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The fundamental fact of college baseball recruiting is that you can’t be recruited if the coach doesn’t know that you exist. Gone are the days of a player being spotted at their local high school game.
Too many players worry about colleges finding them.
But there are over 1,500 colleges that offer baseball programs.
What you need to do is to create a general list of up to 50 acceptable colleges and then start narrowing it based on the following:
- specifics of the baseball teams such as how many players are at your position
- contact with the coaches
- academic offerings
To generate this list, you need to find out two sets of information about the colleges: what you really need to know and what you should know.
- Does it fit your athletic abilities?
Division Level and Conference indicates the general competitive level of the school. You can make a good first cut with this information. Three of the four final schools my son was considering were in the same conference.
- Can you get in?
The SAT/ACT profile will give you an idea if it will be easier or harder for you to be admitted.
- Can you afford it?
More than likely, you won’t have a scholarship and will be paying the tuition bill yourself. You need to know the Average Net Price so that you know what kind of bills you’ll be looking at.
- Will you get a degree?
Graduation Rates indicate your chances of graduating if you deciding to quit playing baseball.
- How many people will be competing for positions on the team?
At the most basic level, the bigger the school, the more competition exists to play on the team.
- Will there be anyone in the stands?
Are students generally involved with campus activities? In other words, is anyone going to care about the baseball team? The higher the percentage of students who are part-time and the lower the dorm availability, the more likely the college is a commuter campus with less student support and involvement.
- How much does the college care about baseball?
Knowing how much a school spends on baseball compared to other sports or other schools in its conference shows the relative importance of baseball at the school.
- Will your grades make you more competitive?
The lower the acceptance rate, the more your academic credentials can help you to narrow the competition. You only have to compete against other with similar gpas and test scores.
All of this information is readily available for colleges and can be found through various college search websites. But you can’t find all the information for all of the colleges that offer baseball programs in one place for you to sort as needed–except here.
For $24.00 you get a list of
1,658 two and four-year colleges with baseball programs
892 in the NCAA
202 in the NAIA
368 Junior Colleges
and over 130 conferences.
You’ll KNOW which
11 D3 teams had operating expenses of more than $100,000 and which
36 D1 teams had operating expenses less than $100,000.
You find out which
154 Private Colleges had an average net price for families with income over $110,000 less than $20,000.
If you test well, you will find the
63 colleges with an average SAT score greater than or equal to 1300
If you don’t test well you’ll know which
302 colleges had an average SAT less than or equal 1000.
(The spreadsheet is in Microsoft PC 2007 Excel format. You must have Microsoft 2011 for the Mac in order to use this file.)
What you get: All four-year and two-year colleges with baseball programs are listed.
The data is already sorted into tabs by NCAA divisions, NAIA, NJCAA, and NCCAA.
The total cost and the average net cost by family income is included.
You can look-up four and five year graduation rates for each four year college as well as its admissions rate.
Basic school characteristics are provided as indicators for school culture.
You can easily compare the colleges’ financial commitment to baseball.
And you can easily select colleges through filters with the pivot table.
The spreadsheet also includes separate tabs of all colleges with a graduation rate of 50% or higher and a listing of the total number of baseball programs available by state and type.
(The spreadsheet is in Microsoft PC 2007 Excel format. You must have Microsoft 2011 for the Mac in order to use this file.
But why should you buy this spreadsheet when all the information is already available from different websites for free?
Because instead of spending tedious hours looking up the information for the colleges from multiple websites and entering it into a spreadsheet, you could already be filtering the information based on your personal requirements.
Best of all, if you aren’t happy with it for any reason, let me know within 60 days and I’ll refund your money, no questions asked. And keep the spreadsheet, with my compliments.
For only $24.00, take control of the baseball recruiting process by selecting colleges that will recruit you.
That’s less than the cost of a pair of batting gloves.