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2021 Top Minnesota Women's D1 Basketball Schools

1 Colleges
$33,325 Avg Tuition & Fees*
59% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Student athletes have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. 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 Minnesota ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

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Top College in Minnesota for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in Minnesota

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Our 2021 rankings named University of Minnesota - Twin Cities the best school for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Minnesota working on their bachelor’s degree. This large public school is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and it awarded 8,988 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Women’s Basketball team at UMN Twin Cities brought home $1,089,358 in revenue in a single year. 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 93%. In addition to its Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball in Minnesota ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, UMN Twin Cities is ranked #3 for overall quality in Minnesota.

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Notes and References


*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 1 schools only.


  • 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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