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2021 Top Far Western US Region Men's Football Schools

38 Colleges
$43,457 Avg Tuition & Fees*
59% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, student athletes have many different options to choose from. At College Factual, we're committed to helping you make that decision by providing information such as that found in our Best Colleges for Men's Football in the Far Western US Region ranking.

Our analysis looked at 38 schools in the Far Western US Region to determine which ones were the best for Men's Football athletes in the Far Western US Region. Our ranking is based on several objective factors, including the school's overall quality and the athletic competitiveness of the school. We steer clear of subjective measures since they don't give a clear picture when determining how one school compares to another. So, even if a school has a great team, it won't place well if it is also considered a low quality college or university.

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Top Colleges in the Far Western US Region for Men's Football athletes in the Far Western US Region

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#14 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

Our 2021 rankings named University of Washington - Seattle Campus the best school for Men’s Football athletes in the Far Western US Region working on their bachelor’s degree. UW Seattle is a large public school situated in Seattle, Washington. It awarded 9,269 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

UW Seattle brought in $84,041,770 while tallying up $40,474,139 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $43,567,631. The team has a great academic progress rate of 999, signifying that team members care about their grades.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 94%. UW Seattle 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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#2

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
#6 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

The excellent sports programs at University of Southern California helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Football athletes in the Far Western US Region. USC is a private not-for-profit institution located in Los Angeles, California. The school has a large population, and it awarded 5,337 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

USC brought in $50,046,008 while tallying up $32,124,522 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. Thus, the team actually made $17,921,486, which isn’t bad at all. The academic progress rate of the team is 970.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 96%. In addition to its great ranking here, USC is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#3

Stanford University

Stanford, California
#2 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Stanford University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football athletes in the Far Western US Region list. Stanford is a fairly large private not-for-profit school situated in Stanford, California. It awarded 1,892 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Stanford made $44,462,092 in revenue, while incurring $30,470,121 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $13,991,971, which isn’t bad at all. The team has a great academic progress rate of 990, signifying that team members care about their grades.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 98%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Stanford also made our overall quality list, coming in at #2.

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#4

Pomona College

Claremont, California
#3 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Pomona College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football athletes in the Far Western US Region list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Claremont, California, and it awarded 449 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Pomona brought in $499,487 while tallying up $420,830 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $78,657 in profit.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 98%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Pomona not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #3 on our overall quality list.

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#5

University of San Diego

San Diego, California
#25 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend University of San Diego. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. Located in San Diego, California, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school handed out 1,501 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at USD made $1,532,784 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 977, signifying that team members care about their grades.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 90%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. USD also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

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#6

Occidental College

Los Angeles, California
#16 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

Occidental College ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the Far Western US Region list. Los Angeles, California is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 529 students in 2018-2019.

Oxy brought in $752,107 while tallying up $469,493 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $282,614 for the sports team.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 91%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Oxy also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

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#7

San Diego State University

San Diego, California

With a ranking of #7, San Diego State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the Far Western US Region ranking. Located in San Diego, California, the large public school handed out 8,159 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at SDSU brought home $13,422,004 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 969.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 89%.

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#8

Chapman University

Orange, California
Top 20% in Quality in the Far Western US Region

Chapman University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the Far Western US Region ranking, coming in at #8. Chapman is a private not-for-profit institution located in Orange, California. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,717 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at Chapman made $509,937 in revenue.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 91%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Chapman excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#9

University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, Washington
Top 20% in Quality in the Far Western US Region

University of Puget Sound landed the #9 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the Far Western US Region ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Tacoma, Washington, and it awarded 664 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at Puget Sound took home $487,051 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. On top of its placing in this ranking, Puget Sound 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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#10

Willamette University

Salem, Oregon
Top 20% in Quality in the Far Western US Region

Willamette University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the Far Western US Region list. Located in Salem, Oregon, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 513 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Willamette brought home $621,222 in revenue in a single year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 86%. Willamette 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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#11

University of Redlands

Redlands, California
Top 25% in Quality in the Far Western US Region

University of Redlands landed the #11 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the Far Western US Region ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Redlands, California, and it awarded 755 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at University of Redlands took home $748,166 in revenue and paid out $716,281 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $31,885, which isn’t bad at all.

