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The Top Colleges For Softball in 2015 – As Voted by Student-Athletes

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By this point in your recruiting, you’ve probably realized that there are a lot of schools where you can play your sport. You might know someone who goes to them, or looked at the rosters to see if players at your position have similar measurables to you, or even used some of NCSA’s tools to match yourself academically, athletically and socially to the school.

But it can still be overwhelming to get a sense of how schools relate to each other and decide which one will be best for you. After all, you can’t just go for the one that you see the most on TV or the one that has the funniest Instagram pictures. That’s a reason why we release annual lists like the NCSA Power Rankings to help recruits get a sense of a school’s performance.

Here’s another way to consider the top colleges for softball in 2015

So we decided to look at schools another way, by digging into the schools athletes most often want to connect with through NCSA Athletic Recruiting. They can do this directly from their profile page by favoriting schools and showing interest in different college programs.

Check out the schools below for another way to discover the top colleges for softball in these rankings, which show the top 10 schools in each division as favorited by NCSA athletes. Of course a favorite school of other student-athletes might not be your favorite as well, but we hope these top 10 lists will help you get a sense of the kind of schools you could look at, depending on which level you’d like to compete at. Ultimately, we hope this will help you determine which softball program might be the best fit for you.

“When researching college programs, take into consideration there is good softball at all division levels,” Jaimie Duffek, head softball recruiting coach at NCSA Athletic Recruiting, says. “Maximize your opportunities and step outside your comfort zone!”

According to NCAA statistics, just 1.6 percent of high school softball players — all 370,000+ of them — go on to play at Division I, Jaimie says. “Research all division levels because you never know what the best fit is really going to be.”

You can also see the Top Colleges For Sports in 2015.

Jump to a division that interests you, or just browse to your heart’s content:

OVERALL | NCAA DI | NCAA DII | NCAA DIII | NAIA | JUNIOR COLLEGES

Top Colleges For Softball in 2015 – Overall

 

1. University of Florida


2. University of Tennessee


3. University of Alabama


4. Florida State University


5. Auburn University


6. University of Oregon


7. Arizona State University


8. Michigan State University


9. Baylor University


10. Louisiana State University

 

Top Colleges For Softball in 2015 – NCAA Division I

 

1. University of Florida


2. University of Tennessee


3. University of Alabama


4. Florida State University


5. Auburn University


6. University of Oregon


7. Arizona State University


8. Michigan State University


9. Baylor University


10. Louisiana State University

 

Top Colleges For Softball in 2015 – NCAA Division II

 

1. University of California – San Diego


2. University of Mount Olive


3. Harding University


4. West Texas A&M University


5. University of Tampa


6. West Virginia State University


7. San Francisco State University


8. Colorado Mesa University


9. Grand Valley State University


10. University of Missouri – St. Louis

 

Top Colleges For Softball in 2015 – NCAA Division III

 

1. New York University


2. Emory University


3. Washington University in St. Louis


4. North Park University


5. Pacific University


6. Mount Mary University


7. Tufts University


8. Covenant College


9. University of Texas – Tyler


10. Aurora University

 

Top Colleges For Softball in 2015 – NAIA

 

1. Georgetown College


2. Auburn University – Montgomery


3. California State University – San Marcos


4. Southern Oregon University


5. Fisher College


6. Biola University


7. Robert Morris University – Springfield


8. Indiana Wesleyan University


9. Warner University


10. Asbury University

 

Top Colleges For Softball in 2015 – Junior Colleges

 

1. College of Central Florida


2. Daytona State College


3. Blinn College


4. Danville Area Community College


5. Santa Fe College (Florida)


6. Florida State College at Jacksonville


7. Mesa Community College


8. Tallahassee Community College


9. Gulf Coast State College


10. Lackawanna College


Our scouts can help you determine what school is the best fit for you academically, athletically and socially. The best way to get started is with a recruiting profile.

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About the author
Andy McKernan

Andy McKernan is the content strategist at NCSA Athletic Recruiting. A content marketer with a background in creative writing, Andy brings several years of experience to NCSA.