Athletic Recruiting NCSA Colleges of the Month

NCSA Colleges of the Month – August 2019

Every month, NCSA’s Colleges of the Month list will highlight outstanding college athletics programs at each division level that are utilizing NCSA’s Recruit Match platform to draw interest from potential recruits.

How do we pick the winners? Each month, we tally up which college has received the most favorites from NCSA users at each division level. When an NCSA user has favorited a college, it signifies their strong interest in that school and provides a snapshot of which athletic programs are staying active on the NCSA platform by drawing recruiting interest, logging profile views and messaging potential recruits.

Congratulations to our Colleges of the Month and check back next month to see which ones make the list!

Division 1

Florida State
Tallahassee, FL

Monthly favorites: 1,505
Cost: $6,516 (in-state); $21,683 (out-of-state)
Average cost after aid: $15,000
Acceptance rate: 58%
Enrollment: 29,286
Application deadline: November 1, priority; March 1, final

Sports offered
Women’s
Basketball
Beach volleyball
Cross country
Diving
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track & field
Volleyball

Men’s
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Swimming
Tennis
Track & field

Division 2

Barry University
Miami Shores, FL

Monthly favorites: 1,100
Cost: $29,850
Average cost after aid: $20,000
Acceptance rate: 62%
Enrollment: 2991
Application deadline: rolling

Sports offered
Women’s
Basketball
Golf
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Men’s
Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Soccer
Tennis

Coed
Esports

Division 3 

University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Monthly favorites: 510
Cost: $55,425
Average cost after aid: $20,000
Acceptance rate: 8%
Enrollment: 5,978
Application deadline: Jan. 1; Nov. 1, early decision

Sports offered
Women’s
Softball
Basketball
Cross country
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming & diving
Tennis
Track & field
Volleyball

Men’s
Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Football
Soccer
Swimming & diving
Tennis
Track & field
Wrestling

NAIA

Culver-Stockton College
Canton, Missouri

Monthly favorites: 273
Cost: $26,040
Average cost after aid: $20,000
Acceptance rate: 58%
Enrollment: 969
Application deadline: rolling

Sports offered
Women’s
Basketball
Bowling
Cross country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track & field
Volleyball
Lacrosse

Men’s
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Track & field
Volleyball

Coed
Cheer and dance

Junior College

Blinn College
Brenham, Texas

Monthly favorites: 216
Cost: $7,848 (out-of-state); $4,056 (in-state)
Average aid per year: $4,240
Acceptance rate: 100%
Enrollment: 8,971 (full-time undergrad)
Application deadline: June 1 (fall); Nov. 1 (spring)

Sports offered
Women’s
Softball
Basketball
Golf
Soccer
Volleyball

Men’s
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer

Coed
Cheer

About the author
Kristin Heidloff

NCSA Operations Project Manager