Athletic Recruiting NCSA Colleges of the Month

NCSA Colleges of the Month – June

Every month, NCSA’s Colleges of the Month list will highlight outstanding college athletics programs at each division level that are utilizing the 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.

This activity also provides insight into how colleges are recruiting right now. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, college recruiting has largely moved away from events and in-person meets to online activity. For example, the recruiting dead period has been extended to August 31 for all NCAA D1 sports. Many colleges have adjusted by moving their recruiting online with NCSA.

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

Division 1
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Monthly favorites: 1,161

 

Cost: $47,664
Average cost after aid: $20,000
Acceptance rate: 11%
Enrollment: 6,805
Application deadline: Jan. 1

Sports offered
Women’s
Basketball
Bowling
Cross country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track and field
Men’s
Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Football
Golf
Tennis

 

Division 2
Minot State University
Minot, ND
Monthly favorites: 431

 

Cost: $18,324
Average cost after aid: $11,000
Acceptance rate: 69%
Enrollment: 1,952
Application deadline: rolling

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

 

Division 3
Hamline University
St. Paul, MN

Monthly favorites: 426
Cost: $40,332
Average cost after aid: $21,000
Acceptance rate: 69%
Enrollment: 2,082
Application deadline: rolling

Sports offered
Women’s
Basketball
Cross country
Diving
Gymnastics
Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Men’s
Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Diving
Football
Hockey
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track and field

 

NAIA
Graceland University
Lamoni, IA

Monthly favorites: 356
Cost: $28,110
Average cost after aid: $18,000
Acceptance rate: 56%
Enrollment: 1,061
Application deadline: rolling

Sports offered
Women’s
Basketball
Cross country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track and field
Volleyball
Men’s
Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling
Coed
Cheer
Dance
Rodeo

 

Junior College
Cisco College
Cisco, TX

Monthly favorites: 118
Cost: $4,710
Acceptance rate: 100%
Enrollment: 1,448
Application deadline: rolling

Sports offered
Women’s
Basketball
Rodeo
Soccer
Softball
Dance
Cheer
Men’s
Baseball
Football
Rodeo

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Jasmin Thames