Flow chart narrowing the list of 70 D1 schools down to the right fit for you.

Do you have elite grades?

No.

Remove Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Cornell, Princeton, Brown, and Yale.

Would you attend a historically black college?

No.

Remove Hampton.

Would you attend a military college?

No.

Remove VMI, West Point, Naval Academy, and the Air Force Academy.

Do you want to go to a D1 university with a major college football team?

Yes.

Remove NJIT, Jacksonville, Furman, Mercer, Bellarmine, High Point, Richmond, Lafayette, Colgate, Holy Cross, Boston, Lehigh, Bucknell, Loyola, Sacred Heart, Wagner, Mount St. Mary’s, Robert Morris, Hobart, Bryant, Saint Joseph’s, Manhattan, Detroit, Siena, Canisius, Monmouth, Marist, Quinnipiac, Massachusetts, Delaware, Drexel, Hofstra, Fairfield, Towson, St. John’s, Georgetown, Providence, Villanova, Marquette, Denver, UMass Lowell, UMBC, Binghamton, Hartford, Stony Brook, Vermont, Albany, and Johns Hopkins.

That leaves Rutgers, Maryland, Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Virginia, North Carolina, and Duke.

Are you an ACC or Big Ten athlete?

No.

Remove all remaining schools.

You are not a D1 athlete.