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2022 Best colleges for student athletes in America

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  1. #3 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    University of Southern California

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    3872 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says For context- current sophomore who started at USC online, majoring in Communications but has taken classes from across disciplines-Academics: overall good but definitely some terrible professors who either have favoritism, are unclear with expectations, or bad w grading. But the majority of professors are really good-Environment: if you're intimidated by rich, judgmental people, this is not the place for you. A lot of the culture is exclusionary towards ppl who work or who don't partake in certain activities...-facilities: very very nice- great gyms, dining halls, dormsOverall: a great school with a lot of resources, so be sure to look into your major specific resources bc they offer so much! Just be warned that it's not the easiest place to go to if you don't fit....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 16%,

    Net Price: $39,759,

    SAT Range: 1340-1530,

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  3. #4 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    University of Florida

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    4 Year,

    GAINESVILLE, FL,

    7744 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says There's a reason the University of Florida is the top public university in the state. The academics are unbeatable, athletics are well-rounded, the campus is beautiful, and community and experience....

    Read 7744 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 31%,

    Net Price: $10,075,

    SAT Range: 1290-1460,

  4. #6 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    4 Year,

    CHAPEL HILL, NC,

    2511 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says UNC Chapel-Hill is definitely challenging academically, but overall an excellent institution! Despite lots of challenges with the COVID-19 year (part of my sophomore spring and entire junior year), I....

    Read 2511 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 25%,

    Net Price: $10,038,

    SAT Range: 1280-1490,

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  6. #7 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    University of Virginia

    4 Year,

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA,

    2301 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I really enjoyed my experience at UVA. Not only did I make more lifelong friends, I branched out and took the first few steps towards becoming an adult. I got a job, and for the first time in the....

    Read 2301 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 23%,

    Net Price: $19,043,

    SAT Range: 1320-1510,

  7. #8 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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    4 Year,

    ANN ARBOR, MI,

    4445 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Great people, great campus, and great academics. Going to Michigan has provided me with endless opportunities to further my professional skills. There is always something to do and a new opportunity....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 26%,

    Net Price: $17,832,

    SAT Range: 1340-1520,

  8. #9 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    Vanderbilt University

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    4 Year,

    NASHVILLE, TN,

    1305 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 2021 with a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience. I primarily chose to attend Vandy for its academic prowess, and it definitely lived up to that....

    Read 1305 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 12%,

    Net Price: $25,804,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

  9. #10 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    University of Miami

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    4 Year,

    CORAL GABLES, FL,

    2947 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Miami has been a great place the past few years for me. As a transfer student, coming in not knowing anyone, I have met many types of different students from hard working backgrounds. The professors...The campus is beautiful. Everywhere you look is palm trees and clear skies (with the exception of your occasional rain shower) the university does a nice job maintaining the buildings and surrounding...Food wise the options aren’t the greatest. In the past few years there has been an attempt to bring in healthier options, but for the most part the dinning hall and food court include your average...Safety campus is very safe Never had any issues. Overall a great school!.

    Read 2947 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 33%,

    Net Price: $31,726,

    SAT Range: 1250-1420,

  10. #13 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    Yale University

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    4 Year,

    NEW HAVEN, CT,

    1010 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Yale has been a fun and enjoyable experience overall. I would definitely choose Yale again if I had to re-do my college application. Academics: some departments are better taught than other departments. Yale can be weaker in CS and Math compared to other universities, but most alums are still very successful. Like most colleges,...Social life: Yale has an AMAZING social life compared to other universities of equal caliber. There is always something going on and you can be as social as you want. Social life is nonexistent...Sports: Not a big sports school but many students are involved in club sports.Yale dining is delicious and healthy!.

    Read 1010 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $17,511,

    SAT Range: 1460-1580,

  11. #14 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    University of California - Los Angeles

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    5322 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says If you can attend in-person classes, UCLA is a great school! The student dorms are on the expensive side, but well worth the price. There are several dining halls right next to the dorms that each....

    Read 5322 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $16,474,

    SAT Range: 1300-1530,

  12. #15 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    Florida State University

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    4 Year,

    TALLAHASSEE, FL,

    7358 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says The best thing about Florida State is how proud all of the students and staff are to call themselves Seminoles. Regardless of race, gender, religion, political affiliation or personal experiences....

    Read 7358 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 32%,

    Net Price: $12,815,

    SAT Range: 1220-1350,

  13. #17 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    Villanova University

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    4 Year,

    VILLANOVA, PA,

    1519 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I really enjoyed attending Villanova University. From the rich diversity on campus to the array of extracurricular activities available to students, I felt both challenged and at home on campus. I was able to participate in various programs through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Campus Ministry, the Center for Peace and Justice Education, etc. Basketball games, French Club, and...The academics at Villanova cannot be rivaled. Both of my undergraduate professors were attentive, understanding, challenging, and willing to engage with me as a student. I am still in contact with...I would highly recommend Villanova University to any interested student!.

    Read 1519 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 31%,

    Net Price: $38,303,

    SAT Range: 1320-1460,

  14. #19 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    Rice University

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    4 Year,

    HOUSTON, TX,

    1082 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says At first, I was a bit disappointed that I ended up at Rice University. I was aiming for the Ivy Leagues and ended up at a college that I hadn't even heard of before the university application....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 11%,

    Net Price: $19,215,

    SAT Range: 1460-1570,

  15. #20 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    The Ohio State University

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    4 Year,

    COLUMBUS, OH,

    5592 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I love THE Ohio State University. I fit in there all around. There are so many things that students can get involved in, from going to sporting events to volunteering your time to train dogs. ...My classes and professors that I have had are all great. I have learned so much, especially about myself already. The TA's are all very helpful and understanding, and usually always available. I... I have made lifelong friends at Ohio State. I knew that I could not go wrong with my choice. And I know after graduation, I will have a fraternity of Ohio State graduates supporting me around the....

    Read 5592 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 68%,

    Net Price: $18,884,

    SAT Range: 1210-1430,

  16. #21 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    University of Maryland - College Park

    4 Year,

    COLLEGE PARK, MD,

    5377 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says UMD-College Park was a great investment! As a transfer student from community college, I thought that I would have a hard time adjusting, but all the professors and people that I met were friendly....In terms of academics, I was part of the limited enrollment graphic design program and it wasn't the best. There were times when the professors admitted that they really didn't know the material well....

    Read 5377 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 51%,

    Net Price: $17,643,

    SAT Range: 1270-1480,

  17. #22 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    Clemson University

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    4 Year,

    CLEMSON, SC,

    3411 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says My blood will forever run orange! Clemson is an excellent state school located in Clemson, SC. I had the pleasure of attending Clemson from 2018-2021 and received a degree in biochemistry. The....

    Read 3411 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 62%,

    Net Price: $22,935,

    SAT Range: 1210-1390,

  18. #24 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    University of California - Berkeley

    4 Year,

    BERKELEY, CA,

    4230 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says UC Berkeley has a variety of student experiences academic opportunities. In terms of common/popular majors, seeing from my first year, many students study Computer Science/EECS, Data Science,...However, one of the biggest disadvantages of the Berkeley/Bay Area area is the high cost of living. In addition, UC Berkeley only guarantees dorm housing for first-years, so figuring out arrangements...Overall, the key to success at UC Berkeley is awareness. Be grounded in your goals and taking the initiative to reach them!.

    Read 4230 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 17%,

    Net Price: $19,329,

    SAT Range: 1310-1530,

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