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2021 Top New Jersey Women's D3 Basketball Schools

14 Colleges
$30,784 Avg Tuition & Fees*
39% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, student athletes have many different options to choose from. College Factual was founded, in part, to help students make the decision as to what would be the best school for them. Our Best Colleges for Division III Women's Basketball in New Jersey ranking is part of that endeavor.

After analyzing 14 schools in New Jersey, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D3 Women's Basketball athletes in New Jersey. 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 Jersey for D3 Women's Basketball athletes in New Jersey

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Montclair State University

Montclair, New Jersey

Our analysis found Montclair State University to be the best school for D3 Women’s Basketball athletes in New Jersey in this year’s ranking. Located in Montclair, New Jersey, the large public school awarded 4,013 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Montclair State brought in $199,275 while tallying up $192,728 in expenses for its D3 Women’s Basketball team. Thus, the team actually made $6,547, which isn’t bad at all.

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#2

Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, New Jersey

Out of the 14 schools in New Jersey that were part of this year’s ranking, Stevens Institute of Technology landed the #2 spot on the list. This medium-sized private not-for-profit school is located in Hoboken, New Jersey, and it awarded 766 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Stevens took home $177,375 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 94%. Stevens not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #3 on our overall quality list.

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#3

Rowan University

Glassboro, New Jersey

The excellent sports programs at Rowan University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D3 Women’s Basketball athletes in New Jersey. Rowan is a fairly large public school situated in Glassboro, New Jersey. It awarded 3,684 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Rowan brought in $240,877 while tallying up $217,217 in expenses for its D3 Women’s Basketball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $23,660 for the sports team.

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The excellent sports programs at Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D3 Women’s Basketball athletes in New Jersey. Located in Madison, New Jersey, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 573 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

FDU brought in $113,560 while tallying up $108,460 in expenses for its D3 Women’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $5,100.

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#5

The College of New Jersey

Ewing, New Jersey

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend The College of New Jersey. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D3 Women’s Basketball athletes in New Jersey list. TCNJ is a public institution located in Ewing, New Jersey. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,685 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at TCNJ took home $157,552 in revenue.

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 III Women’s Basketball in New Jersey ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, TCNJ is ranked #2 for overall quality in New Jersey.

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#6

Rutgers University - Camden

Camden, New Jersey

Rutgers University - Camden landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New Jersey ranking. Rutgers Camden is a medium-sized public school situated in Camden, New Jersey. It awarded 1,368 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Rutgers Camden took home $135,594 in revenue.

With a freshman retention rate of 88%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#7

Rutgers University - Newark

Newark, New Jersey

Rutgers University - Newark did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New Jersey ranking, coming in at #7. This fairly large public school is located in Newark, New Jersey, and it awarded 1,775 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at Rutgers Newark made $165,365 in revenue, while incurring $164,021 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $1,344 in profit.

Rutgers Newark 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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#8

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Mahwah, New Jersey

Ramapo College of New Jersey landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New Jersey ranking. Ramapo College of New Jersey is a medium-sized public school located in Mahwah, New Jersey that handed out 1,307 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at Ramapo College brought home $203,554 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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#9

Drew University

Madison, New Jersey

Drew University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New Jersey list. Located in Madison, New Jersey, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 345 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Drew made $165,823 in revenue.

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#10

Centenary University

Hackettstown, New Jersey

Centenary University landed the #10 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New Jersey ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Hackettstown, New Jersey, and it awarded 351 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Centenary brought in $58,547 while tallying up $57,056 in expenses for its D3 Women’s Basketball team. Thus, the team actually made $1,491, which isn’t bad at all.

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William Paterson University of New Jersey landed the #11 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New Jersey ranking. William Paterson University is a fairly large public school situated in Wayne, New Jersey. It awarded 1,785 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at William Paterson University took home $157,897 in revenue and paid out $157,630 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $267.

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#12

Kean University

Union, New Jersey

With a ranking of #12, Kean University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New Jersey ranking. Located in Union, New Jersey, the fairly large public school handed out 2,493 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Kean took home $189,659 in revenue.

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#13

College of Saint Elizabeth

Morristown, New Jersey

College of Saint Elizabeth came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New Jersey ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Morristown, New Jersey, and it awarded 171 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at CSE took home $57,141 in revenue.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools.

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#14

New Jersey City University

Jersey City, New Jersey

New Jersey City University ranked #14 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New Jersey list. Located in Jersey City, New Jersey, the medium-sized public school handed out 1,295 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at NJCU made $188,001 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 14 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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