Stars

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.


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%.
 

Soccer Ratings
National level player. Typically ranked in the top 150 players in their age group. Some in the national team pool or exceptional regional ODP or id'ed ECNL player. Nationally ranked D1 programs generally fall into this category.
Regional level standout and among top ranked state's players. Typically All American, All Regional and/or All State in high school. Frequently an ECNL player. Strong D1 programs fall into this category.
Exceptional state and club 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.
Very good club level player. Often All State and/or All Conference in high school. Many played ODP at state level. Lower competitive D1 and good D3 teams fall into this category.
Good club player and strong high school player. Often All Conference at high school level. Average D3 programs fall into this category.