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2021 Top New England Region Men's Football Schools

51 Colleges
$46,476 Avg Tuition & Fees*
73% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, student athletes have many different options to choose from. 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 Men's Football in the New England Region ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

We analyzed 51 colleges and universities across the New England Region to determine which were the best for Men's Football athletes in the New England Region. 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 the New England Region for Men's Football athletes in the New England Region

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#1

Boston College

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

Our 2021 rankings named Boston College the best school for Men’s Football athletes in the New England Region working on their bachelor’s degree. Boston College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 3,062 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Boston College brought in $32,347,820 while tallying up $24,855,252 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $7,492,568 in profit. 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. On top of its placing in this ranking, Boston College 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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#2

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts
#2 in Quality in the New England Region

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the fairly large private not-for-profit school awarded 1,333 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at MIT made $213,327 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 99%. MIT also made our overall quality list, coming in at #2.

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#3

Amherst College

Amherst, Massachusetts
#7 in Quality in the New England Region

Out of the 51 schools in the New England Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Amherst College landed the #3 spot on the list. Amherst is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Amherst, Massachusetts. It awarded 705 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at Amherst made $800,369 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 97%. In addition to its great ranking here, Amherst is in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#4

Wesleyan University

Middletown, Connecticut
#12 in Quality in the New England Region

Out of the 51 schools in the New England Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Wesleyan University landed the #4 spot on the list. Middletown, Connecticut is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,096 students in 2018-2019.

Wesleyan U brought in $740,782 while tallying up $739,889 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $893.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed. Wesleyan U 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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#5

Middlebury College

Middlebury, Vermont
#11 in Quality in the New England Region

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Middlebury College. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football athletes in the New England Region list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Middlebury, Vermont, and it awarded 771 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Middlebury brought home $424,053 in revenue in a single year.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools. Middlebury 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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#6

Colby College

Waterville, Maine
#14 in Quality in the New England Region

Colby College ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the New England Region list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Waterville, Maine, and it awarded 608 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at Colby took home $750,118 in revenue.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 94%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its great ranking here, Colby is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#7

Bates College

Lewiston, Maine
#15 in Quality in the New England Region

Bates College came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the New England Region ranking. Bates is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Lewiston, Maine. It awarded 565 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Bates took home $588,970 in revenue and paid out $588,814 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $156 for the sports team.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 95%. On top of its placing in this ranking, Bates 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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#8

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, Massachusetts
#17 in Quality in the New England Region

Worcester Polytechnic Institute did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the New England Region ranking, coming in at #8. WPI is a private not-for-profit institution located in Worcester, Massachusetts. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,138 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at WPI made $431,187 in revenue, while incurring $418,480 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $12,707 for the sports team.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 95%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. On top of its placing in this ranking, WPI 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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#9

Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts
#18 in Quality in the New England Region

Tufts University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the New England Region list. Tufts is a fairly large private not-for-profit school situated in Medford, Massachusetts. It awarded 1,822 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Tufts made $836,027 in revenue, while incurring $822,401 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $13,626.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 96%. Tufts 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

Trinity College

Hartford, Connecticut
#22 in Quality in the New England Region

Trinity College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the New England Region ranking. Located in Hartford, Connecticut, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 596 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Trinity Bantams brought in $1,092,512 while tallying up $857,170 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $235,342 for the sports team.

Since the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1, those pursuing a bachelor’s degree will have more opportunities to interact with their professors. Trinity Bantams 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

Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, Maine

Maine Maritime Academy came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the New England Region ranking. Located in Castine, Maine, the small public school awarded 207 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Maine Maritime brought home $440,452 in revenue in a single year.

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#12

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
#1 in Quality in the New England Region

Harvard University came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the New England Region ranking. Harvard is a large private not-for-profit school situated in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It awarded 2,902 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at Harvard made $3,163,293 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 982.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 98%. In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the New England Region ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Harvard is ranked #1 for overall quality in the New England Region .

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With a ranking of #13, University of New Hampshire - Main Campus did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the New England Region ranking. UNH is located in Durham, New Hampshire and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 3,550 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Football team at UNH brought home $5,264,384 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 970.

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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#14

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Maritime Academy ranked #14 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the New England Region list. Maritime is a small public school situated in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. It awarded 391 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at Maritime took home $195,235 in revenue.

With a freshman retention rate of 88%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#15

Western New England University

Springfield, Massachusetts

With a ranking of #15, Western New England University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the New England Region ranking. Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 569 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Western New England brought home $501,578 in revenue in a single year.

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#16

Salve Regina University

Newport, Rhode Island

Salve Regina University landed the #16 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the New England Region ranking. Located in Newport, Rhode Island, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 558 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at Salve Regina made $287,077 in revenue.

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#17

Springfield College

Springfield, Massachusetts

Springfield College came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the New England Region ranking. Springfield, Massachusetts is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 512 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at Springfield College made $791,482 in revenue.

With a freshman retention rate of 87%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#18

Endicott College

Beverly, Massachusetts

With a ranking of #18, Endicott College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the New England Region ranking. Endicott is located in Beverly, Massachusetts and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 799 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Football team at Endicott brought home $289,577 in revenue in a single year.

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#19

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, Massachusetts
#10 in Quality in the New England Region

College of the Holy Cross ranked #19 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the New England Region list. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 848 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at Holy Cross took home $5,605,872 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 987.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 95%. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Holy Cross also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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#20

University of Connecticut

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

University of Connecticut ranked #20 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the New England Region list. UCONN is a public institution located in Storrs, Connecticut. The school has a large population, and it awarded 6,052 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the 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.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 94%. 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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#21

Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire
#6 in Quality in the New England Region

Dartmouth College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the New England Region ranking, coming in at #21. Located in Hanover, New Hampshire, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school awarded 1,249 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Dartmouth brought home $3,357,730 in revenue in a single year. The team has a great academic progress rate of 992, signifying that team members care about their grades.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Dartmouth also is in the top 5% of our overall quality ranking.

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#22

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth ranked #22 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the New England Region list. North Dartmouth, Massachusetts is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,469 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at UMass Dartmouth made $259,548 in revenue, while incurring $238,979 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $20,569 in profit.

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#23

Bryant University

Smithfield, Rhode Island

Bryant University came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the New England Region ranking. Smithfield, Rhode Island is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 931 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Bryant brought home $4,171,935 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 90%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#24

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, Massachusetts

With a ranking of #24, Fitchburg State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the New England Region ranking. Fitchburg, Massachusetts is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 815 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at Fitchburg State made $159,334 in revenue.

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#25

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island
#5 in Quality in the New England Region

Brown University ranked #25 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the New England Region list. Brown is a fairly large private not-for-profit school situated in Providence, Rhode Island. It awarded 2,097 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Brown brought home $3,431,594 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 994.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools. In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Football in the New England Region ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Brown is ranked #5 for overall quality in the New England Region .

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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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