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2021 Top Women's D2 Lacrosse Schools

96 Colleges
$36,035 Avg Tuition & Fees*
49% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Women's Division II Lacrosse BadgeStudent athletes have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. At College Factual, we're committed to helping you make that decision by providing information such as that found in our Best Colleges for Division II Women's Lacrosse ranking.

Our analysis looked at 96 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for D2 Women's Lacrosse athletes. 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 U.S. for D2 Women's Lacrosse athletes

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Adelphi University

Garden City, New York
Top 25% in Quality in the United States

Adelphi University tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D2 Women’s Lacrosse athletes. Adelphi University is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in Garden City, New York that handed out 1,262 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Women’s Lacrosse team at Adelphi made $646,857 in revenue.

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#2

Le Moyne College

Syracuse, New York
Top 20% in Quality in the United States

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Le Moyne College. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. Located in Syracuse, New York, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 798 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The team at LeMoyne took home $656,046 in revenue and paid out $639,804 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $16,242.

In addition to its great ranking here, LeMoyne is in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#3

Rollins College

Winter Park, Florida
Top 15% in Quality in the United States

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Rollins College. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D2 Women’s Lacrosse athletes list. Rollins College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Winter Park, Florida that handed out 664 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Women’s Lacrosse team at Rollins took home $482,731 in revenue.

In addition to its great ranking here, Rollins is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#4

Regis University

Denver, Colorado

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Regis University. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. Regis University is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in Denver, Colorado that handed out 952 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Lacrosse team at Regis U brought home $411,596 in revenue in a single year.

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#5

Florida Southern College

Lakeland, Florida

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Florida Southern College. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Lakeland, Florida, and it awarded 737 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Women’s Lacrosse team at Florida Southern took home $417,524 in revenue.

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#6

Molloy College

Rockville Centre, New York
Top 15% in Quality in the United States

With a ranking of #6, Molloy College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Lacrosse ranking. Molloy is a private not-for-profit institution located in Rockville Centre, New York. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 811 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Molloy brought in $282,792 while tallying up $268,702 in expenses for its D2 Women’s Lacrosse team. Thus, the team actually made $14,090, which isn’t bad at all.

With a freshman retention rate of 88%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Molloy 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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#7

New York Institute of Technology

Old Westbury, New York

With a ranking of #7, New York Institute of Technology did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Lacrosse ranking. New York Institute of Technology is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in Old Westbury, New York that handed out 832 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

NYIT brought in $541,355 while tallying up $514,827 in expenses for its D2 Women’s Lacrosse team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $26,528 for the sports team.

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#8

LIU Post

Brookville, New York

LIU Post came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Lacrosse ranking. Located in Brookville, New York, the fairly large private not-for-profit school awarded 1,739 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Lacrosse team at LIU Post brought home $1,402,707 in revenue in a single year.

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#9

Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, Florida

Florida Institute of Technology landed the #9 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Lacrosse ranking. Melbourne, Florida is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 787 students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Lacrosse team at Florida Tech made $344,712 in revenue, while incurring $339,725 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $4,987 in profit.

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#10

Mercyhurst University

Erie, Pennsylvania

Mercyhurst University landed the #10 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Lacrosse ranking. Erie, Pennsylvania is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 526 students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Lacrosse team at Mercyhurst brought home $523,055 in revenue in a single year.

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#11

Queens University of Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina

Queens University of Charlotte landed the #11 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Lacrosse ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Charlotte, North Carolina, and it awarded 400 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Women’s Lacrosse team at Queens made $505,082 in revenue.

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#12

Stonehill College

Easton, Massachusetts
Top 15% in Quality in the United States

Stonehill College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Lacrosse ranking, coming in at #12. Stonehill is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Easton, Massachusetts. It awarded 719 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Stonehill brought in $214,844 while tallying up $202,732 in expenses for its D2 Women’s Lacrosse team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $12,112 for the sports team.

