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There’s no right or wrong way of being an athlete, everyone’s situation is different. These are just some things to think about when deciding what athletic path to take. Learn the in and outs and pros and cons of getting involved in the recruiting process.

Best Track and Field Colleges

By Next College Student Athlete 12/02/2019, 3:15pm CST

Are you a college-bound student-athlete pursuing a collegiate track and field career but aren’t sure where to start your college search?

Are you a college-bound student-athlete pursuing a collegiate track and field career but aren’t sure where to start your college search? Finding the right college fit takes time and requires a great deal of research. The rankings below are designed to help you learn more about your college options and identify colleges that meet your athletic, academic, social and financial needs.

Want to Play Sports in College? Do This Right Now

By Stack MVP 11/30/2019, 3:00pm CST

Having dreams of playing college athletics is an admirable one, but if there is no plan of action attached, it only remains as a dream and not a goal you're striving toward.

Best Field Hockey Colleges

By Next College Student Athlete 11/27/2019, 8:45pm CST

Deciding to compete in college can be a game changer for student-athletes.

Deciding to compete in college can be a game changer for student-athletes. After you’ve decided that you want to compete in college, you will need to evaluate what types of schools you may be interested in. NCSA Power Rankings were designed to help student athletes identify the right fit across the different divisions.

Best Swimming Colleges

By Next College Student Athlete 11/20/2019, 6:30pm CST

Many high school swimmers have dreams of competing in the Olympics, while others simply want to compete collegiately.

Many high school swimmers have dreams of competing in the Olympics, while others simply want to compete collegiately. If you want to be a college swimmer, there are plenty of opportunities across the division levels.

Best Soccer Colleges

By Next College Student Athlete 11/14/2019, 1:00pm CST

Soccer is a very popular sport across the world so as you can imagine, there is a lot of competition when it comes to college soccer recruiting.

Soccer is a very popular sport across the world so as you can imagine, there is a lot of competition when it comes to college soccer recruiting. NCSA Power Rankings gives recruits the opportunity to find the right fit based on their academic, athletic, social and financial needs.

Best Softball Colleges

By Next College Student Athlete 11/05/2019, 7:30pm CST

NCSA Power Rankings help student-athletes find the right college fit athletically, academically, socially and financially.

Every year NCSA releases their Power Rankings, created based on proprietary analysis of NCSA Favorites data from the college search activity of more than two million student-athletes on the NCSA recruiting network, U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges, IPEDS graduation rates and IPEDS average cost after aid.

Best Basketball Colleges

By Next College Student Athlete 10/30/2019, 8:15pm CDT

NCSA Power Rankings helps student-athletes identify the right fit athletically, academically, socially and financially.

NCSA Power Rankings are based on a proprietary analysis of NCSA Favorites data obtained from the college search activity of the over 2 million student-athletes on the NCSA recruiting network, U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges, IPEDS graduation rates, and IPEDS average cost after aid. The goal of these rankings is to help families find the right college fit athletically, academically, socially and financially.

Best Baseball Colleges

By Next College Student Athlete 10/22/2019, 4:30pm CDT

The rankings below are designed to get you started on your college search by surfacing schools that you may not have thought to consider.

College baseball is extremely new and exciting experience for recruits – it is an entirely different ball game than high school baseball. Student-athletes will need to consider things like how far away from home they want to go, what type of campus they could see themselves at, as well as what division level is the best fit

College Application Hacks

By Kyle Winters, Next College Student Athlete 10/02/2019, 9:00am CDT

Starting to apply for college can be an exciting time in a student’s life. Add in sports and things become just a tad bit trickier. You have to qualify academically and athletically if you want to be a college athlete. We all know there’s a hack for everything, but do you know any good hacks for college applications? NCSA shares a few below.

Top 5 Questions Our Recruiting Coaches Receive From Families

By Next College Student Athlete 09/26/2019, 8:00am CDT

NCSA is the leader in the college athletic recruiting industry, so it comes as no surprise that our Recruiting Coaches receive a ton of questions about the recruiting process. Can you take a guess on what questions student-athletes ask the most? Here are 5 questions of the most common questions.

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  • Best Track and Field Colleges

  • By Next College Student Athlete 12/02/2019, 3:15pm CST
  • Are you a college-bound student-athlete pursuing a collegiate track and field career but aren’t sure where to start your college search?
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