A recent study by “College Factual” found the Mantua area of Fairfax County to be one of the best ‘cities’ in the country for women’s basketball.

Here are some of the reasons listed:

• If you’re a student athlete, you’ll feel right at home in the area.

• Popular destination for student athletes who love women’s basketball

• Scholars from all over the country come to the Mantua area to get their degrees. The city attracts a lot of international students, too. 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 are 3 schools in the local area that made the top 15 percent of this year’s rankings. 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. In order to create these rankings, College Factual analyzed over 3,000 U.S. Schools and ranked them in terms of which were best for Women’s Basketball.

Best schools for women’s basketball near Mantua

The following 3 colleges near Mantua have earned a distinguished spot within the top tier of this year’s ranking.

George Washington University

George Washington University is ranked #18 overall and #18 in the Division I Women’s Basketball category. Roughly 11,500 undergraduates call GWU home each year. The school has a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1 and a freshman retention rate of 90%.

In total, GWU supports 22 sports programs. GWU provides approximately $4,678,883 in sports-related aid to men and $6,723,457 in sports-related aid to women on an annual basis.

Georgetown University

Georgetown University is ranked #45 overall and #45 in the Division I Women’s Basketball category. Roughly 7,500 undergraduates call Georgetown home each year. The school has a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1 and a freshman retention rate of 96%.

In total, Georgetown supports 22 sports programs. Georgetown provides approximately $4,261,904 in sports-related aid to men and $4,627,228 in sports-related aid to women on an annual basis.

American University

American University is ranked #123 overall and #114 in the Division I Women’s Basketball category. Roughly 7,900 undergraduates call The American University home each year. The school has a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1 and a freshman retention rate of 90%.

In total, The American University supports 12 sports programs. The American University provides approximately $1,996,372 in sports-related aid to men and $3,032,965 in sports-related aid to women on an annual basis.

Other schools with women’s basketball programs in the area

The following is a list of other schools that offer Women’s Basketball programs near Mantua.

• George Mason University is ranked #166 in the Division I Women’s Basketball category.

• Marymount University is ranked #75 in the Division III Women’s Basketball category.

• University of the District of Columbia is ranked #256 in the Division II Women’s Basketball category.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.