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Division 2 Baseball Colleges and Conferences

empty baseball dugout representing division 2 baseball colleges(Skip to the end of the post to see the list.) NCAA Division 2 is the smallest for baseball colleges. It has only 269 members compared to 296 for D1 Baseball and 382 for 32 Baseball. However, unlike D3, Division 2 Baseball colleges offer scholarships although not the same amount as D1 schools. D1 schools are limited to 11.7 while D2 have a max of 9. However, an advantage Division 2 Baseball colleges have over D1 schools is that they are allowed to have tryouts. What better way to find out where you stand with a coach than by having an actual tryout? Continue reading

Public Universities with Cheapest Out-of-State Tuition

pocket with money representing saving at colleges with low out-of-state tuition(I’ve updated this post with information available from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System in the September 2018)

Back when I was a freshman attending a rather large state university in Austin, Texas, I ran into quite a few students (relatively speaking) from the state of New York. They told me that they were attending college in Texas because our out-of-state tuition was cheaper than their in-state tuition. I only saw them that one year because the following year, the legislature raised out-of-state tuition and Texas was no longer as appealing to New Yorkers as it once was. Continue reading

Colleges with Religious Affiliations

church stain glass window(This post has been updated with information available from September 2018.) Most colleges first established in the Colonial period were designed to train religious leaders. Colleges were often founded by Christian organizations and supported with public money. Yale, Harvard, Princeton, and Brown all shared the primary purpose of preparing young men for the ministry, the major difference being theology. Today, these institutions no longer claim any religious affiliation although Harvard, Yale, and Princeton all still maintain Divinity/Theological Schools. Continue reading

D2 Softball Colleges and Conferences

Softball glove representing d2 softball programs(The list of colleges is at the end of the post.) Of the three NCAA divisions, D2 is the smallest for softball. The advantage of playing at a D2 college is that they still offer scholarships unlike D3 schools. While the number of scholarships may be fewer than those in D1, D2 softball college programs will likely have less intense demands on players’ time than D1 schools. This means players may be able to consider doing something else other than playing softball and attending class while in college. Continue reading

Hardest Colleges to Get Into

College campus representing hardest colleges to get into(Updated for 2018-skip to the list at the end of the post.) There are over 400 schools on the 50-50 college list. These are colleges that accept at least 50% of students and have at least a 50% graduation rate. Given that the idea was to provide families with accessible alternatives to just the usual suspects that show up in the rankings, I think 400 is a remarkably useful base to start with. However, there’s always going to be the thought in the back of your mind of what you’re missing by using the list. So I thought I would provide some insight to the colleges not on the list. Continue reading