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2021 Top Women's Fencing Schools

3 Colleges
$45,769 Avg Tuition & Fees*
72% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Women's Fencing BadgeIt's not easy to decide which college to attend when there are so many options available for student athletes. 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 Women's Fencing ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

After analyzing 3 schools in the United States, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Women's Fencing athletes. 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 U.S. for Women's Fencing athletes

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:


Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
#3 in Quality in the United States

Our analysis found Harvard University to be the best school for Women’s Fencing athletes in this year’s ranking. Harvard is a private not-for-profit institution located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The school has a large population, and it awarded 2,902 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Fencing team at Harvard brought home $182,324 in revenue in a single year. The team has a great academic progress rate of 994, signifying that team members care about their grades.

Since the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1, those pursuing a bachelor’s degree will have more opportunities to interact with their professors. Harvard also made our overall quality list, coming in at #3.

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Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
#10 in Quality in the United States

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Yale University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Fencing athletes list. Yale University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in New Haven, Connecticut that handed out 1,664 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Fencing team at Yale brought home $203,784 in revenue in a single year. The great academic progress rate of 988 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

With a freshman retention rate of 99%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Yale also is in the top 1% of our overall quality ranking.

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Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top 20% in Quality in the United States

A rank of #3 on our list means Temple University is a great place for Women’s Fencing athletes working on their bachelor’s degree. Temple is a public institution located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The school has a large population, and it awarded 6,523 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Fencing team at Temple brought home $602,751 in revenue in a single year. Sports aren’t the only thing that the team excels at - they had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 90%. On top of its placing in this ranking, Temple 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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Notes and References


*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 3 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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