Colorado School of Mines is the one school that I would say stands out in D2 for their quality of education. There are a few others (UC-San Diego, Hillsdale, Michigan Tech, Stonehill, Azusa Pacific) but none of them offer wrestling.
All in all D2 doesn't have an academic reputation.
It is kind of a awkward position for the D2 schools. They aren't fully committed to athletic excellence like the D1 schools and they don't buy into the D3 model that athletics are an activity for students while they are pursuing their academics. They dabble in both models.
Truman State (Missouri) is Div 2 and always on the list of Best Values for colleges in the Midwest by US News. My brother played soccer there in the early to mid 2000's. His incoming freshman class had an avg. ACT of 26. I want to say it's around $8000 a year and they have a wrestling team, as well.
Edited by Warren_Haynes, 13 April 2018 - 02:06 AM.