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2021 Top Middle Atlantic Region Women's D3 Basketball Schools

132 Colleges
$47,962 Avg Tuition & Fees*
71% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

With all of the options student athletes have for higher education today, it can be tough to choose which direction to take. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Division III Women's Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

Our analysis looked at 132 schools in the Middle Atlantic Region to determine which ones were the best for D3 Women'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 Women's Basketball athletes in the Middle Atlantic Region

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#1

University of Scranton

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

Our 2021 rankings named University of Scranton the best school for D3 Women’s Basketball athletes in the Middle Atlantic Region working on their bachelor’s degree. University of Scranton is located in Scranton, Pennsylvania and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 938 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at University of Scranton made $278,348 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 87%. In addition to its great ranking here, University of Scranton is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#2

Ithaca College

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

A rank of #2 on our list means Ithaca College is a great place for D3 Women’s Basketball athletes in the Middle Atlantic Region working on their bachelor’s degree. 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 Women’s Basketball team at Ithaca took home $210,821 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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#3

SUNY Geneseo

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

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend SUNY Geneseo. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. SUNY Geneseo is located in Geneseo, New York and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,408 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at SUNY Geneseo took home $125,164 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.

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#4

Messiah University

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Top 20% in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

A rank of #4 on our list means Messiah University is a great place for D3 Women’s Basketball athletes in the Middle Atlantic Region working on their bachelor’s degree. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and it awarded 636 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Messiah brought in $199,291 while tallying up $151,407 in expenses for its D3 Women’s Basketball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $47,884 for the sports team.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 88%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Messiah also is in the top 20% of our overall quality ranking.

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#5

Carnegie Mellon University

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

Out of the 132 schools in the Middle Atlantic Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Carnegie Mellon University landed the #5 spot on the list. 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.

Speaking financially, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Carnegie Mellon took home $217,520 in revenue.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 96%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Carnegie Mellon 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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#6

Catholic University of America

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

Catholic University of America landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. 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.

CUA brought in $250,727 while tallying up $247,577 in expenses for its D3 Women’s Basketball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $3,150 in profit.

The student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1 is a sign that students will have more opportunities to engage with their professors one-on-one. CUA excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#7

Haverford College

Haverford, Pennsylvania
#14 in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Haverford College landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Located in Haverford, Pennsylvania, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 343 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at Haverford brought home $134,397 in revenue in a single year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 97%. On top of its placing in this ranking, Haverford 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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#8

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
#23 in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Gettysburg College landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 722 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Gettysburg made $130,389 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. Gettysburg 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 Rochester

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

University of Rochester landed the #9 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Located in Rochester, New York, the fairly large private not-for-profit school awarded 1,921 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at University of Rochester made $270,670 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. On top of its placing in this ranking, University of Rochester 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

Dickinson College

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

Dickinson College landed the #10 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Dickinson is a private not-for-profit institution located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The school has a small population, and it awarded 752 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at Dickinson made $101,749 in revenue, while incurring $100,165 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $1,584.

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. On top of its placing in this ranking, Dickinson 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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#11

Muhlenberg College

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

With a ranking of #11, Muhlenberg College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Allentown, Pennsylvania is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 733 students in 2018-2019.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at Muhlenberg brought home $295,522 in revenue in a single year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 91%. Muhlenberg 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

Clarkson University

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

Clarkson University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, coming in at #12. Clarkson is located in Potsdam, New York and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 785 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The team at Clarkson took home $146,987 in revenue and paid out $143,022 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $3,965 for the sports team.

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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#13

Skidmore College

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

Skidmore College landed the #13 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Saratoga Springs, New York, and it awarded 717 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Skidmore took home $110,731 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. 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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Top 10% in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

With a ranking of #14, Hobart and William Smith Colleges did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Geneva, New York is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 594 students in 2018-2019.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at The Colleges brought home $215,182 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. The Colleges 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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#14

Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Top 20% in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Elizabethtown College landed the #14 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Etown is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. It awarded 527 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Etown made $125,146 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 87%. On top of its placing in this ranking, Etown 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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#16

Montclair State University

Montclair, New Jersey

With a ranking of #16, Montclair State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Montclair State is located in Montclair, New Jersey and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 4,013 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at Montclair State made $199,275 in revenue, while incurring $192,728 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $6,547 in profit.

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#17

Johns Hopkins University

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

Johns Hopkins University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, coming in at #17. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, the large private not-for-profit school handed out 1,747 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Johns Hopkins made $281,147 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. Johns Hopkins not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #4 on our overall quality list.

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#18

Stevens Institute of Technology

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

Stevens Institute of Technology landed the #18 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Stevens is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school situated in Hoboken, New Jersey. It awarded 766 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Stevens made $177,375 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. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Stevens also is in the top 15% of our overall quality ranking.

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#19

Washington & Jefferson College

Washington, Pennsylvania
Top 20% in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Washington & Jefferson College came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Washington, Pennsylvania, and it awarded 382 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

W&J brought in $173,474 while tallying up $173,465 in expenses for its D3 Women’s Basketball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $9 for the sports team.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 87%. W&J excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#20

Union College New York

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

With a ranking of #20, Union College New York did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Union College New York is a small private not-for-profit school located in Schenectady, New York that handed out 571 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Union College took home $162,440 in revenue.

With a freshman retention rate of 92%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. On top of its placing in this ranking, Union College 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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#21

Moravian College

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

With a ranking of #21, Moravian College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Moravian College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania that handed out 571 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Moravian made $188,029 in revenue.

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#22

SUNY New Paltz

New Paltz, New York

SUNY New Paltz landed the #22 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. New Paltz, New York is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,925 students in 2018-2019.

The team at SUNY New Paltz took home $189,853 in revenue and paid out $178,155 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $11,698 in profit.

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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#23

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, New York
#10 in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Vassar College came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Vassar is a private not-for-profit institution located in Poughkeepsie, New York. The school has a small population, and it awarded 761 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at Vassar brought home $199,854 in revenue in a single year.

With a freshman retention rate of 96%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Vassar also is in the top 5% of our overall quality ranking.

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#24

Hamilton College

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

With a ranking of #24, Hamilton College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. 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.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at Hamilton brought home $214,938 in revenue in a single year.

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. Hamilton 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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#19 in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. RPI is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school situated in Troy, New York. It awarded 1,359 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at RPI made $158,858 in revenue, while incurring $153,644 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $5,214 in profit.

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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Honorable Mentions

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

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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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