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2021 Top New York Men's Football Schools

29 Colleges
$41,249 Avg Tuition & Fees*
62% 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. College Factual was founded, in part, to help students make the decision as to what would be the best school for them. Our Best Colleges for Men's Football in New York ranking is part of that endeavor.

We analyzed 29 colleges and universities across New York to determine which were the best for Men's Football athletes in New York. 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 New York for Men's Football athletes in New York

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Our 2021 rankings named Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute the best school for Men’s Football athletes in New York working on their bachelor’s degree. 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.

RPI brought in $768,173 while tallying up $707,149 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $61,024.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 93%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. On top of its placing in this ranking, RPI 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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#2

Hamilton College

Clinton, New York

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Hamilton College. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football athletes in New York list. Hamilton College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Clinton, New York that handed out 603 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at Hamilton took home $705,470 in revenue.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed. Hamilton also took the #2 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#3

Union College New York

Schenectady, New York

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Union College New York. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. Union College New York is a small private not-for-profit school located in Schenectady, New York that handed out 571 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Union College brought in $634,775 while tallying up $551,753 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $83,022 in profit.

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, Union College also is in the top 5% of our overall quality ranking.

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#4

University of Rochester

Rochester, New York

A rank of #4 on our list means University of Rochester is a great place for Men’s Football athletes in New York working on their bachelor’s degree. 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 Men’s Football team at University of Rochester brought home $485,831 in revenue in a single year.

With a freshman retention rate of 97%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, University of Rochester also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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Fordham University

Bronx, New York

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Fordham University. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. Located in Bronx, New York, the fairly large private not-for-profit school awarded 2,501 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Fordham U brought home $7,594,200 in revenue in a single year. The great academic progress rate of 985 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

With a freshman retention rate of 91%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#6

United States Merchant Marine Academy

Kings Point, New York

United States Merchant Marine Academy landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in New York ranking. Located in Kings Point, New York, the small public school handed out 200 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

USMMA brought in $676,874 while tallying up $524,078 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $152,796. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 975.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 92%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, USMMA also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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St Lawrence University

Canton, New York

St Lawrence University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in New York ranking, coming in at #7. St. Lawrence is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Canton, New York. It awarded 765 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at St. Lawrence made $541,823 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 92%. On top of its placing in this ranking, St. Lawrence also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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Hobart and William Smith Colleges came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football 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 Men’s Football team at The Colleges took home $560,632 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. The Colleges 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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Ithaca College

Ithaca, New York

With a ranking of #9, Ithaca College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in New York ranking. Located in Ithaca, New York, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school awarded 1,501 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at Ithaca made $696,855 in revenue.

Ithaca 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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#10

Colgate University

Hamilton, New York

Colgate University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in New York ranking, coming in at #10. Colgate University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Hamilton, New York that handed out 894 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Colgate brought home $6,743,022 in revenue in a single year. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 990.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools. Colgate did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our overall quality list.

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#11

St. John Fisher College

Rochester, New York

St. John Fisher College came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in New York ranking. Fisher is located in Rochester, New York and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 761 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The team at Fisher took home $560,143 in revenue and paid out $537,479 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $22,664.

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Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York

Syracuse University ranked #12 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in New York list. Syracuse is a large private not-for-profit school situated in Syracuse, New York. It awarded 4,101 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Syracuse made $43,813,014 in revenue, while incurring $28,000,705 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $15,812,309. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 965.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 91%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its great ranking here, Syracuse is in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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SUNY Cortland

Cortland, New York

SUNY Cortland came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in New York ranking. SUNY Cortland is a medium-sized public school located in Cortland, New York that handed out 1,560 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at SUNY Cortland made $665,190 in revenue.

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SUNY Maritime College

Throggs Neck, New York

SUNY Maritime College came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in New York ranking. SUNY Maritime College is a small public school located in Throggs Neck, New York that handed out 383 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at SUNY Maritime College took home $429,546 in revenue and paid out $418,541 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $11,005 for the sports team.

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Hartwick College

Oneonta, New York

Hartwick College came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in New York ranking. Hartwick College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Oneonta, New York that handed out 232 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Hartwick brought home $327,258 in revenue in a single year.

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#16

The College at Brockport

Brockport, New York

The College at Brockport ranked #16 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in New York list. Brockport, New York is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,985 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at SUNY Brockport took home $588,642 in revenue.

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Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York

Stony Brook University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in New York ranking, coming in at #17. SUNY Stony Brook is a public institution located in Stony Brook, New York. The school has a large population, and it awarded 4,945 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at SUNY Stony Brook took home $5,162,317 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 965.

With a freshman retention rate of 90%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. SUNY Stony Brook 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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Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

With a ranking of #18, Cornell University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in New York ranking. This large private not-for-profit school is located in Ithaca, New York, and it awarded 4,145 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Cornell brought home $3,468,715 in revenue in a single year. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 981.

With a freshman retention rate of 97%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Cornell also took the #1 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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University at Albany

Albany, New York

University at Albany did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in New York ranking, coming in at #19. Albany, New York is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 3,525 students in 2018-2019.

The team at UAlbany took home $4,910,081 in revenue and paid out $4,450,095 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $459,986 in profit.

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Alfred University

Alfred, New York

Alfred University landed the #20 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in New York ranking. Alfred is a private not-for-profit institution located in Alfred, New York. The school has a small population, and it awarded 356 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Alfred brought home $593,414 in revenue in a single year.

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#21

Wagner College

Staten Island, New York

Wagner College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in New York ranking, coming in at #21. Wagner College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Staten Island, New York that handed out 457 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Wagner brought in $3,671,611 while tallying up $3,636,726 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $34,885 in profit. The academic progress rate of the team is 965.

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Marist College

Poughkeepsie, New York

Marist College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in New York ranking, coming in at #22. Marist is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school situated in Poughkeepsie, New York. It awarded 1,353 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at Marist made $1,514,261 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 979.

With a freshman retention rate of 89%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its great ranking here, Marist is in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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With a ranking of #23, Columbia University in the City of New York did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in New York ranking. Columbia University in the City of New York is a large private not-for-profit school located in New York, New York that handed out 2,702 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at Columbia made $5,033,453 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 959.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed. Columbia not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #4 on our overall quality list.

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University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York

University at Buffalo came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in New York ranking. This large public school is located in Buffalo, New York, and it awarded 5,273 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at University at Buffalo took home $8,599,068 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 955.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 87%. University at Buffalo 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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Utica College

Utica, New York

Utica College ranked #25 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in New York list. Utica College is located in Utica, New York and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,031 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Football team at Utica College made $791,208 in revenue, while incurring $784,504 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $6,704, which isn’t bad at all.

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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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