Ethos College prides itself in finding the right fit for each of our recruits.  Because of this we have a very diverse list of schools that are in our network and why we look at the best academic fit first, while still keeping in mind the social and athletic fits as well. Ethos College now has relationships with coaches of all sports in over 1000 college and universities in the US and Canada.

Although there are four divisions, it is very different to professional leagues and the standard tiered environment in sports.  The top programs in Division 1 (usually the top 20-30 ranked teams) are looking for top national team or athletes who can make the transition to the professional game, but the rest of the teams in lower NCAA D1, D2, D3, and NAIA have a lot of parity and in many sports teams can compete with other teams in other divisions.  We stress to our recruits that one should never be married to a division, but rather look at many factors in choosing the right school, including:

  • Academic Level
  • Location
  • Opportunities to compete their first season
  • Interest and scholarship amounts
NCAA Division 1 is one of the most sought after conferences in the US, however also one of the most difficult to be noticed.  The top ranked schools in this division are some of the top programs in each of their respective sports.  NCAA Division I schools offer both academic and athletic scholarships, although Ivy League schools (such as Harvard University) do not offer athletic awards. Here are an example of the schools in which we have received interest and offers for our recruits:

 

  • UCLA
  • University of Washington
  • Pepperdine University
  • University of Virginia
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Mass | Amherst
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of the Holy Cross
  • University of Oregon
  • University of San Francisco
NCAA Division 2 tend to be smaller schools that still can compete at a very good level.  It is not uncommon for NCAA D2 programs to compete, or even beat, NCAA Division 1 programs.  NCAA D2 athletes can receive academic and athletic scholarships.  Below is a list of some of the D2 programs in which we have contacts, received scholarship offers, or placed players:

  • Fort Lewis College
  • Merrimack College
  • University of Tampa
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • University of Bridgeport
  • Adelphi University
  • Rollins College
  • San Francisco State University
  • Cal State San Bernadino
  • St Edwards University
NCAA Division 3 are top academic institutions that want their student-athletes to focus mainly on academics, rather than athletics.  However, there are some very good athletic programs, which also can compete (and beat) NCAA Div 2 and even Div 1 institutions.  Because of this balance of academics, all NCAA Division 3 schools only offer academic awards.  Below is a list of NCAA D3 programs in which we have received awards or placed athletes:

  • Vassar
  • Trinity University
  • Roger Williams University
  • NYU
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Franklin College
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Claremont McKenna
  • Oberlin College
  • Bard College
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is a separate governing body and organization and consists of smaller colleges and universities across the United States.  Some of the top athletic programs in the NAIA have historically been some of the top programs in their respective sports no matter the division.  NAIA programs can provide both academic and athletic scholarship awards.  Below are some of the schools that we have connections, received scholarship offers or have placed athletes.

  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Ashford University
  • Westmont College
  • Point Loma College
  • Johnston and Wales
  • Savannah College of Arts and Design
  • Lynn University
  • Florida Memorial University
  • San Diego Christian College
  • St. Thomas University
There are two governing bodies for Canadian college sports, the CIS (Canadian Intercollegiate Sport) and the CCAA (Canadian Colleges Athletic Association) and includes some of the top academic institutions in the world.   Each school in these associations provide varied academic awards, and some do offer athletic awards as well.  There are two unique differences between college sports in Canada and the US:

  1. College athletes with the CIS and CCAA receive a maximum of five (5) years of eligibility compared to four (4) in the NCAA and NAIA
  2. Both the CIS and CCAA do allow former professional athletes to participate in college athletics, while it is strictly forbidden in the NCAA and NAIA

For some schools in Quebec,and other French speaking provinces, any student athlete who is either a full or dual French Passport holder can receive the same tuition as a local resident, due to a partnership with the French Government.  We have received interest and/or have placed athletes at:

  • Concordia University (Montreal)
  • McGill University
  • Université du Québec à Montréal