Athletic Recruiting NCSA Colleges of the Month

NCSA Colleges of the Month – September 2020

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 January 1, 2020 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
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Monthly favorites: 1,001
Cost: $6,381 (in-state); $28,659 (out-of-state)
Average cost after aid: $8,057
Acceptance rate: 39%
Enrollment: 31,384
Application deadline: March 1

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

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

Division 2
Lake Erie College
Painesville, Ohio

Monthly favorites: 449
Cost: $30,862
Average cost after aid: $19,985
Acceptance rate: 65%
Enrollment: 724
Application deadline: August 1

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

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

Division 3
University of St. Thomas – Minnesota
St. Paul, Minnesota

Monthly favorites: 1,715
Cost: $41,133
Average cost after aid: $29,000
Acceptance rate: 80%
Enrollment: 5,945
Application deadline: Jan. 15

Sports offered
Women’s
Basketball
Cross country
Diving
Golf
Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Men’s
Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Diving
Football
Golf
Hockey
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track and field

NAIA
Dordt University
Sioux Center, Iowa

Monthly favorites: 302
Cost: $30,000
Average cost after aid: $24,513
Acceptance rate: 73%
Enrollment: 1,341
Application deadline: April 1 (fall); Oct. 1 (spring)

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

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

Junior College
Bryant & Stratton College
Cleveland, Ohio

Monthly favorites: 416
Cost: $17,283
Average cost after aid: $16,595
Acceptance rate: 100%
Enrollment: 715
Application deadline: rolling

Sports offered
Women’s
Basketball
Cross country
Softball
Track and field

Men’s
Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Track and field

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