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2021 Top District of Columbia Women's D1 Basketball Schools

4 Colleges
$46,923 Avg Tuition & Fees*
70% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

It's not easy to decide which college to attend when there are so many options available for student athletes. 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 Women's Basketball in District of Columbia ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

Our analysis looked at 4 schools in District of Columbia to determine which ones were the best for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in District of Columbia. 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 District of Columbia for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in District of Columbia

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
#2 in Quality in District of Columbia

Our 2021 rankings named George Washington University the best school for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in District of Columbia working on their bachelor’s degree. Washington, District of Columbia is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 3,447 students in 2018-2019.

The D1 Women’s Basketball team at GWU brought home $2,518,181 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 991.

With a freshman retention rate of 91%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. GWU not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #2 on our overall quality list.

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#2

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia
#1 in Quality in District of Columbia

Out of the 4 schools in District of Columbia that were part of this year’s ranking, Georgetown University landed the #2 spot on the list. 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.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at Georgetown made $3,083,397 in revenue. The team had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 96%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Georgetown not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #1 on our overall quality list.

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#3

American University

Washington, District of Columbia
#3 in Quality in District of Columbia

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend American University. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in Washington, District of Columbia, and it awarded 1,952 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at The American University made $1,682,790 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 90%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball in District of Columbia ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, The American University is ranked #3 for overall quality in District of Columbia.

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#4

Howard University

Washington, District of Columbia
#5 in Quality in District of Columbia

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Howard University. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. Washington, District of Columbia is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,353 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at Howard took home $1,133,820 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 94%. In addition to its Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball in District of Columbia ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Howard is ranked #5 for overall quality in District of Columbia.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 4 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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