With a freshman retention rate of 86%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Stonehill also is in the top 15% of our overall quality ranking.

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#13

University of New Haven

West Haven, Connecticut

University of New Haven came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Lacrosse ranking. University of New Haven is a private not-for-profit institution located in West Haven, Connecticut. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,189 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

University of New Haven brought in $410,098 while tallying up $410,097 in expenses for its D2 Women’s Lacrosse team. Thus, the team actually made $1, which isn’t bad at all.

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#14

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania
Top 25% in Quality in the United States

West Chester University of Pennsylvania did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Lacrosse ranking, coming in at #14. West Chester University of Pennsylvania is a fairly large public school located in West Chester, Pennsylvania that handed out 3,698 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

WCUPA brought in $374,436 while tallying up $348,624 in expenses for its D2 Women’s Lacrosse team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $25,812 in profit.

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#15

Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts
Top 5% in Quality in the United States

With a ranking of #15, Bentley University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Lacrosse ranking. Bentley is a private not-for-profit institution located in Waltham, Massachusetts. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,106 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Bentley took home $217,391 in revenue and paid out $214,186 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $3,205, which isn’t bad at all.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 92%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its great ranking here, Bentley is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#16

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Huntsville, Alabama

University of Alabama in Huntsville did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Lacrosse ranking, coming in at #16. Huntsville, Alabama is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,348 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Women’s Lacrosse team at UAH took home $448,216 in revenue.

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#17

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, Missouri

With a ranking of #17, Lindenwood University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Lacrosse ranking. Lindenwood University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Saint Charles, Missouri. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,829 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Women’s Lacrosse team at Lindenwood University made $626,387 in revenue.

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#18

Pace University - New York

New York, New York

Pace University - New York ranked #18 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Lacrosse list. Pace University is located in New York, New York and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,914 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The team at Pace University took home $377,454 in revenue and paid out $367,450 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $10,004 in profit.

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#19

Rockhurst University

Kansas City, Missouri
Top 25% in Quality in the United States

Rockhurst University landed the #19 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Lacrosse ranking. Kansas City, Missouri is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 463 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Women’s Lacrosse team at Rockhurst took home $298,935 in revenue.

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

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#20

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania landed the #20 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Lacrosse ranking. SRU is a medium-sized public school situated in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. It awarded 1,807 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Women’s Lacrosse team at SRU made $280,833 in revenue.

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#21

Assumption University

Worcester, Massachusetts
Top 20% in Quality in the United States

Assumption University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Lacrosse ranking, coming in at #21. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 571 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Assumption brought in $229,243 while tallying up $221,770 in expenses for its D2 Women’s Lacrosse team. Thus, the team actually made $7,473, which isn’t bad at all.

In addition to its great ranking here, Assumption is in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#22

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, Michigan
Top 25% in Quality in the United States

Grand Valley State University came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Lacrosse ranking. Grand Valley State University is a large public school located in Allendale, Michigan that handed out 5,421 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at GVSU took home $605,033 in revenue and paid out $569,410 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $35,623, which isn’t bad at all.

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#23

Seton Hill University

Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Seton Hill University ranked #23 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Lacrosse list. Seton Hill is located in Greensburg, Pennsylvania and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 356 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D2 Women’s Lacrosse team at Seton Hill brought home $397,888 in revenue in a single year.

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#24

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, New Hampshire
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

Saint Anselm College came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Lacrosse ranking. St. Anselm College is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Manchester, New Hampshire. It awarded 517 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Lacrosse team at St. Anselm College made $296,309 in revenue, while incurring $295,875 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $434, which isn’t bad at all.

With a freshman retention rate of 89%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. On top of its placing in this ranking, St. Anselm College 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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#25

Catawba College

Salisbury, North Carolina

Catawba College came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Lacrosse ranking. Located in Salisbury, North Carolina, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 300 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Women’s Lacrosse team at Catawba took home $316,073 in revenue.

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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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