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Best NCAA Division 1 Football Colleges

Top D1 Football Schools

NCSA analyzed over 250 four-year colleges with college football programs across two NCAA Division 1 sub-divisions (D1-FBS (formally D1-A), D1-FBS (formally D1-AA)) to develop a list of the Best Division 1 Football Colleges for Student-Athletes.

NCSA Power Rankings are based on proprietary analysis of NCSA Favorites data obtained from the college search activity of the over 2 million student-athletes on the NCSA recruiting network, general academic rankings by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges, IPEDS graduation rates and IPEDS average cost after aid.  

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1
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$47,940
Avg. Cost After Aid
$16,562
NCSA Favorites
7390
General Rank
7
Grad Rank
12
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2
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$39,602
Avg. Cost After Aid
$14,760
NCSA Favorites
9446
General Rank
17
Grad Rank
36
Favorite
3
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$33,916
Avg. Cost After Aid
$11,100
NCSA Favorites
6554
General Rank
28
Grad Rank
39
Favorite
4
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$28,659
Avg. Cost After Aid
$15,283
NCSA Favorites
12808
General Rank
29
Grad Rank
58
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5
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$45,410
Avg. Cost After Aid
$16,408
NCSA Favorites
8366
General Rank
25
Grad Rank
39
Favorite
6
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$45,320
Avg. Cost After Aid
$16,302
NCSA Favorites
3535
General Rank
1
Grad Rank
2
Favorite
7
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$51,265
Avg. Cost After Aid
$22,011
NCSA Favorites
8678
General Rank
8
Grad Rank
8
Favorite
8
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$40,191
Avg. Cost After Aid
$18,178
NCSA Favorites
6545
General Rank
20
Grad Rank
26
Favorite
9
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$32,404
Avg. Cost After Aid
$15,873
NCSA Favorites
8419
General Rank
29
Grad Rank
69
Favorite
10
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$45,756
Avg. Cost After Aid
$16,594
NCSA Favorites
4870
General Rank
23
Grad Rank
20
Favorite
11
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$29,844
Avg. Cost After Aid
$15,934
NCSA Favorites
11660
General Rank
47
Grad Rank
78
Favorite
12
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$47,074
Avg. Cost After Aid
$17,030
NCSA Favorites
2396
General Rank
1
Grad Rank
1
Favorite
13
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$34,791
Avg. Cost After Aid
$9,443
NCSA Favorites
5323
General Rank
66
Grad Rank
78
Favorite
14
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$35,682
Avg. Cost After Aid
$14,356
NCSA Favorites
9608
General Rank
53
Grad Rank
106
Favorite
15
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$45,610
Avg. Cost After Aid
$23,295
NCSA Favorites
5949
General Rank
13
Grad Rank
26
Favorite
16
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$49,685
Avg. Cost After Aid
$27,453
NCSA Favorites
6561
General Rank
17
Grad Rank
2
Favorite
17
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$32,738
Avg. Cost After Aid
$15,910
NCSA Favorites
5879
General Rank
53
Grad Rank
69
Favorite
18
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$28,229
Avg. Cost After Aid
$18,042
NCSA Favorites
14236
General Rank
62
Grad Rank
80
Favorite
19
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$49,480
Avg. Cost After Aid
$18,053
NCSA Favorites
1911
General Rank
1
Grad Rank
2
Favorite
20
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$21,673
Avg. Cost After Aid
$16,450
NCSA Favorites
15649
General Rank
83
Grad Rank
113
Favorite
21
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$52,283
Avg. Cost After Aid
$32,892
NCSA Favorites
7370
General Rank
20
Grad Rank
26
Favorite
22
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$30,680
Avg. Cost After Aid
$16,638
NCSA Favorites
4194
General Rank
47
Grad Rank
69
Favorite
23
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$55,056
