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2021 Top Maine Women's Basketball Schools

10 Colleges
$37,364 Avg Tuition & Fees*
53% 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. One of our goals at College Factual is to give you as much information as we can - such as our Best Colleges for Women's Basketball in Maine ranking - to help you make that decision.

Our analysis looked at 10 schools in Maine to determine which ones were the best for Women's Basketball athletes in Maine. 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 Maine for Women's Basketball athletes in Maine

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, Maine

Bowdoin College tops this year’s ranking as the best school for Women’s Basketball athletes in Maine. Located in Brunswick, Maine, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 664 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Bowdoin took home $285,414 in revenue and paid out $239,494 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $45,920.

With a freshman retention rate of 96%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Bowdoin not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #1 on our overall quality list.

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#2

University of Maine

Orono, Maine

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Maine. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball athletes in Maine list. UMaine is located in Orono, Maine and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,739 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Women’s Basketball team at UMaine brought home $1,372,435 in revenue in a single year. With a perfect academic progress rate of 1000, the team is showing that they know how to hit the books, too.

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#3

Colby College

Waterville, Maine

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Colby College. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball athletes in Maine list. Colby is a private not-for-profit institution located in Waterville, Maine. The school has a small population, and it awarded 608 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Colby made $213,751 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 94%. Colby did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our overall quality list.

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#4

University of New England

Biddeford, Maine

Out of the 10 schools in Maine that were part of this year’s ranking, University of New England landed the #4 spot on the list. University of New England is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in Biddeford, Maine that handed out 533 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at UNE took home $164,499 in revenue and paid out $156,853 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $7,646.

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#5

Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, Maine

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Maine Maritime Academy. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. Maine Maritime is a public institution located in Castine, Maine. The school has a small population, and it awarded 207 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Maine Maritime made $126,415 in revenue.

Maine Maritime also made our overall quality list, coming in at #4.

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Saint Joseph’s College of Maine came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Maine ranking. Saint Joseph’s Maine is a private not-for-profit institution located in Standish, Maine. The school has a small population, and it awarded 333 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Saint Joseph’s Maine took home $86,764 in revenue and paid out $85,691 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $1,073.

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#7

Bates College

Lewiston, Maine

Bates College ranked #7 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Maine list. Located in Lewiston, Maine, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 565 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The team at Bates took home $195,799 in revenue and paid out $195,723 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $76 for the sports team.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 95%. In addition to its Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Maine ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Bates is ranked #3 for overall quality in Maine.

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University of Maine at Farmington landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Maine ranking. UMaine Farmington is located in Farmington, Maine and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 372 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Women’s Basketball team at UMaine Farmington brought home $95,356 in revenue in a single year.

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#9

University of Southern Maine

Portland, Maine

University of Southern Maine landed the #9 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Maine ranking. This medium-sized public school is located in Portland, Maine, and it awarded 1,123 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at University of Southern Maine made $133,758 in revenue, while incurring $121,212 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $12,546, which isn’t bad at all.

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#10

Thomas College

Waterville, Maine

Thomas College landed the #10 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Maine ranking. Thomas College is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Waterville, Maine. It awarded 202 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Thomas College took home $70,905 in revenue and paid out $68,171 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $2,734.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 10 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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