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#12

Whitworth University

Spokane, Washington
Top 25% in Quality in the Far Western US Region

Whitworth University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the Far Western US Region ranking, coming in at #12. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Spokane, Washington, and it awarded 625 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Whitworth brought in $719,310 while tallying up $717,108 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. Thus, the team actually made $2,202, which isn’t bad at all.

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#13

Pacific University

Forest Grove, Oregon

Pacific University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the Far Western US Region ranking, coming in at #13. Pacific University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Forest Grove, Oregon that handed out 519 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at Pacific took home $756,187 in revenue.

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#14

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

Washington State University came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the Far Western US Region ranking. Wazzu is a large public school situated in Pullman, Washington. It awarded 5,827 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Wazzu brought in $45,338,410 while tallying up $22,052,168 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. Thus, the team actually made $23,286,242, which isn’t bad at all. The academic progress rate of the team is 963.

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#15

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
#10 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

University of California - Berkeley landed the #15 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the Far Western US Region ranking. University of California - Berkeley is a large public school located in Berkeley, California that handed out 9,627 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

UC Berkeley brought in $33,532,252 while tallying up $27,790,118 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $5,742,134. The great academic progress rate of 977 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 97%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. UC Berkeley also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

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University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
#8 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

University of California - Los Angeles came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the Far Western US Region ranking. Los Angeles, California is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 9,069 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at UCLA made $41,288,698 in revenue, while incurring $35,463,068 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $5,825,630 for the sports team. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 944.

With a freshman retention rate of 97%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. On top of its placing in this ranking, UCLA also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#17

Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, Washington

Pacific Lutheran University came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the Far Western US Region ranking. Pacific Lutheran University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Tacoma, Washington that handed out 728 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at PLU brought home $647,753 in revenue in a single year.

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#18

California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, California

California Lutheran University landed the #18 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the Far Western US Region ranking. CLU is a private not-for-profit institution located in Thousand Oaks, California. The school has a small population, and it awarded 849 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at CLU made $572,673 in revenue.

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#19

George Fox University

Newberg, Oregon

George Fox University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the Far Western US Region ranking, coming in at #19. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Newberg, Oregon, and it awarded 718 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at GFU made $1,103,118 in revenue, while incurring $879,028 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $224,090.

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#20

University of La Verne

La Verne, California

University of La Verne ranked #20 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the Far Western US Region list. This medium-sized private not-for-profit school is located in La Verne, California, and it awarded 1,300 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

ULV brought in $482,898 while tallying up $462,198 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $20,700 for the sports team.

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#21

University of Oregon

Eugene, Oregon
Top 25% in Quality in the Far Western US Region

University of Oregon landed the #21 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the Far Western US Region ranking. UO is located in Eugene, Oregon and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 5,139 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

UO brought in $72,146,320 while tallying up $33,024,841 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $39,121,479 for the sports team. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 968.

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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With a ranking of #22, Linfield University - McMinnville Campus did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the Far Western US Region ranking. Linfield is a private not-for-profit institution located in McMinnville, Oregon. The school has a small population, and it awarded 338 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Linfield made $687,345 in revenue, while incurring $571,670 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $115,675.

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#24 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the Far Western US Region ranking, coming in at #23. California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo is a large public school located in San Luis Obispo, California that handed out 5,185 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo brought home $4,546,931 in revenue in a single year. The team has a great academic progress rate of 983, signifying that team members care about their grades.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 95%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 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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#24

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, Hawaii

University of Hawaii at Manoa did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the Far Western US Region ranking, coming in at #24. Located in Honolulu, Hawaii, the fairly large public school handed out 3,245 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at UH Manoa brought home $12,737,691 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 949.

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#25

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon

Oregon State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the Far Western US Region ranking, coming in at #25. Oregon State is located in Corvallis, Oregon and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 5,981 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Oregon State brought in $35,844,057 while tallying up $23,695,109 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. Thus, the team actually made $12,148,948, which isn’t bad at all. The academic progress rate of the team is 975.

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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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