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2021 Top New York Women's D3 Basketball Schools

53 Colleges
$35,663 Avg Tuition & Fees*
57% 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. One of our goals at College Factual is to give you as much information as we can - such as our Best Colleges for Division III Women's Basketball in New York ranking - to help you make that decision.

Our analysis looked at 53 schools in New York to determine which ones were the best for D3 Women's Basketball athletes in New York. 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 York for D3 Women's Basketball athletes in New York

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#1

Ithaca College

Ithaca, New York

Ithaca College tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D3 Women’s Basketball athletes in New York. Ithaca, New York is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,501 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Ithaca made $210,821 in revenue.

In addition to its great ranking here, Ithaca is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#2

SUNY Geneseo

Geneseo, New York

A rank of #2 on our list means SUNY Geneseo is a great place for D3 Women’s Basketball athletes in New York working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Geneseo, New York, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,408 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at SUNY Geneseo made $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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#3

University of Rochester

Rochester, New York

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend University of Rochester. The school came in at #3 in this year’s 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.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at University of Rochester brought home $270,670 in revenue in a single year.

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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#4

Clarkson University

Potsdam, New York

The excellent sports programs at Clarkson University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D3 Women’s Basketball athletes in New York. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Potsdam, New York, and it awarded 785 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at Clarkson made $146,987 in revenue, while incurring $143,022 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $3,965 in profit.

Clarkson 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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#5

Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, New York

The excellent sports programs at Skidmore College helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D3 Women’s Basketball athletes in New York. Located in Saratoga Springs, New York, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 717 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Skidmore made $110,731 in revenue.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 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, Skidmore 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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Hobart and William Smith Colleges came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New York ranking. The Colleges is located in Geneva, New York and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 594 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at The Colleges took home $215,182 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. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, The Colleges also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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#7

Union College New York

Schenectady, New York

Union College New York landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New York ranking. Union College is located in Schenectady, New York and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 571 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at Union College brought home $162,440 in revenue in a single year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 92%. In addition to its great ranking here, Union College is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#8

SUNY New Paltz

New Paltz, New York

SUNY New Paltz did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New York ranking, coming in at #8. SUNY New Paltz is a medium-sized public school located in New Paltz, New York that handed out 1,925 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at SUNY New Paltz made $189,853 in revenue, while incurring $178,155 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $11,698 in profit.

With a freshman retention rate of 86%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#9

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, New York

Vassar College came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New York ranking. Poughkeepsie, New York is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 761 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Vassar made $199,854 in revenue.

Since the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1, those pursuing a bachelor’s degree will have more opportunities to interact with their professors. Vassar did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our overall quality list.

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#10

Hamilton College

Clinton, New York

Hamilton College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New York ranking. Located in Clinton, New York, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 603 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Hamilton made $214,938 in revenue.

The student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1 is a sign that students will have more opportunities to engage with their professors one-on-one. Hamilton also took the #2 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New York ranking, coming in at #11. Troy, New York is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,359 students in 2018-2019.

The team at RPI took home $158,858 in revenue and paid out $153,644 in expenses in recent times. 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. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, RPI also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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#12

United States Merchant Marine Academy

Kings Point, New York

United States Merchant Marine Academy landed the #12 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New York ranking. This small public school is located in Kings Point, New York, and it awarded 200 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at USMMA made $194,674 in revenue, while incurring $174,124 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $20,550 in profit. The team had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

With a freshman retention rate of 92%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. USMMA 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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#13

Mount Saint Mary College

Newburgh, New York

Mount Saint Mary College ranked #13 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New York list. Mount Saint Mary is a private not-for-profit institution located in Newburgh, New York. The school has a small population, and it awarded 466 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at Mount Saint Mary made $121,317 in revenue, while incurring $115,860 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $5,457 in profit.

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#14

SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, New York

SUNY Oneonta landed the #14 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New York ranking. SUNY Oneonta is located in Oneonta, New York and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,527 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at SUNY Oneonta took home $160,961 in revenue.

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#15

Hartwick College

Oneonta, New York

Hartwick College landed the #15 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New York ranking. Located in Oneonta, New York, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 232 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Hartwick took home $139,212 in revenue.

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#16

St Lawrence University

Canton, New York

St Lawrence University ranked #16 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New York list. Canton, New York is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 765 students in 2018-2019.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at St. Lawrence brought home $137,204 in revenue in a single year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 92%. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, St. Lawrence also is in the top 15% of our overall quality ranking.

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#17

Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn College came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New York ranking. This fairly large public school is located in Brooklyn, New York, and it awarded 2,913 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Brooklyn College made $54,406 in revenue.

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#18

St. John Fisher College

Rochester, New York

With a ranking of #18, St. John Fisher College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New York ranking. Located in Rochester, New York, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 761 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Fisher brought in $190,067 while tallying up $181,292 in expenses for its D3 Women’s Basketball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $8,775 in profit.

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#19

The Sage Colleges

Troy, New York

With a ranking of #19, The Sage Colleges did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New York ranking. Troy, New York is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 352 students in 2018-2019.

The team at Russel Sage took home $123,254 in revenue and paid out $79,822 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $43,432.

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#20

Nazareth College

Rochester, New York

Nazareth College ranked #20 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New York list. Located in Rochester, New York, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 601 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Nazareth brought in $142,633 while tallying up $105,722 in expenses for its D3 Women’s Basketball team. Thus, the team actually made $36,911, which isn’t bad at all.

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#21

SUNY Old Westbury

Old Westbury, New York

With a ranking of #21, SUNY Old Westbury did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New York ranking. Located in Old Westbury, New York, the medium-sized public school handed out 980 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at SUNY Old Westbury made $51,717 in revenue, while incurring $48,933 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $2,784 for the sports team.

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#22

Baruch College

New York, New York

Baruch College came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New York ranking. Located in New York, New York, the fairly large public school handed out 3,824 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at Baruch brought home $43,906 in revenue in a single year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 90%.

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#23

SUNY Cortland

Cortland, New York

SUNY Cortland did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New York ranking, coming in at #23. SUNY Cortland is located in Cortland, New York and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,560 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at SUNY Cortland took home $111,942 in revenue.

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#24

Lehman College

Bronx, New York

Lehman College landed the #24 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New York ranking. Lehman is located in Bronx, New York and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,733 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at Lehman brought home $76,092 in revenue in a single year.

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#25

SUNY Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh, New York

With a ranking of #25, SUNY Plattsburgh did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in New York ranking. This medium-sized public school is located in Plattsburgh, New York, and it awarded 1,538 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at SUNY Plattsburgh made $221,301 in revenue.

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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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