The ECS Star System
ECS uniquely provides a rating of college selectivity and soccer levels at the corresponding college or university. ECS is the only provider of this information that ignores the NCAA divisions and instead focuses on the general level required to play at the selected schools and their admissions selectivity.
What the ECS Selectivity Rating is not: it is not a rating of how good is the school. There is no "best" college, instead only colleges that are best for the attributes that a particular student seeks. Those attributes include not only admissions selectivity, but also size of the school, offered majors, campus setting, geographical location, and a host of other tangible and intangible variables that will determine what's the best school for you.
The ECS selectivity rating is a gauge of how difficult it is to gain entry into a college or university. This selectivity is computed using a number of factors including acceptance rate, acceptance yield, standardized test scores, and high school performance of admitted students. That said, there are many variables that influence your chances of being accepted, many not related to academic performance.
The Soccer Ratings provide guidelines to the level of play at the various schools. A number of factors determine what level college of university will be interested in you as a player, including a particular coach's needs and his view of you as a player. The star rating will give you an indication as to the relative strength of the ECS schools.
Admissions Selectivity Ratings
|The most selective colleges and universities in the U.S. SAT 50 percentile range for ECS schools in this category are 2060 to 2300 and acceptance rates average 13%.|
|Highly selective colleges and universities. SAT 50 percentile range for ECS schools in this category are 1940 to 2250 and acceptance rates average 23%.|
|Selective colleges and universities. SAT 50 percentile range for ECS schools in this category are 1840 to 2130 and acceptance rates average 37%.|
|Selective colleges and universities. SAT 50 percentile range for ECS schools in this category are 1730 to 2030 and acceptance rates average 52%.|
|National level player who is typically ranked in the top 100 players in their age group. Some in the national team pool. Nationally ranked D1 programs generally fall into this category.|
|Regional level standout and among top ranked state's players. Often an All American, All Regional or All State in high school. Strong D1 programs fall into this category.|
|Exceptional state and AAU level player. Often All State and/or All Conference in high school. A mixture of average D1 and consistently national ranked D3 programs fall into this category.|
|Playing AAU at a high level. Sometimes All State and often All Conference in high school. Good D3 teams fall into this category.|
|A strong high school player; often All Conference. Average D3 programs fall into this category.|