List reveals top 75 colleges in the nation for cheerleaders

Young athletes around the nation are preparing to take their skills to the next level and there are many factors to look at when selecting a college or university to attend.

As cheerleading continues to grow in popularity, competitive programs around the U.S. are stepping up their game.

Cheer Daily analyzed five key categories of every cheerleading program. They looked at scholarship offerings, academics, game day atmosphere, competitiveness and past titles won, awarding each school points to determine their Top Colleges to Cheer for 2017.

Check out the top 75 colleges for cheer:

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75. Northern Illinois University
74. New Mexico State University
73. University of Maine 
72. Eastern Kentucky University
71. The College of New Jersey
70. Nassau Community College
69. Liberty University 
68. Iowa Western Community College 
67. California Baptist University
66. University of Texas at Arlington
65. Florida Atlantic University 
64. University of Missouri 
63. University of Southern California 
62. Weber State 
61. University of Washington
60. University of Nevada Las Vegas
59. University of Texas at San Antonio
58. Lindenwood University
57. Vanderbilt University
56. Blinn College
55. University of Central Arkansas
54. Stephen F. Austin State University
53. Sam Houston State University
52. Trinity Valley Community College
51. Southern Methodist University
50. Davenport University
49. Iowa State University 
48. Shelton State Community College
47. University of Colorado
46. Columbus State University
45. University of Alabama at Birmingham
44. University of Miami
43. Southeastern Louisiana University
42. Navarro College 
41. Wilmington University 
40. University of West Georgia 
39. Hofstra University 
38. Central Michigan University 
37. Austin Peay State University
36.  University of Iowa 
35. Georgia Institute of Technology
34. University of Oregon
33. Bowling Green State University
32. University of Minnesota
31. University of Delaware
30. Washington State University
29. University of Maryland
28. Pennsylvania State University
27. North Carolina State University 
26. Purdue University
25. University of Kansas 
24. University of Michigan 
23. Clemson University
22. San Diego State University
21. University of Memphis
20. Rutgers University
19. University of South Florida 
18. Florida State University
17. Morehead State University
16. University of Cincinnati
15. Indiana University
14. University of Tennessee 
13. University of Oklahoma
12. Louisiana State University 
11. Western Kentucky University 
10. University of South Carolina 
9. The Ohio State University 
8. Mississippi State University
7. Texas Tech Red University
6. University of Mississippi 
5. University of Central Florida 
4. Oklahoma State University
3. University of Alabama 
2. University of Kentucky 
1. University of Louisville 
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