Athletic Recruiting NCSA Colleges of the Month

NCSA Colleges of the Month – October 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 NCSA Favorites from platform 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
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Monthly favorites: 2,028
Cost: $10,592 (in-state); $29,696 (out-of-state)
Average cost after aid: $17,000
Acceptance rate: 54%
Enrollment: 42,003
Application deadline: Feb. 1; Nov. 1 for early action

Sports offered
Women’s
Basketball
Cross country
Fencing
Field hockey
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Pistol
Rifle
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
Spirit
Swimming and diving
Synchronized swimming
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Men’s
Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Fencing
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Pistol
Rifle
Soccer
Spirit
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Division 2
University of California – San Diego
San Diego, California

Monthly favorites: 907
Cost: $14,018 (in-state); $42,032 (out-of-state)
Average cost after aid: $15,000
Acceptance rate: 36%
Enrollment: 27,880
Application deadline: November 30

Sports offered
Women’s
Basketball
Cross country
Fencing
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo
Men’s
Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Fencing
Golf
Rowing
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo

Division 3
Amherst College
Amherst, Massachusetts

Monthly favorites: 581
Cost: $54,310
Average cost after aid: $22,000
Acceptance rate: 14%
Enrollment: 1836
Application deadline: Jan. 1; Nov. 1 for early decision

Sports offered
Women’s
Basketball
Cross country
Field hockey
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Men’s
Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field

NAIA
Siena Heights University
Adrian, Michigan

Monthly favorites: 284
Cost: $25,932
Average cost after aid: $20,000
Acceptance rate: 72%
Enrollment: 1290
Application deadline: August 1

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

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

Junior College
Allan Hancock College
Santa Maria, CA

Monthly favorites: 238
Cost: $1,352 (in-state); $6,784 (out-of-state)
Average cost after aid: $3,386
Acceptance rate: 100%
Enrollment: 3,189 (full-time undergrad)
Application deadline: rolling

Sports offered
Women’s
Basketball
Cross country
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Track and field
Volleyball
Men’s
Baseball
Football
Basketball
Golf
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Track and Field

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