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2021 Top Far Western US Region Men's Volleyball Schools

10 Colleges
$43,923 Avg Tuition & Fees*
59% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

With all of the options student athletes have for higher education today, it can be tough to choose which direction to take. 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 Volleyball in the Far Western US Region ranking.

Our analysis looked at 10 schools in the Far Western US Region to determine which ones were the best for Men's Volleyball athletes in the Far Western US 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 Far Western US Region for Men's Volleyball athletes in the Far Western US Region

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Southern California

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

Our 2021 rankings named University of Southern California the best school for Men’s Volleyball athletes in the Far Western US Region working on their bachelor’s degree. 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.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Volleyball team at USC made $925,971 in revenue. The team had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

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. USC excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#2

University of California - Los Angeles

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

Out of the 10 schools in the Far Western US Region that were part of this year’s ranking, University of California - Los Angeles landed the #2 spot on the list. UCLA is a public institution located in Los Angeles, California. The school has a large population, and it awarded 9,069 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Volleyball team at UCLA made $505,075 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 986 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

With a freshman retention rate of 97%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its great ranking here, UCLA is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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University of California - Irvine

Irvine, California
#17 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

The excellent sports programs at University of California - Irvine helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Volleyball athletes in the Far Western US Region. Located in Irvine, California, the large public school awarded 8,394 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Volleyball team at UC Irvine made $767,854 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 979 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 94%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. UC Irvine 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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#4

Pepperdine University

Malibu, California
#23 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Pepperdine University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Volleyball athletes in the Far Western US Region list. Malibu, California is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 943 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Volleyball team at Pepperdine took home $1,114,694 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 979 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 90%. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Pepperdine also is in the top 15% of our overall quality ranking.

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#5

Stanford University

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

Out of the 10 schools in the Far Western US Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Stanford University landed the #5 spot on the list. Stanford is a private not-for-profit institution located in Stanford, California. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 1,892 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Volleyball team at Stanford took home $83,659 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 991 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 98%. Stanford not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #2 on our overall quality list.

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#6

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, Hawaii

University of Hawaii at Manoa ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Volleyball in the Far Western US Region list. UH Manoa is a fairly large public school situated in Honolulu, Hawaii. It awarded 3,245 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Volleyball team at UH Manoa took home $1,106,731 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 995 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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California State University - Long Beach landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Volleyball in the Far Western US Region ranking. This large public school is located in Long Beach, California, and it awarded 8,950 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Volleyball team at CSULB took home $1,246,432 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 88%.

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#8

University of California - Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California
#18 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

University of California - Santa Barbara ranked #8 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Volleyball in the Far Western US Region list. Located in Santa Barbara, California, the large public school handed out 6,327 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Volleyball team at UCSB brought home $732,549 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 970.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 93%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. UCSB 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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#9

University of California - Santa Cruz

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

With a ranking of #9, University of California - Santa Cruz did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Volleyball in the Far Western US Region ranking. UC Santa Cruz is located in Santa Cruz, California and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 4,713 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Volleyball team at UC Santa Cruz took home $236,325 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 91%.

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#10

California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, California

California Lutheran University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Volleyball in the Far Western US Region list. California Lutheran University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Thousand Oaks, California that handed out 849 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Volleyball team at CLU made $183,749 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 10 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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