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Top U.S. Colleges for Women’s Basketball Located in Irving Area


Irving, Texas. February 5, 2019

If you want to play Women’s Basketball, you’ll be in good company in Irving according to a recent study done by the data insights firm College Factual.

Universities in the area were recognized in the rankings report for their excellent Women’s Basketball programs and their commitment to helping students succeed both on the field and in the classroom.

Popular Destination for Student Athletes Who Love Women’s Basketball

Due to the community’s reputation, undergraduates from all over the United States – and all over the world – come to the Irving area to study. After graduation, many of these student athletes go on to careers that combine their love for sports with their academic major, such as coaching, sports journalism, and sports medicine.

There is 1 school in the local area that made the top 15 percent of this year’s ranking. This ranking of Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball takes into account both the athletic competitiveness of the specific team and the academic progress of the student-athletes on the team.

About the Rankings

College Factual’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball ranking was developed to help students identify high-quality colleges that are strong in the factors that matter the most to them. More than 3,000 universities were evaluated to determine these rankings.

o learn more about how these rankings were derived, see College Factual’s Ranking Methodology.

Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball Near Irving

The following college near Irving has earned a distinguished spot within the top tier of this year’s ranking.

crest image Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University is ranked #36 in the Division I Women’s Basketball category. Roughly 6,500 undergraduates call SMU home each year. The school has a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1 and a freshman retention rate of 91%.

In total, SMU supports 17 sports programs. SMU provides approximately $9,931,611 in sports-related aid to men and $8,954,734 in sports-related aid to women on an annual basis.

Learn more about Southern Methodist University.

Other Schools With Women’s Basketball Programs in the Area

The following school near Irving, TX also offers a Women’s Basketball program.

University of Dallas is ranked #167 in the Division III Women’s Basketball category.

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