Athletic Recruiting NCSA Colleges of the Month

NCSA Colleges of the Month – February 2021

Every month, NCSA’s Colleges of the Month list highlights outstanding college athletics programs at each division level that are utilizing our recruiting 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 April 15, 2021 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
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Monthly favorites: 1,971
Cost: $ 10,592 (in-state); $29,696 (out-of-state)
Average cost after aid: $18,706
Acceptance rate: 52%
Enrollment: 42,003
Application deadline: January 1

Sports offered
Women’s
Basketball
Cross country
Diving
Field hockey
Fencing
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Synchronized swimming
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Men’s
Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Diving
Fencing
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Rowing
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Coed
Esports
Pistol
Rifle
Spirit program

Division 2
University of West Florida
Pensacola, FL

Monthly favorites: 940
Cost: $ 6,360 (in-state); $19,241 (out-of-state)
Average cost after aid: $7,515
Acceptance rate: 31%
Enrollment: 6,906
Application deadline: January 1

Sports offered
Women’s
Basketball
Cross country
Diving
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball

Men’s
Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis

Division 3
Tufts University

Medford, MA

Monthly favorites: 1,491
Cost: $ 54,318
Average cost after aid: $7,515
Acceptance rate: 15%
Enrollment: 5,483
Application deadline: January 1

Sports offered
Women’s
Basketball
Cross country
Fencing
Field hockey
Diving
Lacrosse
Rowing
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Squash
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Men’s
Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Diving
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Rowing
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track and field

Coed
Sailing

NAIA
Grand View University
Des Moines, IA

Monthly favorites: 523
Cost: $ 26,516
Average cost after aid: $19,035
Acceptance rate: 96%
Enrollment: 1,574
Application deadline: rolling

Sports offered
Women’s
Basketball
Bowling
Competitive dance
Cross country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

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

Coed
Esports

Junior College
Schoolcraft College
Livonia, MI

Monthly favorites: 523
Cost: $ 4,942 (in-state); $6,866 (out-of-state)
Average cost after aid: $7,975
Acceptance rate: 100%
Enrollment: 2,955
Application deadline: rolling

Sports offered
Women’s
Basketball
Bowling
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Men’s
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Soccer

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