Athletic Recruiting NCSA Colleges of the Month

NCSA Colleges of the Month – July

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
Xavier University
Cincinnati, OH

Monthly favorites: 1,327
Cost: $37,230
Average cost after aid: $30,019
Acceptance rate: 74%
Enrollment: 4,370
Application deadline: rolling

Sports offered
Women’s
Basketball
Cross country
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track & field
Volleyball
Men’s
Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track & field

Division 2
Davenport University
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Monthly favorites: 270
Cost: $17,558
Average cost after aid: $17,000
Acceptance rate: 82%|
Enrollment: 2,621
Application deadline: rolling

Sports offered
Women’s
Basketball
Cross country
Diving
Esports
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Stunt
Swimming
Tennis
Track & field
Volleyball
Wrestling
Men’s
Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Diving
Esports
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track & field
Wrestling

Division 3
Hiram College
Hiram, OH

Monthly favorites: 410
Cost: $24,500
Average cost after aid: $21,000
Acceptance rate: 64%
Enrollment: 853
Application deadline: May 15
Sports offered
Women’s
Basketball
Cheer & stunt
Diving
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Volleyball
Wrestling
Men’s
Baseball
Basketball
Diving
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Volleyball
Wrestling

NAIA
University of Saint Francis – Indiana
Fort Wayne, IN

Monthly favorites: 145
Cost: $29,430
Average cost after aid: $19,000
Acceptance rate: 99%
Enrollment: 1,523
Application deadline: rolling

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

Junior College
Nassau Community College
Garden City, NY

Monthly favorites: 75
Cost: $5,632 (in-state); $10,374 (out-of-state)
Average cost after aid: $5,015
Acceptance rate: 100%
Enrollment: 11,258
Application deadline: August 15

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

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Jasmin Thames