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2021 Top New England Region Men's D1 (FBS) Football Schools

3 Colleges
$44,505 Avg Tuition & Fees*
75% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When it comes to choosing a college, student athletes have a lot of options - but not all of them are good. 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 Division I (FBS) Men's Football in the New England Region ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

We analyzed 3 colleges and universities across the New England Region to determine which were the best for D1 (FBS) Men's Football athletes in the New England Region. Our ranking methodology focuses a number of different objective factors - such as the overall quality of the school, the school's athletic competitiveness, and the amount of athletic aid per student - to make this determination. Having a great sports team is not enough - the school must also focus on academic excellence.

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Top Colleges in the New England Region for D1 (FBS) Men's Football athletes in the New England Region

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
#19 in Quality in the New England Region

Boston College tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D1 (FBS) Men’s Football athletes in the New England Region. Boston College is a fairly large private not-for-profit school situated in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. It awarded 3,062 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The FBS Men’s Football team at Boston College made $32,347,820 in revenue, while incurring $24,855,252 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $7,492,568 for the sports team. The great academic progress rate of 989 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

With a freshman retention rate of 95%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its great ranking here, Boston College is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#2

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
Top 20% in Quality in the New England Region

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Connecticut. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 (FBS) Men’s Football athletes in the New England Region list. Storrs, Connecticut is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 6,052 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the FBS Men’s Football team at UCONN made $16,224,408 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 976 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

With a freshman retention rate of 94%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its great ranking here, UCONN is in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#3

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
Top 25% in Quality in the New England Region

The excellent sports programs at University of Massachusetts Amherst helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D1 (FBS) Men’s Football athletes in the New England Region. Located in Amherst, Massachusetts, the large public school handed out 6,878 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The FBS Men’s Football team at UMass Amherst brought home $10,347,538 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 938.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 91%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

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