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What University is good to attend for soccer players ?

I asked this Question because I want to be a professional soccer player. #soccer #sports #athletics #higher-education #college #college-admissions


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Tracy’s Answer

Hello Jeanene,
Congrats for narrowing your career goal of becoming a soccer player. The first thing you should do is research the top soccer schools. I did some research and found that under the The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) there several divisions that you can play under depending the level of your skill and performance. Good Luck!

NCAA Division I
There are 198 men’s soccer programs, and 320 women’s soccer programs in Division I. NCAA Division I schools include Baylor University, Purdue, the University of Florida and Michigan State. These are the powerhouse schools in all of college athletics, and only the most exceptional soccer players will score scholarships from these colleges and universities. The NCAA strictly regulates the number of scholarships that each school in Division I can offer. Women’s soccer programs are capped at 14 full tuition scholarships, while men’s soccer programs are limited to 9.

NCAA Division II
Division II schools are comprised of smaller public universities and private colleges. There are 179 men’s programs, and 227 women’s programs in Division II soccer. Each school is limited to 9 full ride scholarships for both their men’s and womens teams. Just like Division I programs, coaches can divide their allotment of full ride scholarships into a greater number of partial tuition scholarships.

NCAA Division III
Division III colleges are typically smaller than their Division I or Division II counterparts, and as such place a greater emphasis on academics than on athletics. That being said, there are 410 men’s soccer programs, and 424 women’s soccer programs in Division III. Division III schools are looking for talented soccer players with firm academic backgrounds.

NAIA Soccer
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) offers student-athletes an alternative to the larger NCAA colleges and universities. NAIA colleges may not have the high profile of NCAA schools, but they do offer a large number of scholarship opportunities for students who are as interested in academic pursuits as they are in athletics. Students who are more interested in earning a degree than in pursuing a professional career in soccer may find that NAIA schools offer a way to turn their talent on the soccer pitch into much needed money for college.

Source: http://www.collegescholarships.org/scholarships/sports/soccer.htm
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Remigio’s Answer

To be honest any school will be good it's just wether or not you are looking to become pro. If you are I reccomend Texas A&M they have really good exposure for the women's pro soccer league


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YU’s Answer

Do you want to be a professional player with college degree or a college student in professional league? There are many good soccer schools in Europe.


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