Avg. Cost After Aid
$22,824
NCSA Favorites
2565
General Rank
1
Grad Rank
5
Favorite
24
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$34,590
Avg. Cost After Aid
$18,757
NCSA Favorites
14290
General Rank
78
Grad Rank
98
Favorite
25
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$50,855
Avg. Cost After Aid
$26,099
NCSA Favorites
3787
General Rank
8
Grad Rank
20
Favorite
26
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$49,308
Avg. Cost After Aid
$23,986
NCSA Favorites
4992
General Rank
25
Grad Rank
49
Favorite
27
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$51,296
Avg. Cost After Aid
$27,299
NCSA Favorites
5786
General Rank
38
Grad Rank
26
Favorite
28
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$32,045
Avg. Cost After Aid
$17,241
NCSA Favorites
4735
General Rank
73
Grad Rank
64
Favorite
29
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$43,918
Avg. Cost After Aid
$24,131
NCSA Favorites
3454
General Rank
15
Grad Rank
36
Favorite
30
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$51,438
Avg. Cost After Aid
$22,303
NCSA Favorites
2281
General Rank
12
Grad Rank
12
Favorite
31
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$31,214
Avg. Cost After Aid
$19,554
NCSA Favorites
12517
General Rank
78
Grad Rank
113
Favorite
32
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$32,382
Avg. Cost After Aid
$25,346
NCSA Favorites
8870
General Rank
66
Grad Rank
64
Favorite
33
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$28,804
Avg. Cost After Aid
$12,117
NCSA Favorites
4564
General Rank
62
Grad Rank
143
Favorite
34
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$51,464
Avg. Cost After Aid
$24,539
NCSA Favorites
2154
General Rank
8
Grad Rank
8
Favorite
35
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$50,547
Avg. Cost After Aid
$27,420
NCSA Favorites
2855
General Rank
20
Grad Rank
12
Favorite
36
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$30,023
Avg. Cost After Aid
$16,016
NCSA Favorites
3485
General Rank
62
Grad Rank
106
Favorite
37
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$42,274
Avg. Cost After Aid
$17,415
NCSA Favorites
1984
General Rank
38
Grad Rank
39
Favorite
38
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$26,399
Avg. Cost After Aid
$13,442
NCSA Favorites
7064
General Rank
124
Grad Rank
134
Favorite
39
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$40,728
Avg. Cost After Aid
$16,446
NCSA Favorites
2113
General Rank
38
Grad Rank
69
Favorite
40
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$29,975
Avg. Cost After Aid
$18,700
NCSA Favorites
6443
General Rank
115
Grad Rank
80
Favorite
41
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$5,300
Avg. Cost After Aid
$12,979
NCSA Favorites
2770
General Rank
78
Grad Rank
106
Favorite
42
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$50,953
Avg. Cost After Aid
$31,449
NCSA Favorites
2900
General Rank
15
Grad Rank
20
Favorite
43
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$21,652
Avg. Cost After Aid
$10,473
NCSA Favorites
5858
General Rank
103
Grad Rank
179
Favorite
44
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$48,376
Avg. Cost After Aid
$28,339
NCSA Favorites
2939
General Rank
41
Grad Rank
20
Favorite
45
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$26,164
Avg. Cost After Aid
$16,154
NCSA Favorites
3100
General Rank
102
Grad Rank
80
Favorite
46
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$51,366
Avg. Cost After Aid
$25,651
NCSA Favorites
1905
General Rank
13
Grad Rank
5
Favorite
47
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$37,890
Avg. Cost After Aid
$16,684
NCSA Favorites
10011
General Rank
144
Grad Rank
125
Favorite
48
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$47,004
Avg. Cost After Aid
$42,204
NCSA Favorites
11263
General Rank
57
Grad Rank
92
Favorite
49
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$34,246
Avg. Cost After Aid
$12,488
NCSA Favorites
4613
General Rank
160
Grad Rank
125
Favorite
50
NCAA Division 1
Tuition
$29,758
Avg. Cost After Aid
$22,848
NCSA Favorites
4219
General Rank
83
Grad Rank
92
Favorite
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