Elite 50 Rankings

The STACK Elite 50, an annual ranking and analysis of colleges and universities based on both academic and athletic criteria, is a vital tool for helping high school student-athletes find the best college fit for pursuing their academic and athletic pursuits. Elite 50 rankings are based on a number of factors, including: U.S. News & World Report's list of Top Colleges; Academic Progress Rates; won-loss records; national rankings; and the STACK Factor, an evaluation of the overall athletic community. Schools are ranked overall and in all 21 NCAA varsity sports. Find the information you need to chart your academic and athletic future.

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