksonville University Jacksonville, FL
142 University of Puget Sound Tacoma, WA
144 Samford University Birmingham, AL
145 Campbell University Buies Creek, NC
146 Princeton University Princeton, NJ
147 Ithaca College Ithaca, NY
148 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, NY

Honorable Mentions

These schools also performed well in our Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball ranking:

Rank College Location
149 Montana State University Bozeman, MT
149 Howard University Washington, DC
151 Wheaton College Illinois Wheaton, IL
152 University of Tulsa Tulsa, OK
153 Bradley University Peoria, IL
154 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA
155 University of Toledo Toledo, OH
156 Babson College Wellesley, MA
157 Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA
158 Messiah University Mechanicsburg, PA
159 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
160 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC
161 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
162 Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI
163 California State University - Long Beach Long Beach, CA
Rank College Location
164 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
165 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
165 Abilene Christian University Abilene, TX
167 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
168 Robert Morris University Moon Township, PA
169 Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
169 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
171 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
172 Wofford College Spartanburg, SC
173 Ashland University Ashland, OH
174 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
175 University of California - San Diego La Jolla, CA
176 Christopher Newport University Newport News, VA
177 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN
178 Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY
179 High Point University High Point, NC
180 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
180 Ball State University Muncie, IN
182 Sacred Heart University Fairfield, CT
183 Hope College Holland, MI
Rank College Location
184 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
185 California Baptist University Riverside, CA
186 University of California - Riverside Riverside, CA
187 Western Washington University Bellingham, WA
188 University of Hartford West Hartford, CT
189 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
190 College of the Holy Cross Worcester, MA
191 Catholic University of America Washington, DC
192 Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
193 Molloy College Rockville Centre, NY
194 Drury University Springfield, MO
194 University of Chicago Chicago, IL
196 Haverford College Haverford, PA
197 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
198 Miami University - Oxford Oxford, OH

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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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